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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Hey there, I voted for you.
My twin sister nominated me for best blog about stuff a few weeks ago. No chance I’ll win.
Oh, I see you already voted for me. Thanks. :)
I’ll vote for you just for the fact you don’t throw potatoes at me for the things I say on your site.
There’s good news and bad news. First, the good news. You’re showing up ahead of the highly respected churchrelevance.com, no small feat. Now, the bad news, you’re currently about 38 pages down and I think “witchywoman” is beating you.
Thanks Amy and Kathi for your votes! Yay! I have two votes!
@Swift, I promise to withhold the potato. But you didn’t vote yet, so I’m sharpening my peeler and loadin’ up the gun.
@Cynthia, again, as I noted, you are “omnisciently observant.” Now stop tabulating, cross-referencing, and collating and get out there and vote!
:: grin ::
Thanks for the nod! I found it ironic that save for Phil and Cynthia, I read all those others daily. We share the same tastes, I guess.
Irascible, though? A little disappointed, maybe, but I’m not sure about irascible. Yosemite Sam is irascible. As for me, I don’t have any six-shooters. At least not yet. >:7(>
BTW, I forgot to mention that I really appreciate your blog for the tech insights. You’ve introduced me to a lot of good WordPress goodies over the last year or so.
It’s good to hear you read your own blog daily. Are you like me and do you find yourself reading one of your own posts and wishing you’d written that?
Writing at 3 am will do that to you. cut it out.
And thanks for the nice words about this blog. I’m glad I’ve furthered your own WordPress habit.
I used to think I didn’t have any “hobbies” until I realized, recently, that I spend more hours “fiddling” with this blog than I used to watching TV. Now my TV queue is at least … let’s see … :: checking my Tivo and torrents directories :: … 25.5 hours behind.
That’s good, right? I mean, here I am six months unemployed and I don’t have time to watch TV?
If you ever get around to setting up your tip jar, I promise to contribute if you promise to invest in a six-shooter. Sure, maybe you’re not exactly irascible, but it was the only word I could think of this morning after reading your irritation about blogrollers! Maybe I should’ve said “adorably vineagery” instead?
:: grin ::
Rich, I’ll put in my two cents to get Dan a pea shooter. I was going to register to vote for you, but then I saw that you don’t stand a chance against the likes of witchywoman.
Thanks for mentioning Cynthia. I hadn’t seen her blog before. Unlike me, she obviously knows what she is doing. And thanks so much for all your work on the Pneumablogs. It’s a great hangout.
This blog is awesome! Beautiful design and great content.