BLOG idol – The Winners Show!

Posted on April 2nd, 2008 by Jim

Well the wait has ended as we announce the winners to the first ever BLOG idol contest!

It all started here with this promo clip:


17 entries where then whittled down to the following 5 finalists:

1) Rufus 2) Mooooog35 3) Dubai Guy 4) Simple Zack 5) Empress Nightshade

Which the flowers Founders voted on thick & fast.

So, (drum roll) , we have pleasure in announcing the winning FOUR:

(B) All round to our 4 new flowers founders – Your founders badges are being prepared right as we tip-tap away!

Feel free to head over to youtube and FAVE the clip and post a comment while you’re at it. All you have to do is search for BLOG idol and you’ll see the clip pop up, courtesy of flowers founder and design whiz Mike French!

All comments welcomed here, Simon Cowell & Sharon Ozbourne are optional!

118 Responses to “BLOG idol – The Winners Show!”

  1. Simple Zack says:

    Wow! Thank you so much guys!!! And great job to the rest of the contestants!

    I’ll admit, I was extremely nervous watching this video. The sudden change of heart, 4 winners instead of 3, sounded great to me. The video shows Empress’s name on it before you even press play! That scared me.

    Great video too by the way. At 1:10 a puppet thing with the headphones sings to the song. Hilarious!

    I look forward to not only smelling the flowers, but sharing them with you all.

  2. Taylor Blue says:

    YAY to all the winners!!! :)
    Taylor Blue’s last blog post..New Gossip Girl Spoilers!!!

  3. interesting contest… is this yours alone?… hmmm very creative…

    Embracing Health For Life’s last blog post..Natural Remedies From Honey

  4. I have a headache the size of King Kong. But, even it’s hairy fist beating against my temples can’t stop me from jumping up and down inside with glee. THANK YOU, GSTF! I’m so honored to be amongst all of you. And yes, arvind…LET THE PARTY BEGIN! :D
    Empress Nightshade’s last blog post..I’m REFUSING To Blog About Autism!

  5. Emma F says:

    Congratulations – 4 great (not good) new Founders.

    I’ve really enjoyed watching this contest progress – Good call Jim and Em!

  6. Bo Snr says:

    Congratulations to the new founders
    I already know 5 (I think) founders and hope to get to know you all shortly

  7. Bridget Jones says:

    Bravo to the winners. One of you has Expat Inspirer to thank for ha! 8)

    Kewl, now us old timers can sit back and chill, and you guys get to do the hard work and entertain us! Bwaaahaaahaaa! Post! Post! Post! :)

    Moog, as Gareth says, you win some you lose some. Better luck (and less toilet humour and porn!!) next time!

    • mooooog35 says:

      Sorry, Bridge…that’s what Moog’s do best.

      Tiggers bounce.

      Fat people eat.

      I write about crap and pornography.

      It’s what I know.

      It’s what I do.

      Asking me to stop writing about that would be like asking a necrophiliac to stop banging dead people.

      Congrats to the other 4!

      mooooog35′s last blog post..Mary Magdalene makes a Spicy Meatball!

      • mike says:

        Well done for getting to the final Mooooog :-)
        mike’s last blog post..BLOG idol : The Winners

      • Bridget Jones says:

        Hum. Necrophiliac. New word for Bridget!

        Writing down n-e-c-r-o-p-h-i-a-l-i-c

        Right there with malarky, ha!

      • aussiecynic says:

        Hey ya Mooooooog…
        I am sorry you missed out…

        well done for making it through…..
        and commiseration mate..

        aussiecynic’s last blog post..Tourists and backpackers Beware!

      • Rufus says:

        Dude, you don’t write about “crap and pornography”. Not exclusively anyway. There’s all that nut munching and drinking too …
        I’ve added you to my blah-g roll. This last post o’ yours made me laugh in that way that only an Irreverent Reverend could. *sshhh –that’s one of my hidden blah-gs*

        Enewai — Kudo’s to you for staying true to yourself, and that bizarre, effed up sense of humor you possess.
        I have a feeling the founders were all duking it out:

        Founders A & B: “Rufus sucks. She calls herself a “garden ho” for crissake! If you’re going to make her a founder, we’re leaving!”
        Founder Z: “Fine. Go ahead. Leave. Then we’ll have an extra spot for the guy who writes crap and pornography.”
        Founders A & B: :::whispering amongst selves::: “FINE. One of us is leaving.”

        See Moog? That’s how it went down.

        Rufus’s last blog post..Blowing His Trust Fund

    • Emma F says:

      lol re putting your feet up Bridget. You will have to be on your toes now there are 4 new Founders to get to know more!

      All 5 of the people who got to the final had what it takes to be Founders (in my opinion!) it was fortunate that there were 4 places by the end of Blog Idol. There were only 2 vacancies when it was conceived.

  8. Dubai Guy says:

    Dubai Guy is honoured to become one of the founders of GSTF. Hope I can learn & also positively contribute to the various debates which go on here. Thank you guys :-)
    Dubai Guy’s last blog post..Blog Idol

  9. Bridget Jones says:

    Elton, come sing a song for the winners!!!

    Elton! Elton! Elton!

  10. mike says:

    Break out the drinks flowers smellers it’s party time at flowers tonight. We will be toasting the winners, playing naked twister with plently of group hugs for everyone!

    :-) :-) :-) :-)

    There you go a smile each Flowers winners!

    mike’s last blog post..BLOG idol : The Winners

  11. BuJ says:

    Nice videos guys! Very well-made.. I’m impressed (even though I hate Pop Idol!)
    Mabrook Dubai Guy and all the others that went through :)
    BuJ’s last blog post..Food for Thought

  12. Rufus says:

    I feel like one of those people nominated for an Oscar and chatting it up with the guest next to me during the main event, then suddenly having a dozen folks reach out telling me to say something.


    It’s not often I am speechless. I wasn’t expecting to be included —

    But y’all made me kinda sniffle and feel all warm and snuggly inside. Thank You! I just arrived home from Ohio, and it looks like I’ll be trekking back to that place that’s all round at the edges and high in the middle veddy soon.
    O HI O (heh) –
    This is SWEET! I’m super jazzed. Exhausted too, from daily endeavors and speechless at the moment (yes, this is me being speechless —> insert screed here <— ) but I’ll be posting, getting to know you and … schtuff.

    A big round of applause for everyone who participated.
    :crowd going wild:

    Oh, as for the initiation ceremony, I have this “get out of initiation ceremony” card that I found a few days ago at a concert.
    Can I use it?

    Rufus’s last blog post..Blowing His Trust Fund

  13. Rufus says:

    Wait, wait … wait.
    What happened to my :shock: symbol? Oh no!

    Rufus’s last blog post..Blowing His Trust Fund

  14. Rufus says:

    Lemme try … :O

    Rufus’s last blog post..Blowing His Trust Fund

  15. Rufus says:

    That looks more like a vomiting emoticon.

    No no no …

    Rufus’s last blog post..Blowing His Trust Fund

  16. twinkle says:

    Congrats winners!!! :)
    twinkle’s last blog post..It is nice to have blog friends!

  17. rashers says:

    Well done you winners! (B)

    Did someone say something about an initiation ceremony? If so I’ll bring the goat. ;)

    Ooohhh this should be good!

    rashers’s last blog post..Dublin. My Fair City

  18. rashers says:

    Oh… CommentLuv got my last blog post wrong :(
    rashers’s last blog post..A ramble around my town.

  19. aussiecynic says:

    Just wanted to say a huge Congratulations to everyone who entered…

    It has been a great competition Jim and emma you must be proud… you guys should be…..
    to all the founders I think you all deserve a huge pat on the back…. well done!
    but please promise me one thing….

    just one little thing…

    I swear its tiny tiny very tiny…

    Please not again..
    I cant handle the suspense….

    aussiecynic’s last blog post..Tourists and backpackers Beware!


    Where is the party! \:D/

    earthlingorgeous’s last blog post..Let Go and Move On

  21. Hey… congrats and welcome guys and gals!! It seems I have been out of it for a while. The power went off here yesterday for about 12 hours and I didn’t see the post go up!

    Mike, great job with the vid as usual… where ever did you find those “happy” people with the smiley faces? Works great with the song :)
    Buzzing with Ange’s last blog post..Joe Vitale and His 15 Minute Miracle

  22. Purple13 says:

    Hi Guys – grabbing a moment from work to say hi and hello to our new founders and great job to mike for the video – love the muppets at the end and of course spock at the oscars!!!

    Been putting a new bed together last night for mandys youngest – more on that later – but i have blisters!!!! ouch!

    looking forward to some great future posts – spring is in the air and the garden is shooting.

    Jonathan (aka purple13)

    Purple13′s last blog post..It’s great hearing from old friends

  23. Lib says:

    Congratulations to each and every one of you! Welcome aboard, looking forward to your posts. Empress I think you’ve posted already. Nice one.

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