I’m so excited….And I just can’t hide it…..I’m about to lose control and I think I like it. Oh yeah. What is the reason for my unbridled joy? I recently received news that I’ve been nominated for a blogging award.
Actually, in the blogging world, actual awards are given to bloggers and I have been to some of their sites and think, “Wow, how did they get these?” I mean, some people have a lot of blogging awards. What I want to know is, who’s in charge of this exactly who is doing the awarding? And, is it a statue? That would be cool. Even though I am among the elite favored, I admit to being in the dark about the whole thing.
So, I decided to do a little investigating, but didn’t get very far…probably because I googled “blooging awards.” But I did eventually reach the ultimate source of all information: Wikipedia, which states that, “like film or television awarding committees, blog awards are started by a certain body, usually composed of blog enthusiasts.” Which is kind of cool…and that “the nominated websites, varying from independent servers to provider hosted are scanned by a selected team of judges.” Which is also pretty neat. But, then according to Wikipedia, “the filtered nominees are then announced online or by other means such as newspaper or radio stations.” OMG…newpapers??? Radio stations??? The knower of all things continues, “Other bloggers or Internet users are given the opportunity to vote for several categories such as Best Single Post, Best Blog Site, Best Design, and others. The winners are announced in a ceremonial night usually held in large venues and online.” What?? A ceremonial night held in a large venue? I…I don’t know what to say…”I’d like to thank my family and my, ummm…oh, my readers, of course and the nice blogger who nominated me. Yeah, especially her. She seems totally AWESOME…” Wow, this is all happening so fast. I’m going to need to buy a new dress…
Oh, wait. Hmmm…Wikipedia goes on to say “there are also blog awards initiated by small groups of bloggers in certain locations. The nomination and selection process is usually the same with major awarding bodies but the awarding is usually less extravagant.” Yeah…that would probably be me. Actually, the more I’m reading, the more I see that there are probably millions of blogging awards. There are the MAJOR ones: The Bloggies and the BOBS (Best of Blogs – that’s really a biggie), and then there all the rest: the Environmental and Land Use Law Blog, the Tax Law Blogs, the Expat Blog (“Celebrating expats around the world”) the Bob Loblaw Law Blog (just kidding) among many, many others.
But, I don’t care. I’ve been nominated for a blogging award that alone is pretty astounding. And I can honestly say, it feels great to be nominated and the upside of probably not celebrating my victory at a large venue is that now I don’t have to go shopping for a new dress. I hate shopping. Just read my previous blog, I Feel Like A Woman…Well, Sort Of. Thanks again to all of you Box Wine Budget fans 🙂