Image Credit to the Skyscanner.com who for some reason uses this word (which I thought I made up!) to run a contest for Travel Bloggers. They appear to be an Airline.
C’mon, admit it. You just knew you’d find me with this Blog title today, right? With my love of inventing Blogger Vocabularly (read here) and how I honored the Winter Olympics with “The Writer Olympics” (read here) and Super Bowl Sunday (read here) then it follows there must be an event called “The Bloscars.”
Now let’s walk the Red-Carpet and enter the actual Post to see the grandeur that awaits, shall we? Beware of the Blogarazzi with their blinding camera flashes, whoops and hollers. Smile nicely, with that odd, “look over your shoulder at who-the-hell-knows what” type of pose. Maybe all bloggers should keep looking over their shoulder for the next odd thing to happen to them?
THE PRE-CEREMONY TIME WASTERS & A PRIZE!
Welcome! First of all – – instead of Ellen Degeneres and pizza, you’re stuck with me serving Blogdogs on Buns. Children Bloggers get CornBlogs. Sorry. I won’t pass a hat around for $ contributions, but please don’t blog one single word about how I didn’t take into account alternative meal options for Blegetarians and Blegans. We like our blogs meaty here! i.e. – – “Where’s the
Beef Blog ??”
Insert your Favorite Opening Dance Sequence Here to the left. Idina Menzel (pronounce it however you like, but give John Travolta a break- – he’s barely “Staying Alive” since his Saturday Night Fever stint) can also sing “Let It Go” from the animated film, Frozen, which is what happens to Bloggers who refresh their Stats page too much. Their computer freezes.
And yes, there will be a Selfie Photo Contest, so let’s take down
Twitter…Wordpress! No WordPressure, but please take a photo of the front page of your Blog the way that it looks on your laptop/computer with you (the proud Blog creator!) in the photo as well. Shy, retiring, inhibited, insecure, and/or paranoid Bloggers (that would be me) feel free to just portray your blog alone, without any human in the pic. Put the photo or a link to the photo (since I don’t know if it’s even possible to post a photo here? Some of the higher-tech Bloggers will tell me, no doubt) in the comments section and the winner (based on the most eye-catching, creative photo) will receive two movie passes. (or the equivalent of such, on an Amazon Gift Card) Deadline will be this Friday, the 7th of March to post Selfie photos and a winner will be picked and prize awarded on my birthday, March 12th. Since I will have nothing better to do on that day, other than to sob about turning 50.
And Now . . . The Blotion Picture Blogcademy Proudly Presents . . . THE BLOSCARS! (think of orchestras rising here)
During the silence that follows each category, please imagine who would deserve this particular award in your own real life world or Online world that you call your Blogosphere. I would never be so presumptuous as to start naming Names here! The idea is to get YOU thinking about the kinds of people (bloggers and non-bloggers alike) that you consciously surround yourself with each and every day. It CAN make a difference.
And the Featured Categories Are ????
Best Supportive Commenter: Who regularly leaves you lots of love?
Best Editor: Which individual do you count on to give your posts a onceover, so you don’t get blatant errors like “onceover” when published?
Score UnderScore: (Note: Strikeovers would also fall in this category)
Best Blog Header: Your eye was drawn immediately!
Best Blog Background: It compliments, rather than detracts.
Best Song: (Oh! I feel another contest coming on!) In the comments section below, please leave the one best song (with either a Title or the well known chorus lyrics) that would best suit your blog. In other words, you would most want to have this song blasting when someone clicks open your blog. Give a brief explanation as to why you chose this song. One winner will be announced (same dates given for the Selfie Photo contest above) and awarded a $20 itune Gift Card. Looking again for Creativity here and some Wordplay. (See InspireTheWorld2Day (who happens to be the first entry) in the comments section below for a clear example.)
Best Tagger: Who gets the best traffic from tags?
Best Motivator: Who inspires your ideas? Which individual do you most find yourself telling to “hold that thought” for a second while you jot something down in your “Blog Notebook” You do have one of those, right?!?
Best Brusher-Off-er: Who changes the subject the fastest when you bring up your Blog?
Best and Worse Dressed List
Clothing is a huge deal. I know. Just not here. And breasts are not going to be mentioned here at all. If you want to know why, go here. So alternatively, there will be no hiring Mr.
Blackwell Blogwell to ogle (blogle) and rave or conversely rant/diss any certain Blogger’s Pajamas Attire – – but the following categories will rhyme with the word “Dressed” instead. You should nod your head right about now and see this as a perfectly suitable solution.
Best Jest: Favorite Non-Serious Blog
Best Guest: Who regularly has the most interesting Blogger Guests writing for them?
Best Blessed: Whose Blog seems to have the most Gratitude or Grace?
Best Addressed: Who takes a Controversial Subject and Nails it?
Best Confessed: Who takes the opportunity of blogging to bare their soul, show their authentic truth?
Best Assessed: Who is the Best Reviewer you know. Books, Movies, Food, etc. Their opinion matters to you!
Best Compressed: Who can blog in the fewest words you know and still make it work? Really distill down their ideas so you just get the concentrated bottom line from them?
Best Distressed & Stressed: Who is always having an issue? Yes, this could be a Drama Blog, but maybe not?
Best Obsessed: Who focuses on just one topic every single solitary time, but you love them anyway?
Best Cardiac Arrest: Who shocks you the most with their outrageousness?
Best Nest: Which Parent Blogger gets the most “oohs and ahs” because their love of family shines through?
Best Quest: Who seems to have the loftiest goal or purpose in Blogging?
Best Teenage Blogger who is wise beyond their years: Hey that doesn’t rhyme? That’s right, just seeing if you are paying attention.
Best Contest: Who regularly has Blog Giveaways that excite you?
Best Pest: Who is that Blogger you wish you could secretly Unfollow?
Best Rest: Their Blog is where you hang out when you want to unwind and relax.
Best Pressed: They haven’t been Freshly Pressed, but you think that’s just a matter of time. Either that or they make really good freshly squeezed orange juice.
Best Detest: Okay, you hate their blog. You don’t follow it at all, but you’re aware of its presence and you want them to clean up their act.
Best Intelligence Test: Wow, are they just off the chart smart or what?? Do you even belong there as a reader? Yep, you do!
Best Request: They’re the Blog-Pleasers. They will do what you ask because they want crowd approval. But do you really know what they’re about?
Best Impressed: They are the equivalent of the
Name Blog-Dropper who wants you to admire their Blog for the Flash, not the substance.
Best Protest: They are never going to be happy unless they can keep blogging about how unhappy the world makes them.
Best Mae West: “Why don’t you come up and see me sometime?” That’s right, I finally ran out of rhymes that had any connection to blogging! And besides we needed a real movie star right about now.
Along with leaving a comment, Please don’t forget to enter one or both contests above (Selfie & Song) and we’ll see you next year at the BLOSCARS! Also signing up to follow my blog will guarantee you won’t miss the next time I get zany enough to decide to bizarrely tie a Giveaway Contest with a Posting Topic.