Two B.O.N.s For The Price Of One

Posted by Simple Dude | Posted in Uncategorized | Posted on 22-10-2010

First off, I passed the 100 follower mark at some point last night and am tickled pink.  You all are awesome and i’ll do whatever I can to prove i’m worth your time.  So please for the love of God don’t unfollow me!
I haven’t been blogging for too long but I follow a lot of blogs, some of which I found through all of your blogs.  Others through the bloggers finding me and commenting here.  Still others (like Kristine’sAnnah’s & Charles’sss) I found through the Blog Of Note feature on Blogger.  A little something those of us in the biz like to call B.O.N. as in Annah got BON’d this summer and that’s how I found her blog. It’s not sexual, although in her case I am sure she found a way to make it sexy!
There has been long debate on what exactly it takes to get yourself BON’d.  Does one just continue to blog as normal pretending it doesn’t exist?  Ignoring the fact that it’s out there..  and that each and every day another blog gets BON’d.  Some of them just for showing pictures of horses, ceramic toads, beaded purses or tie dyed moccasins?!?
Or is it better for one to beg repeatedly for a solid BONing.  Posting about it, losing sleep over it, tweeting it, telling homeless people on the street how much it would mean to you.  Only to wind up disappointed time and time again.  Secretly dying a little inside each time you click on Blog of Note only to see another shit-ass blog about Russian headgear or Chilean mine safety has been chosen once again. 
I feel there is a third option.  To have someone out there like your blog enough to pimp it for you.  That’s what I am going to do here.  I know lots of great bloggers but for today we’re going to focus on just two who are highly BON worthy.  Pay attention Blog Of Note Gods or Goddesses… you need to immediately BON The Journey and The Ranter’s Box.  Not only were Rabbit and The Empress two of the first bloggers I followed in my long strange blogoverse trip but to this day they are two of my favorites.
Both are similar in that they put time, thought and honesty into their writing.  They are both at the top of my list when it comes to reading material and should be at the top of yours as well.  But you reading them is not the point of this post.  This post is to get them fucking BON’d dammit.  I don’t quite get how the selection process goes but would like to find out.  I know it’s not about traffic or post frequency because in the last two months I have seen blogs get BON’d that haven’t posted in weeks.  As the bit on SNL goes “What up with that?”
Maybe someday i’ll be BON worthy, but I don’t want it before these two.  Yes, I know what you are thinking… I am a Simple Dude and can be a selfish prick so what gives?  What the fuck.  I could use some good karma so i’m trying to do something nice.  Besides… Santa’s watching and we’re only a couple months away from his day. 
On a more personal note (always gotta bring this shit back to me don’t I?) I won an award this week.  I mentioned it in an earlier post but this is the first chance I have had to show it off.  
This one comes from Jeff at Content Unrelated – a great blog I recently found… be sure to check it out!  The only rule is that I pass it along which I am going to do to Canadian Blogger Girl.  Her blog is worth visiting just for the hot cartoon chick at the top – but she’s also a good writer!  Enjoy!!
SD… aka @SimpleDude17 so click on dat. 

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