Thursday, January 1, 2009

I Thank You In Advance

The word is out... I did make it as a 2008 Weblog Awards finalist!  Thank you for all your nominations.  Due to all the nominations this year they are running a bit behind and voting will begin on Monday.  Some of you may remember how this went last year... it is actually a very easy voting process.  I'll have a direct link on my blog... there is no need to register, or sign in, or anything.  You'll be able to vote once every 24 hours during voting.  And I will of course need ALL your votes EVERY day!  This year I am up for Best Diarist against Dooce... so I need to bring my A game ;)  It's not as hopeless as it sounds...  last year my votes would have won out this category so there is a chance!  But I will need everyone's help.  

I know awards might seem unnecessary but this one is a BIG deal.  It brings me a lot more recognition and potential for growth.  Not just during the voting season but all year long.  With all these medical bills piling up (guilt... guilt) we need however much more that can possibly be right now.  Outside of that very practical reason... it also helps bolster my fragile self esteem... and keeps me blogging when I'm not sure I have anything *interesting* left to say.  Plus, hey, I'm human and it just plain feels good to have some people out there thinking I'm good at this. 

It is especially rewarding to be up for the diarist category.  I know a lot of people out there might think of me as a "mommy blogger", or this as a "mom blog", but that isn't how I think of this (or myself for that matter). I'm just one woman trying to share my take on this little thing called life... I just so happen to have children.  Sure there might be more publicity to be had by lumping myself in with the parenting blogs but I'm especially honored not to be.  In writing about myself I found a way to restore that sense of self I felt I had lost when I first started my journey into parenting.  So it is a great feeling to be recognized as someone who is a good blogger and not have to have that quantified by my parenting status.  It means a lot and is something for which I am very proud... whether I win or not.

Voting should begin on the 5th.  Instead of groveling for your votes everyday I will do my best to entertain you and hope that you will repay me for that effort by clicking the link to the voting page at the end of the posts.  There will also be a special giveaway at the end of voting week to show you all my appreciation for working with me all week.  You must have voted every day to qualify for this giveaway (honor system) and I'll put up a post where you all can enter that drawing once the voting week has concluded.  

P.S.  Winning this award would also help me stick it to "The Man" (aka my in laws)... and prove that this is not some piddly pastime I created in order to publicly air our grievances.  And that's kind of important too...  

12 comments:

Staci said...

You know I'll be reading and voting EVERY day! :)

Hope your in a little less pain today!

Marie said...

What?? Are you DEMANDING that I go online EVERY DAY????? Sheesh...
;-)

Yeah, right. Like I really need an excuse! You got my vote Mrs. F! Good luck!

Mrs Furious said...

Thanks ladies... maybe you're names will go in the drawing twice ;)

julie said...

You know I got your back :)

SK and Family said...

I'll vote for ya! I am glad that you'll be adding a direct link--I haven't voted in the weblog awards before and that will make it easy!

Happy New Year!
:)Kat

Supermom said...

CONGRATS!!!

I always new you were AWESOME! Well, after I found your blog that is. Even before I met you in real life.

I'll vote every day!!!!

Michelle

Missives From Suburbia said...

Versus Dooce? No problem. Mr. F is much funnier than her husband, and you have way cooler hair.

Mrs Furious said...

Thanks for the support!

Deb,
LOL... hopefully everyone will keep that criteria in mind when they place their votes!

Haley said...

Dude, I'm there.

Mary Poppins said...

congratulations you can count on me.

gooddog said...

That PS was ALL I NEEDED.
I'm that much of a bitch....
Can't wait to vote my little hands off!!!

Mrs Furious said...

Gooddog,
HA!
I'm happy to be able to motivate you ;)

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