All of the above are permitted to print off a 2022 "Special Award" widget. It should then be cut out and carefully mounted on card before a safety pin is secured to the back with tape. The new badge may then be worn on their lapels - a true badge of honour and something to boast about with friends and family.
Another special award goes to Andrew de Melbourne. Of course he was the Overall Blogger of the Year for 2021 but in late September 2022, something terrible happened. His esteemed "High Riser" blog was suddenly pulled by Google Blogger. Andrew had been managing this blog since I believe 2004 and its disappearance came as a huge surprise. There was no debate or forewarning - it was just blasted away like a Ukrainian electricity sub-station. Something to do with "terms and conditions".
Andrew had to pick himself up and dust himself off before picking up the blogging reins again. He launched a "new" blog - "From The High Rise" which to all intents and purposes looks just like "High Riser". And now he is happily back in his stride. The Laughing Horse Awards Committee felt that his resilience in the face of adversity deserved a "Special Award".
And now we reach the moment you have all been waiting for - the announcement of The Laughing Horse Blogger of the Year for 2022. There were six nominations in all but sticking with tradition, I have been instructed not to name the five also-rans - one from Canada, two from the USA, one from Australia and the other from England. Understandably, The Awards Committee never wish to prejudice next year's selection.
"And The Overall Winner and Blogger of the Year for 2022 is none other than Bob Slatten from Camden, South Carolina for "I Should Be Laughing"!"
Loud cheers. Thumping of tables. Someone shouts, "Go Bob!"
Bob is now entitled to display this special widget in his sidebar or use it in a blogpost announcement:-
To visit "I Should be Laughing", go here. Congratulations Bob!