It is always pleasant to read the comments that readers have left on my posts. It is the first thing I do every time I come on line. While reading the four comments left on my latest post, "Christmas Cards From The Edge," you can imagine my surprise to find the following comment:
At 8:00 AM, Motherdear said…
Congratulations, Michael! Your site has been nominated for the Best Comedic Blogsite award for November at the Order of Brilliant Bloggers (http://www.mdskidsrbrilliant.blogspot.com), a grassroots organization dedicated to the recognition of excellent blogging.
.... Please encourage your loyal readers to come to The Order and cast a vote for you between December 1st and December 5th at 11:59:59 PM EST, and to nominate other posts and sites in the many recognized categories! We are pleased at your nomination, and wish you luck in the voting! And thank you for your contributions to excellent blogging and photojournalism!
I wish to extend to special thanks to Miss Cellania for her nomination of my site for this honor.
The following clip is the announcement from the site of the Order of Brilliant Bloggers:
Monday, November 07, 2005
Nominations - November's Best Comedic Post and Blogsite
Best Comedic Post is for any humourous post created from November 1st to November 30th. Nominations end November 30th at 11:590:59 PM EST.Best Comedic Blogsite must contain at least one post during the month of November to qualify. (Otherwise, nominate in Best Historical Site, please.)Same Rules and Protocol apply as always - up to three nominations per post and blogsite in each category, and you cannot nominate yourself!!!Voting will begin December 1st through 11:59:59PM EST on December 5th. You have three votes per category but can only vote for the same post or site once. And yes, you can vote for yourself, if you like.As always, have fun and GOOD LUCK!!
Best Comedic Post:Fantob - Voodoo Innuendo: Nitwit Tidbit From Pundit Review Radio
Bobby - Verbal Vomit: Let it snow, let it snow, let it…oh screw it.
Best Comedic Blogsite
Unnamed - The Intellectual Comedy Salon
jamwall- Banana Blograma
Michael Ashley - It Occurred To Me
posted by Motherdear @ 11/07/2005 11:53:00 AM
Of course, this means I have to hit the camapign trail. I won't promise four drumsticks on a chicken. I won't promise no new taxes - read my lips! I'll have to kiss babes, and I will not limit it to the diaper variety either. (I have been known to slip the tongue to certain babes.) I will promise to post my brand of humor, after all it did garner me this nomination.
....Don't be surprised to see a pitch in my posts between now, and starting in earnest from Dec. 1 through Dec. 5. You may well see shameless plugs left as comments on your posts also.
I have checked out the opposition. That reconnaissance has led me to believe that they can be had! The Intellectual Comedy Salon is mostly a politically slanted comedy site with a heavy use of photos and some clever captioning. Banana Blograma also uses photos, and while politics is part of the theme, the site also deals with the current news. Patricularly funny is the Thanksgiving Day post: "Two Men Attacked By Slutty Parade Balloon."
I'll be seeing you on the campaign trail with the support of the two Sams. Uncle Sam and, of course, Yosemite Sam.
Get out there and vote! For me, please?