SA Blog Awards 2011 … er about that ….

The SA Blog Awards is/are upon us.

There will be the usual bitching, moaning, sighing and hair pulling (and that will be just from me) this year.  There will be winners, losers and disgruntled bloggers and followers.  Everyone will have an opinion.

Nominations closed on the 31 October 2011.

I noticed I did not get a nomination badge.

I will not lie. I felt a bit hurt and rejected.  I was quite bleak actually. I tried to appear like it was “no biggie.”

I filled the void by eating a McDonalds Egg-McMuffin-Sausage Breakfast meal.  I was still a bit wounded come the afternoon, so I bought myself two bottles of wine for dinner.

This came on the back of me NOT WINNING my office “best dressed Halloween competition” when I thought I was a shoe-in (is that the right term?)

This evening I was cleaning out my “junk mail box folder” and lo-and-bebold what should I see there? Oh my giddy aunt, a little badge.

I will not lie I squealed.  No I did.  Yes, it is a bit sad.

It made me forget all about Kim Kardashian and her ridiculous 72 day marriage.

I personally am a bit shocked it lasted that long.  Seriously, once you see your large arse in a white bikini with Mrs Humphries on the back, the doubts will creep in.  It must. Mrs Humphries?  I think Koekemoer (tribute to you Anita) might only be worse than Humphries, but only marginally.

Sadly this is the part where all self-respecting bloggers lose all self-control.  All sense of dignity and starts running around like a rabid dog begging-pleading-smiling insanely to get you to click on the nominate/vote button.

I really really wish I could tell you I was above this sort of thing.

I would like to say it with a smug indignant look on my face, like I was above all of this hoopla, but the sad truth is I am not.

Anyway, there it is, click if you can, sigh if you must …. yes I am shameless.

Note from my persecutors:  Members of the public can vote for their favourite blogs by clicking on the vote badge.

The <desperate request for voting from the> public vote phase will continue until 9 November 2011. Upon completion of the public vote phase, the top three blogs in each category will be handed over to a select panel of judges to determine the winners in each category. 

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  1. Wordpress Programmers

     /  August 13, 2012

    I really really wish I could tell you I was above this sort of thing.

  2. anonomous

     /  November 5, 2011

    Hi RM. I’ve never replied on any of your posts before, but I’ve read all of them (and I follow most of the other mom-bloggers too). You are by far my favourite. You are the real-est and the geniune-est and if I might say so out loud the clever-est. But before I’m soundling like an ass kisser, please just tell me where exactly this Vote Badge-thing is ’cause I’d really like to vote for you, but can’t because I don’t see the click-thing anywhere. Errr.

  3. Claire LL

     /  November 3, 2011

    PS: I think the categories are a load of bollocks! *clicks on alternative email address…*

  4. Claire LL

     /  November 3, 2011

    Was wondering where you button clicky thingy was! 🙂

  5. Juno

     /  November 2, 2011 are definitely a cut above the rest.

  6. Brat

     /  November 2, 2011

    I don’t know you but i think your blog F’ing Rocks Girl!!! Some how I stumbled across your blog and I was so addicted and went and read all the back dated blogs.

    anyhoo, I voted!! and hope you win…. and if you don’t win….. then stuff them, you still win in your own way

    Cheers for now

  7. JULZ

     /  November 2, 2011

    Congrats for being nominated. I should hope so!!! Vote for you. will do my best to do it more often.

  8. I say : the more mom bloggers are entered the better! Parenting is a “Lifestyle” don’t you think?

  9. I have voted for you as well, but I am highly disgusted that there are not a Parenting/Mommy Blogger category this year!

    • reluctantmom

       /  November 2, 2011

      Thanks, yes, I think the Mommy Bloggers (and more niche bloggers) are at a distinct disadvantage. Most “lifestyle” bloggers cater to a larger audience, while I bitching and ranting is more specific …. but any the way. It would be pointless to moan/complain/lament if I did not at least try to be a part of the blog awards, so there we go.

  10. Scared & Imperfect Mother

     /  November 2, 2011

    Voted for you, so please don’t pull my hair! 🙂

  11. Colleen

     /  November 2, 2011

    My heart sank when I started reading this entry! I didnt know you needed to be nominated – I only saw a message from my friend asking for a vote and then when I checked your blog I didnt see the vote button! I am SO glad you were nominated 🙂 I have cast my vote 🙂 GOOD LUCK!!


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