The Order of Brilliant Bloggers

Saturday, January 07, 2006


It's been an exciting month in many ways. Although we did not receive nominations in some categories, the fact that there were so many holidays since our last vote figures heavily into that equation. We saw a number of new faces at The Order, added a new category at the suggestion of one of our readers, and we are proud of the brisk voting that ensued!!!! The-genius-previously-known-as-Digitalicat's winner's button is at the bottom of this post so that all our winners and Honorable Mentions can place them on their sites to display the high esteem in which their bloggery is held by their peers, if they so desire. We wish we could give everyone something more intrinsic, but as Kal says, sometimes the reward is in knowing that you are appreciated!!!

If I may add another new twist for this new year - I would like to personally recognize our loyal and devoted friends who have been with us since this project first began, one per month. With that in mind, I woul like to personally thank duff for being there, every month, nominating and voting to her full potential. Duff, as soon as I figure out how to make one for you, I will dispatch the first of the "Loyal Companion Of The Order of Brilliant Bloggers" badges for you. (Okay - help! Someone who knows how to do this stuff - please get in touch with me!)

Again, duff, thank you for all you have done and all the months you've stood by and pitched in!

And here are our award winners for December!

Best Comedic Post:

Miss Cellania - Miss Cellania: "Rescue"

Honorable Mention:
Penny - Penny's Centless Throughts: "An Interesting Conversation With My Daughter"

Best Comedic Site:

The Garlic - "The Garlic - All the Clove Fit To Peel"

Honorable Mention:
Gene Maudlin - "Old Horsetail Snake"

Best Photopost:

NJ - Not that you care but…: "New Orifice Pics"

Honorable Mention:
Kate - OmegaMom: "How To Make Sugar Cookies"

Best Photosite:

Dan Bennett - "Soggydan Photodreams"

Best Historic Post:

No nominations for the month December

Best Series:

LBSeahag - Jinx the Wonder Cat: The "Marry Me, Prisoner" Series

Best Political Post:

No nominations for the month December

Best Political Site:

Gort - "Gort42"

Honorable Mention:
jamwall, Sarah, Mr. Hand, Meatbag - "The Wicked Truth"

Best Comment Trail:

Kal - Kal's World: "Penny's Weekly Meme"
Contributors: Penny, Mossy Stone, Kal, duff

Best Spritual Post:

No nominations for December

Best Spiritual Site:

Nerdine - "My World At the Moment"

Honorable Mention:
Julie D. - "Happy Catholic"


My one-time technical genius devised a button for winners and HMs to put on your sites to let the world know you are a BRILLIANT BLOGGER!! Anyone whose name or site is displayed in this post - please use this line of code within your posts or templates to denote your win:

<img src="" alt="Brilliant Blog" stlye="border:0;" />

Which will display as the Brilliant Blog button on the sidebar.

Or this line of code (same image, but links to the Order homepage):

<a href="" title="The Order of Brilliant Bloggers"><img src="" alt="Brilliant Blog" style="border:0;" /></a>

Which will display as the Brilliant Blog button at the sidebar.

Please display this image, or notify your readers of your win in some other way. The Order is proud to recognize your fine work!

And congratulations again to all our winners and nominees! Without your continued participation, none of this is possible!!

And again, to duff, our first Loyal Companion - THANK YOU!!!


At 1/07/2006 10:18 AM, Blogger duff said...

so...when do january nominations begin? (not that i've started a list or anything- i'm just wondering when i should.)

At 1/07/2006 10:23 AM, Blogger Motherdear said...

Well, hon, I will try to get the nomination pages up for tomorrow. The Lord and Master has a 'do my bidding, woman' day planned for me, and the Pats are playing Jax tonight, so you know where I'll be shackled - to the Big Screen a Brother-In-Law's house!!!

I will try to get them up tomorrow sometime, Monday at the latest. And thank you for asking!!!

You know how to make badges, by the way??? Good heavens, I'm struggling with this!

At 1/07/2006 12:32 PM, Blogger duff said...

i have no idea how to make badges....would joefish be willing to tackle it?

At 1/08/2006 1:22 AM, Blogger Gary said...

Thanks for this! I'll pass your site along to my network. Nerdine is thrilled to be recognized.

At 1/08/2006 12:01 PM, Blogger duff said...

lest i lose my pile of post-its, i'm going to go ahead and throw up a few nominations here, if that's okay with you, motherdear:

photo post: the west coast by madge


larry sightings by penny

political blog: heightened thoughts by mph

photo blog: the thing of the moment by jkirlin

At 1/08/2006 12:30 PM, Blogger Motherdear said...

Thank you for those nominations, Loyal Companion #1! I will get the nomination pages up tomorrow whilst L&M is on the road!

At 1/08/2006 6:58 PM, Blogger Cym said...

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At 1/08/2006 8:18 PM, Blogger Motherdear said...

Cym, my dear friend, I will give that a try tomorrow and hopefully have a lovely new badge to offer our friend, duff!! Thank you so much for making this discovery for us, and for sharing the news of it!

Three cheers for Cym, everyone!

At 1/09/2006 12:21 AM, Blogger Cym said...

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At 1/10/2006 4:45 AM, Blogger Nerdine said...

I AM thrilled... :)

Thank you so much! To all that voted for my page, and to whoever nominated me...

At 1/14/2006 12:16 AM, Blogger Miss Cellania said...

Hey! I won something! I've had trouble reading google blogs for a couple weeks now, and nobody told me! Thanks!


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