Remember to tip your blogger, folks

December 23, 2010


Blog Guy, you’re an expert on social etiquette. Should I give a gift or a tip to my favorite bloggers at Christmas? Would they be offended because they’re professionals?

Offended? Of course not. After all, you tip other professionals like your dentist and congressman, don’t you?

bloggers tips pretzels 320Yes, that’s a good point. What sort of gifts do bloggers enjoy?

Gold is popular, and it even comes in vending machines now. Other nice gifts are luxury automobiles, designer luggage, home entertainment systems, Caribbean holidays and pretzels.

Oh! I could do pretzels!

Nice try. I already have enough of those.

What’s the proper amount to tip a blogger?

Generally it depends on how often they update their blog. If it’s every single day, like this one, and the blog helps lift you above your otherwise dreary, bleak, joyless existence, well…

I see what you’re saying. It’s difficult to put a price on that.

Yes. Difficult, but not impossible.

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A man uses an ATM at the Emirates Palace hotel in Abu Dhabi May 13, 2010. It’s the ultimate hole-in-the-wall — a money machine that dispenses pure gold. REUTERS/Mosab Omar

Women in traditional clothes sell Bavarian pretzels during the opening ceremony of Oktoberfest in Munich, September 19, 2009. REUTERS/Pawel Kopczynski

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Nice try BG. Here’s a tip for ya\': Don’t accept any wooden nickels. Here’s another: More mugs.

You’re welcome.

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How about I come wash your BT-69 airplane?

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How about a Big Xmassy bear hug, BG? Sorry, dont have enough for a tip… 😛

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I’m sending my blogger warm thoughts of Eva Mendes.

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Hairy Mistress Blog Guy, and Hairy Mistress to you all!

Posted by LMR | Report as abusive

Miss Random, Good to see you!!!! Merry Xmas to you too!!! :):)

Posted by Shra | Report as abusive

Just doing my part to keep you out of tax jail, BG. I am worried that you wouldn’t report tips to the tax man.

Posted by nhdave | Report as abusive

The vending machines in my neck of the woods dispense cool, refreshing, Coca Cola Classics and Rollos which come in gold foil so there ya go.

Posted by iflydaplanes | Report as abusive

Deck the blog with bits of folly
Merry Christmas, Mr B and crew!

Posted by ladylala | Report as abusive

Greetings from Seth Effrica, as the locals would say.
Due to European Winter issues, I have been stuck here an extra two days, but am now flying out from Durban, to Johannesberg, then to Madrid, then to Dublin, New York, and finally Boston. It’s only 38 hours of travel with four connecting flights, what could possibly go wrong?
Ho, ho, holy carp!
Happy and safe holidays to you all, I hope your are with the ones you love and wish you all the very best for a peaceful and joyous break.

Posted by Nosmo_King | Report as abusive

Little Miss Ramdom!

I hope you have donned your gayest apparel!

Merry Christmas to all!

Posted by Billl | Report as abusive

Nothing but pretzels, as far as I can see. This wasn’t how this was supposed to turn out.

Posted by rcbasler | Report as abusive

BG … See if they’ll let you add a PayPal ‘Donate Now’ link. Maybe move the blog to Wikipedia? 😉

Posted by justCAM | Report as abusive

Beer goes well w/pretzels (and doughnuts!). Stop by afer work. Santa and I will be at the bar.

Posted by justCAM | Report as abusive

Wow, “home entertainment systems” is bravely non-specific…

Posted by CrowGirl | Report as abusive

BG !@#$%^&*()?., Here is something you can always use. Too bad the little white bars do not show up so well. BTW have a Merry Christmas all and all a …. hmm sprinkles on pretzels nice touch.

Posted by wheelz | Report as abusive

Oddly enough, my idea for a vending machine dispensing Nebraska’s version of gold, corn, never caught on. Perhaps I was pitching it to the wrong demographic…

Posted by shawngrggs | Report as abusive

Jeepers, Blog Guy! If we knew where to send tips, we might show up there. Then there would be all those restraining orders and things to mess up the holidays. Not to mention sprinkles everywhere.

Those pretzels must be looking better to you than a flash mob of blog readers! Though not nearly as fun!

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Well Mr. B. we could mix it up for you a bit and throw in some onion and garlic sourdough.

I am gonna save my Christmas well-wishes for Saturday cause I am dramatic like that.

Posted by iflydaplanes | Report as abusive

Times are hard BG, we get it…don’t rub it in please 😀

Posted by fwd079 | Report as abusive

Here’s a tip for ya, BG: Stop betting on the ponies!

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And, BG, if you do bet on the ponies, bet on the one with the longest nose….

Posted by DoctorDoll | Report as abusive

In the words of Rooster Cogburn, “this did not pan out.”

Posted by rcbasler | Report as abusive

…a tip from NC: Plant your corn early.

and I have to add my favorite words from Rooster Cogburn (following, “Those are mighty brave words from a one-eyed fat man): “Fill your hand, you Son of a B***h!”

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I dont know Rooster Cogburn and I aint gonna ask who he is anyways…

Posted by Shra | Report as abusive

The longest-nose tip is a good one. I remember one night at the track, shivering in my thin coat, having but one dollar in my pocket…. Ah memories. It was my wedding night.

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It could have been a previous night, Doc…

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Nope, Shra. I remember it well. Mrs. Doc said I had to get a job….

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As I recall, teh conversation went something like this:

Mrs. Doc: Okay, so you lied about being in the CIA. In fact, you lied about having a job, period. Well, you’re just going to have to get a job!

Doc: Marsha, you’re talking crazy! Marsha, make me a sandwich!

Mrs. Doc: In fact, you can staert looking right now.

Doc: Okay, do you have a dollar?

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Hey, is that the same Marsha who wouldn’t use a coaster on the Lee Harvey Oswald coffin? 10/12/25/sales-from-the-crypt/

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