During my morning browse around the Internets, I happened upon this post over on Johnny Virgil's 15 Minute Lunch. It seems he submitted his blog to be reviewed by some folks who...review blogs. He scored 3 stars out of 4, which means they really, really like him!
So, I'm going to submit this here blog for review. I'm hoping I'll be able to respond like this when they're done with me:
The odds of that, however, don't seem great. The folks over at Ask and You Shall Receive give themselves an awful lot more options for telling you how much they hate you than they do for telling you you're a winner. Let's just take a look at some stuff. Let's start with their Ratings System page. (You have to scroll down a little for anything to show up...what's up with that?)(And, how likely am I to inspire love when I start out by biting the hand I'm asking to feed me?) Two possible symbols for sharing the love and five options for quantifying my sucketude. I only hope they don't feel the need to invent new symbols for crushing me into the dust.
Next, take a look at their Submissions Page. The first paragraph is like they wrote if for my blog. They hate me already. Also, I could have just quoted from their pages instead of making you follow all these links, but really, take a look at their disclaimers. I'm pretty sure the small print includes something about them being able to take possession of my soul if I even use any of the same words they use over there. Damn, that's one bunch of potentially litigious folks over there.
So anyway, as soon as I hit "Publish" over here, I'm going over and fill out their submission page. I shall bravely take one for the team.
1.) I have no idea whether or not they take reader comments into account but feel free to shamelessly comment about how much you all love it here and/or tell them the nasty things you'll do to them if they hate my blog. That'll be fun whether it makes any difference or not.
2.) I hope they notify me when my review is up because they take "4 FUCKING WEEKS" (yeah, I quoted directly from your page without permission), to get around to the review and I fully expect to have forgotten all about this by then. I hope they don't expect me to be checking in every day just waiting for them to notice me.