Ultimate Blogger

I hate reality television. I continue to be amazed that the fad hasn’t followed disco and parachute pants into our collective Gallery of Things That Seemed Like a Good Idea at the Time. But this post isn’t about reality TV.

This post is about a blogging contest, set up in a Challenge/Win Immunity/Vote Someone Off format popularized by the aforementioned “genre” [As you read, make air quotes. -Ed.] Ten bloggers will be chosen from among the applicants to compete for six weeks in The Ultimate Blogger. Having participated in a number of blogging challenges in the past, I’ve seen firsthand how they can energize a flagging blogger (that would be me… 3 posts so far this month). This one certainly looks like fun, but I don’t think I’ve got the time to play. Besides, I doubt I’d make it past the application… only 10 contestants will be chosen.

But don’t let that stop you from applying. There are several of my favorite bloggers I’d like to see participate in something like this. If you don’t know who you are, check the blogroll. There are even prizes (circa $500 worth). And who knows, maybe I’ll give it a shot anyway. Deadline for applications is Friday, April 29, 2005 at 8:00 pm PT*.

* Footnote: The application states 8:00pm PST. PST is, of course, Pacific Standard Time. To the best of my knowledge, there are no areas in the U.S. Pacific Time Zone that do not use Daylight Saving Time*, so I think they meant 8:00 pm PDT. If so, your deadline is an hour ealier than you think. Yes, I know I’m being pedantic, but I’m a programmer- what do you expect? Also, I spent the first fer years of my professional life designing call-center scheduling software, so I tend to get picky about date and time math.

* Footnote to the Footnote: Yes, it’s Daylight Saving Time, not Daylight Savings Time. Yes, really. Want to learn lots, lots more about Daylight Saving Time? Check out the Webexhibits.org Daylight Saving Time Exhibit, one of my favorite sights on the web.

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One Response to “Ultimate Blogger”

  1. dugh Says:


    Not that you’re issuing a “challenge” for the month but… I seriously doubt I have the mettle to even try for this sort of reality blogging thing. I guess I just have weird issues with anything that “reality” as a sort of prefix for its name.