Hey bloggy friends, I kind of need a favor. Don’t worry I don’t need help loading up a truck and moving a huge couch down a hallway that is obviously too narrow. I literally just need a couple minutes of your time.
I have been named a 2013 Bloggie Awards finalist in category of Best Kept Secret Weblog.
To say I’m flabbergasted would be a complete understatement. There may have been some wild banshee screaming over the weekend, complete with spazzy dancing with my son’s new tambourine.
I’m not really sure how it happened, but it seems that a bunch of you sneaky readers nominated my blog. I don’t know who or how many (if it was you, let me know so I can blubber all over you with a big THANK YOU), but it was enough people that it put me through to the next phase of the contest. At that point, 200 randomly selected voters received an invitation to choose the finalists from a list of the most-nominated blogs in each category.
And somehow I got through there too, to become a finalist!
I’m just one out of five blogs in the category of Best Kept Secret Weblog.
Can I say it again? FLABBERGASTED!
At this point, voting has opened up again for everyone to choose the winners of each category. This is where my favor comes in…would you mind voting for me? Please, pretty please with a cherry on top?
All you need to do is visit the 2013 Bloggies website and choose your favorite blogs from the finalists in each category. In fact, you don’t even have to vote in every one of the categories if you don’t want to – I’d just really love it if you’d pick my blog for Best Kept Secret Weblog.
Voting is open until March 17, 2013 and you can only vote one time with each email address. Once you submit your vote, you will receive a confirmation email back to your account. You click that link and BOOM you’re done. And you kind of made my day too.
Here’s the second part of my request and I promise it’s not a hard one either. If you enjoy my blog (or FB page or twitter), would you mind telling your friends to vote for me too? I’d really appreciate it (like a fat kids appreciates cake… or well, like I appreciate cake…) and if you let me know that you voted for me I’d be happy to send you a thank you card!
And yes, I fully appreciate the irony of being in the category of “Best Kept Secret” and asking you to please tell everyone you know about me…
Thank you in advance if you do decide to click through and vote for me. And don’t worry, I won’t be posting vote requests every single day for the next few weeks (you can only vote once per email address, so it would be annoying AND worthless).
Also, I’d like to send out a big (non-creepy) hug to everyone who voted for me to even get this far in the awards process. I’m extremely touched and honored and, well, flabbergasted. And if I win my category, I promise to write a super awkward acceptance speech and post it so that you can all snicker at my (lack of) profoundness.
PS. Two of my bloggy friends are also 2013 Bloggie finalists. In fact, they’re both in the Best Writing of a Weblog category. I KNOW, they’re friends in real life AND competing against each other. Brutal. If you’re not already familiar with their blogs, please check out Words for Worms and Quirky Chrissy and vote for your favorite in their category too. Thank you!