Monday, May 10, 2010

host and nominee...

... after much consideration and even more email complaints, I will not be including myself in next year's Blog Awards. It is too late to withdrawal myself at this point, but I have taken every one's opinion into consideration and I thank you for taking the time to contact me. Valid points were made, but I assure you that I have not voted for myself or even nominated myself in any category. In fact I have refrained from making any nominations or votes for fear of being preferential. Yes, I do realize if I win in a certain category that is cause for suspicion.

I would; however, like to remind every one of the light hearted manner and self deprecating humor that these Blog Awards are intended to be. I just want every one to have fun and discover some new blogs or check out some old favorites who don't normally get any special recognition or wide readership in the sea of power Catholic bloggers.

Let's play nice and have fun. M'kay?

23 comments:

Owen said...

complaints? that's seriously pathetic.

Adrienne said...

You're joking, right! Right??

Good Lord in Heaven...

I agree with Owen (however, I have contacted my BFF Tony (Soprano) who has put a hit out on you, Matthew and Patrick Archbold, and The Anchoress - but that doesn't count. Does it?)

Terry Nelson said...
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Thou Art Jules said...

Wow..

fuinseoig said...

Oh, for goodness sake! Are we or are we not celebrating the finest traditions of proper Catholicism, which includes harking back to the glory days of the Renaissance popes and the finest most fevered Protestant anti-Catholic polemics?

Obviously this means nepotism, intrigue, bribery, simony and all the nefarious Jesuit plotting you can shake a stick at. Of course you should not only be nominated, you should vote for yourself multiple times and adward yourself the tie-breaking winning vote!

Complaints? Pshaw!

Anybody know who the Patron Saint of Getting A Sense of Humour is, because it's pretty plain some people need his or her intercession.

Tina aka Snupnjake said...

I'm totally in agreement. I can't compete with pictures of Swiss Guards. I can't compete with Malta. I haven't seen a religous woman in a habit in donkeys years. I mean seriously.

:P

psst. Vote for me, View from the Back Pew, in Best Visual Treat.

Cheer up! Your contest got me in trouble because of the Separation of Church and State.

Snup
(luv ya babe)

ductapeguy said...

Complaints? Really? If people want to nominate your blog for an award hosted by your blog that's a good thing. Keep yourself eligible for awards and hold your head high if others vote you for one.

I completely agree with you that the primary purpose of the awards is to help promote all sorts of Catholic blogs, and to poke some fun at pretentious awards. Don't shy away from being nominated yourself-- Celebrate it. Just my $0.02CDN

And please refrain from voting for the Catholic Roundup in the Batshit Crazy Category. My wife does not need such documentary proof from others about me.

The Crescat said...

Actually, I take all concerns and opinions into consideration...

Some felt it was an unfair advantage and I want everyone to be able to enjoy the awards and shamelessly campaign till the heart's content.

:-D

Terry Nelson said...
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aka the Mom said...

I don't know, having you in the competition makes it interesting. It's taken a donut bribe for me to overtake you in the underappreciated category. Those whiners just need to be more creative.

Fr. Christian Mathis said...

Thanks for the post. For the record, I am having a great time with the fact that you have given many of us a reason for shameless self promotion. I am getting to check out many blogs I didn't know about and having fun! Isn't that the point?

Now I need to see if I can go vote for you. lol.

LarryD said...

I'm sure you weren't referring to my snarky LOL comment from the previous post. Finishing 2nd to you in any category would be an honor. You're the HIfreakinlariousest of all.

fuinseoig said...

Having a second bite at the cherry here, but come on, people: these awards have categories like "Best Blog by a Heretic", "Batshit Crazy" and "Hifreakinlarious."

We are not talking chin-stroking academia here. Somebody seriously worried that "Oh, but you're the blog owner and you're nominatd for "Most Craziest Insane Weirdo" in your own contest - can that be really fair to the other crazy insane weirdo blogs out there on teh interwebs?" really does need to sit down and take a deep breath. :-)

gretchen said...

If people want to complain, let them come up with their own awards. (And let them try to be half as cool as you. Ha.)

berenike said...

If you don't take part next year, I will organise a boycott.

And you've still got a protestant in the priests+religious category.

:)

SherryTex said...

I'm just pumped to be here.

However I do have a question.
Is it more of a sign of one's underappreciated nature to be unacknowledged or to win? Or is that a question for The Ironic Catholic instead?


Crescat, you deserve an award from all of us, the Cannon award for putting up with all of us cannonball wantabes. Maybe a trophy with a Swiss Guard on top?

Janny said...

Awww, Kat, that's just a shame. While I admire the urge to avoid "even the appearance of impropriety," I feel bad about the reasons for it. No matter what you try to do to keep this as fair as possible, some people are gonna be all over you.

Me, I'm with the person who wants to boycott if you're NOT in next year. Sheesh.

...going off to look up the patron saint of a sense of humor now.

JB

PaxetBonum said...

B*tchers, whiners, complainers of the world- get a life! Y'know, a real one, not a virtual one. What happens online isn't, like, really REAL, anyway... you should have taken the red pill. And btw, sign up for a sense-of-humor transplant, you clearly lack one.

Kat has always been very clear about her contest objectives and rules, i.e., "don't mean nothin'...", and it's the Chicago Way ("vote early, vote often", "don't bring a knife to a gunfight", etc.) What's not to like?

Nan said...

SherryTex, I'm sure you meant to say "maybe a Swiss Guard." Because what's the use of a trophy featuring one? A real Swiss Guard would be far more practical.

Nod said...

Aw, Kat, they're your awards and it's your blog. You should do whatever you like.

We're just delighted to be able to run; thanks for giving us an opportunity!

A goofy award is sometimes better than a real one - it's just for fun!

Fr. Christian Mathis said...

PaxetBonum,

What do you have against butchers?

FC

SherryTex said...

My bad.

G said...

OK, OK then...
Next year there will just need to be a category for "Best Blog by a Catholic Blogger Who Runs Her Own Blogging Awards...Whiners Will Be Automatically Disqualified."
That category should guarantee Crescat the award bc no one would come close so dust a place off on your shelf for THE AWARD, Kat.