Monday, April 16, 2007

Bloggers' Choice Awards -- so many choices!

I suppose it sounds strange for a lawyer to say he doesn't like controversy -- but, at least in my case, it's true: I want to save my hostility for those who are arrayed against me. I sure don't want squabbles on my side of the lines.

Then along come the Blogger's Choice Awards... and all these blogs I visit are competing against each other.

Let's get specific: Billy Mac's Critique My Blog is up for Best Blog About Blogging... but so is Chris' blog alter ego, Blog-Op. (That's Chris from Scotland, not Chris from Dixon, Illinois or thereabouts.)

Also vying for Best Blog About Blogging is RT from Untwisted Vortex and Bobby Griffin of The Bestest Blog of All Time (and himself a teacher, too).

Here's how we would handle this in Chicago: When any of these worthies come looking for our vote, we would tell them we think they're wonderful and we wish them the best of luck. Note: No promises are made or even implied in that statement. We are then free to vote as we wish.

But that's not how it works with the Blogger's Choice Awards: You can not only see which one has how many votes -- but even who voted for whom. *Shudder*

But there's one bit of good news: You can vote for more than one blog in each category. So I voted for all of the above.

(Coward that I am....)

Some people are nominated in multiple categories. Take Sgt. Dub for instance. Sgt. Dub isn't a regular visitor here -- he's more of a blog friend of a blog friend -- but I'm familiar enough with him. So when I saw he was nominated for "Best Blog About Stuff" I went to look. But he's competing against Barb from Skittles' Place in this category. I saw yesterday that Barb says she's throwing in the towel... but, no matter, two more votes.

Sgt. Dub is also nominated for "Best Political Blog." This may be where he's concentrating his efforts -- he's got a couple more votes here than elsewhere. (I've been nominated in this category, too, but -- although I don't always succeed -- I have tried to stay away from political stuff. Honest.)

Captain Picard's Journal has been nominated in several categories as well -- the "Blogitzer" category, the "Best Humor Blog," and the "Best Blog of All Time." Jean-Luc faces determined competition from Claire (A Little Piece of Me) in this latter category. But what's probably really galling to him is that he's losing...

big time... to Wesley Crusher....

Wesley Crusher, it turns out, is some sort of major phenomenon in the Blogosphere.

Who knew?

And Jean Luc faces strong competition in the "Best Humor Blog" category, too. Among the more notable contestants in this category are Miss Cellania, Lindsay Ferrier of Suburban Turmoil, and Ladeedah of La La Land. (Ladeedah is also nominated in the "Best Parenting Blog" category).

I have probably missed someone -- but please do not construe any omissions as intentional. Updates or additional posts on the subject will presumably follow in due course and additions and corrections can be made as we go....

Oh -- and, if you think of it -- give me a vote on the "Hottest Daddy Blogger." As this is posting, I'm only 63 votes behind the leader... who is not Wesley Crusher.

9 comments:

Jean-Luc Picard said...

That's true; I'd rather lose to ANYONE is is not Wesley Crusher! Wouldn't it be fun to beat him?

Skittles said...

I think I did vote for you already! I wasn't really REALLY throwing in the towel. I was just whining about that one blog coming out of nowhere lol.

Empress Bee (of the High Sea) said...

sigh.... chopped liver here curmy. what with me voting for you as hottest daddy blogger and all too. ha ha ha ha i can hardly say that with a straight face!

smiles, bee

Shelly Franz said...

Until now, I didn't even know there WERE blog awards...
Anyway, I voted for you and Bee.

Lahdeedah said...

And I, who did not know this, voted for myself! And now everyone can see.... ahhhh the embarassment!

I went back and voted, but apparently I haven't sent out enough campaign buttons with free candy.

Damn you Capt. Picard... and um everyone else...

may said...

awards season huh. am i a snob if i don't attend the glamorous happenings? :)

may
www.aboutanurse.com

The Curmudgeon said...

May -- I can't go either because I'm anonymous -- and that's without even worrying about whether I could fit into my tux....

Claire said...

Well if you are so hot, you could go in a thong, why bother with the tux!

Thanks for the link lovage, you are rather good at it ;)

Linda said...

You can vote for more than one blog in a category? I tried it and it said I had already voted ... what the?? Am I doing something wrong?

By the way, I promise to vote for you if you will vote for me in the Best Blog Design category. It isn't for me - it's for my blog designer (who hails from New Orleans and just finished his last chemo treatment - yay!!). I figure his designs are way cooler than that chick sitting on a pumpkin from Kentucky or whoever's in the lead now!