[Miscellaneous] Awards/Tags — The Blog Most Likely To… (Tag?)

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The Blog Most Likely To…

I saw this over at Lucy @ The Reading Date a while back and thought it was a pretty fun topic I could run with; despite Huntley Fitzpatrick being an author I have yet to read. I’ve seen her name far and wide across the book blogosphere though! With the anticipation of her newest title, The Boy Most Likely To, Penguin invited bloggers to share their own superlatives using the feature “The Blog Most Likely To…”

So what’s my superlative?


The Blog Most Likely To: Vomit Nonsense

(…and smile while you’re bombarded with rational incoherence.)

What constitutes a nonsensical vomit?

The pure conviction behind button-mashing all the keystrokes in translating your thoughts into semi-coherent words. Moreover, the point is to hit that post button and share it with the world irrespective of positive or negative commentary (or whether it makes any damn sense at all).

Why all the nonsense?

Two points:

— If you’re like me, your brain is a jerk for reaching toward all sorts of tangents all the fucking time. This isn’t to say that you aren’t able to articulate these jumbled thoughts…it’s just that there’s so much of it blending together that, in truth, there is no end to any discussion; and,

— I share this voice because if not me, then who?

What are some of my favourite rants so far?

From witty satire and snark to a serious look at storytelling tropes and blogging, I think I’ve written about a lot of random topics since I’ve started my Think Aloud discussion feature. (The full list is here.) While I enjoy vomiting every single word, some standout posts to write about were:

Lack of Sustenance is the True Antagonist

The (Not-So) Villainous Monologue

Canada Reads 2015: One Book To Break Barriers

Love Triangles Are Not Actually Triangles

Freedom of Speech in the Book Blogging Community

Not All Fictional Men Smell Like The Great Outdoors

What-If Bloggers Had Blurbs?

If you’re willing to share, I encourage you to let me know which discussion posts you have enjoyed or perhaps the direction of rants/discussions you enjoy reading; whether it be satire, serious, thought-provoking or what have you. As much as I write for myself, I also aim to entertain and expand the thought-bubbles of those reading it.

What discussion/rant has been your favourite to write about?

If I haven’t read/commented on your discussion post in question, drop me a line with a link and I’ll check it out (eventually)!


Who do I think should write about their The Blog Most Likely To…” superlative?

At first I wasn’t going to tag anyone to do this (because it’s not a traditional tag) but what the hey, why not? I’ll set the tag limit to 10 but since I haven’t seen much of this superlative-tag around the blogosphere, I’ll give it a big push (because I can):

Ashley @ Dear World…

Ashley @ What’s She Reading?

Brandie @ Brandies a Book Junkie

Cristina @ Girl in the Pages

Elyssa @ Books and Iced Coffee

Josephine @ Josie’s Book Corner

Josephine @ Word Revel

Joy @ Joyousreads

Jesse Nicholas @ Books At Dawn

Kelly @ Dancing Through The Pages

Lauren @ SERIESous Book Reviews

Liam @ Liam’s Library

Lumi @ Bookish and Awesome

Miguel @ The Quirky Reader

Precious @ Clockwork Desires

Rachel @ Confessions of a Book Geek

RJ @ Heir of Ravenclaw

Stefani @ Caught Read Handed

Summer @ XingSings

Wesaun @ Oreo and Books

…and you if you would like to do it (it’s a pretty solid schedulable-post!)


Afterthoughts:

If you think I have my superlative wrong, let me know what you think it should be. Or, if you’re curious/willing, I’m definitely game in choosing (or providing inspiration?) for your superlative haha (kind of like my book blurbing post).

At the end of the day, this prompt made me evaluate what I think or hope my value is in the blogosphere. It’s pretty vain but I guess you gotta believe in what you’re trying to sell, right? (Stroke my ego some more, thanks!)

Have fun with it and stay classy.

Cheers,
Joey

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25 thoughts on “[Miscellaneous] Awards/Tags — The Blog Most Likely To… (Tag?)”

  1. Sorry if this comment is posted multiple times…there’s a slight malfunction, and this is the third time I’ve tried to post it.

    This was an interesting read. Because my itching curiosity always wins, what do YOU think my superlative is? Also, I agree with your superlative. You do have to agree with what you sell, yeah.

    My favorite rants of yours? Hmmm…if I forget anything I’ll comment later…in order and obviously, none of the ones at the end of the list are least favorites since these are about ones I enjoyed…1.Slow Walkers Are Not The Same As Aisle Readers, 2. Blogging Blurbs, 3. Dear 3000, 4.Love Triangles Are Not Actually Triangles, 5.Freedom of Speech in The Book Blogging Community, 6. Not All Fictional Men Smell Like The Great Outdoors, 7. The (Not So) Villainous Monologue & one of the best for last, 8. I Let Out A Breath I Didn’t Know I Was Holding.

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  2. Thanks for the tag! This one is going to take some serious brain energy on my part I think 😛

    My favourite rant of yours was definitely with the Love Triangle that really isn’t a love triangle. I had so much fun discussing that one with you haha

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    1. Interesting it is! I don’t even know if it’s an official thing to promote Fitzpatrick’s book…I heard about it second hand and just decided to run with it. You have many successes on your domain, Josie! I’m sure you can find one that you think fits that title of “Blog Most Likely To…”

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    1. WE AGREE TO DISAGREE. No, that’s not right–my Canadian heart hurts now–wait–what is this pain?–I agree to your disagree? WHAT IS SEMANTICS?!

      I’ve already decided what your superlative is: the blog most likely to BE A FAMOUS POET. YIKESSSSSSS I NEED TO FAN MYSELF NOW. YOUR GLOW OF POPULARITY IS BLINDINGGGGGG.

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  3. This sounds like such a fun tag! Thank you for tagging me! I will definitely be getting to this at some point soon! 🙂
    I personally like your rants and “think aloud” posts!
    Now I need to go ponder what my blog is like, because I’m really not even sure. haha. I post a lot of pictures of my cat.

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  4. Ahh, my mind runs on random tangents all the time too. So you’re definitely not alone in that respect.

    🙋🏻Oh and I’m in need of some inspiration for my superlative! Thanks for the tag, Joey!

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  5. Here’s the thing, and you already know this, but I pretty much love all of your ranty posts. There hasn’t been one I didn’t enjoy! You’d be doing the community a disservice if you ever stopped. Your tangents = endless entertainment for Brandie.

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    1. You’ve been a pillar of support throughout most of the NA-ish ones! So eat a cookie on my behalf because your likeness to me reading Hoovie (I typed this instead of Hoover somehow…) or NA in general sparked increasing wtf moments that needed to be discussed. But surely there are more to come (although I only have 1-2 ideas so far…might need to refuel on NA soon).

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  6. Thanks for tagging me! I love this open-ended post idea a bunch.
    Well first I think I wanna say that your superlative is pretty accurate. Although you think it’s nonsensical, I’d be inclined to say that I can understand it and it’s very thought-provoking at times. So maybe half-accurate? Eh well either way I love your rant/discussion/think aloud posts so even if you think they’re somewhat nonsensical, they’re very entertaining. I’ll be thinking about my superlative now and I’m not sure what I’ll do but thanks again for tagging me!

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    1. Haha, I try to be both full of nonsense but also write in a way that’s [hopefully] taken seriously. Like a “this is pretty random…but he has a point” kind of feeling; so I’m glad it has translated well with you thus far!

      Either way, thanks for your support! I’ll try to help think of a superlative for you (or what I think it would be).

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  7. Thank you for the tag, dude! However, I don’t think I’ll do this. But hey, this is definitely your brand, and two out of the seven discussions you’ve enlisted are my favorites too.

    PS. Whatever happened to firetruck?

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