The Order of Brilliant Bloggers

Tuesday, September 06, 2005

THE ENVELOPE, PLEASE...

First off, I wish to thank everyone for your eager participation!! This has been fun, and very enlightening. Many of you have spoken of how you have enjoyed being a part of the nominations and voting for the month of August. We do so appreciate that...it's been a lot of fun for us, too! Let's continue in that spirit through September!!!

Second, I want to congratulate all of the nominees. The fact that your blogs were nominated is indeed an honor. As was expressed to some of you in the nomination comment - this site is dedicated to the recognition of excellent blogging, by excellent bloggers! That someone even though enough of a post or site to recommend it, with all the choices out there today, is indeed an honor and we hope you feel really great about your work!! Reading your posts is an enriching experience, and those who have done so want to recognize your contribution to their lives. So, a big round of applause for all the nominees!!!

So, without further drama and suspense...the envelope...

For Best Dramatic (Serious) Post -
Winner: ENTER THE WARDROBE; BAD DAY, GOOD MEDICINE, by Mr. Happy
Honorable Mention: MIXED MOSS FROM A ROLLING STONE; WITHERING HEIGHTS by Mossy Stone

For Best Dramatic (Serious) Blogsite -
Winner: LAWBRAT.COM
by Lawbrat
Honorable Mention: LIONS AND TIGERS AND MAGGOTS, OH MY... by G.D.


For Best Comedic Post -
Winner: SO HOW DID I GET HERE FROM THERE; GALLOWS HUMOUR
by Motherdear
Honorable Mention: PENNY'S CENTSLESS THOUGHTS; THINGS YOU LEARN ON ANIMAL PLANET by Penny Shagwell

For Best Comedic Site -
Winner: DUST-SLAYING NANO-SHURIKENS OF DOOM!
by Shanshu
Honorable Mention:THE HOT LIBRARIAN by The Hot Librarian


For Best Historic Post -
Winner:
THE HOT LIBRARIAN; I'M ALMOST READY TO TELL YOU by The Hot Librarian
Honorable Mention: a tie
THE NATURE BOY SAYS "WHOOOOO!!"; HIJACKED by The Dirty Gypsy
KAL'S WORLD; RECONDO VS. THE TENT CATERPILLARS by Kalezac Jones

For Best Historic Site -
Winner: MIND WANDERINGS
by Erin


For Best Series -
Winner: TOSSED MY SALAD; THE LEGEND OF THE FAT INDIAN BITCH
by Digitalicat


For Best PhotoPost -
Winner: NIHILISTIC PROPENSITY; JUMP JUMP TO THE MUSIC
by Stacy
Honorable Mention: PENNY'S CENTSLESS THOUGHTS; BABY PICTURES by Penny Shagwell

For Best Photoblog Site -
Winner: CHRIS' CONVERSAZION
by Chris Nystrom
Honorable Mention: a tie
KISS & RIDE by cannotbetrusted
KAL'S WORLD by Kalezac Jones


For Best Comment Trail -
Winner:
a tie
CARTOONTOSSED MY SALAD: CARTOON FRIDAY "DUCK " by Digitalicat
(participants - MarriedMan, The Snakehead, Digitalicat, Shanshu, Aydreeyin, ltlme, JodieFosterTurkeyBaster, Lab Boy, lulu, scribe called steff, Mark duff, Syar, You Got What I Need)
TOSSED MY SALAD: THE LEGEND OF THE FAT INDIAN BITCH, PART 15 by Digitalicat
(participants - Merkley???, Pops, The Snakehead, Digitalicat, Lilith, marriedMan, Jasmine, colonialave, G.D., Lab Boy, Motherdear)

Congratulations, again, to all the winners and nominees!!! Make sure to grab your award and post it in a prominent place on your site. Be as proud of the recognition your peers have given you as they are of you and your work!

Tomorrow we will post the nomination posts for September!!

19 Comments:

At 9/06/2005 1:03 PM, Blogger Gordy said...

Sorry I didn't get round to voting..very poor..was out most of the weekend and I have a horrible feeling that I might be in Vegas during next month's voting..Many congrats to all the winners.

 
At 9/06/2005 4:01 PM, Blogger 1 said...

Congrats to all. And thanks for the mention. Very cool.

 
At 9/06/2005 6:07 PM, Blogger h0g said...

Congratulations to all of the winners! I really enjoyed reading your posts :)

Thanks motherdear for setting these awards up, I'm already looking forward to nominating and reading September's nominations.

 
At 9/06/2005 6:10 PM, Blogger Motherdear said...

Gordy!! We want you to be a part of this!!! Perhaps you could vote early. You can just vote in the comments on the category nomination posts and then delete them because they will go directly to my email program. And that way, although you may miss out on some last-minute nominees, you'll probably have choices of quite a few fine posts and sites. Just a thought...

G.D. - Thank you for that, friend! September's nominations will undoubtedly see you nominated yet again!!!

 
At 9/06/2005 6:12 PM, Blogger Motherdear said...

Pete, you little rascal, you sneaked in whilst I was typing! Thank you for your wonderful nominations. A few of them won, did you notice? You have a good eye. And thank you as well, dear friend, for taking the time to read every single one of the posts and making informed decisions. As I say - this site is dedicated to recognition and support of excellent bloggers by other excellent bloggers!!!!

 
At 9/06/2005 6:58 PM, Blogger marriedman said...

I'd like to point out the fact that it was my fib story, not digi's. That being said, I am very upset that jodifosterturkeybaster didn't win for best post. I am also very upset that there isn't a category for "Best Worst Site" or "Best Waste of Time Site" as I think we would win, hands down.

 
At 9/06/2005 8:26 PM, Blogger Motherdear said...

Hello, MM!!! I was wondering when you would surface in a fit of pique again. You're so adorable when you're pique-ish...

Okay, you may not know this, but the post you wrote for Digi's FIB series is actually his property unless you copyright it by typing (Copyright 2005 - Marriedman) at the bottom. By posting it on his site, though, he has ultimate authority over your use of a copyright so if he chooses, he doesn't have to allow you pride of authorship. I'm sure he's not going to argue about it much...he has his own style and was experimenting with the 'you can fill in the ending' thing to suit the rest of us who didn't want the FIB to end. That's number one. Yes, the words are yours. No, it's not your blog, so the post is not. You gave it to him when you offered it up so eagerly. (Sorry - it's a point of law with intellectual properties.) In fact, you didn't really offer it as much as insist he post it.

Okay, second part, which is the main point and also something you probably didn't remember (because I posted it on my other blog and should have brought it over and I apologize that I didn't)...but the nominations for Comment Trail are based on the content of the COMMENT TRAIL (DUH!) and not the post itself. THAT was what was nominated, the trail. You yourself nominated the Comment Trail. And since you can't nominate your own stuff, the only reason you could was because you didn't write the trail, just the post. Okay? so no, I'm sorry, your post didn't win. But the resulting comment trail did (of which you were a major part, dear. The focal point of it, if I recall.)

And as well, both you and JFTB were in the other winning Comment Trail on Digi's Duck-Shooting Cartoon. So you're both well-represented. You get two of the Comment Trail Awards to put on JFTB's blog (because you aren't writing your own now, right?)

As far as your other comments go, I was kicking around the idea of a "Howard Stern" type award for the trashiest shock-jock style postings and blogsites. You and JFTB and other people who aren't into the award-show "gee golly gosh ain't it swell - NOT" antidisestablismentarians would certainly run off with those, dear.

But that's not what we're about here. Still, we want you to contribute in a way that enriches what we ARE about, if that's what you want to do...so maybe you amd I can come up with an idea of how we can do that, together, okay???

I won't insult you by putting a "Golden Toilet" award on this blog, even though you might like that for the sheer perversity of it. O frankly think you're better than that. You have a delightful sense of humor. You tend to use it sensationally, but I can't help but think that if you were to show us what you were really made of, we'd love you even more. Just a thought...

Remember, Md loves you, okay? See, I made you cookies...

 
At 9/06/2005 8:56 PM, Blogger marriedman said...

This comment has been removed by a blog administrator.

 
At 9/06/2005 9:34 PM, Blogger ltlme said...

Congrats everyone!

Thanks for all of the effort you put into this MD!

 
At 9/06/2005 10:03 PM, Blogger Motherdear said...

Thank you, ltlme! I just had the idea and did some typing. It was everyone's writing and nominations that made it fun and a good experience for most people. I hope we stick with it, and it stays fun!

MM, I'm gonna set up some guidelines for the comments, okay? Mainly, no mention of body parts, real or mechanical. And the swearing - keep it light. If you want to cuss me out, then post the comment and then delete it. It will go to my email and readers will not have to be subjected to it. You can mock me all you'd like, but I genuinely feel you are better than this and I won't give up on that thought, so don't try and make me. I'm going to have to delete your other comment now. But I want you to comment again. Appropriately. You have a fine brain. Why don't you flash that around for us and not the other stuff you like to flash?

 
At 9/06/2005 10:11 PM, Blogger Footprint said...

Congrats to all the weiners!! Especially G.D.!!

 
At 9/07/2005 3:40 AM, Blogger RC said...

I don't know you and I know you don't know me, but I just wants to say hi!

Hi!

Ok, I wants to say more.

Congratulations everybody, G.D.! I really enjoyed reading your posts you have posted on your blogs!

Motherdear, I'm gona add you to my blogroll as soon as I'm home. I'm on my dads computer now and if he catches he will make me good and dead, which I think wont feel to good!

 
At 9/07/2005 1:38 PM, Blogger Gordy said...

Some people take things to seriously..this really is just a bit of fun. I can't figure out if MM is just taking the piss or is really upset?!

 
At 9/07/2005 2:54 PM, Blogger Pops said...

I call FIIIIIIX!

 
At 9/07/2005 4:10 PM, Blogger marriedman said...

Gordon Lightfoot-of course I'm kidding. My comment that motherdear so swiftly deleted was me thanking her for her kindess...in a more pornographic kind of way (actually I don't really remember what it was about, i was in the middle of something). anywho, motherdear- I feel as though I'm like a prodigal son who wont return. But you still keep trying to get me to come back from the darkside. And for that I am truly grateful.

 
At 9/07/2005 4:23 PM, Blogger Motherdear said...

Godry - MM is just an attention-seeking puppy who is adorable but pees on your carpet so you don't forget his there. He'd be the first to lick your hand and put his head on your lap, and will stand next to you and growl if anyone comes near you with a big sharp pointy stick-thing. But he just needs to be reminded that we don't pee on the carpet when we have company. I'll just skritch his ears...and there, he's wagging his whole body now. Tell him how pretty he is and he'll sit up for ya. Won't you, boy!?!

Pops - hey, guy, I voted for you! The winner got a ton of votes. You'd have needed to pass out $20 bills for ever vote in order to overcome his devoted following. Everyone of the nominees had a great site. And your comment here just proves that you deserved yours!!! Maybe THIS month will be your month!

MM - you don't have to come back if you don't want to. But I stand by what I said. There is good in you and I like seeing it. And you're welcome. In a non-pornographic kind of way... "-D

 
At 9/07/2005 4:26 PM, Blogger Motherdear said...

Sorry about the typos. Between the dyslexia and 4 rescue missions (average) per comment, I lose my train of thought and nonsense starts to ooze. Mea culpa.

 
At 9/08/2005 9:13 AM, Blogger Digitalicat said...

Thanks for the votes and the awards everybody. And a big thanks to you, Motherdear. It's awesome that you're doing all of this for the community.

 
At 9/08/2005 10:29 AM, Blogger Motherdear said...

Digi, it's my honour. You make it all worthwhile!

 

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