The Men’s Really Hard Hat Awards

Not another awards post from me?  I’m an ‘award free’ blog. Don’t you see that ‘award free’ widget over on your widget bar, Hugh? Yes, I do, but this is a call to arms post to all the men out there.

Have you noticed the new ‘Girl Love’ blog award doing the rounds at the moment?  It’s a lovely award, but unfortunately us guys are not allowed to be nominated for it. ‘Time for action’ I thought and I’ve created an award which can only be awarded to men that blog.

‘The Men’s Really Hard Hat Award’ is my way of honouring some of the male bloggers who I follow. I’m giving them this brand new award as a thank you and in recognition of all the support they’ve given me. Not only that, but ‘The Men’s Really Hard Hat Award’ is also given to the men who have the most wonderful blogs that keep us entertained.

The Mens

Here is my list of Male Bloggers who I would like to pass this award onto. It’s in no particular order, so no fighting guys. There is one for each of you.

Chris, at Twenty First Summer. Chris was on the Blogging 101 course of April 2014 I attended. Chris is regular with his posts and his Saturday morning posts cover a whole range of subjects. I’m hoping he’ll write a post about why the number 11 is not pronounced onety one?  I just have to have that question answered and he’s the man to do it.

Norm, at Norm 2.0. A guest blogger of mine in November 2015, Norm knows everything there is to know about Photography. His ‘Thursday Doors’ photography challenge is great fun. So far I’ve not got arrested for taking photos of doors. Phew!

Christoph, at Writer Christoph Fischer. Christoph is a published author and all-round nice guy. He recently interviewed me on his blog and came to the conclusion that it was not me that ate all the Welshcakes.

Geoff, at TanGental. Another guest blogger of mine and my fellow male Bloggers’ Bash committee member, Geoff is also a published author and protects me from the female members of the committee. It was his idea about the elf costumes.

Chris, at Chris The Story Reading Ape’s Blog. Promoter and Supporter of authors, writers and bloggers, Chris does an amazing job in what he does. I think he should choose, promote and manage this year’s UK entry for The Eurovision Song Contest.  We’d certainly win the contest!

Lord David, at The Buthidars. David is a real Lord and has told me I need to curtsey when I meet him. Another fellow Welshman, it was him that ate all the Welshcakes.

Steve, at Steve Says. Up and coming DJ, Steve never fails in making me laugh with his posts and his outfits.  When it comes to music, Steve is the font of all knowledge. Did you know that he managed to get Kylie Minogue to sit on top of his Christmas Tree last month? Go on, ask him about it.

Richard, at Richard Ankers. When it comes to poetry, Richard is king. Some of his work has been published. Richard recently told me that I freaked him out. I thought he was referring to my singing, but thank goodness it was one of my short stories that had done the deed.

Ronovan, at Ronovan Writes. When it comes to Blogging, Ronovan is King. He taught me everything I know about blogging, so you can all blame him. He also taught me how to keep my sock drawer tidy. Thanks for that, Ronovan.

Eric, at Eric’s Blog. Eric recently wrote in one of his posts that he was my biggest fan. Well, I’ve got news for you, Eric. You’re not my biggest fan! Nope, it’s someone else who is my biggest fan and you’ll have to scroll down to the bottom of this post to find out who it is. However, you can still be my biggest ‘male’ fan.

Nick Verron, at Nick Verron. Nick is a hero of mine. He’s an incredible guy and one which many of us get inspiration from. I’ve told him I’ll gladly launder his Super-hero’s outfit, but there’s no guarantee he’ll get it back.

Andrew, at Have Bag, Will Travel. Andrew’s been just about everywhere. His trips are often packed with humour and events that will have you in tears of laughter. Every time I see a new post from him I can’t help but think about the incident he had with an inflatable in a lift. Ask him about it. I know he’ll love to share the story with you.

John, at Fiction Favorites. John’s ‘Fifty-Two Views Of The Gulf’ series is like watching a silent movie. However, it always ends on a cliff-hanger and leaves me on the edge of my seat. That’s so cruel, John! However, I love what you write and where you live.

For the gentleman who have been nominated for this brand new award there is only one thing I ask you do. You don’t need to accept the award or display it on your blog. You don’t need to write a post about it or nominate other male bloggers. You don’t even have to say ‘thank you’ to me for the award. No. All I ask you do is to do something nice for your wife, husband, partner or a member of your family today. Tell them you have been given an award and then go and do the washing up, take them shopping, fix that shelf or leaky tap they’ve been going on about, cook them a meal or simply just tell them that you love them. We don’t do enough of that.

If you want to pass the award on then please do, but there’s absolutely no obligation to do so.

Congratulations to all of you.

P.S – If you’d like to be in with a chance to meet my biggest fan (click here to read her story) please leave me a comment telling me how many pairs of socks you think I got for Christmas.

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140 thoughts

  1. garcias por favor
    I may have just insulted several nationalities with that, but it was fun while it lasted. That’s why I wear the hard hat. I like to say things wrong to amuse my son. He knows the correct word is Gracias. and it knows Por Favor means please.

  2. That is a wonderful idea, Hugh! You have some great guest bloggers and I have been able to read some of their blogs. I need to read more of what they write. Just so limited on time. I don’t think men get enough recognition for their creativity in regards to writing blogs.

  3. I love it!

    One clarifying question, though – if the Hacker Factor Gender Guesser consistently (if erroneously!!) pegs me as a male writer, am I eligible? 🙂

    Just kidding. I think this is an awesome award, and I will check out the blogs you gave it to.

      1. Oh, yes, I read that! But I’d rather have this one! (I’m not a girl, I’m a WOMAN!) And I’m just teasing. You guys should keep this award just for the guys. It’s only fair.

    1. That is so nice of you to reblog this post about this brand new award, Terri. I know the guys will all be very pleased to hear you have shared news about their award.
      Most of the blogs I follow are written by you ladies. I need to fix that and start following some more male bloggers. I’ve already added a few to my list today.
      Loving the new profile picture.
      Once again, many thanks 🙂

  4. 🙂 Hugh this is such a fun post. Such wonderful clean humor. What with all the royalty references, and food references and the most funny laundry references. When did Ron teach you how to organize your sock drawer? Mine is just messy – I think I need that tip. 😉

    1. Well, I’m glad it has brought some laughter to you today, Sarina. That is something I was hoping it would do for many of my followers. It seems to have worked.
      I’m afraid the sock drawer organiser is a big, big secret 🙂 You’ll have to ask Ron for the details because he has the copyright for it. 🙂

  5. Okay, how ironic. So I was graciously nominated for the #girlloveblogchallenge and when I was putting together my post, I was thinking of you, and when I realized I could only nominate females, some little inkling crossed my mind that there may or should be one of these for guys, and if there was, Hugh Roberts would most likely have something to do with it! Coincidence? My psychic abilities? LOL, whatever, I was right! Way to go Hugh. And great nominations by the way! ❤

    1. Well, great minds think alike, don’t they Debby? The idea crossed my mind on Monday evening after reading some posts about the #girlloveblogchallange. In fact, it woke me in the night and at 03:31 Tuesday morning “The Really Hard Hat Awards” were born. I think I’ve pick a great bunch of guys who all deserve some recognition. Most of them have already told me that they have completed the challenge I set them all to do. That makes me happy knowing that they have at least spent sometime away from the computer and given those they love some much deserved attention. 🙂

      1. That’s fantastic Hugh! And yes, there’s much truth to “Great minds . . .”. And also that some of our best ideas sneak up on us in the wee hours! 🙂

      1. Here is a postscript. (not to be boring) I actually was allowed to do the shopping but with strict instructions, list, and a handful of coupons. It worked out okay and I only added a 24 oz can of Fosters Ale.(and a bag of crisps) All were happy.

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