The Laughing Horse Blog Awards 2019This year, The Awards Committee, have struggled to determine the overall winner. In fact, they are still in conference mode as I write this blogpost.
However, they have just passed me a "highly commended" memorandum listing five nominated bloggers who have failed by a whisker to make the final cut.
Blogging is a highly individualised pastime. As in real life, every one is different and so it is perfectly natural that each blog will be different from the next. This core factor makes The Awards Committee's task all the more problematic. They are not comparing like with like.
The five "Highly Commended" Blogs listed on the parchment in front of me are "A Yorkshire Memoir" by Tasker Dunham, "Sparrow Tree Journal" by Jennifer Barlow, "Diary of a Nobody" by JayCee from the Isle of Man, "North Stoke" by Thelma from Normanby in North Yorkshire and "Eagleton Notes" by Graham Barry Edwards on The Isle of Lewis. A huge "Well Done!" to all of them.
You will notice that none of the five "Highly Commended" bloggers have been overall winners in the past. Those who have been "blogger of the year" should not feel slighted by this news. It is just Awards Committee policy. Please refer to page 127, paragraph 11b.
This year's five highly commended bloggers are now entitled to copy and then paste the coveted 2019 widget into their blogs completely free of charge! Sidebar presence is recommended:-
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The overall winner will be announced later today. Watch this space. I understand that secret arrangements may already be underway to deliver the "overall winner" widget to the winner's home territory for presentation.