The finalists for the Bloggies are up.
I thought I didn't care about these awards but obviously I do because my heart went pitter-patter when I saw my site listed on three ballots.
I'm not excited about the awards, per se, but that people actually voted for me. [breaks out into Sally Field impression]
I'm in for best American weblog, but I'm up against two of my favorite people, Baz and Christine; best weblog about politics - and my vote is going to Charles for that one; and weblog of the year - the competition there is too steep for me to win and I am going to honestly say that old cliche - I am honored just to be nominated, especially in such company as the other finalists.
Congrats to everyone who made it to the final judging. I have some difficult choices to make.
I'm going to whore all my nominated friends tomorrow with proper links.
Some people may think it's silly for me to feel a certain amount of pride at being nominated, but when you've spent most of your life wanting to be a writer and have gotten nowhere and then people want to honor you for the words you write every day - well, it feels great. Thank you.
Now, I'm gonna go buy me some Bazima Wear.
I would like to send a hearfelt congratulations and kisses laced with good luck to the following nominees:
Meryl for They Don't Get Blog
Jason for Blogrolling
Choire and Philo
Shel for Blogwhore
The lovely Jill Matrix
Special thanks to Melly for calling me last night. It was so good to hear your sexy voice.