Tuesday, 13 March 2012
Blogger's Got Talent. The Not So Final Result.
Greetings. Yes, tis I, Penny the Jack Russell dog and modest internet star. You may be aware of my human's previous posting. Yeah, the one about the five finalists in the "Blogger's Got Talent" contest. It went to the public vote to decide the winner. Yet, there was a serious discrepancy in the phone voting. The blogger in the "Self-Obsessed, Self-Promoting Blogger" category, appeared to have received 100% of the phone vote.
Due to this, the producers and the sponsors of the show, checked with the phone companies and discovered that the lines had been rigged by a 'mystery' person who ensured that the contestant in the category, "Self-Obsessed, Self-Promoting Blogger", would win. This alarming situation has caused the producers and sponsors to have a serious rethink.
Sadly, due to the upcoming season of "Blogger Idle", I mean "Blogger Idol", the brains behind, Blogger's Got Talent, have decided to have an all day voting 'Blogathon', sometime within the next six months, to determine fairly and squarely, the true winner of Blogger's Got Talent. The phone companies have insured their full cooperation in this matter.
And what of the Self-Obsessed, Self Promoting bloggers? My human Gary has had a few emails from some of them. The emails have been quite touching and very transparent. They have told him of their insecurities, their need to feel wanted. They are scared and hide behind the genre. They have told Gary that they are stuck in the genre and are terrified of taking off the mask and revealing the truth. Gary told them to be brave, to be open, to be honest. They might find that their 'followers' will not feel let down. Instead, their followers would most likely applaud them for their courage to reveal who they really are.
I recall Gary showing me one email in particular from an alleged 'Self-Obsessed, Self-Promoting', blogger. That blogger told Gary that they were going to tell their followers just who they really were. They said how frightened the were to take off the mask. To that blogger's immense credit, they submitted one of the most open and heartfelt postings we have ever read. And that blogger's followers, instead of being disappointed, rejoiced in their bravery.
I mean, isn't that what it's all about? Are we not a part of a sharing, caring blogging community? All different, all equal?