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!