Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Get yer free award here …

I have never before won an award for my writing. There were only two prizes for English in my school the year I sat my A-levels; three of us achieved grade A. I have a memory like the proverbial elephant and I am still bitter about the snub (don’t think I’ve forgotten, you, either Johnny Morris for failing to pick out my picture in that ‘Fabulous Animals’ competition on the telly) …

Therefore, it is with great excitement that I wriggle into my ballgown, returned from my good friend Rilly at Strife in the North, and don my elbow length gloves (to cover the ingrained mud I cannot remove from under my fingernails at this time of year) to accept my Thogger from Chippy at Chipen Dale’s Diary.

I’d never heard of a Thogger until yesterday, but just like peer-voted awards are considered better than the Brits, I am honoured to be a recipient. However, being a curious creature I thought I’d try to find out what exactly I was being awarded. It seems the Thogger concept is a ‘meme’ – I had to look that one up as well – started by a blogger who wants everyone so honoured to link back to his blog via the award picture. One blogger I read was a bit sniffy and likened it to a chain letter, but I am not so mealy-mouthed and ungrateful. However, the originator’s ploy has been scuppered – the piccie I have doesn’t link anywhere.

I now have to award five Thoggers to bloggers who make me think. As I am still a very novice blogger and am living in a very incestuous bit of the blogosphere (Chip who chose me, as well as fellow recipients Rilly and the lovely Arthur Clewley’s Diary are on my sidebar), I am in rather a quandary as to whom to pick.

So – the first five bloggers to give me a good reason why they should also be recognised can have one. Any takers?

20 comments:

The Grocer said...

No, don't think anyone is going to do it. You see you have confessed to being a journalist and we're all afraid of a blogger cash for honours scandal. If i'm right then just send them all to me and I will dispose of them quietly.
Alternatively you could pick five words at random and use those as a search on google blogs, awarding them randomly to the 1st, 3rd, 5th etc.

The Grocer said...

Oops, congrats though, thoroughly deserved.

mutterings and meanderings said...

Would you like one Grocer? You can have one.

You then have to award them to five more bloggers.

Boulmer Birder said...

Eminem, You can give me one...

Sorry...Taxi!

mutterings and meanderings said...

Oi Boulmer birder!

You can have a Thogger though.

Now, three more to get shot of ...

Anonymous said...

Being a lazy arse welshman I don't have a blog. But apart from your habitual attendees one of my personal favourites is 'Winchester Whisperer' - it might not be your cup of tea and I can't explain why a working class boyo like me likes a posh ladybird like her so amusing and witty, but she does have a very interesting life and writes well about it. A bit like a 'town mouse' to your 'country mouse'.

That said, as a non-blogger I am not sure about this 'awards' thing.

As Groucho Marx said 'I wouldn't want to join any club that would have me as a member'..

Anonymous said...

Sorry, but more random thoughts...

Your comment about the Paddington Bear 'hard stare' reminded me that in the paper today it was relating how 'duffel coats' became mainstream after a company bought up loads of 'army surplus' ones after the war.

And then sold them so quickly they had to start making their own. Other than 'Paddington Bear' they are popular with celebrities such as Stella McCartney [or was it Heather Mills..?!] and Royalty...

Chippy said...

Can I have one?

Oh hang on... Perhaps that wouldn't work.

mutterings and meanderings said...

Chippy, your blog can be like a multi-Oscar winning film. You can have another one for being such a cheeky boy ...

Anon, I can't award one to your friend in Winchester has she has not requested one, but I will visit her. Perhaps you could send her over here as well..

Anyway, you can have an honorary Thogger for services to commentating.

Right - I got one left. Any offers?

Gill said...

congrats!

mutterings and meanderings said...

Ta Gill - would you like the final one... I think you deserve it for doing me a Shaun the sheep ...

Gill said...

God NO! I can't be arsed to find 5 more bloggers to pass them on to.

mutterings and meanderings said...

Ah well...

Still one up for grabs then ...

Mopsa said...

Good grief. Thanks to peeking at M&M I have just made my first foray into Winchester Whisperings. The good grief bit? Well, there's a (really interesting) life that bears no resemblance to my own. Isn't it great that we are so utterly different from each other, and when put under a virtual blog microscope we can all do the neighbour over the fence scrutiny thing without upsetting anyone?

Brom said...

I never publish my picture, so I can't be recognised.

Long gloves eh?

mutterings and meanderings said...

For that Brom, the fifth Thogger is winging its way to you. I will hold an awards ceremony later …

Mospa … a different planet…

Arthur Clewley said...

Brom, are you thinking she meant opera gloves or vetinary ones?

Eurodog said...

Can I join the club too?

Mopsa said...

the long gloves thing got me started - that's today's blog sorted then! thank you.

mutterings and meanderings said...

Certainly can Eurodog

And you'd better get your gloves on as well mopsa, cos you're getting one too...

Reconvene here later in your gladrags for the handouts...