Samuel’s Persiflage #2 The Year Of The Apple?

Finally somebody makes sense of these blog awards

January 19th, 2006 at 01:10pm

I wasn’t going to write anything about the blog awards and voting being open etc, especially with two websites actively campaigning on my behalf (something which I don’t endorse), but after checking what was being said in recent links to this blog, I felt compelled to share a gem of wisdom from The Teejmahal with you:

It blows my mind that there are people who actually actively CAMPAIGN for this s***? (*cough*Kitta*cough* *cough*). The hell? They mean nothing. Seriously. People read who they want to read. Insider awards don’t change that, and they never will. Vote for who you like, and if you win – hey, that’s lovely. If you don’t – hey, that’s lovely too. If you’re hung up on results like this, you’re writing for the wrong reasons. Blogger, heal thyself.

My advice. Use the awards for their primary purpose – to discover new blogs. There are some great new babies appearing on the scene, and fresh blood can only help the community. The photoblogs in particular are taking off, and there’s some great things happening.

TJ also had, what appears to be, a compliment for me.

The kid’s smart, a HELL of a lot more eloquent than the majority of the OMIGAWD WTF’ers in his age group, and it’ll probably be a bit of an ego boost for him. So all power to him. He’s funny looking, wears skivvies and will quite likely die a virgin, but he knows his own mind and handles ripping with dignity.

Thankfully it will only be another week and the torture of this whole blog awards process will be over. In future years I must remember to decline my nomination.

That being said, I’m not going to try and prevent you voting for me, but I think there are plenty of others who would gain much more satisfaction from winning these awards.


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  • 1. mick  |  January 19th, 2006 at 1:31 pm

    Oh blah.
    Decline, shmecline. It’s just a bit of fun and a bit of exposure to Aussie blogs.
    Like others have indicated. What’s the point in declining, and what’s the point in winning?

    I know that you, me and others don’t write blogs to win anything. We just do it for the fun, the hobby and the entertainment of it.

    I think these awards are just an excuse for blog fodder 😉

  • 2. Token Blackman  |  January 19th, 2006 at 3:07 pm

    That being said, I’m not going to try and prevent you voting for me, but I think there are plenty of others who would gain much more satisfaction from winning these awards.

    Yep, thats right, people like MrLefty, MsFits, Jess, and Agent Train Evader would cream their pants if they win. Cream I say.

  • 3. bo-j  |  January 19th, 2006 at 7:16 pm

    Come ON S.G.S, you know you want to win- you have gone from the subject of ridicule to a zen master of cult coolness with a legion of fans to boot! It would only be fair and proper for you to win. As for me, my range of SGS casual wear and campain gear is almost ready for sale. You winning would allow me to further take advantage of yoiur f-list celebrity status (me being H-lister of course).

    GO SGS

  • 4. Kooky_Pound_Puppy  |  January 19th, 2006 at 11:33 pm

    i want sam to win i want cockbird recipe too

  • 5. eebl  |  January 19th, 2006 at 11:37 pm

    Woah, Sam! Its been a while since we caught up, but god DAMN people have started to see what i’ve seen these past few years. Props to ya.

  • 6. Kooky_Pound_Puppy  |  January 19th, 2006 at 11:40 pm



  • 7. Kooky_Pound_Puppy  |  January 19th, 2006 at 11:42 pm

    tell me more of the sam you know

  • 8. Samuel  |  January 20th, 2006 at 12:01 am

    Kooky_Pound_Puppy, for the final time, the recipe is not for release. If Eugene wants you to cook a spatchcock why not select from the spatchcock recipes which Google can find for you?

    Further requests for this recipe will result in deleted comments and/or account suspension. Stop bothering me for it, I don’t have the recipe and those that do are unwilling to reveal it.

  • 9. Kooky_Pound_Puppy  |  January 20th, 2006 at 12:15 am

    i gues that will do i just liked the coulour and moistness of yours so sorry for the trouble Sam.
    Back to blog you will win

  • 10. Samspam  |  January 20th, 2006 at 12:20 am

    kooky I think you should stop bothering Sammy for his cock because he has stated enough times….NO.
    Anyway they look more yummy moist raw so serve it right from the shopping bag.

  • 11. Kooky_Pound_Puppy  |  January 20th, 2006 at 12:27 am

    I actually found a wonderful cockbird on google now thankyou sammy

    It is like a cockbird sitting in the bush of parsley first tit most be stroked with virgin olive oil, extra virgin if possible to get that shiny cockbird look

    Eugene will be so happy

  • 12. Kooky_Pound_Puppy  |  January 20th, 2006 at 1:30 am

    I found some lovely hibiscus teatowels in eugenes drawers to adorn the table……………………
    we willl do cupcakes for desert ………..

    SAM the MAN the HERO

  • 13. Token Blackman  |  January 20th, 2006 at 1:47 am

    I did a google search for a cockbird. I must say, oh my god, not really safe for work now is it?

  • 14. Samuel  |  January 20th, 2006 at 9:31 am

    Yes, well that’s why it is called a spatchcock…

  • 15. Samspam  |  January 21st, 2006 at 12:02 am

    Well to be fair on kooky, our family would always call it a cockbird. So i guess the name changes to different generations.
    Even so our cock didn’t look nowhere as shinny as your cock.
    Even my pet piggy Fifi loved to nilbble on cock at the christmas dinner.

    flakey blondie

  • 16. Kooky_Pound_Puppy  |  January 21st, 2006 at 12:46 am

    Why do you ban me sam what have i ever done to you?

  • 17. Samuel  |  January 21st, 2006 at 1:06 am

    No I didn’t ban you, I just deleted some superfluous comments. I was forced to delete a bunch of spatchcock recipe requests posted here, there and everywhere, and excess spatchcock comments here.

    I retain editorial control over this site, I will delete useless comments, especially when they are offtopic. What I am seeing at the moment is that a few people are taking every chance they can to leave comments on various subjects which do not correspond to the post they are attached to.

    I don’t want to censor people, but useless and annoying comments will be deleted.

    I’m sorry if this inconveniences you, but there is nothing stopping you from starting your own site if you want to talk about stuff which I don’t. There are plenty of free webshosts and blogging services out there for you to choose from.

    For the record, I am making a financial loss from this site and my podcast. That doesn’t concern me, because the benefits far outweigh the disadvantages of the cost. What does bother me is seeing me lose control of something which I pay to maintain and dedicate a lot of time to.

    One thing I have noticed about bigger blogs and forums is that they tend to have a lot of useless comments from people who couldn’t give a toss about the topic, and instead feel like posting garbage to websites. Some of the bigger forums have an advantage in that they generally have a bunch of admins and moderators who can deal with that and set the general tone of the site. I do not have that luxury, this is a one person operation, and I can’t be here 24/7 to maintain it. Therefore it is important that I set the tone when I am here, so that it carries over to when I’m not.

    Sometimes I am forced to take measures that I don’t like, and have been criticised for previously, but if I don’t make these decisions then this site would spiral out of control and I would be likely to not renew the site hosting.

    There are other blogs which run successfully without comments. Whilst thay might work here, I suspect it would remove a large portion of the readership. One of the key aspects of this site is the discussion, and I find a lot of it to be interesting, but I still need to retain control over it so that things run smoothly. I don’t want to lose visitors because I can’t control the comments…that would be a disaster, so I control the comments to the extent that I stop childish behaviour, and spam-like comments.

    I appreciate you reading the site, and I appreciate you leaving comments, but if you cross the line in my view as site owner, then you will be forced to take action. I’m not going to ban anyone for disagreeing with me, but I will ban people who continually post rubbish.

    This site is here for me to have fun, not to spend hours deleting rubbish. If you can’t deal with that, then go elsewhere.


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