Some people have said that Ricky Anderson and I are twins because we think so much alike. Other people have said that it’s more like distant cousins. The truth is that we aren’t related. What we do have in common is that we both blog and love reading blogs. That love has led to a conversation. Sports teams have All-Star Games, so why can’t bloggers. The following is the First Annual All-Star Blogging Challenge. Two teams. Team Ricky vs. Team Rob. Five bloggers each. You get to vote on which team you think is the best. The truth is that it’s just a fun way to feature some of our favorite bloggers. Enjoy.
Team Ricky – The Team Most Likely to Communicate Back With You Compared to the Competition (TTMLTCBWYCTTC)
Matt Cannon – Matt is unstoppable. He has 5 kids, a wife and two jobs, yet he blogs every weekday without fail, and replies to every comment before the commenter can even finish thinking the comment. He’s not human, but he is funny…and a pastor who uses each post to teach a bit about Jesus. If you don’t vote for Team Ricky, you hate kids. And Jesus. And you probably kick puppies.
Knox McCoy – Knox, Knox. Who’s there? One of the best bloggers out there. Today, I reveal the Internet’s biggest secret: Knox is the secret love child of Tyler Stanton and Jon Acuff. He writes with Tyler’s wit and Jon’s gift of word structure and clarity. This guy will hit it big; it’s only a matter of time. A vote for Team Ricky today is a vote for the Internet of tomorrow.
Tyler Tarver – Tyler is truly original. He’s afflicted with focused ADD. Although he loves the Earth, there’s nothing recycled about him. He’s funny in print, video and origami. And he raps. It’s like a gift.
Leanne Shirtliffe – Radio. TV. Newspapers. Asia. The Internet. Leanne’s everywhere. In her spare time, she’s a middle school teacher and mother of twins (she had two to save time and money on birthday parties). Did I mention she’s Canadian? A vote for Team Ricky is a vote for gender equality and world peace.
Scott Moore – Scott Moore is one of the most kind and funny guys I know. He nails every post with deadpan clarity and/or hilarious Microsoft Paint illustrations. He’s one of my personal writing heroes, and that list includes Dave Barry and Patrick F. McManus. The best part about Scott is he doesn’t actually think he’s funny. His goal isn’t to impress you, yet that’s what happens…every time.
Team Ricky is the Dream Team of bloggers. They’ll make you laugh. They’ll make you think. They aren’t confined to any topic or medium. They’re not world-famous; they’re just awesome..and they’ll write you back.
If you love Jesus…
If you love kids…
If you love the Internet…
If you love equality and peace…
If you love socks…
You’ll love Team Ricky.
Team Rob – There is a good chance the Internet will shut down due to the sheer magnitude of awesomeness that is Team Rob.
Jon Acuff - Jon’s blog, Stuff Christians Like, is read by, I would say, a billion people. He’s funny, challenging and insightful. Jesus Jukes, Deep V-Neck Syndrome, and Side Hugs are just a few of his famous blogs. He’s pretty much the Michael Jordan of blogging.
Scott Williams – Scott Williams is the inventor of the virtual fist bump on Twitter. His blog will challenge you to Dream Big and to Think Bigger. If you are a pastor, leader, or just a human being you will enjoy his blog.
Bryan Allain – If Jon Accuff and Tyler Stanton produced a kid it would be Bryan Allain. He lives in Amish country so I’m not sure how he has power to use a computer. He’s gut busting funny.
Tyler Stanton – People falling, men getting hit in the crotch, and Tyler Stanton. What do they have in common? They are all things that are guaranteed to make a human being laugh. His blog was one of the first that I started reading. He inspired me to (attempt) to be funny on my blog.
Steven Furtick – Passionate. Audaciousness. Jump all over your toes. That’s how I would describe Steven Furtick’s blog. He has a unique take on this world. His writing makes me want to be a better Christ Follower.
Team Rob is the Ocean 11 of bloggers. Have you seen Oceans 11? How did they get that many big movie stars into one movie? Whether you are looking for humor, passion, leadership, or just some random fun this team brings the heat. Vote team Rob and God will bless your children’s children. Vote team Ricky and Rob will put a curse on you where all your babies will be born bald and naked.
Vote for which team is the overall best. Oh and what Blogging All-Star got snubbed?