Daysie shilling around the VT blogosphere
Wednesday, June 25 2008 @ 03:22 PM
Regarding Daysie pimping, I notice that a few of my fellow Vermont bloggers are doing it to varying degrees of intensity. I'm linking to them here as a sort-of public service, so you can weigh their arguments before voting. If you're a Vermont blogger and you've been shamelessly hawking your wares and I don't link to you below, send me a note and I'll gladly add your shamelessness to this list!
Aside from my own pathetic self-abasement for cheap glory, the always excellent Philip Baruth has put his name out for a third Daysie in the Best Vermont (political) Blog category for his blog, Vermont Daily Briefing. As I stated in my previous post, I think VDB is a great choice in this category.
Other Vermont political bloggers are vying for that particular Daysie as well, and a couple of them are actually taking steps to try and win it. My fellow Burlingtonian, Haik Bedrosian, asks for votes, but doesn't really ask for votes, but actually sort-of does ask for votes in a recent post at burlingtonpol.com...
"I'll probably never win a "Daysie" award because I just can't bring myself to go begging for votes like our two friends who win every year..."
I protest! I may have devoted two posts in as many weeks to drumming up votes and I may have spammed my friends and family asking for votes and I may further have put up a big "Vote" ad in a prominent spot on Candleblog's front page, but that doesn't mean I am "begging." Blogga, please. (Please vote for me, that is.)
A more direct strategy was employed by John Odum, the lead blogger for Green Mountain Daily (official Vermont bloggers at the Democratic National Convention in Denver next month - w00t!). Odum not only directly asked for people to vote for GMD, but he actually published a list of suggestions for many of the Daysie categories for those folks who might not know how to respond to the non-blog questions.
Christian Avard puts in his two cents at iBrattleboro.com.
On the non-political side, a few blogs have thrown their hats into the ring too. The Bosky Dell Farm's blog has gently asked its readers for support, and the saucy Sisters LeMay have made their wishes on the subject clear as well.
Those are the only solicitations for a Best Vermont Blog Daysie I could find using my blogroll and Google. I also found that Secret Movie Night is looking for a Daysie for Best Movie Theater. And as I mentioned in my last post about this, I think Emily Stoneking would be an excellent choice for Best Craftsperson.
Now go vote already!