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2/2/12

Nominated for an Award, and What the Boomerangs Taught Me


I'm nominated for two Boomerang awards over at Studio 30 Plus!  Click the picture above to be taken to the voting area, and show some bloggers some lovin.

I personally am in the Humor category, as well as the best 2011 Newcomer.  Not only go and vote for some great blogs, go to get a list of 30 or so award-worthy blogs to see if any look good enough to follow.

I perused the list myself, and added about 12-15 new blogs to my 'stalk' list.  There are some real gems in there, peoples...

And there were a few that, no surprise, just didn't interest me.  I usually stay away from the canned mommy/daddy bloggers, because learning about new hair-brushing techniques or hearing about the zen of potty training just doesn't interest me.  There are a few that are more humorists than anything, and those mommy/daddy bloggers are worth following.

Sorry, if you're on a pedestal, preaching to me why breastfeeding is blah blah blah, I'm gonna get bored quickly.  I'm just not your demographic.

Reading about 30 new blogs also affirmed why I blog how I blog.  I usually try to keep things at 500 words or less, and have 1-3 pictures involved.  On the internet our attention spans are short, and I'm only asking for 1-3 minutes of your time.  I'm here to entertain, and then let you get on with your day.

Other bloggers who type 1-2,000 words per post, and use a minimum amount of visual aids are asking me to yawn.  Don't get me wrong, a lot of times the content is really really good, but if I wanted to read a book I'd go to the library or pick up my Kindle.

The fact I was nominated for two awards means I'm doing something right.  So I'll keep on going, and keep my posts short and sweet.  I'll try not to get on my high horse too often, but be assured when I do, I'll make sure things are entertaining.

Thanks as always for your support.  I love to write, but my followers and the comments I receive motivate me to write more and more.  You keep doing what you're doing, and I'll keep doing what I'm doing.  

Cheers.  Here's to eyeballing the "Best Blogger" award in 2012.
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25 witty retorts:

The Tsaritsa a.k.a. Alexandra Naughton said...

Voting!

I use a similar method of blogging, I try not to be preachy or blab on too much because I realize people have better things to do than listen to me rant all day.

Autumnforest said...

Congrats and well deserved!

Pish Posh said...

Congrats!!

I agree many posts could be shortened. Often some of mine. But some "posts" are so short they're not really posts - and those bug me too. They're just glorified facebook posts/tweets.

For an exception to the length rule, read Dogs on Drugs - his stories are publishable. I don't know in what, but some kind of magazine that is full of shenanigans.

Without saying shenanigans, of course.

Lost.in.Idaho said...

@PP: Thanks. I do follow DoD, and he's actually up for a Bloggie (go vote for him). He's good stuff.

The Simple Dude said...

I couldn't have said it better myself. I am definitely in the "less is more" camp when it comes to blogging. Your post lengths are perfect - you entertain us then send us packing.

Just the way we like it.

SD

Sub-Radar-Mike said...

I voted for you not just because I'm a fan but because you're the only blog I recognized on the lists... I'll definitely check out some of the others though. Good luck!

Random Girl said...

SD summed it up perfectly. I think you're lovely just the way you are (or just the way you blog..ya know, whichever) Congrats on your nominations... you know you got my vote!

Tony Van Helsing said...

Well done lad. I only use one picture but keep my posts as short as I can, people haven't got all day to listen to me blather on.

Lynn | TOAR said...

I think you suck! Lol don't mind me I am just a regular hater. Congrats boo! Did we ever get a divorce? Lol

Just Keepin' It Real, Folks! said...

Many congrats to you!!!! Your posts are so entertaining and you obviously got my vote!!!!!

G said...

I'm voting....always been a fan

dopdavid said...

congratulations man!
i will check out that contest and good luck :)

According to Jewels said...

You already know you got my vote...and you already know that what you do here is just perfect! :) Congrats on the nomination...now kick some ass!

Chess said...

Congratulations on the nominations! I will be sure to vote and check out the other bloggers!

Mynx said...

Congrats on the nominations, totally well deserved.
I tend to blog short and highly visual. I'm lazy perhaps but I dont plan much so it comes as I type.
Dont mind a longer blog as long as there is some decent spacing and paragraphs and as long as I find the s “Lizard Happy”ubject interesting as well.

middle child said...

I just wanted to tell you that breastfeeding is blah, blah, blah. Err, no. Wait. I am not that kind of blogger. Sorry...

Lady Estrogen said...

Blah, blah, blah... indeed. lol

Congrats, kiddo!
Hope you win, like, totally!
;p

Shutterbug said...

Congrats! keep doing what you're doing! it seems to be working! ;)

OKinUK said...

are you entertaining to yourself?

then you're doing something right. if not, then TITS or GTFO.

THE SNEE said...

Congratulations Brandon! I just visited the site, and it looks like a great way to get some exposure. I wish I'd develop blogging promotional chops, and better blogger consistency. You are really good at it, and a great writer too. It's always fun to visit you here.

This.is.me said...

Congratulations!! I'm obviously voting for you... who else could tell a story about fucking a cat like you? LOL No, really, you're blog's awesome!

chelleinthecity said...

Congratulations!!

Krissy said...

Congrats on your nominations! I haven't voted yet, but I looked at the list the other day.

I know what you mean about those who make them too long or don't break them up with photos or something. Even if I'm venting about something, I usually try to make people at least laugh with the photos I add.

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aamedor said...

Totes to voting! Congrats on your you nom nom nom

Hey Monkey Butt said...

::high fives:: thats awesome! good luck!

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