Okay, I’ll fess up. I am a shameless self-promoter. Yes, I blog for the writing and for you, my Gentle Readers, but it’s also nice to get feedback and see real-world data that makes the feedback … um … exciting.
So, some time back I nominated my own site, yes this site right here, in the “Religion” category at the Blogger’s Choice Awards (I waited till now to mention it because Alexa, which generates the thumbnails for the contest, kept pulling in a screenshot for my site that was showing a brain-dead URL.) I am sure this self-nomination is a mark of my own immaturity. And I’m okay with that — while also recognizing there’s probably something there worth analyzing … someday.
Do I think I have a lollipop’s chance in kindergarten of actually winning? No. But it’d be fun to see how many of you pop on over there to vote. And then nominate yourselves. Get yourself in the list, come back and comment here, and I’ll vote for you, too!
Other GodBloggers I know are far better than I am. They’re more experienced, better-educated, better-read, and generally better looking. Probably nicer-smelling, too, with actual hair.
I think bloggers like the winningly witty Julie R. Neidlinger, the irascibly theological Dan Edelen, the diabolically enthusiastic Phil Gerbyshak (though not a Religion blogger per-se), the omnisciently observant Cynthia Ware, the atomically sharp Peter Smythe, the pastorally pensive Mark Lauterbach, the scintillatingly lucid Rob Wilkerson, and the pseudonymously erudite Oengus Moonbones are all far better religion bloggers one and all. (Sorry if I didn’t name you, I had to end the purple prose madness somewhere!)
But, hey, a blogger can dream, right? (“They like me! They really like me!”)
So, feel free to vote!
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