Sunday, January 25, 2009

2009 Weblog Awards - Please Vote For ME!



OMG! I just found out that I have been nominated for a prestigious 2009 Weblog "Bloggie" Award! I am shocked, flattered, honored, and flabbergasted all at the same time. The Bloggies are the oldest and most well known blog awards around. My blog has been nominated in the "Asian" category, which includes the Middle East - but mine is the only Middle Eastern blog in the field with four Far Eastern blogs.

There's not a big monetary prize or anything, but just being nominated is a thrill. They even have an Academy Awards-type ceremony in Austin, Texas, where the winners are announced.

I have tried to check out my competition, of course, as well as blogs nominated in other categories. I am humbled to be on the list among such professional looking sites! Unfortunately, I was denied access to some of the other blogs because the Saudi Arabian government has a special department that trolls the web looking for unacceptable and objectionable websites and BLOCKS them from being accessed by the residents of this country! I have written about this department before: the Committee for the Preservation of Virtue and the Promotion of Vice - er, wait a minute - I mean the PREVENTION of Vice! CLICK HERE to read my previous post about it.


You can VOTE ONLY ONCE, so it's not like I'm asking you to vote every day for the next two weeks or anything. This is just a onetime inconvenience, a few minutes out of your life to voice your support for me! But be sure to VOTE BEFORE MONDAY, FEBRUARY 2nd, because that's when the polls close.

VOTING IS SIMPLE! HERE'S HOW ...

To cast your vote, start by CLICKING HERE for the link to the 2009 WEBLOG AWARDS VOTING PAGE.

The page scrolls to the right, not down, so scroll over to the 3rd Category which is Best Asian Weblog, find Susie’s Big Adventure and click on the circle to the left. Cast your vote for some of the other categories while you’re there too! Then you have to scroll all the way to the right where you have to type in two hard-to-read words, below that type in your email address, and then click on “Submit Your Votes!” You will then receive an email with a link that you must click on to confirm your vote. That’s it! If you don’t get the email, your vote won’t count. I had to re-do my vote twice – I’m hoping you won’t have that problem!


I would so totally appreciate your taking the time to VOTE FOR ME! Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! MMMMMwah!

33 comments:

  1. Done and done! And glad the confirm link is finally working!

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  2. Hi Susie, I learned about your blog from your comments on Saudi Woman's. It is very interesting. You got my vote.

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  3. just finished voting for you...
    have a most wonderful week...
    later

    erin

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  4. just finished voting for you...
    have a most wonderful week...
    later

    erin

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  5. Congradulations Suzie! (said over a deafening roar from the crowd) You certainly deserve this. You've got my vote.

    Is that a new "before" photo? It is a shame to hide your beautiful face behind a veil.

    Hugs to you!

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  6. I am going to vote for you in a few minutes, Susie!! This is awesome!

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  7. I had a hard time finding all the search engine sites to submit my blog url. I have made a free list. Go to step #4.
    Here is a great list of url submission sites.

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  8. I grew up as a young American teenager in Jeddah during the 70s. Finding your blog is a great treat!I loved Jeddah and though it has changed since my days there, it is wonderful to read your stories and see your photos. Thanks so much for taking the time to share.

    I don't know how you do it! Your husband must be one in a million. :)

    All the best!

    Emily, Albuquerque, NM

    P.S. I voted for you too. Good luck!!!

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  9. Thank you so much for all of your support! You make me feel like a winner no matter what!!!

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  10. Congratulation!!!I just did my Voting on Susie.
    Good Luck and All the best.

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  11. Oh my Susie! So well deserved! I already went and voted.

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  12. Congratulation and your blog does really deserve it, I feel its a honour that you share so much.

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  13. Congrats sweet Susie Q! You got my vote and I hope you win insha'Allah :-)

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  14. OK, I read this, went to the site, voted for you and returned to say Good Luck and Congrats! You will win Inshallah.

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  16. Hello Susie, I don't know why you are surprised your blog is really great. I love reading about your adventures, I have voted and hope you win!! Good luck!

    -Habeeba

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  17. Voted...hope you win sis :-)

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  18. Voted...hope you win sis :-)

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  19. Voted for you a few days ago :)

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  20. Congratulations! I voted. I LOVE your blog. I added you to my reader about a month ago, but I'm pretty far behind so haven't kept up yet.

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  21. sister! i voted for your blog :)

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  22. http://2009.bloggies.com/?verify=64183-f3a9525a80 :)


    Your ballot has been verified. Check back on Monday, March 16 to see the winners!

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  23. You just got my vote. Well done.

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  24. Dear Susie,

    I love your blog a lot and I've been reading hop and hop to every post since this morning... I will vote for you!

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  25. I listed SBA when we could nominate blogs AND I voted! Good luck, Susie! Who's keepin' it real in The Kingdom.

    Do the censors give you trouble about what you write??? =:-o I hope not.

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  26. Congrats on your nomination, your blog certainly deserves it. You've got my vote!

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  27. Dear Susie... congratulations for your blog...I discovered it browsing on expat blogs directory...Im a latinoamerican expat living in India with my family and I must tell you I really enjoyed reading all your blog posts. Here in India the muslim community is huge and i ' ve been reading lot of books about KSA culture and traditions, thats why I found out your blog.
    Please keep writing to show everybody about that culture. I have my own blog ( but I must confess I have been a little lazy so you wont see so many post) Its in spanish, you can take a look if you want in www.familiamorenomena.blog.com
    By the way I already voted for you! Best of luck!

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