January 13, 2006

What About BoB?

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I’m a very competitive person. I once dove for the finish line in a 200 meter race and broke (and dislocated) my wrist (I won the race though). Two weeks later I was competing in a full arm cast. I wasn’t about to let a little broken bone keep me from competing.

Well, here in blog land there isn’t much competing. We all visit those sites in our blogosphere neighborhood, leave a nice comment or two, and move on. I was perfectly happy to be doing my thing, writing about the humor and love I have for TheMonk and Swee’Pea, when Dutch, Aginoth and Juggling Mother honored me by nominating me for Best Daddy Blog at the BoBs (The Best of Blogs).

Now, I was very honored that these people felt compelled to nominate me. But, boy, did it stoke some competitive fires in me! Well, to make a long story short, I did not make it as a finalist. I was going to write some “teachable moment” post to TheMonk and Swee’Pea about handling disappointment but that would be a bunch of crap. So, no post.

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But then I did get to thinking that some great bloggers who happen to be on my blogroll, who I happen to correspond with fairly regularly, did make it as a finalist. So, I thought, maybe I should put aside the disappointment and cheer on my fellow teammates.

So, I’m going to start campaigning for my fellow bloggers. I hope you’ll vote for the following wonderful bloggers.

New Blog of the Year

Can there really be any other choice than Sweet Juniper? This husband/wife team is so creative and fun to read that one wouldn’t know that this is a “new” blog. Besides, Juniper is so frickin’ cute it’s scary.

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Best Daddy Blog
Now, three blogs that are on my blogroll are finalists. Dadcentric, Shotgun Daddy, and Cynical Dad. Out of the three, Chag at Cynical Dad is the only one who consistently tells me how cute my kids are. So, if I couldn’t make it then I want Chag to win. He claims he just wants enough votes to not be last. I think we can do better.

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Best Mommy Blog

This was a tough one for me. Both finalists that are on my current blogroll are dear to me in different ways. Morphing Into Mama actually sent me and my wife a Christmas gift this year. How cool is that? Plus, she didn’t win for high school class president so I figure she’s due. Friday Playdate, on the other hand, has always been a great commenter on my site. So, it’s a toss-up and I’m going to vote for them both.

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So, that’s my trumping for the candidates. Go and visit the other blogs who were finalists as I’m sure they’re all deserving. Remember, vote early and vote often.

(Feel free to use the graphics above for campaigning purposes)


  1. Hey, at least you got nominated!!! Some of us didn’t even make it that far (but then again, what can I expect.. I’m fairly new to this whole game). :) So chin up, I’d have voted for ya if you’d made it!

    Comment by Corinne — January 13, 2006 @ 2:01 pm

  2. Matthew, you’re the man. I wish you could see the big huge silly smile on my face. I LOVE that banner! Can I post it on my site? Please?

    Thanks, dude. Nice people like you make the blogworld (and the real world) a good place to be.

    Comment by Susan — January 13, 2006 @ 2:34 pm

  3. Awesome, dude. Just awesome.

    Comment by MIM — January 13, 2006 @ 3:23 pm

  4. matthew, I have no idea how you find time to blog, take care of twins, and become a adobe illustrator sumurai all at the same time. I can barely find time to fall asleep drooling on the couch. Thank you for recommending us, and not just in textual form, but graphical as well.

    Comment by dutch — January 13, 2006 @ 4:57 pm

  5. Screw the blog award. You deserve an AWESOME DAD award!

    Comment by surcie — January 13, 2006 @ 6:04 pm

  6. Thanks for asking your readers to vote for me! And that graphic is too cool. And I second surcie!

    Comment by Chag — January 13, 2006 @ 6:45 pm

  7. I apologize to you and your loyal readers for not making you a finalist, but you have a great blog and this is a great post.


    Comment by Genuine — January 14, 2006 @ 9:34 am

  8. I love the banners, what a great idea. And I think you’ve ended up with a teachable moment after all. Kudos.

    Comment by Kristen — January 15, 2006 @ 10:53 am

  9. [...] I can’t remember how I came across Susan and her Friday Playdate blog. She’s just seems like the kind of woman you’d like to have as a neighbor. In fact, I liked her so much, I campaigned for her to win when she was honored as a BOB finalist this year (for future reference, never ask me to campaign for you if you get nominated for something – apparently it’s a death sentence). This week has been a big week for Susan. She turned XX* this week and now she gets to walk with the Rhinos here at Childsplayx2. So, welcome Susan as we get ready for a truly summer tradition. [...]

    Pingback by Childs Play x2 — Because having one just wasn’t enough. » Family Traditions: Friday Playdate — April 25, 2006 @ 10:53 pm

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