Bloggers are a funny bunch. Mostly funny HaHa not funny peculiar (though I'm pretty sure there are peculiar bloggers out there. I just don't read them. Or I do read them but I don't think they’re peculiar. Maybe I should stop now.)
Two of the blogs that I
stalk read consistently are Captain Dumbass and Goodfather. Very funny men with obviously way too much time on their hands like the rest of us (Or stay up late at night or get up very early in the morning or waste time at work or neglect our real family and friends for our blog family and friends. Not that any of us do that I’m just saying…)
Anywho, Captain Dumbass and Goodfather seem to have been talking amongst themselves about the awards that are passed around the blogging circle. They have got it into their heads that said awards are just a little too feminine for their liking.
Being the anal-retentive trivial information gathering librarian that I am I decided to do an informal, un-quantitative, un-scientific, probably inaccurate, and completely qualitative study of the matter. Yes, gang! I am this anal.
After a quick, and I mean very quick (you can only do so much at work. Not really, I did this at home. Honest I did!) look at the blogs that I
stalk, haunt, bother follow I think I can understand where they may have a point. So let's test their theory (in a totally un-authoritative way):
Woman reclining on leopard skin bed. Manly?
Maybe not but what guy wouldn't want to come home to this?
Pink with houses. Manly?
Well, the houses part maybe. Once you buy a house you have to get all the manly tools to repair it or maybe that is what happens at my house. It could be that we tend to buy crappy houses.
Hooked implies crocheting or knitting. Some men have been known to knit.
Red heart and pink happy faces. Enuf said.
Big pink bow?
You do have various gender neutral awards and tags. Take Sprite's Keeper spin cycle bling. It's not too girlish. Guy's, you can't possibly have a problem with it.
Also that November blow me thing.
These are the awards that Captain Dumbass and Goodfather came up with.
Manly? You betcha!
I'm making no judgments here because as a good little researcher that's not my place. Like any good conclusion to a study report I must call for more research and the funding to go forward with it.
Cameron over at Get the Stink Off and Mum-me at Our Aussie Half-dozen gave me these two. I love you, man! I'll be taking care of the requirements for these later.