September 12, 2012

I'm a Better Blogger Than A. J. Gill is a Singer

What on Earth could I possibly have in common with A.J. Gill?

I guess a better question would be, who the hell is A. J. Gill?  Well, if you are a huge American Idol fan, like myself, you would obviously know him as the eighth place finisher in the the shows inaugural season. Most people remember Kelly Clarkson belting out "A Moment Like This" as confetti rained down after she was declared the winner.  What I take from that show is all the people that lost, mostly A.J. Gill.

Why would I care about him?

I am an eighth place finisher too.

I had aspirations like him to be the best.  I never enter into anything that I don't think I can win.  It's partially why I would never enter a marathon.  I mean I could run my ass off and still finish a full day behind the winner. What's the point in that?  So when I had the opportunity last year to audition for a new competition named Blogger Idol, I jumped right in.  How hard could it be? You write, get critiqued, you advance.

And that's what happened.

Only I didn't advance as far as I thought I would.  I ran into a bunch of Kelly Clarksons and Justin Guarinis, hell maybe I was the Sanjaya Malakar of the competition and they only had me in it to make fun of me. Hmm.

I lost.

But that's not what I took out of the competition.  It would have been nice to win, even though I still am not quite sure what the winner got, but I was OK with that.  This dad with a bizarre obsession over Legos was clearly a storyteller.  I never thought of myself as such before, but Blogger Idol made me think otherwise.

If you want the chance to be the NEXT BLOGGER IDOL I urge you to try out before Monday September 17th at Midnight. What have you got to lose?  Yours truly will be a judge in the competition; I guess it pays to come in eighth place sometimes.  You can follow Blogger Idol on Facebook or Twitter for more information.

Hopefully A.J. Gill is plugging along somewhere out there, because I'm not stopping what I do anytime soon.

John Willey - Daddy's in Charge?



  1. I guess that makes ME Justin Guarini. If I only I had a fraction of his hair.

  2. You get to make a cheesy movie with Kelly Clarkson!!! How cool is that?!

  3. You are also attractive, can do over 9,000 push ups, and will always have hair like John Stamos, unlike this A.J. character. Can't hurt to flatter the judge, right?

  4. Flattery will get you... I don't know where.

  5. And that's why I entered. It would be great to win, but I'm o.k. getting my name out there.

  6. I have no desire to compete with others for the blue badge. I'll just continue trucking along.... and if I get noticed that's fine. If not, that's fine too. And for the record, I entered my first 5K, ran it on Saturday... came in somewhere around 480. So number 8 sounds fantastic to me. :)

  7. I can only imagine the whole thing was rigged if you lost. That's my story and I'm sticking to it. I have no desire to compete with other bloggers, you know the Tonya Harding of the blog world is out there with her crazy groupies ready to jack somebody.

  8. Had to be rigged. And yes there were a few strange sightings of people trying to cut the internet signal from my home.

  9. Congrats on the race. I would have tried to win, but would have failed miserably

  10. It's great to win anything, but it's more important to try hard. Or something stupid like that.

  11. Are you going to be the one who calls everyone "Dog" all the time? That would be great.