Wednesday, 20 April 2011

Where the style's at

So The Angry Lurker passed me the Stylish Blogger Award yesterday. I'm very grateful for the kind words. And I don't mind believing I'm stylish so I'll play along.

The award's contagious. Soon we'll all have it, and I need to pass it on now to another 10-15 other bloggers. The trouble is, if I could pass it on to 100-150, it still wouldn't be enough, and even 300 would be too few.

Here's a solution. In the same way I can get one up on nature's contagions by washing my hands, I'll get one up on this too by washing my hands of choosing favourites. I'll give it to the 15 bloggers I follow with the least followers themselves, to build up resistance early you might say.

They're all bloggers I think have real style, otherwise I wouldn't follow. More importantly they're all bloggers who show their style in another way, by posting at a high level despite a readership presumably still quite low. That's something special, and difficult, and deserves recognition. There's also a poetry in it: Angry was follower three for me.

I've been through the list and found the 15 bloggers with the least followers, where I have the number. To be sure they're still active I've left out blogs where the gap since or before the last post is a month or more. The blogs being deleted by Greg I've skipped. There might be errors, and if anyone has the patience to find them, I'll happily correct.

Anyway, no more detail. The 15 new and very deserving Stylish Bloggers are:

  • shenblog - Shen get own blog, no monkey, e.g. NetherWerks

No blog in the list has more than 11 known followers and one blog has just the one. It's amazing how many blogs there are just crying out for readers - a lot of blogs just missed at 12, 13 or 14 followers. I say check the blogrolls, find a few you like and start reading.

I also need to tell you seven things about myself, but I'll do that in another post because this one's getting long and I don't want to steal anyone's thunder.

Here's one for the road though - I read a lot of blogs.

Update: And another one - I'm very fallible. There is a mistake. The details are here.


Cygnus said...

Wow, Porky, thanks for the shout-out!

So... what was Follower #3 so angry about?! :-)

Paul´s Bods said...

EH??? Me no understand :-/ If you get nominated by someone you get the award or how does it work???

DocStout said...

Great list of links. My daily reading list gets longer and longer every week.

Porky said...

@ Cygnus - You're welcome, and I hope it means more interest. I don't sense the anger to be honest, but he says it's there. He doesn't lurk much either, come to think of it. The Accepting Poster? It'd be a big rebranding.

@ Paul's Bods - If I've used 'nominate' or 'nominations', it's just carelessness. The way I understand it - and now you've got me worried! - is that a 'winner' makes other bloggers automatic 'winners', and they in turn make more. If you've been 'nominated', by my reckoning you've 'won'. Maybe someone reading can clear this up?

@ DocStout - That's the way it goes, and I wonder where it ends?

Unknown said...

Aww, thank you Porky! I'm actually kinda shocked, I didn't think anyone looked at my blog, haha.

Much appreciation, and I'll try to spread the good cheer. :)

Porky said...

The Angry Lurker deserves the thanks really. The award makes good cover in getting more names out there..! I read and enjoy it, and with a bit of luck this will mean more do too.

The Happy Whisk said...

Congrats, Porky.

jkovesi said...

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Fallen said...

haha! thanks for the shout out! awesome to know that someone is reading my blog. the others you 'nominated' look awesome and i'm definitely going to follow them! Congrats to you though!!

Porky said...

@ The Happy Whisk - Thanks! It won't be going up in a prominent place, but I can't argue with the advantages, not least that cover.

@ roleplay - No trouble. All publicity may be good publicity, but a little good publicity is still worth having..!

@ Fallen - Again, hopefully it will mean more readers; there's a lot to like. Thanks, and congratulations to you too!

I'm thinking about that idea of 'nomination'. I guess the way the word is being used could reflect the chance to refuse. The award has arrived in this part of the blogosphere in force and I've seen some less than welcoming remarks - and I also used the word 'contagion' - so it's easy to understand why it might not be accepted. If it starts to dominate I can see the problem, but until then on balance I think the advantages in a reminder to spread the word about good blogs are worth a little silliness and time.

The Happy Whisk said...

What's nice is you've highlighted other blogs. That's fun. As for the seven things about ourselves, I never do those. I dunno. Maybe one day I will but not today.

Anyway, interesting list. Wishing you a great weekend.

Porky said...

I'm having trouble finding so many. I've got two so far, the one in the post and the one in the update. Five more? Hmph.

Have a great weekend too. I'll likely be over at some point.

The Happy Whisk said...

Porky: I upped your prize to a live spider and fresh cookies/biscuits. We'll just give the dead spiders and stale biscuits to Lurker and Ray.

Five more huh? You've gotten rather than me.

Xyanthon said...

Thanks Porky, I'll have to add these folks to my blog roll. Wow, too many good blags out there for me to keep up with (that's a good thing)!

Porky said...

@ The Happy Whisk - Well, okay, but I don't know how they'll take it...

@ Johnathan Bingham - No trouble. It's a good thing, but I really am bumping up against the limits of time in trying to read them all. And now the winners are giving us even more..!

Christina Cassie said...

Thanks sooo much!!!

Porky said...

No worries at all - to my mind you very much deserve the attention!