I caught wind that I've been shortlisted to just one of 10 in the Best Religious Blog category compiled by the 2007 Weblog Awards team. I presume they are to Academy what we blog slog nominees are to red carpet Oscar hopefuls. Except we of the blogger variety tend to hang out in pajamas and fuzzy slippers.
There were more than 100 entries in the Religion section, not to mention some 4,000+ nominations in over 49 categories for this year's awards.
I have yet to check out the other nominees in my category - I'm still in the flattered mode headspace ~ feeling honored to be rubbing shoulders with a master list of real bloggers like Ariana Huffington, Post Secret, Andrew Sullivan, Perez Hilton, and Rosie O'Donnell. Well...OK, so maybe only the first few carry weight but regardless...I'll wear my nomination bling with pride and give a demure, Mona Lisa smile at what a gloriously Godacious cybermoment this is. So, in the shameless interest of pandering to all 14 of you dedicated readers - friends, family, Lithuanians, countrymen, lurkers and fans from afar - I invite you to click here to cast your Holy Vote.
All it takes is one vote (actually, technically it's one vote times 7 consecutive days multiplied by the number of computers you have). But for simplicity sake, we'll call it One vote, under God, indivisible, with Liberty and Justice for all.
Then leave me a comment or e-mail me at holy dot schmidt at hotmail dot com to let me know you've voted, and I'll add your name to my new Holy Roller blog roll section. Or, if you'd prefer, I can assign you a glossolalic pseudonym instead. And to sweeten the sacred pot of stew, I'll even enter your name in the drawing for my most coveted Holy Toast stamper, pictured below. Trust me when I tell you ~ you have not eaten toast until you've sampled the likes of this mediatrix marvel.
What can I say? Membership has its privileges.