Cliff Gardner

Friday, December 16, 2005

The Cliff Gardner Awards!

Welcome to the first ever Cliff Gardner Awards for Outstanding Achievements in the Field of Blogging, or the CGAFOAITFOB! The winners of these made up categories are decided arbitrarily and entirely by me. Remember, if you don’t win an award, it is because I hate you.

Most Loyal Commenter: Kim!
This one is easy. Despite having never met me, ever, she always comments on my blog. Always. This is a blogging success story.
Other Nominees Include: Kristen. You rule, K-$!

Least Frequent Commenter: Mandy!
Sorry honey, but it’s true. If I wanted to keep something a secret from you, I would blog about it.

Most Hyperlinked Blogger: Mandy!
See, here’s one you can be proud of, sweetie! Most CG posts link to her so Mandy runs away with this one.

Best Religious Blog: “Questions and Answers about the Baha’I Faith,” Briana.
Since this blog personally shaped my faith, I’ve got to give it the nod.
Other nominees include: “Churchgoing,” Christine. Always good stuff.

Best Political Blog: “The Bill Richardson Blog,” Ian and Andrea.
This blog made me excited to be a democrat again. Enough said.

Best Blog By Someone I’ve Never Met: “Dooce,” Heather Armstrong.
After I discovered this blog last summer, I spent hours reading through the archives and laughing hysterically.
Other nominees include: “Barely Legal,” Russ and Mike.
This blog got me really excited…and scared…to be a law student.

Best Contribution to the Blogging Community: Marie.
Online Onslaught,” the blogging competition she hosted, changed the way I blog and the way I write in general, and inspired me to write more fiction. Also, her contributions to “Wake Up Debate” are useful and often entertaining teaching tools. Finally, her personal blog, Modern Acropolis, is routinely hilarious and insightful. Thanks, Marie!

Cliff Gardner Lifetime Achievement Award: Christine. I won’t bother hyperlinking to all of her blogs because I’m pretty sure even she has lost track of them all…but sufficed to say, they’re all hilarious and witty. Christine founded the “Willamette Bloggers” club and worked hard to meet her fellow bloggers in a non-blogging environment. Also, she went out of her way to teach other folks how to blog. For example, until I met her, I didn’t even know how to hyperlink. Even now that she's working 60 hours a week and is usually exhausted, she still finds time to blog. Christine is a great blogger and a better friend.

The last award will be decided by you, the CG readership, so please vote in the comments!

Best Cliff Gardner Post:

--“Machismo Sucks

--“My visit with the bone man

--“My Mom: Musical Historian.”


--“My Obituary


  • Thanks for the awards sweetie. I wanted to make sure I was the first to post a comment since you gave me an award for never commenting.


    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 1:36 PM  

  • My vote is for *


    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 1:36 PM  

  • I love the idea for this post, going to yank it again :) I will vote later tonight when I have the time to read them all :P

    And that better mean you are on for Onslaught 4 next summer!! :P

    By Blogger Marie Ann, at 4:32 PM  

  • Its a close call but gonna have to go with the obituary, altho * is a very tight second and I still have to laugh at you for not knowing Paul Simon :)

    By Blogger Marie Ann, at 4:37 PM  

  • Musical historian. Still makes me run cold.

    P.S. I love awards season!

    By Anonymous zayne, at 1:14 AM  

  • Obituary for sure!

    By Anonymous Andrea, at 12:08 PM  

  • Definite agreement on the Dooce blog. The funniest thing I read online every day. :)

    By Anonymous shea, at 10:31 PM  

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