When the person who nominated me accepted her award, she veered toward modesty. If you’ve ever read her work or participated in one of her blog-a-thons, you know that Rebecca Deniston from Taking Up Room has little reason to be modest. She’s got a great blog and always has a fresh take. Now, she was nominated for this award by Gill of Realweegiemidget Reviews. To be honest, Gill also has nominated me in the past for a similar award, and I politely declined… at least I didn’t go full “Marlon Brando.”
The reason was simple. Every other blogger mentioned herein is exclusively a film blogger, and as such, they seem quite willing to participate in these things. While Dubsism has one foot in the film blog community, the other stands in the sports world, and those guys aren’t particularly interested in stuff like this. You would think they would have been just coming out of a spring and summer sans sports, but whatever…to each his own.
To that end, one of the things I told Gill in my declination is the nominee list would be problematic; the bloggers she nominated would be the same I would have chosen. But before I get into that, there’s a bit of housekeeping which needs to be addressed for purposes of keeping things in order. It seems there are some points of etiquette involved in the accepting of and being nominating for this award.
Rule #1: Thank the blogger who nominated you and include a link to their blog.
As I’ve mentioned, it would seem I owe a “thank you” to both Taking Up Room and Realweegiemidget Reviews. After all, fair is fair, I’ve participated in several blog-a-thons on Taking Up Room, and partnered in a few with Realweegiemidget Reviews. They’re both featured in my blogroll, and I’ve nominated for an award by both. It would seem to be a bit of “dick” move not to thank both of them (in literature, they call this “foreshadowing”…you’ll see why shortly).
Rule #2: Post the award banner on your blog.
Rule #3: Share the reason you started your blog.
It was all about sports and my stratospheric level of sports nerdery. My wife is a sports fan as well, but she also has a perfectly understandable limit for listening to my bullshit. Hence, I started blogging so I had an outlet that didn’t involve straining my marriage before it ever started. If you’ve been a read of Dubsism for any amount of time, you know I’m prone to the rant.
In this case, it was all about the day the Minnesota Vikings signed Brett Favre. I piddled around with blogging before that, and I had been contemplating starting another. Thar event was such an exercise in mass stupidity that I simply needed an outlet; screaming at my television just wasn’t cutting it. But the blog launched by spectacle of that day so far has grown into over nearly 1,800 posts and a million and a half site visits into the non-sense it is today.
Despite that growth, you can follow the “Brett Favre” tag on Dubsism for a journey which goes literally from the beginning to his very own installment in the series which brought me into film blog world. Sports Analogies Hidden In Classic Movies.