May 31, 2010
JNJ News Network
The Worst Blog award was established in 2005 after it became clear that every woman and her grandmother felt she was qualified to run a blog worthy of regular readership. SCOBE official I. B. Sour is quoted saying, "Women tend to think that the general public wants to read sporadic drivel about cleaning, grocery shopping, and dirty diapers. This is a travesty that must be corrected." To qualify for this award, a blog must have very limited readership, have a clear lack of regular posting, and have a severe decline in postings in the past year.
The Jos Know blog authors Joanna Villanova* of Mobile, Alabama* and Johanna Preston* of Tempe, Arizona* were contacted for comments, but chose not to comment on the record. A close friend of Mrs. Preston was quoted saying, "These women are deeply saddened by this characterization of their blog. They have vowed to do better, but are surprised that SCOBE is not more understanding of the fact that homeschooling, raising large families, taking care of invalid husbands, and starting new business ventures keep them from more frequent postings. They do expect the quality and quantity of their postings to increase in the near future."
*Names and locations have been changed to protect the innocent.
ETA: Sorry the comments were lost on this...I flipped out thinking it sounded too harsh, deleted it, then learned it wasn't actually offensive and put it back up. Hey, I'm a woman, which means I have a God given right to change my mind, right?