Wednesday, September 20, 2006


Good morning C.P.,

While I can appreciate the tremendous honour of being "one of three" to be your 10,000th visitor, my conscience has been pricking me (!) and I feel I should decline the award. This isn't any kind of sleight against you, nor any kind of "too cool for awards" thing like the Beatles and their OBEs merely a matter of honesty.

If your 10,000th came via Bloglines then it's not me because I didn't. I do sometimes but I didn't that time.*heaves sigh*

There I've said it and I'm sure it'll do my Karma good. It'd bloody well better!

With fond regards, I have the pleasure to remain,
your avid reader
Steg xx


I appreciate your honesty and realise it must have taken great strength of character to decline such a coveted prize. To my mind, this makes you more a Winner than ever.

Your flattered Hostess



Blogger Frontier Editor said...


This got lost in the rush in the responses at "And the winner is . . ."

I'll defer to my two gracious colleagues since they may very well have edged me out.

Besides, having to write about someone like me may very well be the literary equivalent of nerve gas upon you and your readers.

I enjoy coming here no matter what the counter says.

11:40 pm  
Anonymous Sensei said...

Hello! *waves* Sorry for not saying hi earlier (I really ought to do something about that - there are a few people I've added but not said anything to!) but I'm hoping that this makes up. To be honest, I've listed yourself for a little while now! Oops!

11:46 pm  
Blogger Within Without said...

Great musical accompaniment!

So maybe enough people could disqualify themselves that hit No. 10,006 might end up being the winner?

Uh...what's the prize again?

12:40 am  
Blogger Stegbeetle said...

Now I'm getting a swelled head.

And I echo what Frontier Editor said about nerve gas. If your readers wanted to hear about me then they'd be my readers too.

I'll just have to come back often enough to be #20,000!

1:12 am  
Anonymous Sharon J said...

Honest bloke. A rare creature.

What's with the music? I almost felt I ought to get up and start bopping around but it's 1.34am and I'm knackered.

1:40 am  
Blogger ziggi said...

I have no idea how you know where people are visiting from or how - you are so very clever, it's cos you a mere babe isn't it *sigh* and I have alzheimers . . .

10:09 am  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's better to lose honestly than to win dishonestly... Or something like that...
And, Rare Creature, in our eyes, you've won anyway!

11:49 am  
Blogger tom909 said...

I don't really know how to say this but I fear there may have been some irregularity in this competition. I have heard several rumours, all from different sources, suggesting that the whole thing was a gigantic stitch up.
Of course I don't want to believe this, and I do so hope it has all been a huge mistake, but so far things aren't looking so good. Suffice to say that the whole affair is now being investigated by the EBVNCB (European Blog Visitor Numbers Checking Bureau).

3:03 pm  
Blogger Cherrypie said...

Fronty - thank you. Don't worry. I know you're a shy, retiring type and I wouldn't want to embarrass you x

Sensie - hai!

WW - I wouldn't know where to begin

Sharon - it's temporarily de-activated in case you have another night of insomnia

Ziggi - it's amazing what information you can get for free from sitemeter

Tom - I've often suspected that behind that free-loving, benign, meat-free, pacifistic facade there was a secret agent from the EBVNCBKGB. You've been rumbled as the Anthony Blunt of the Blogging World. Deny it if you dare.

9:35 pm  
Blogger Frontier Editor said...


That's an even better line than the one you gave Ziggi about spiders from Mars. But I manage quite well to embarass myself once a week for 50 cents a pop and without violating state and federal solicitation laws. >B^D>

mygmy - what you get when you cross Midge Ure and an African tribe of small stature

11:11 pm  

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