Ah, January... when all the world's abuzz about the awards and nominees, and the nominators who nominate them, and the awarders who award them. Not to mention the inevitable celebrity feuds, catty backstabbing and shameless studio campaigns that provide another rich layer of drama to the spectacle. The Oscars? Of course not! I'm talking about the most coveted media prize on the planet: the Bloggie Award Thingy.
Unfortunately, there is a dark side to the Awards Week glitter of Pixeltown. For every winner of Best Canadian Pet Grooming Site, or Best Mid-Low-Major Blog With Moon in Scorpio, there will be millions of losers. After the gift baskets are distributed and the red carpet rolled up, you will find these broken souls in a private VIP booth at the Viper Club, face-down in mountain of cocaine, angrily muttering about the injustice of it all.
I hear your, tortured blogosphere artists. But take heart, for The International Center for Extreme Internet Excellence has just named your site as 2008 International Blog of the Year!
As a token of this prestigious honor, please accept this distinctive genuine synthetic golden jpeg proclaiming your site's historic achievement. Feel free to proudly display on your sidebar, print out as a handsome medallion, or perhaps tattoo it on your neck. And, as an official inductee into this elite club of winners, you have been officially deputized by the ICEIE to regift this fabulous award to any other blogger you deem worthy. You have been entrusted with an awesome power, so please exercise responsibly.
On behalf of the entire ICEIE, let me extend our sincere congratulations. Feel free to add your acceptance speech in the comments!