That was the look on my face when I found out, except I had two eyebrows!
As a couple of you have been so nice to point out, I am officially a finalist in the Best Food Blog category of the 2007 Weblog Awards. There are ten finalists in this category and I must say that I am extremely honored to be listed up there along with those nine other amazing sites!
Here is a listing of the finalists so you can see what kind of competition I’m talking about!
- Cooking For Engineers
- Men In Aprons
- Coconut & Lime
- Mom’s Best Recipes
- Off The Broiler
- The Expatriate’s Kitchen
- Pinch My Salt
- 101 Cookbooks
- Serious Eats
This is the first year that food blogs have been recognized by these particular Weblog Awards (not to be confused with The Bloggies) so I’m extra excited to be a part of this.
So here’s how it works. Polls are open for the next week (closing Nov. 8). You may vote once every 24 hours until the polls close. Yes, that means you may vote (for me) more than once, but only once per day. Of course I have already cast my vote for today so now it’s time for you to vote!
In addition to the Best Food Blog category, there are tons of other categories to explore (48, I believe). There are some really great blogs that are up for other awards and I’m especially excited to see that a food blog has been named a finalist in both the Best Video Blog category and Video of the Year category!! The Heady Pepper (the blog formally known as Rub My Chicken) features improvisational food videos and has been nominated for Best Video Blog. The Heady Pepper’s Seafood Surprise video has also been nominated for Video of the Year! Way to go, Jonathan!
And I just noticed that another wonderful foodblogger is a finalist in yet another category! Confessions of a Pioneer woman–I know you’ve been to Ree’s foodblog, The Pioneer Woman Cooks–is a finalist in the Best Photo Blog category! Come on foodbloggers and food blog fans, let’s get out and show our support! Vote Confessions of a Pioneer Woman for Best Photo Blog!
Another finalist that I am excited about is BlogHer! BlogHer is a wonderful online community for women who blog and they are an official finalist in the Best Online Community category. Woohoo!
And finally, I want to show my support for Laurie Kendrick, a finalist in the Funniest Blog category. You have probably seen some of Laurie’s posts pop up in the “What I’m Reading” box on my sidebar from time to time and that’s because her blog is the place I go when I need a good dose of smart funny writing (usually daily). Good luck, Laurie!
And Smack’s back with a warning, “Don’t forget to vote! — I have a tongue and I’m not afraid to use it!”
Special thanks to Laurie of Laurie Kendrick, Emon of Emonome, Jason of MacGyver’s Roll of Duct Tape, Charbarred of The Plugg for nominating Pinch My Salt for Best Food Blog! I wouldn’t have made it as a finalist if I hadn’t been nominated!