Monday, August 12, 2013
The Anti-Blogfest Gary Fest/Super Blogger Award!
If there's one thing that's a constant in the blogosphere, besides blogging, it has to be the notion of the "blog fest/blog hop/award".
For most of us, these are fun, a bit of a distraction from our usual blogging 'habits', and a great way to meet new blogging buddies as well as discover new blogs we may not have found, otherwise.
I did say....."most of us".
Gary, over at Klahanie, marches to the beat of a different blogging drum. While a very thoughtful, good natured, and engaging, blogger, he's not very keen on the whole notion of the 'blog hop'. This meant, of course, that someone, eventually, would dedicate one to him.
Set up by Alex J. Cavanaugh, Mark (Milton) Koopmans, Tina Downey, Robyn Engel, and Morgan Shamy, this is a fun and simple hop where all you need to do is make up three bloghops that you would never dream of signing up for. The crazier, the better, but let's keep things PG-13, o.k? :)
My three would be...
1. Pointy Sticks Meet Eyeballs Bloghop-- "Where you see the point coming...and that's the last thing you see."
2. The No Pitstops Blogfest-- "It's a road trip. A long, roadtrip...and we ain't stopping. We're also eating Taco Bell and drinking coffee so, warning, explosive results may occur!"
3. The Snakes In A Sleeping Bag Bloghop-- "Where there's a snake in someone's sleeping bag. Is it yours?"
So, what three bloghops would you never participate in?
If you want to see the list of participants and show 'em some love, you can find the info HERE.
While we're on the subject of blog hops and blogging awards, I guess this is a good a time as any to award another "Super Blogger Award".
The "rules" (more like guidelines, really, yaaaarrrrrr!) are simple:
Take the award for yourself, then pass it along to someone who inspires you or you just think is 'super' in one way or another. Tell us why you think that person is super and deserving. Now, all the recipient has to do is reveal a (as in one) small secret about themselves (super people always tend to have a secret or two, right?) and pass the reward on to someone they think is deserving.
This one is going out to....you guessed it....our friend, Gary.
Gary has been on the short list for this since I came up with it, for a variety of reasons.
As I stated above, Gary is thoughtful and engaging in not only his blog, but his comments. He always replies to each and every comment left for him as well as making sure to return the favor by visiting others. His posts, while always heartfelt, are usually laced with a hearty dose of humor and sarcastic wit. I can't remember a time he's commented on this blog and I didn't have a grin or a chuckle from reading it.
So, I just want to thank Gary for his contributions to the blogging community and hope he'll accept this in the spirit in which it's given.
Gary, (and Penny!), thanks for all you do and, please, keep on doing it!