Good morning! I'm so excited! Two days ago I received an e mail from Lesley Shepherd at About.com. It was to inform me that I was nominated as one of five finalists in their "Reader's Choice Awards" for miniature blog of the year. Thank you to the readers that nominated me.
Since their miniature site was one of the very first places I bookmarked when I started with the computer, I was honored.
The voting started last night at midnight. Each reader can vote once a day until March 8, 2011. The winner will be announced on March 15, 2011.
When I told Tessie, she was so excited that she fell off of the desk whilst jumping up and down. When she climbed back up where she belonged, She immediately started rehearsing an acceptance speech, a la Sally Field. "You like me....You really like me!" And then, "I would like to thank the academy...."
About then, I clamped my hand over her mouth, to get a word in edgewise. "No Tessie! We didn't win. We are nominated. Now we have to wait and see what happens."
I am up against some other blogs that are really good. It was as cool just to be one of the five...Of course I do want to win. I won't lie. Please go look at the entries on Lesley's blog and then vote for the one you like best....
I just looked over and Tessie has started a write in campaign. Yup. You guessed it.
She finished the sign and has been marching up and down the desk with it.
I should warn you...Tessie is watching you.....Please go vote for the blog of your choice. I promise not to tell her who you vote for.
I can't seem to get the above badge to work as a connection to the voting site. So this is the actual site that has all of the nominees and the place to vote. http://miniatures.about.com/od/miniaturescommunity/ss/Best-Miniature-Blogs-2011-Readers-Choice-Awards.htm
I will be on pins and needles until March 15th.
To anybody that hasn't been here before, "Welcome!" and feel free to wander around as long as you like. There are lots of things to see and do. That really goes for the regulars too. I enjoy your company. See you tomorrow.