Saturday, April 07, 2007

Toot Toot

Okay friends, it's time for a shameless bit of self-promotion. I've been nominated for another blog award and this time it's a BIG DEAL. (Yeah, I know I said that last time, but now I really mean it). It's the Best of Blogs award and I'm already a finalist, which means I made it through the jury process. Wahoo. Two cool things about the Best of Blog Awards: 1) The finalists were not chosen by voting so there's at least a bit of merit involved (rather than the usual popularity contest), and 2) Only small blogs with fewer than 100 unique hits a day are eligible. Sometimes it's okay to be a little fish in the big pond.

The only bad news is that nobody told me I was a finalist and the voting has already started. In a system where you can vote every day, this means I'm already behind. So if you feel so inclined, you can help me at least make a decent showing.

You can go here to vote. Voting is open until April 13 and you can vote once a day as many times as you'd like until then. My blog is listed under the category of Best Parenting Blog (not that there will be much confusion considering the other categories. Ahem).

Thanks in advance for any time you spend pushing little voter buttons. If I knew where each of you lived, I'd come grovel in person and scrub your floors in return or something. Or at least I'd bring you Twinkies.

14 comments:

BooMama said...

I just voted for you and will continue to do so as often as I can without being apprehended by some sort of bloggy authorities.

You are completely deserving.

And I'm in Alabama just in case you need a little help with where to send the Twinkies. :-)

Mary-LUE said...

Done. Will continue to vote for the next week or so. Of course, I'm flabbergasted that you didn't make finalist for Best Sex Blog. How is that possible? ;)

meno said...

I voted for you too. Good luck and congratulations on beibg a finalist.

scribbit said...

Good luck--and I thought "Mental Tesserae" was a colorful blog title. Some of those . . . whew!

Radioactive Jam said...

fyi - the voting "thing" seems broken today. I click Vote and it dumps over to some serious looking error page with complaints like "not enough space on the disk." I can't tell if it's a BestOfBlogs problem, or a pollmonkey problem, or...

Either way, you should let the mgmt. know (if you can). Personally I think voting days should be extended, but - of course - your monkeys may vary.

eve said...

I will go and vote! I love that it's for small blogs!
Congrats on being nominated! Isn't that what they say in the Academy? THat it's just and honor to be nominated? Tee hee!

An Ordinary Mom said...

Grr and grr again. I would have been voting for you every day IF Bloglines had told me you posted (it hasn't told me about your last 3) and IF the Blog Award people would let me vote. All I get is an error message.

Rest assured, though, I will keep going back (with both of my computers) to vote for you.

I am glad you aren't a finalist in the other categories. And congrats! What an honor!

If you want to save some money on postage, then just hang on to my twinkies (or chocolate if you would like) until July when I come visit!

allysha said...

congratulations!

Luisa Perkins said...

Congratulations! I will vote early and often.

Em said...

Will do!

I'm in Australia... but don't worry you don't need to come and scrub my floors :)

The Daring One said...

Squee!!! I'm so glad you're a finalist. Although you know I never doubted? Just chill out and do your thing. You rock.

Cyn Kitchen said...

I just discovered you today, through the Blog Awards. Wanted you to know of all the parenting blogs listed I'm voting for yours. Nice work.

The weird thing that caught my eye was your profile. We have some things in common i.e. four kids, teaching college, writing, and that thing about figuring out what to fix for dinner.

Good luck.

Cyn

Kimberly said...

Generally speaking I'm not above being bribed...but for you, babe? Anythin'!

Ann Kroeker said...

Shoot, I only just saw this. I'm behind on everything in life right now.

However, I did cast my vote. One measly vote on the last day. I'm sorry I couldn't do more.

Can you cut a Twinkie into thirds? I don't deserve more than that, but I'd love a nibble.