Don't worry - be happy! The fact that Jason Greene aged 31 was shot dead outside "The Laughing Horse Tavern" on April 1st 2011 should not cause bloggers any particular anxiety. As Betty Kelley the founder and owner of the popular bikers' bar said - nothing like that had ever happened at her place before. Greene was not a customer. He was an opportunist thief who attacked the manager of the bar - Clarence Hadler - in a futile attempt to steal the night's takings.
"The Laughing Horse Tavern"
Furthermore, the fact that "The Laughing Horse Tavern" is popular with grizzly bikers should cause no uneasiness. The regular customers are rough diamonds sure enough but with hearts of gold. Every year they organise a big fund-raising drive for local children's charities. Wayne "Gnasher" Steelman, spokesman for the bikers said, "We are so proud that our bar will be hosting these blog awards and looking forward to welcoming so many nice folks from overseas!"
It is ten years since "Gnasher" walked out of the Florida State Penitentiary and Betty insists, "He's one of my best boys. I love him like a son."
And so the arrangements continue. The biggest night in the blogosphere's social calendar is sure to be memorable. No doubt there will be tears of pure joy as well as tears of abject disappointment as the winners are announced and the losers head for the rest rooms to sob their hearts out.