Here are the Nominees for Ed’s Funny Pages 10 Funniest Bloggers of 2010 Award (because I couldn’t come up with a shorter name for the award).
I think I listed all of them. Several were nominated more than once, which they did get extra credit for, but I only listed them once here. They are also listed in no particular order.
The winners will be announced soon, as I am currently over halfway done visiting each of these.
Just to clear up a few things:
1. The new list will NOT replace the old. If you made the first list, I am not taking you off the Funny Blogger list. You won’t be listed as a 2010 recipient, but rather as a 2009 winner, and moved to my Hall of Funny. Unless you were nominated again. Or unless you stopped being funny and now suck.
2. The judging will be done by me. Again, look up at the title of this blog. However, if you feel particularly strong about one of the bloggers listed above, that goes beyond a simple nomination and borders on your desire to have their blog-babies, you may send me a short essay explaining why this blogger should receive extra consideration, which I will promptly place in my trash bin.
3. How will I judge the winner? Well, first and foremost, they have to make me laugh. (Here’s a little secret: I don’t laugh easily. After years of overexposure to comedy and humor, it takes a lot of stuff or something special to get a REAL laugh from me, and not just a smile, chuckle, or internal “ha-ha”.) I am reading several posts from each blogger just to make sure that I didn’t catch them on an “off day”. Blog layout is also important. I have ADD, and too much other junk going on can distract me if the funny is not right there in your face. Also, 5 paragraphs of joke setup before the punchline will move you to the bottom of the list. GET TO THE POINT! I AIN’T GOT ALL DAY!
Remember, lots of people can be cute, amusing, entertaining, or have humorous moments. BUT, in order to be labeled as a FUNNIEST Blogger of 2010, you got to BRING IT consistently.
Now, everybody go check out the nominees. Most seem pretty good so far.