Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Noted Bloggers Break Award Chain in Protest over Digital Divide

AUSTIN (BS) -- BR and Steve returned from an exhausting weekend in New Orleans to discover they had been given the Kreativ Blogger award by their dear online friend, Herrad.

"Is this some kind of joke?" Steve asked. "I mean Herrad is very well traveled and reads lots of blogs. The stuff we put out there can't possibly be all that kreativ in comparison."

"I didn't even know we were nominated," BR said while eating a cookie left over from the trip.

In their acceptance speech, Steve and BR dedicated the award to all the kreativ people living with MS who don't have the means to blog.

"There are millions of kreativ voices out there yearning to be heard. Yet they remain silent as the gap between the 'haves' and the 'have nots' grows. We cannot, in good conscience, pass this award on until our offline brothers and sisters are allowed to step up to the microphone!"


Herrad said...

Hi Steve, Hi BR,

Sorry if I have upset you both.

I picked you because I like your blog it looks good is presented well reads good and is well layed out and has video clips.

So for me that well qualified you for the Kreativ Award.

The other aspect I like is that in passing on the award you bring blogs to peoples attention.


steve said...

Hi Herrad -

We are delighted that you would think about us when you received this award. The post was an inappropriate joke to publicly acknowledge an honor from a dear online friend.

To be honest, I'm just not all that comfortable with public recognition. I've only recently become comfortable with receiving complements one-on-one.

And so I joke ...

Richie said...

I am with you Steve on the award element, it all makes me a little uncomfortable- something of the chain letter about this pass it on stuff.
I know its meant well but it kind of goes against my feelings. I would rather someone just put a link to a blog they like.
As for the creative element; your blog qualifies for the category because of the quality of your writing. A compliment one to one, and well deserved

Kim said...


You'll have to write a letter to our Senior Honors Comp instructor thanking her for making you such a good writer :-).

Dang it, her name escapes me now--all I remember are the wig, the temper, and the fact she was an ex-nun (not to be confused with an ex-parrot...)

steve said...

Kim - I still have my copy of Strunk and White, though internet resources have taken its place as a daily writing reference.