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?