Don’t get me wrong. I really, really, really appreciate the various awards I have received from fellow bloggers. I am even grateful for the couple that my blogging daughter has bestowed upon my blog. Though, I do have a problem. The Versatile Blogger Award asks that each recipient passes it on to 15 others. Let me explain first with a bit of maths:
- 1 x 15 = 15 = Wow! Exclusive!
- 15 x 15 = 225 = Still pretty hot stuff.
- 15 x 225 = 3,375 = Near the top of the tree, for sure.
- 15 x 3,375 = 50,625 = “Yeah, me and 50,000 others.”
- 15 x 50,625 = 759,375 = Award, what award?
- 15 x 759,375 = 11,390,625 = You don’t have one? Now that’s exclusive.
If this has happened just 6 times, there are over 11 million versatile bloggers out there. I appreciate the award but the maths is a bit depressing. It gets a bit better with the Leibster Award as it only gets passed on to 5 lucky recipients. The maths work as follows:
- 5 x 1 = 5
- 5 x 5 = 25
- 5 x 25 = 125
- 5 x 125 = 625
- 5 x 625 = 3,125
- 5 x 3,125 = 15,625
- 5 x 15,625 = 78,625
6 passing of the award and we are approaching the 100k mark. I think you get my point. So, in a genuine effort to restore some exclusivity to the obviously tarnished world of blog awards, I am creating the most exclusive award in the blogosphere
The rules are simple. A fellow blogger does great stuff and receives the award. You do great stuff, they recognise it for what it is. You have two chances of their awarding it to you. That’s it.
The two who are first welcomed into this exclusive club are the great Justice Stewart at Gourmet Deconstructed and, in recognition of his posting a food blog while without a kitchen for some months, Happiness Stan Lives Here. Also, because I am the maker of the rules, I am giving two bonus awards to celebrate the launch of this piece of exclusivity. I am bringing Stefan’s Gourmet Blog within the circumference of my benevolence for his great work particularly in the Sous Vide area. And She Who Must Be Obeyed over at the White Trash Gourmet is also deserving of honour (or honor as she might spell it).
Now, the rest of you have two chances….