Most Influential Blog Awards – Rules And Nominations

Influential? Me? Karen at The Lonely Conservative thinks so! And she’s like 10 million times cooler than me, so yeah, maybe I am!

There’s an award badge:

most-influential-blogger[1]There is no actual voting, it’s just a fun way to bring recognition to other blogs and bloggers that are out there.

Which means that I am already a winner! Yeah, baby!

Here are the rules:

1. Display the award logo on your blog.

2. Link back to the person who nominated you

3. Answer 7 questions decided up by your nominator

4. Nominate ( no limit of nominations ) other bloggers for this award and link back to them.

5. Notify those bloggers of the award requirements.

Wait, there’s work involved? Let’s see, 1 and 2 are already done. 4 and 5 are easy. So on to number 3!

Here are Karen’s questions:

1. Why did you start a political blog and when?

I started WyBlog in May of 2007, on a bet. A group of college friends started a writing club with the goal of churning out 3,000 words of original content month after month. They stopped after 3 years and patted themselves on the back for a Job Well Done. Me, I don’t know when to quit. And really, what would the blogosphere be like if you guys didn’t have Wysocki to kick around anymore?

2. If President Obama invited you to a beer summit, would you attend?

Sure. But I’d bring my own beer.

3. Do you think there is any hope of restoring the United States to a constitutional republic in your lifetime?

No. I think America is doomed to collapse under the weight of our ever-expanding welfare state. Detroit is our future, and it’s not gonna be pretty.

But what emerges from the ashes could very well be a reincarnation of the Founding Fathers’ vision for freedom and liberty. My goal is to prepare my daughter for a leadership role in America V2.0.

If you’ve read Asimov’s Foundation trilogy you’ll understand what I believe is coming down the pike. Maybe not 1,000 years of interregnum, but some period of unrest, followed by a rebirth. Our young people need to start planning now for that. Because you can be damn sure the progressives are planning for another socialist utopia, because they’re certain it’ll work eventually.

4. If you could visit one nation you have never visited before, what nation would that be?

America, as envisioned by the Founding Fathers!

Oh, you meant a contemporary nation. Well, Poland then.

5. Do you have a job that isn’t connected to blogging? If so, what is your occupation?

Yup, I’m CTO for an actuarial firm.

6. What book has influenced your life (other than the Bible or Torah) and describe how?

The first book to really leave a lasting impression on was Heinlein’s “The Number Of The Beast”. I think I read it when I was 12 or 13 and the entire premise of time travel, parallel universes, and invented reality blew my mind. I became a voracious reader of science fiction, Heinlein, Asimov, Clarke – “Childhood’s End” took me even farther into the philosophical nature of man’s relationship with God.

Then sometime in high school I read a short story (sorry, can’t remember the name) describing how a Polish teenager escaped first the Nazis and then the Soviet Union, by secreting himself underneath a railroad car and hanging on for dear life. And I thought, what would compel a kid to do that, which of course led me to discover all I could about WW II and the Communists.

7. How do you like to spend your time when you aren’t blogging or working?

You mean people do stuff besides blog and work? Because that’s all my wife thinks I do.

I’d like to think I’m a pretty good cook and I entertain this fantasy that one day I’ll face off against Bobby Flay on a barbecue throwdown. My favorite time of year is the fall because that’s when people like to gather for good hearty eating and some of my favorite dishes to create are stews and braised meats.

I also enjoy biking with my daughter and spending summers at the Jersey shore.


OK, time to nominate some worthy folks! I won’t repeat anyone already nominated by Karen (or Maggie, who passed the baton to Karen), because they already selected some pretty amazing bloggers.

Mind Numbed Robot — and the Robo-Response.


Matt at Conservative Hideout V2.0 — and he puts the ball back in my court.

The Classic Liberal

Larry at Political RealitiesOklahoma!

The Laughing Conservative

Proof Positive — here’s his response.

Fishersville Mike — he says “thanks!”

Just A Conservative Girl — with her response.

Ninety Miles From Tyranny

And here are their seven questions:

1. Why did you start a political blog, and when?

2. If you could have dinner with any person, living or dead, who would it be?

3. Do you think there is any hope of restoring the United States to a constitutional republic in your lifetime?

4. If you could choose one state for Conservatives to “take over” and reshape into a vision of America congruent with Constitutional / Conservative principles, what state would you choose and why?

5. If you could retire anywhere, on or off the planet Earth, where would it be?

6. What book has influenced your life (other than the Bible or Torah) and describe how?

7. iPhone, Droid, BlackBerry, or Windows Phone?

Ok, that’s a wrap. Have at it!

9 thoughts on “Most Influential Blog Awards – Rules And Nominations

  1. Pingback: Most Influential Blog Awards Nomination | Mind-Numbed Robot

  2. All great nominees! Looks like you had fun with this. I did. Love your new look. Have I missed the story of the blog name? (My TweetDeck isn’t working and I miss the news about the guys in #VRWC)

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