Do I want too much
Am I going overboard to want that touch
I shout it out to the night
"Give me what I deserve, 'cause it's my right"
--Passionate Kisses, Mary Chapin Carpenter
Enough about me, let's talk about you;
What do you think of me?
--Legacy, Janis Ian
He is a modest man, who had a good deal
to be modest about
--Winston Churchill, on Clement
What's with all these awards? They're always giving out awards.
Best Fascist Dictator: Adolf Hitler.
--Annie Hall (1977)
You live, you learn. There's NO WAY on God's Green Earth Ranger would be considered for the militarily conservative "Best Blogger Award" -- his "Hooah quotient" is not high enough.
But we at Ranger are still feeling wanderlust, seeking the next certificate telling us we're o.k. It is a wild and woolly frontier, the world of blog recognition. Basically, one toots one's own horn, canvassing neighborhoods and smiling a lot. It is all about who likes you. There's no accounting for taste.
All we want is a wall of trophies like we fancy the Great White Hunter Cheney has; a modest "I love me" display. Small enough recompense, right? In truth, we're really nothing if not humble at Ranger, and you can take that to the bank (though we don't know what you'd get for it.) There may be more polished and more sophisticated, out there, but we do aim to please, amuse if at all possible, and see the bigger picture.
So we're at it again, asking for your votes. This time, we are entering The Bloggies. We figure we've got a real chance here. Just look at the psychedelic Crystal Blue Persuasion tendrils on the banner and you know this a place Ranger could call home.
The Bloggies have established categories like "Food" and "Arts and Crafts, but no "Military" category, per se, so we figured we'd burst in on the scene in the wide open "Best Topical Weblog" category. They don't ask you define the topic, which is good.
This is a fun and easy contest in which to vote. Click the link, and submit three of your favorite blogs (one being Ranger.) That's it -- then word verification and "submit". A moment of your time, and we'd be eternally grateful.
You have three days in which to accomplish this task, if you choose it. Contest closes Monday, January 12, 10 p.m. EST.
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