Don’t forget to clue in your nominees, so that they have a chance of winning…
Here are the contestants so far, and the handicaps based on their Alexa Traffic Rank.
David @ The Daily Cheese the daily cheese is the only one I could not find a rank on. I will let him pick his own handicap…
The deadline to nominate someone will be June 1st 2013 at midnight CST.
I gave everyone one vote apiece so that you can see how you rank on the handicap. I will update the chart again June 1st, and have the poll up June the 2nd…
(This gets confusing, let me know if anything is wrong)
THE COOLEST SOB IN THE CONSERVATIVE BLOGOSPHERE 2013!!
(SOB = Sweet Old Blogger)
About The Contest
There are thousands of super cool personalities in the conservative blogosphere. This award is not only an attempt to find the coolest, but also to celebrate the rest of them.
When I first started blogging, I sent a tip to Andrew Brietbart on just on a whim. It was before he became so famous by bringing down ACORN, but he still was a big time blogger. I almost fell down when I received a return email. I first thought it was a robo-email until I read it. He thanked me and said that he had already run story, but that he appreciated my effort.
I remember thinking “that is one cool SOB.” He took time out of his busy schedule to answer an email from a nobody blogger who was a stranger to boot.
He is not the only blogger out there that excels in: all around coolness, class, common courtesy, etiquette, selflessness, and genuine respect for the efforts of other conservative bloggers — no matter how minimum.
So in honor of him and other classy SOBS like him, I am kicking off the first annual “Coolest SOB In The Conservative Blogoshpere” award.
Grumpy Elder: “You need some publicity, I found out you were running the contest again this year by accident“
I am getting a start on it early because I felt bad because some really great bloggers didn’t get clued in last time until after the contest started.
Some of the changes for 2013 will be an improved simplified handicap system, no ability to nominate yourself, and the ability to vote multiple times (multiple people).
Plus, I will not be nominating anyone myself this time.
The deadline to nominate someone will be June 1st 2013 at midnight CST. Voting will began June the 2nd as soon as I can get the poll up.
Voting Will Last One Week
Big Blogs: All sites with a an Alexa Traffic Rank of less than 150,000 will see no increase in the vote count.
Moderately Big Blogs: All Sites with an Alexa Traffic Rank of between 150,000 and 500,000 will see an increase of 25% in the vote count.
Medium Sized Blogs: All Sites with an Alexa Traffic Rank of between 500,000 and 1,000,000 will see an increase of 50% in the vote count.
Smaller Blogs: All Sites with an Alexa Traffic Rank of 1,000,000 or greater will see an increase of 100% in the vote count.
To nominate someone
Leave their name or pseudonym, the name of the site at which they blog, and it’s url address in the comment box below.
(If you want them to have a chance of winning, you will need to clue them in before the voting starts)
Update: To save time and work the legacy of participation rule will apply. Those who have been nominated will remain nominated from now on.
I will update this thread once a month with the nominee’s information at the bottom in the comment box.
Note: Comments on threads close after 100 days (because of pingback spam) — if you can’t comment, email your nominee to me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Every nominee will receive a recognition award. I will place them at the bottom of this thread after the results are in.
The 2nd and 3rd place winners will also receive awards, to commemorate them holding the Coolest SOB In The Conservative Blogoshpere’s balls off the hot pavement while he/she accepts theirs.
May the coolest SOB win!
Buffoon @ Blur Brain – Nominated 1st by Xplodeit
Jim @ Conservatives on Fire – Nominated 1st by Steve
Arron Burr @ Evil Conservatives – Nominated 1st by Lucas062872
BigFurHat @ IOTW – Nominated 1st by DarcPrynce
David @ The Daily Cheese The Daily Cheese - Nominated 1st by Cryandhowl
Oleg Bash @ The People’s Cube - Nominated 1st by jkubin
Martin @ WWTFT- Nominated 1st by Steve
Gatordoug @ The Daily Gator - Nominated 1st by Pete (via email)
Maggie @ Maggie’s Notebook - Nominated 1st by Grumpy Elder
Bob Mack @ Be Sure You’re Right Then Go Ahead – Nominated 1st by Grumpy Elder
‘Grumpy’ @ Grumpy Opinions – Nominated 1st by Mike Kane
Reaganite @ Reaganite Republican – Nominated 1st by Maggie
Dave Blount @ Moonbattery – Nominated 1st by Maggie
Doug Ross @ Doug Ross and Journal - Nominated 1st by Maggie
BC @ I’m 41 – Nominated 1st by Maggie
Kenny Lane ( Wirecutter) @ Knuckledraggin My Life Away (NSFW) – Nominated 1st by Rick Lakehomer
Pissed @ Feral Irishman (NSFW) – Nominated 1st by Rick Lakehomer
Ulsterman @ The Ulsterman Report – Nominated 1st by Wishtrick
JustCommonSense @ Lost in America – Nominated 1st by KWWB1
Mockarena @ Chicks On The Right – Nominated 1st by Steph Norton
Daisy @ Chicks On The Right – Nominated 1st by Steph Norton
Harvey @ IMAO – Nominated 1st by 4of7
Robert Spencer @ Jihad Watch – Nominated 1st by BigFurHat
Elena McCall @ Conservative Truth – Nominated 1st by A Petree
Silverfiddle @ WESTERN HERO - Nominated 1st by Constitutional Insurgent
Gerard Van der Leun @ AMERICAN DIGEST – Nominated 1st by Maksim
Maksim @ imaksim.com - Nominated 1st by El Buffoon
Steve @ Cry and Howl - Nominated 1st by PatriotUSA
LC @ anti-idiotarian Rottweiler- Nominated 1st by PatriotUSA
LadyRaven @ Whiskey In A jar- Nominated 1st by PatriotUSA
Curmudgeon @ Political Clown Parade- Nominated 1st by PatriotUSA
Jared @ The Looking Spoon – Nominated 1st by Curmudgeon
Diogenes Sarcastica @ Diogenes Middle Finger - Nominated 1st by Curmudgeon
Sundance @ The Last Refuge - Nominated 1st by PatriotUSA
Jim Hoft @ The Gateway Pundit - Nominated 1st by coldeadhands
Skookum @ Flopping Aces - Nominated 1st by coldeadhands
AWD @ Angry White Dude – Nominated 1st by Jack Daniels
DrJohn @ Flopping Aces - Nominated 1st by claudia
Sad Hill @ Sad Hill News - Nominated 1st by claudia
Bob @ Black & Right – Nominated 1st by claudia
Will Profit @ Capitalist Preservation - Nominated 1st by Fart Soup
RANDY @ Randy’s Round Table - Nominated 1st by Will Profit
Mr Pinko – @ IOTW – Nominated 1st by Will Profit
Mr. Positive – @ Proof Positive – Nominated 1st by randyg1
Odie – @ Man Got Wood – Nominated 1st by randyg1
DIANNY – @ Maser Media – Nominated 1st by diogenes
earl – @ The Earl of Taint – Nominated 1st by diogenes
Broken Patriot – @ The Broken Patriot – Nominated 1st by Angrymike
Miss K – @ MissK’s World… – Nominated 1st by Angrymike
William Teach – @ Pirate’s Cove – Nominated 1st by Proof (@ProofBlog)
Arron Burr – @ Evil Conservatives – Nominated 1st by Winona G
Angrymike – @ Angrymikes Hood – Nominated 1st by MissK
Scooter Van Neuter – @ Big Hairy News – Nominated 1st by Earl of Taint
Joe Dan – @ IntellectualFroglegs– Nominated 1st by Arlie
Orly Taitz – @ orlytaitzesq.com – Nominated 1st by Arlie
Gina Miller – @ RenewAmerica – Nominated 1st by Pam
Stilton Jarsberg – @ HopeNChangeCartoons.com – Nominated 1st by Thelma Lou
Angel – @ The Lonely Libertarian – Nominated 1st by MissK
Daniel Greenfield – @ Sultan Knish – Nominated 1st by Arlie
Let me know if I have your link or name wrong, or if I miss someone…