Friday, July 9, 2010

Thank You!

So, um, I'm a finalist over at the Wedding Channel's Best Real Blog Awards. I have no idea who nominated me, and I had no idea this contest was even going on until Elizabeth emailed me this morning. (Apparently voting opened a few days ago?) And, while I think it's a little amusing that the Wedding Channel picked my non-froufy musings about marriage and my occasional anti WIC rants over other more, ahem, standard bridal blogs, I am entirely touched. Not just because of the contest (though winning would be more than a little rad, mostly because of the grand prize thing) but because someone out here went and nominated me and some of you are even voting.

I love you guys. I would have packed up and turned inward to a private personal blog a long time ago if it weren't for this amazing community. I would have driven Jason and my poor local friends nuts with stress about succulents and wedding dress shopping and guest list horrors while they attempted to feign interest in my idiocy. Instead, I have this amazing little community of brides and grooms with whom I get to work through these big and small picture questions about this life transition. This has been more rewarding than I could ever have imagined when I started this little blog about a year ago.

So thank you. To each and every reader and to each and every person who voted, thank you!

And, if you want to help me win the grand prize of a $1000 from Amazon (which really, would be so freaking awesome and would really help with some of the wedding budget crunch), please go and vote for me here, until July 16. I already wish I could reach through the computer and hug each and every one of you personally for reading and commenting and emailing. And, since I feel like today I want to break down the computer screen with that thankyouthankyouthankyou desire, I'm going to find a better way of saying thank you for all being so awesome, at some point very soon.

20 comments:

  1. i swear i don't troll the wedding channel. pinky promise.

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  2. Awww...congrats! I voted for you.

    And to anyone who is wondering - I was happy to discover that there is no registration necessary, thank god. Just click and you're done.

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  3. Going to vote right now, awesome!

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  4. People! Hurry Up! It's a simple click! She's in fifth place! SHE NEEDS THAT AMAZON CARD!!!

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  5. HOLY CRAP, I am so excited for you! Oh my God oh my God oh my GOD I am going to get everyone I know to vote for you, too!

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  6. Dude. Voting my ass off for you. Tweeted too. You kick blog ass, my dear.

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  7. that's awesome! You deserve the prize. Saw indiebride and 2000dollarwedding got nominated, too, which is kind of amusing, considering how they're kinda the antithesis of the wedding channel, LOL.

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  8. Soooo cool! Love that The Wedding Channel will be directing folks over here to read your anti-WIC words of wisdom! Voting like crazy!

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  9. I voted! OMG. You need an "I Voted" image we can add to our blogs for further promotion (although I'm fairly certain anybody who reads my tiny little blog is over here, too).

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  10. Friday afternoon rounds of hugs, on me. You ladies (and all the silent-but-amazing voters) have made my day. Truly, this was just as good as actually winning the contest. I'd never say no to a kick-*ss prize (duh), but dang if you all didn't make me tear up already.

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  11. Yay! I voted. Can I vote more than once? If I can, I'm voting every day. You deserve it girly.

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  12. Congratulations!

    It IS sort of funny for you to be nominated by The Wedding Channel, isn't it. Maybe this is your opportunity to get in with the WIC, get in good and deep, like the Donnie Brasco of Corporate Wedding Moles. Then, when you've gained everyone's trust (and a $1,000 gift card to Amazon), that's when you blow the whistle and send the whole thing crashing down!

    Actually, let's just stick with: congratulations!

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  13. congratulations! Very exciting!

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  14. just voted! Congrats !!

    can we vote more than once?

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  15. You can definitely vote more than once (And I'll thank you kindly if you do! Yay!)

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  16. found your blog through the WC contest. Of all the "real bride" blogs I briefly visited, I really connected with you. I hope you win and I'm certain you will find a whole new following, including me. Cheers!

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  17. @Cindysue - hi! So glad you found me and thanks for the kind words! I just checked out your blog - from one CA bride on "lower" end budget (for here) to another, welcome. We can all use the real-world support.

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