Tuesday, January 8, 2013


Dudes Resolute in 2013

Welcome to Dude Write!

We are thrilled to have you here, whether you are a Writer Dude, a Blogger Dude, a Reader Dude or a Fanatic of good writing. If you've stumbled upon us via a link and wondering what you've gotten yourself into, our Mission Statement should explain it all.

It's the New Year and with it inevitably come Resolutions.
  • Dude Write resolves to get a bit better branding.
  • We also resolve to make y'all better writers than you are now.
  • We resolve to find advertisers who can make this site better.
  • We resolve to increase participation and readership.
  • We resolve to stop making any more resolutions this year.
  • We resolve to see 30, 40, and 50 entrants in a week by our Dudes!

So, clearly some of you Dudes have messed up priorities. Only one dude took advantage of the mini-prompt to add a fun comment about being "Master of Your Domain".  Only 8 Dudes were resolute about joining Dude Write this week.

But as this week passed, one entrant wrestled with his childhood desires, one discovered his childhood love, one recalled his childhood heroes.

A few put away childish things. One grew up with a purchase, one with a drink or seven, one with some serious soul searching, one with a reality check, and one who just doesn't like Panda Marsupials.

But I feel a stronger force is building...waiting....growing stronger... more resolute.

And with that, we shall reveal the results.

Our inductee into the Members Only Diamond Club is Ken!  Yeah, our tractor lovin' Ken!  His realization and remembrance of times gone by could only be fixed with a tube sock, a bic pen, and duct tape by none other than MacGyver. Check out his post to find out Who's MacGyver.

Congrats, and head on over to the Diamond Club to link up!

The latest People's Choice award winner, granted to the person receiving the most votes from our readership is me!

I hate writing testimonials about myself, but I am thrilled to be The People's Choice.  My post Power Tools and Soulmates struck a chord with the readers and inspired some truly great comments and hopefully a little thought.

There are three Chairman's Choice awards this week.

Last Diamond Kevin from Who Woulda Thought, said:
"I have crawled out of my blanket cave where I have been dying a slow painful death, or at least it feels that way, to give my Chairman's Choice award to Ken at Ken-Inatractor.  He hit the bionic nail on the head about having to explain who MacGyver was to his son and how influential the boob-tube (heh, boob) really can be.  He reminded me of growing up and wishing I was Luke Duke or Murdock of the A-Team.  Great post Ken, now if you'll excuse me I am going to crawl back into my flu infested domain known as my bed."

Your editors also had an opinion this week.

Youngman Brown said, "Sorry guys, but my Chairman's Choice decision was made after reading this week's first submission, by my Co-Chairman, Scott.  His post, "Power Tools and Soulmates" hit me on a personal level, and I'm not sure that I have ever nodded my head in agreement as much as I did while reading a blog post before."

WilyGuy said, "Clearly, I was in a bit of an odd mood when I was writing this week.  I never let that affect my reading...most of the time.  This week, I had to go with Michael Walker's The Light Bulb.  Who hasn't experienced the joy of finding a box of old papers, for some of you younger guys, perhaps a floppy disk with some of your beginnings at writing?  If you haven't, you should read Michael's post and share in the unbridled joy.  Great Job, Michael"

Congratulations to all of the new Man Card winners this week. If you didn't get yours this week, come back again on Thursday and try again!