Nicky and I go back a couple of years. We were members of Tribal Blogs before Jenn and the girls over there went all commercial on our asses. Jenn, blogs for money. As Jerry Seinfeld would say "Not that there's anything wrong with that." But I know I sure don't blog for money, although if you want to send me some I can give you my address. And I don't think Nicky does either. Hell, neither of us can afford a blog makeover. Isn't it obvious? But Tribal Blogs just isn't average Joe blog-friendly any more. Hell, they even hid their forum so their new serious corporate customers couldn't read my punny comments.
Now last year, guess what? Tribal Blogs had a Blog Make-Over Contest. During the competition Nicky and I engaged in quite the dissing match (with a 'd") and dragged our blogger friends into it leaving comments on our blogs, on Tribal blogs, and on Twitter and Facebook. Oh I pulled out all the stops. Here's an example from Facebook from last September of the lengths Nicky and I went to for votes - even for just one from our pal Michael Whitman-Jones - to win First Place. The names have not been changed to protect the innocent. Well except mine:
Yoo-hoo.Nicky-and Mike, you out there? I just wanted to bring this to your attention. Have a nice day.http://nonamedufus.blogspot.com/2011/09/ive-got-sizzle.html
You know, I always thought there was something fishy about that contest. Neither Nicky nor I won First Place. We tied for second. The only other blog in the competition, something called Salmon like the Fish got the makeover. But that dissing contest brought us closer together. That's right. Nicky and I have a great relationship as a result and continue to tease each other when the opportunity presents itself. Don't we little Greek Cheese Loving Lady?