In a world where entire squadrons of failed English cricketers can get MBEs, where even Scousers, amateur golfers and cycling historians are granted gongs, surely it is time to reward your humble servant JC Skinner with a blog award?
Yes, it's that time of the year when the Irish Blog Awards seek nominations of the good, the bad and Twenty Major for their annual recognition of Irish contributions to the blogosphere.
And that means it is also the time of the year for my shameless plug and undignified begging for your nomination.
Feel free to go here and give me a nomination before the 26th of January. Or I'll come round your house because I know where you live.*
*May not actually be true.