I’m a finalist!! I can’t even believe it. Let me set the stage in case you forgot, Diary. I was nominated late last year for Best Diarist for the 2008 Weblog Awards. There were plenty of people nominated in that category. I’m sure the managers of the Weblog Awards had a tough time deciding who would actually become finalists in that category. I wasn’t holding my breath because, remember?, I wasn’t really sure what a diarist was and if I qualified. I mean, I write about daily life and chronicle the good, the bad and the ugly. I even write about some stuff that shouldn’t be shared. I guess that’s why I’m a finalist–my blog is truly like a diary. I wonder if I’ll look back in a couple years and just cringe at what I’m writing to you, Diary.
You wouldn’t believe my excitement when I found out I was one of the final nominees. I squealed, jumped up and down like a teenage girl, and even peed my pants a little (after all, I am no longer a teenage girl and have birthed two big babies).
The thing I’m a little curious about though, Diary, is how Dooce got into this category? I don’t remember seeing her nominated for Best Diarist. Shouldn’t she be in the Best Blogger of All Time category? Or Best Blogger Who Doesn’t Accept Comments category? Overall I’m one of ten in the running. What do you think, Diary? Will my readers vote for me? Will they tell their friends to vote for me? Should I bribe them?
Diary, how can I get out the vote…you know, for myself? I’m not saying that my self esteem as a blogger will be affected at all… I wouldn’t lie to you, Diary. Voting begins Monday, 05 January and ends on the 12th. Here are some other things I found out. I think my readers would need to know these:
- You may vote once every 24 hours in each poll.
- After voting in an individual poll you will be locked out from voting again in that poll (on the computer you voted from) for 24 hours.
- Each poll has its own separate 24 hour lockout control. Voting in, for example, Best Diarist will not lock you out of voting in other categories.