BlogMadness: all the fun of March Madness without having to put up with Dick Vitale
Ah, March Madness.
Oh, wait. It's only January (sort of). Almost three full months of crappy college basketball until we get to the fun of brackets and the Final Four.
Fellow Madness lovers, you don't have to wait until March to print out a bracket and start red-lining your picks and pans. Let me introduce you to BlogMadness.
what would happen if you combined the fun and excitement of March Madness with the writing (brilliant and otherwise) which abounds in the blogosphere? The result of our discussion was the creation of a Blog Tournament. Everyone would go through their 2003 archives (which is fun in and of itself), pull out their very best post, and enter it in the tournament. We'll throw together a bracket, everyone will vote, and in the end the winners will be crowned King or Queen of some small portion of Blogland.
I like this idea better than any other blogging year-end contest ever, because it is based solely on writing and content. It's not about being American or Canadian, gay or straight, an A-list or never heard of blogger. You just enter what you think was your best post of 2003 and watch the fun ensue. Even if you don't enter, or your entry gets wiped out in the first round, there will still be that same March Madness excitement with Cinderella teams (blogs) and the anticipation of the final round.
So yes, I'm going to enter. Why not? My problem, of course, is in choosing one entry out of something like 1,000 that I wrote in 2003. I suppose later on in the week I'll go through the archives and pick favorites of my own and whittle the list down from that, but if you have a favorite of mine from this year (you can see all 2003 posts here, starting from this one, working your way up), drop a note in the comments.
And, if you are planning on entering, let me know so I can cheer you on.
Now, onto the preparation of jello shots.