So last year, I wanted to do something fun for the holidays. And I wanted to give back. By give back, of course, I didn’t mean donate time or money to a worth cause. I meant, temporarily move the spotlight off of me onto quite a few other unsung bloggers that I love and cherish.
I spent 5 glorious days celebrating my very own blogging holiday called Blogmas. And on each of the 5 days of Blogmas, I shared with you some of my most preciously guarded bloggers that I love to read. If you missed it, you can check out all my Blogmas posts. They’re all still there.
But THIS year will be different. Again, not because I’ll be donating time or money to a worthy cause but because I’m bringing Blogmas back in a way you can’t possibly ignore.
I’m hosting the Blogmas Awards.
I will admit that my inspiration came right after the Babble Top 50 Mom Blogs announcement when I wrote a post declaring that I would have Fadra’s List. It was a brilliant plan. Blogging awards for the rest of us. And everyone would want to be a part of it and my name would spread like wildfire throughout the blogging community and ironically, I would then end up on the Babble Top 50 Mom Blogs list.
Instead, I decided that the name might be a little too self-serving. And I just got lazy and didn’t really organize it. It was in the back of my mind but I didn’t have the gumption to do anything about it until today. I think you know why.
Babble announced their Top 100 Mom Blogs of 2011 today and what the? I WASN’T ON IT. Actually, I don’t really consider my blog a mom blog and I really have no idea how you get on that list. But dammit I want an award. And if I can’t GET an award, I’m going to at least GIVE an award. Lots of ’em actually.
I’m calling them Fadra’s Blogmas Awards. And I even have a fancy little graphic for it.
(you know you do)
Are you ready for the massively ridiculous criteria?
(sorry, I don’t have any)
Are you excited about campaigning for votes?
(for the next election, maybe, because I don’t do the voting thing here)
Are you certain there will be entirely subjective judging?
(well, yes, that part is true)
Here are the rules in all their glory.
1. Pick your favorite post from this year.
It can be written on any date ending in 2011. This can be your post (self-promotion highly encouraged) or someone else’s post (but please make sure they care enough because I surely don’t want to be snubbed).
2. Create the category in which you think this post should win.
“Best post for evacuating your tear ducts”
“Best post with pictures so beautiful I want to buy a dSLR and pretend I can shoot pictures this good (or well)”
“Best post to make you snort milk if you happened to be drinking milk while reading this post”
“Best dammit-why-doesn’t-she-have-a-book-deal post”
And that about wraps up the rules. You enter. I read. I pick the winners. Because no blogger is to small to make my list.
DEADLINE IS FRIDAY, DECEMBER 23RD FOR ALL BLOG POST SUBMISSIONS!
(if the flaky forms fails to appear, nominations are also accepted here)