Without wanting to sound ungrateful to the kind people who nominated me, I am not happy about being shortlisted for Best British or Irish blog in this year's Bloggie Awards.
Yes, it's a nice compliment, a good ego-boost, a delicious saliva-lubricated rim-job etc., but really it doesn't sit well with me. This is partly because I won the award in 2006 and one Bloggie is more than enough for me, thank you. As well as this, however, is the fact that there are - many - other UK writers who deserve to have their blogs recognised instead.
However, I do hope people will still vote in the Bloggies - just not for me (thank you). I'm casting my vote (and hope you will do the same) in the Best British or Irish blog for the wonderful Andre, whose A Beautiful Revolution is a perfect blend of wit, melancholy and introspective analysis, which, combined with his wonderful doodles, photographs, and real-life-observation, makes him the deserved winner in this category.