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Thursday, November 12, 2009

A Major Blog Award!

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Dear Bloggy Friend!

How did you name your blog? Was it a no brainer, easy as pie? Or was it obscure, esoteric and deep - only you could understand it? Did you choose from five stellar names - or struggle to think of one?? Do you ever regret your blog name? Wish you'd called it something like "The Daily Life of Cindy Jones" because you get tired of explaining what "Les écritures d'une nymphe des bois*" means incessantly? Or vice versa?? Inquiring minds want to know!!!! Namely, mine!!!!

Why not take a break from travel, food, music, book or movie reviews, photos of your grandchildren, your cat, your dog, the chickens, your garden, city, nature, politics, art and poetry and tell the fascinating story of how you came to choose your blog name?!!! Maybe your blog naming story IS about your cat or dog - all the better!!!! What hidden truths about yourself lie within that moniker? And is your profile name a pseudonym??? Completely different from your blog name?? How intriguing, how delightfully freeing to choose a name when you couldn't name yourself at birth!!! A blog is a wondrous playground!!!!

On December 1, publish your own "How I Named My Blog" (echo echo echo) post!!!! Participate with THOUSANDS - perhaps TENS of THOUSANDS - of Bloggers around the world in this first time ever highly anticipated truly GLOBAL event!!!!

But wait, there's MORE!!!! Like my dear friend Al Pacino, I despise and shun awards of any kind!!! But I am going to bestow a Major Blog Award to ONE blogger for "How I Named My Blog" (echo echo echo, and henceforth)!!!! What could be more thrilling?!!!

Did you choose a straightforward name of small proportions and your story will impress me with simplicity, subtlety, nuance and grace? Or will you take your ordinary name of "Nathan's New York" and unfold a titillating and seductive tale - fiction or non-fiction??? Ah - will you transform your blog naming narrative into poetic form - a haiku, a limerick or maybe an epic??? (God be pleased, NO EPICS.) Will you try to make me laugh? How well do you know me? That is the allure for this Major Blog Award - YOU CAN'T KNOW for sure!!!! Maybe I'll lay them all before the chickens and let them "peck" one!!!! I might just give the Major Blog Award to my BBF**!!!!! Or maybe I'll give it to myself - even though I despise and shun awards of any kind - since I myself will explain how I named synch-ro-ni-zing on December 1st!!!! There are no rules or criteria (except NO EPICS)!!!! All bloggers are welcome!!!! You don't even have to have a Blogger blog!!!! WordPress or any other weird site will do!!!! Will I choose the story with the most exclamation points???? The most words in BOLD???? The most embedded LINKS???? Who knows!!!!!!!!!

Just tell me in a comment at this post that you are going to participate in posting your very own story of "How I Named My Blog" on December 1st, give me the URL for the blog where you will post it, and I will list and link to your blog that day!!!!! Then I will read every last one of the posts posted by posting participants and choose a WINNER!!!! Mark your calendar!! (Did you notice that only two "!!" was such a letdown?!!!!) Don't miss out on this FIRST-EVER CHANCE to participate in this unique and major Major Blog Event!!!! Are you going to be away December 1st?? No worries!!!! You can schedule a post ahead of time!!!! Just click on "Post Options" at the bottom of your Compose box!!!! I will announce the WINNER in my first post after December 1st!!!! (If I get the THOUSANDS - PERHAPS TENS OF THOUSANDS - I expect, I'll see you sometime next year!!!!!)

If you get weak at the knees thinking of increased traffic at your site, participate!!!!!! If you get sweaty palms thinking about winning such a Major Blog Award and a traffic jam in front of your blog, or the drama of paparazzi camped out on one side of your lawn and protesters with placards on the other, consider long and hard, my friends!!!!! I am IRRESPONSIBLE!!!!! Any damages are not my problem!!!!

The lucky winner of this prestigious Major Blog Award will get to post on their own site the pulchritudinous award above of an elegant woman christening her blogship!!!!! Imagine how it will look on your site!!!! But don't worry, if you have always been like me and my good friend Al Pacino and despise and shun awards of any kind, and you WIN - post your story anyway, and just don't show up for the award, it's simple!!!!!! Even if you don't WIN the coveted Major Blog Award, you will have gotten that marvelous story down in the annals of blogdom and participated in this highly anticipated Major Blog Event!!!!

I know you are unused to this kind of hysterical buzz at such a serious and sober blog as mine!!! But I couldn't be more serious or sober - even if a little delirious and dervishy!!!! Don't delay, sign up TODAY!!!!!

Now sing along with my close friends Dick Van Dyke and Julie Andrews as Bert and Mary Poppins as they sing, "It's a bloggy holiday with you, Ruth!!!!!"

Sincerely, soberly and ecstatically yours -
Ruth





*Les écritures d'une nymphe des bois = Writings of a Woodland Nymph

**BBF=Best Blog Friend - (You thought you'd find out who this is down here???)

Note: Emily Dickinson said a poet has license to use one exclamation point in their entire oeuvre. I'm sorry, but I have used all of yours and mine up for this global cause.

Note2: Again I apologize, this was written between 1 and 3 in the morning one night when I couldn't sleep. We can only pray it won't happen again, and this blog will return to its state of peace and tranquility.

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53 comments:

margie said...

kath and i would love to participate in your blog naming day!

Bella Rum said...

Ha! I'm in!! Who am I to turn my nose up at such a pulchritudinous award?

...and I am so getting Mary Poppins for my grandchildren for Christmas. Look how thin Julie was!!!!!!!!!

The Bug said...

Wow - I think we should go out on the town at 1 or 3 in the morning because I'll bet you'd be a LOT of fun LOL.

I will gladly participate. I'm going to start working on my fictional account now!

Jeanie said...

Well of course The Gypsy and I will play! What a fun idea -- I'm curious, too!

Shari Sunday said...

I look forward to reading your responses and finding out how you named your blog, though I think it fits beautifully after following it for a while. I, too, feel I am synchronizing my life, but I am unworthy to enter your contest. I feel challenged to come up with a better name than grandmasunday.

Patricia said...

You are a true glutton for punishment!!!

amuse me said...

Check out my blog on December 1 and I'll have a story at www.merylsmusings.blogspot.com :) M

Deborah said...

You offer a nearly-irresistible invitation, Ruth, but I won't be entering. The story of my blog name is way too mundane. But it'll be fun to read the entries!

carolyn Rekerdres said...

I'm putting this on my calendar because I have a good reason for naming my blog "What I really mean"!

Oliag said...

...I could participate because my story would only be about two sentences long...and that is about as much as I am ever able to write:)

a little sleep deprivation sure can make for very interesting, hilarious posts!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Babs-beetle said...

How can anyone not join in after this delightful and funny post? Mind you, I have to get past the atrocious 'cockney' accent of Dick Van Dyke! The worst I've EVER heard!!!!! - Five exclamation points

Loring Wirbel said...

Of course I'll participate Ruth, though it may be a little self-evident....

Gwen Buchanan said...

You are the cutest thing!!!... ever think of working for Barnum and Bailey...

kanmuri said...

Add a few OMG and LOL and you have a preteen blog entry lol.

I'm in, tho I might not have much to say.

CottageGirl said...

OK, but mine is so boring, it will win the least like to win award, but I'll be there with bells on!

Peter said...

Interesting and good idea; will be happy to participate (and read all contributions) although my story will be very banal ... what can you expect with a name like "Peter's Paris"?
http://peter-pho2.blogspot.com/

Judy said...

Dec 1st, I'll do my best to remember to creat a special blog that day!

Renee said...

How fun is that.

Sorry I will not be able to post it that day as I have already done a blog on how I got my name.

Sounds fun for everyone though.

Love Renee xoxo

dutchbaby said...

Once again I am ahead of my time. I posted about my blog name on December 12, 2008: http://godutchbaby.blogspot.com/2008/12/tangobaby-crowned-princess-of.html

Am I disqualified or do I get an award for being first ;-)??

This is such a fun idea, Ruth! I went to an event one time where we were asked to tell the story of how our parents arrived at our birth name. It was fascinating!

Annie said...

Could you please repeat that. I got lost somewhere in the middle.

Annie said...

Okay, I'm in. But please excuse my poor English.

BTW, this might be your best post ever. You should receive an award for this! :-)

ds said...

Tee, hee "Ruth"!!!!! This is TOO funny!!!! Sorry, I can't play along!!! The reason for my blog's name is right on the blog!! But I will enjoy reading others' stories!
And now I know who to contact between 1 & 3 am ;-) You and Emily may have cured me of "!"s forever...

Susan said...

Well, as you know, I am quite fond of !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! myself, so of course I'll be participating, although it will be dreadfully boring as there's not much to tell.

Thanks for the wonderful laugh! Just when I needed one.

Ruth said...

Thanks, Margie and Kath!

Ruth said...

Cool, Bella!

I know, Mary Poppins is pure delight.

Ruth said...

Dana, sweet!

(Yes, I think I become someone else in the middle of the night.)

Ruth said...

Yay, thanks, Jeanie!

Ruth said...

Shari, thanks for that. But I have to say, "Grandma Sunday" is cool, because I first thought of the day in the week.

Ruth said...

Patricia, maybe!

Ruth said...

M, thank you!

Ruth said...

I don't know, Deborah, I think you could do a lot with "temptation"!

Ruth said...

Thanks so much, Carolyn.

Ruth said...

Thank you, Oliag, I know you haven't had a lot of time lately. So I appreciate your participation.

Ruth said...

Babs, I agree 100% about DVD's cockney. And thank you for adding your humour to the mix!!!!

Ruth said...

Loring, thanks for that, buddy.

Ruth said...

Gwen, only at 2 in the morning!

Ruth said...

Kanmuri, why didn't I think of those.

Thanks for participating!

Ruth said...

Thanks, CottageGirl! I don't see why it is boring, I think it says something about you that is warm and cozy. But maybe you'll share a different reason for your name.

Ruth said...

Peter, thank you for participating, my friend. I would be interested to know how you came to be in Paris.

Ruth said...

Judy, thanks!

Ruth said...

Renee, oh, I would like to read your post about Circling My Head.

Ruth said...

Dutchbaby, you get an award for being first! I remember that post, after tangobaby's blog of note award.

You go to the most interesting events, you know.

Ruth said...

Ha! Annie, thank you for that. Such fun.

And thank you for playing along!

Ruth said...

DS, I'll be waiting at 2am!!!!

Ruth said...

Thank you for participating, dear Susie! I think anything about a bear swamp sounds rather exciting!

Linda said...

Barry just told me about this and if there is still room, I would love to participate. This sounds really interesting. I am Linda @

www.livingintheeasternwoodlands.blogspot.com

Thank you Ruth. =D

Ruth said...

That's fun, Linda, thank Barry for me, and thank you!

Nancy said...

I'm in, I'm in! But, alas, it will not be very exciting :-(

Ruth said...

Thank you, Nancy, so much, for participating. No pressure - just for fun.

Ginnie said...

Oh Ruth. What a stitch! It wasn't until the end that I realized YOU had written this post! LOL. So....people blog about their title on Dec. 1...and that's it? Everyone then gets to read about everyone else? How fun. :)

Ruth said...

That's it, Boots.

beth said...

I think I want to give this try....
I just recently did a story about one of my blog's names, but my main one didn't get any attention...

so here's to my main blog and some lovin....

lesleyanne said...

i will definitely participate, my mommy! this is so funny, i'm so happy you're doing this!

love you.