I’m a finalist in the 2007 Weblog Awards!

Vote for me in the 2007 Weblog Awards

So, it turns out that I’m a finalist in the 2007 Weblog Awards. Apparently I’m one of the ten best UK blogs. I’m not sure how stiff the competition is because, at the time I write, there aren’t links to anyone in my category (grrr), but I’m sure they are all glitteringly wonderful and that I stand no chance of winning. It sure is nice to be nominated however.

This news, as you might expect, has pretty much knocked me for a loop. I first saw that I’d been nominated this morning when Lifecruiser and Abi told me in the comments. Now, I was drinking my morning cup of tea at the time I read the comment. I jumped up from the table to do a little Woot! of joy, tripped over the table leg, knocked the table, split my tea (narrowly missing my computer), and then I stubbed my toe.

The pain is worth it though. It’s the first time I’ve been nominated for anything!

Clearly I got this nomination because the armies of 9rules went out and did their “nominate THIS person or you’ll regret it” thing I totally rock and rule the world ;)

Seriously, however I got it, I am ready to be bowled over by something that is very good at bowling people over. And yes, I will be bragging about it down the pub tonight! (I am that sad)

So, what can you do now? Well, the best thing you can all do, dear readers, is hike your cute little behinds over to the voting page and vote for me. You can vote once a day till the closing date, which is the 8th November.

There are oodles of other awards which I’m not up for, but other spankingly great blogs are, so whilst you’re there I would recommend seeing if any of your other favourite blogs are included in the list.

I refuse to pick favourites, but you could do worse than voting for my One True Blog Love, Roro in the Best Individual Blogger category. (I did a genuine punch-the-air, YES! when I saw her on the list).

Come on people, I need you. Bright Meadow is only as fantastic as it is because I know y’all are out there, reading, waiting and commenting, constantly forcing me to up my game. So I need you a bit more now – vote for me.

Please? If nothing else I want to be able to go “ner-nerny-ner-ner” and stick my tongue out at my brother this Christmas for daring to say my blog is “silly”. Who said sibling rivalry can’t spur you to greatness?

12 thoughts on “I’m a finalist in the 2007 Weblog Awards!

  1. Neko

    Me too. WOOT!

    I can help if you want purple hair ;)

    At the moment Brightmeadow is losing to sneaky politicos that want a referendum on europe… so go VOTE people!!

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  2. Cas

    Thank you, you two :)

    And now I am going to have to sit on my hands so I don’t constantly check the tally. That really is an evil invention!

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  3. Mike

    Voted!

    And now for a mini-rant…. it kinda upsets me that this is all based (or at least I think it’s based) on total number of votes, a pure popularity contest. Over at the best online community 9rules is going up against Little Green Footballs and Dailykos, two monsters in the political blog space and they probably have 100x the traffic we do, so unless we spam all our friends and force them to vote every day, we don’t stand a chance. But does that mean the 9urles community isn’t “better” than LGF or Dailykos? No, it just means they have a lot more readers :(

    Oh well. Gonna vote for our members every day as much as possible because they stand to win!

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  4. roro

    Woohoo! I did a similar air punch when I saw YOUR name, my friend! I have voted for both of us and will do so every day until voting closes! Am off to mention our greatness on my own blog now. Woohoo!

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  5. Cas

    Mike, I agree with you about how unfair it seems that the winner is (seems to be) based on votes alone. Taking just me here, I don’t have the readership numbers to compete with some of the other big blogs in my category. But as Moose said, I’ve got to take it as a compliment I’ve even got this far! I mean, Bright Meadow at the root is just a personal blog where I shoot the moon with whatever is on my mind that day.

    I choose to be proud :)

    Thank you Roro and Esther, and everyone else who has voted already (and promised me down the pub that they will vote when they get home) – in case you weren’t aware, you can actually vote once a day till the closing on 8th November, so keep voting people!

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  6. Nils

    Way to go!

    Agree with Mike though. Looking at the continental Europe shortlist, there’s a right-wing fanatical pamphlet in there, the Dutch version of LFG, and a couple others that don’t seem, well, right.

    I suppose that’s always the case when you try to quantify quality. At least high scores are not-negotiable.

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  7. Edrei

    You definitely have my vote Cas. I’ve been telling some of my friends to vote for you too provided they like what they read, so I don’t know how effective that really is, but I’m spreading the word around. Cas is a finalist and I’m going to do what it takes to try and push you up.

    I never thought that for a popularity contest though I’ll be going head to head. Truthfully, I’ve never had to call in so many favours in my life.

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  8. Cas

    Thank you Nils and Edrei :)

    I looked at the tallies this morning, despite saying I wouldn’t, and I don’t stand a cat-in-hell’s chance. Still, it’s nice to have got this far. And that doesn’t mean I’ve given up people – I’m now aiming for not-last-place, so keep voting!

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  9. Anne

    I voted for you! Can I vote for you tomorrow again?
    “You may vote once every 24 hours in each category?” How odd.
    I voted in a few other categories as well, such as best comic strip: xkcd because they are brilliant!

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  10. Cas

    Thank you Anne, and yes, yes you can vote for me again tomorrow. Keep voting! I don’t want to loose :( (Though I am resigned to the fact that I will)

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