Is it too late to back out of this?
Oh well. I guess I'm committed to and must announce my blog crush considering this is, after all, Reveal Your Blog Crush Day.
You would think I would have learned my lesson some months ago when I was revealing a list of some of my favorite bloggers only to discover I had left a few people off the finished list.
I felt guilty as hell about it despite protestations that I didn't need to worry. Call it "Catholic Guilt," if you will. And I'm agnostic. Go fig.
Anyway, at that time, I swore to myself I would never participate in such exclusionary blog practices ever again.
I am, if nothing else, a man of my word.
I know that Sandra and Sizzle decided that we, as participants in this most valunted day of days, can pick as many blog crushes as we want. And, as much as I may have been leaning this way initially, I will instead just pick one recipient of my blogaffection.
Why? Because I don't want to wind up in a situation similar to the one I described above in which I forget one or two names in a list of many. Perhaps it's just me, but I would be more hurt to have been forgotten from a list of many than to lose out to a single winner. Think in terms of being an actor nominated for an Academy Award. How bad would you feel if, suddenly, all your fellow nominees were awarded a statuette, save for you? Color me crazy, but I'd want to crawl in a hole and die.
That is why, in the words of the Highlander, "There can be only one!"
So who is this lucky person? Who is that one special individual to whom I have devoted myself? The recipient of my bloggy-style lovin'?
It is tough. Really. I read so many damn fine bloggers out there. I literally have dozens upon dozens of people whose new words I await with breathless anticipation. So many of you out there I just know I could meet in real life (if I haven't already) and we'd get along just famously.
(do note my carefully crafted, yet horribly transparent, attempt to stall)
But I have limited this decision to one. And I am a man of my word. This time. Really. I swear.
Okay, enough procrastinating.
[drum roll please]
My current blog crush is my gal Hilly of Snackiepoo!!
Anybody who has been lucky enough to share in the biting humor of Her Hillyness knows why she is my blog crush. For those who haven't met her yet:
- She is damn funny
- She is a great writer
- She can have fun at her own expense and not just at the expense of others (usually Karl)
- She is more than willing to accept a challenge (now get writing about Oprah, dammit!)
- She gives the love back
- She strikes me as a truly genuine person (or she's just great at pulling the wool over my eyes)
This is not to say there are not other bloggers out there who meet one, more, or even all these same criteria. I just decided to pick on Hilly today. She is highly deserving of my love.
Those of you who did not get picked... don't go fretting. Just because Hilly is my blog crush doesn't necessarily mean she's suddenly going to have great luck befall her. Knowing my track record, it could be just the opposite. I have that effect. Remember the story of King Midas? Everything he touched turned to gold? All was great at first until he realized there was nothing left. That could be me.
Who's to say in six months' time, jumptheshark.com won't have Hilly's name listed and, right beside it, "named kapgar's blog crush."
Yeah yeah, so they don't have a section for bloggers... yet. But, it could happen. Count your lucky stars. ;-)
Oh, and I gotta give some love to Neilochka who named me his Blog Crush of the Day yesterday! I'm a repeat winner on his site! I even have screen-captured evidence for you doubters out there! And his kinda blog crushing is a good thing! I've always had good luck when that has happened!