Patterico's Pontifications

12/5/2005

Weblog Awards: Forget It

Filed under: Awards,Blogging Matters — Patterico @ 7:03 pm

After winning the “Best Marauding Marsupials” award in 2003, and the “Best of the Top 100-250 Blogs” award in 2004, I’m pretty much opting out of stumping for myself in the Weblog Awards this year. (Apparently, Aakash nominated me to be in the Best Law Blog category.)

In the past, my electioneering tended to combine two strategies: accusing my opponents of wearing women’s underwear (a less effective charge when your opponent is a woman); and asking for your vote numerous times. While I rather enjoyed the former tactic, I think that the latter tactic tended to get boring. Plus, I have no interest in trying to convince people that Eugene Volokh or Howard Bashman wear women’s underwear.

Many of the other law blogs kill me in readership. Also, I pretty much figure Howard Bashman runs the best law blog anyway. So it’s a double whammy: 1) I can’t win and 2) I shouldn’t win. Hard to get motivated under these circumstances.

If you like this blog, skip the awards. Just tell a friend or five about the site. That would make me much happier than a vote at the awards.

15 Responses to “Weblog Awards: Forget It”

  1. So this is the get votes by being all noble and above it all campaign?

    Stephen Macklin (103410)

  2. Funny post! I recently ran across this quote about self-depreciating humor:

    When a person can no longer laugh at himself, it is time for others to laugh at him.” –Thomas Szasz

    Tillman (1cf529)

  3. Stephen:

    No, it’s the get more votes by being noble and above it all, plus saying that other people deserve it more, plus saying that you’d rather just get more readers, campaign.

    Seriously: if you’re thinking of casting a vote for me, consider using that energy to tell a friend about the blog instead.

    Patterico (806687)

  4. Maybe if you said that you male opponents wore men’s thongs.

    Dana R. Pico (3e4784)

  5. For some reason, every time I come across a reference to some blog awards or “best-blog” poll, I experience the same sense of uninterested disgust as when reading about awards given by the porn-film community.

    Levans (642567)

  6. Seriously: if you’re thinking of casting a vote for me, consider using that energy to tell a friend about the blog instead.

    I opt for both – telling people about your blog AND voting for you :)

    Sister Toldjah (2e9349)

  7. Pattrico,

    Forget those silly Weblog Awards. You have been nominated, by me, for Black Jack’s previously almost unknown, but still highly exclusive, Annual Skull and Crossbones Award for continuing excellence.

    Go to your Holiday Season knowing the quality and quantify of your efforts has been recognized and appropriately noted.

    Black Jack (ee9fe2)

  8. No, no, no, you just don’t understand! The 2005 Weblog Awards ceremony will be held in Los Angeles, with celebrities galore in attendence! E! will be there, with cameras ready to show us Michelle Malkin and Sister Toldjah in their evening gowns, which I can’t wait to see. I understand that it’s between Ellen Degeneres and Chris Rock as to whom will be master of ceremonies.

    I’m hoping to be seated beside Gwyneth Paltrow or Renee Zellweger.

    Dana R. Pico (a071ac)

  9. Pat, at the very least you should win the “relentlessly partisan, emotionally puerile tone” … award.

    Harry Arthur (b318a5)

  10. Before you all vote for Patterico, I think you should all consider voting instead for confirmthem. It’s true that some of us do wear women’s undergarments (i.e. at least our female blogger do so). However, none of us use our blog to disemminate viruses, worms, and cookies that leap from your computer into your living room, and bring disrepute to your entire bloodline. I’ve heard Patterico does that.

    Vote for confirmthem. :-)

    Andrew (08ba2c)

  11. In the past, my electioneering tended to combine two strategies: accusing my opponents of wearing women’s underwear (a less effective charge when your opponent is a woman); and asking for your vote numerous times. While I rather enjoyed the former tactic, I think that the latter tactic tended to get boring. Plus, I have no interest in trying to convince people that Eugene Volokh or Howard Bashman wear women’s underwear.

    It requires proof beyond all doubt like this video clip of a man wearing women’s underwear :-) Looks like enlarged meaning of “underwear” and covers the upper body as well than just the lower body ! Hmmm… some fetish , must be an acquired taste?
    http://abcnews.go.com/GMA/LegalCenter/story?id=1373129 Nicole, 22, caught a strange man trying on her underwear on camera while she was away from home. (ABC NEWS)

    Yi Ling (58a37f)

  12. Maybe Patterico could try the charge that his opponents have stolen and are wearing women’s underwear. Hillary’s thongs, maybe?

    Dana R. Pico (3e4784)

  13. Underwears seems to be in thing for discussion of anything :-)

    Check cargo, not underwears http://www.freep.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20051123/OPINION01/511230340/1068/OPINION

    I bet if anyone bothered to poll Americans on whether they want their underwear safer than the cargo bays of passenger planes, the underwear would lose.

    :-)

    Yi Ling (6e5d2c)

  14. I bet if anyone bothered to poll Americans on whether they want their underwear safer than the cargo bays of passenger planes, the underwear would lose.

    I want my underwear to be safe (especially when I’m in them) but I’ll take full responsibility for seeing to that, if the gummint don’t mind.

    McGehee (5664e1)

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