Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Bloggie Award Plea

"I'm just girl, standing in front of a boy, asking him to love her."

That Notting Hill moment was brought to you by Abby, in the hopes that you will show your love (or mild like for) my blog.

It's Bloggie Award season!

A Bloggie is a highly coveted award for bloggers.  There are several categories and anyone can nominate and vote for their favorite blogs.  As I understand it, the winner of each category doesn't actually receive anything except for the Weblog of theYear winner... they get 2011 cents, or if you're as remarkable at math as I am... $20.11.  The real prize is the blog traffic that comes with winning, and the opportunities for making a little moolah from ad revenue.  Last year the Weblog of the Year went to The Pioneer Woman... as it rightfully should have, she was one of the two blogs I voted for in that category. 

The way it works is like this.  Anyone can to go the Bloggie website and nominate their favorite blogs for as many or as few categories as they wish.  Then some select group takes all the nominations and narrows them down to 5 or 6 finalists.  After that, public voting reopens and you can vote for your favorite among the finalists.  The finalists are anounced February 27th. 

I'm sure I'll never reach the level of P-Dub (as I and many others so affectionately call her) and I'm ok with that.  But there's one category in which I can at least hope to get a nomination or two...

Best New Weblog!  This category is for blogs that were started in the previous year... it's really my only shot! :o)

The only tough part of the nomination is that you can't just nominate one blog, you have to nominate three.  And since I'm pulling for Best New Weblog, you would have to nominate 2 other blogs that were started last week.

If you don't read a lot of blogs, specifically new ones, I'll help you out with some links to active new blogs that I enjoy.

http://prairiemother-prairiemother.blogspot.com/

http://spikediet.blogspot.com/

http://brasslocketphoto.blogspot.com/

http://whitepeachphoto.com/category/blog/


There are several other fantastic blogs that I follow, but I don't think any of them were started in 2010.  Check them out and pick 2 to hopefully nominate along with this one!

So if you to the Bloggie Award website, click on the tiny link on the far left that says, "new" and enter your nominations for best new blog of 2010.  To nominate my blog you'll enter "They Lend Me Their Hearts" under blog name, then enter http://theylendmetheirhearts.blogspot.com/ for the URL.  Then scroll all the way to the bottom to finish submiting your nomination!  Then let me know you did so I can jump up and down with delight!

Then keep an eye on your email because you'll get an email asking you to confirm your nomination.

Be aware if you plan to nominate me (someone else for that matter) that nominations are closed on January 16th.

If you feel so inclined to shoot me a nomination or two it would probably be the highlight of my week!  Along with getting my hair done tonight... which for now looks super cute by the way!  It would also be a nice birthday gesture since my birthday is on the 11th!

5 comments:

GopherMommy said...

Thanks for the blog plug. It was started in 2006 though. :). I'll have to check out the other ones you listed!

Abby said...

Shoot! well, I hope it brings you more blog trafic anyways!

Prairie Mother said...

thanks for the blog plug! Happy Birthday and I want to see pics of the new do' and yep, i'll vote for you!

Mindee@ourfrontdoor said...

I didn't realize you were eligible for that category. Consider yourself nominated!

Abby said...

Yay! Thanks ladies!!!!

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