Yep, last week...the week leading up to Christmas...Christmas eve as it were...nonamedufus got a metaphorical lump of coal in his stocking. And here I'd done my best to be a good boy. Let me back up. Around late summer/early fall I submitted my blog to Ask And Ye Shall Receive for review. When a couple of months had passed and I'd had no response I figured they'd passed me by and I put it behind me.
Lo and behold, last week a very nice fellow by the name of People In The Sun reviewed my blog. Now I should have picked up on their preternatural disposition to other people's blogs. The domain name of their site is, after all http://iwillfuckingtearyouapart.blogspot.com/. Yeah, enough said. And, I knew going in they had a mad on for humour bloggers, in particular members of Humor Bloggers Dot Com. But it must have been my good Catholic upbringing because as an adult I still crave to be punished for no good cause.
The review, titled Blame Humor Bloggers, is kind of meh. It doesn't focus on the content at all but rather criticizes my blog template and the number of widgets and badges in my right sidebar. For some reason they don't like the "looks" of my blog, in particular the number of references to Humor Bloggers Dot Com. Hey, my feeling is that the folks at HBDC allowed me into their somewhat exclusive club and the least I can do is provide a link or two to their site and participate in some of their events.
Feel free to read the review at the link above and the comments some of their frantic fans have posted...and let me know what you think.
I'm willing to take their criticism at face value and to that end I intend to do some tweaking here and there. As Canadian handyman Red Green likes to say: "I'm a man, but I can change, if I have to, I guess."
On balance, I found the review to be basically, um, er...balanced. I would like to have seen more reaction to my blog's content but if they left it well enough alone I guess they didn't have a problem with it. And as I said in my comments to them, I should be happy with their rating of "one star", seeing how there were 4-5 categories, including flying fiery fingers to pass through to get to it. So Ask And Ye Shall Receive thanks, I think.