Another year, another crisis #bloggersbash2016

Shhh! Is anyone listening; can anyone overhear? Blogs have orifices, you now and your posts can be heard. See, I’ve news –



That bloody Bash is back. Yes, really. Here’s proof.

bash 2016

But, don’t despair. Non Illegitimi Carborundum as they say in Mario’s Pie Shop. I have a plan.

Let me wind back a touch.  Everyone in the Blogosphere will know by now how a self proclaimed Gang of Four – Ali ‘bog diver’ Isaac, Hugh ‘The Welsh’ Roberts, The Geoffle and their Supreme Commander de Blog, Sacha ‘Eyebrows’ Black – nearly subverted everything we spiritually pure bloggers hold dear: anonymity, absence of human contact, a safe space to write what we like without


Yes, THEY HELD A MEETING. Last August. A bleak day. Well, quiet sunny actually but still…

I still shudder at the whole idea.

We survived – wounded, downcast, really bloody miserable. They didn’t have dry roasted peanuts. It was awful and… were was I?

I, and I’m sure you, thought that was that. A fad. A passing fancy. A one off.

No, they’re back. Another Bash. Here’s the proof. Have they no shame?

They have a Venue

The Driver

they announced it here

And a date

June 11th 2016

Time to reactivate


You remember, our secret, members only, protection racket, erm, safe space, self defence thingy – Back Off Our Blogs.

We still have time. I have it in good authority that they’re having trouble with their


(Bash Under Maintenance)

So now is the chance – while their BUM is exposed we must catch them with their pants down and face up to … No, actually that image has given me a migraine.

Let’s try again. See they’ve got themselves in a right old muddle.

They have called for suggestions for awards.

bash 2016 awards-1

Yes really.

They do it all the time, this obsession with democratic processes and engaging the community and such tosh, like having votes and member participation and wotnot.

It’s their Achilles armpit.

And the deadline was today but the response has been, well, meah. You know. Exceptionally fantastic.

But I’ve just found out the door is still open. You can still suggest awards. Until next Tuesday 23rd February.

YES. There’s still time.

What? Of course that’s good news. No, listen it works like this.

We can knock them sideways.

I want you and all your sociopathic followers to bombard them with ideas for awards. by the new cut-off date.

23rd February 2016

What you do is go here

Or for those of you who are hard of linking, that’s

And suggest away. You know the sort of thing.

Best cactus picture in a blog

Top use of the word ‘Penumbra’

Most imaginative breach of copyright

Weirdest Sunset picture including two Nuns and someone selling curtains

Least appropriate use of a Latin phrase that contains ‘nunc’

If we do that they’ll be so stressed, so overwhelmed trying to sort out the awards that the whole idea will crater. It has to. Stands to reason.

So there you have it peeps. This is our chance.


you have until Tuesday to get those ideas in. Do it. Don’t delay.

And the really good news? Yes there’s more. You can utterly overwhelm then across different social media. Go to

Or ask to be admitted to the inner sanctum of #TWATS (The Worst of All Trending Sites) via


And here are some musical balls to keep you motivated

About TanGental

My name is Geoff Le Pard. Once I was a lawyer; now I am a writer. I've published four books - Dead Flies and Sherry Trifle, My Father and Other Liars, Salisbury Square and Buster & Moo. In addition I have published three anthologies of short stories and a memoir of my mother. More will appear soon. I will try and continue to blog regularly at about whatever takes my fancy. I hope it does yours too. These are my thoughts and no one else is to blame. If you want to nab anything I post, please acknowledge where it came from.
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36 Responses to Another year, another crisis #bloggersbash2016

  1. Ritu says:

    Oooh you Boobs, you!!!!

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Congrats on the effort, Geoff, but I’m off Awards, as I have too much to keep up with as it is.

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Ali Isaac says:

    You are one craaaaaaaazy dude! We are so lucky to have you on the committee. And thats without alcohol…

    Liked by 1 person

  4. Mick Canning says:

    Not sure about the awards bit, but tempted by the Bash…

    Liked by 1 person

  5. Reblogged this on Smorgasbord – Variety is the spice of life and commented:
    The Bloggers Bash to be held in June has a number of prize categories and the team as described so attractively in Geoff Le Pard’s post need some more suggestions for Best Blog of the Year in dressage, point to point or anything else you deem appropriate.. please go directly to Geoff’s blog and follow the instructions from there..


  6. blondeusk says:

    Blogger with the most comforting comment!

    Liked by 1 person

  7. willowdot21 says:


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  8. No fair! Leaving out the rest of the world ….. 😦 I’m crying into my morning coffee …….

    Liked by 1 person

  9. ellenbest24 says:

    There should be a champion diversity award , for those who put several different things on their blogs not always craft, or cooking or book reviews etc… bloggers that chat and story or poetry or rhyme or put music. Blogs that kick the genre of their blog up the bum and make you visit because you never know what you might find. Just a thought…

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  10. Watched the video. Disappointed there was no Honda at the end of it… See you in June!

    Liked by 1 person

  11. Reblogged this on graemecummingdotnet and commented:
    Strange, but true. The blogger, that is, not the post…

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  12. Judy Martin says:

    HAHA! I want to be one of the TWATS! Great post Geoff. I hope you soon get those bums covered up! 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  13. Great stuff here. And I still have blog bash envy….big time ! ☺

    Liked by 1 person

  14. noelleg44 says:

    This is a reason why I should be living in the UK!

    Liked by 1 person

  15. I’m beginning to think you’re bonkers but in a good way Geoff!!

    Liked by 1 person

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