Saturday, March 08, 2008

The Best of Blogs, 2007

It's "Best of Blogs" time again, and as a previous winner I was asked to post some thoughts on this, the king of all blog competitions, and to do my part to remind everyone that nominations are open through March 23.

About a year ago, at a time when this blog was struggling for relevance and reach in an uncertain world, we decided to run the gauntlet that is The Best of Blogs, and happily emerged on the other side with a victory in the Best Parenting Blog category. We were gratified to find an online sandbox where Dooce, Amalah and Dad Gone Mad were banned - by virtue of their insane traffic - and winning made us feel for the first time in our lives like Michael Dukakis riding around in that tank.

I was able to quit my job, we moved to a larger house and could finally afford French lessons for the girls. But the best part is that even with all the success, our traffic is still so insignificant that we qualify to defend our crown in this year's installment! So here's hoping we make the final cut of nominees on April 7 and have another opportunity to activate our foot soldiers (who go up and down Wilshire Boulevard) and once again stomp down the unsuspecting competition.

In all seriousness, The Best of Blogs is a great opportunity for the little-known blogger to get some visibility, recognition, and - if victorious - a cool new button for their template. So if your readership is more or less confined to relatives, friends and people who stumble upon your site as a result of stringing together random (and possibly inappropriate) search terms, fire it up and get yourself in the game we like to call The Best of Blogs!


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey, MY readership is more or less confined to relatives, friends and people who stumble upon my site as a result of stringing together random (and usually inappropriate) search terms! Maybe I should check this out...

2:05 AM  
Blogger Kelly said...

I think I may have sent you an e-mail instead of a comment. I have started my blog two weeks ago and would be interested in any ideas, suggestions, comments that you might be willing to share. Sorry if you are getting this twice. I really like your blog and said something about your cat and being "hypo-allergenic". I would like to find out how you set it up to receive e-mails or any other hints you'll give me.

12:26 AM  
Blogger Unknown said...

me too!

12:45 PM  
Blogger joey said...

hi there, i've been visiting your blog since the first day i started blogging. Cyou help me with my blog? because i just started couple of days ago :P Hope you can help me..

2:19 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

hi, me and my friend too were just almost one month blogger. but still hoping that our readers become interested on us. hope you will help us too.
you have a nice blog and the reader can intouch to each topic you had.
good luck!
purpledal & pinkqueen

7:29 AM  
Blogger KatBouska said...

Funny thing, a couple days ago I turned to my husband while watching tv and said, "you know I think I wanna be a famous blogger, I'm gonna go ahead and get started on that tonight." He just laughed "ok honey." I told him he could thank me when I'm making billions and billions of dollars. :) now what????

12:32 AM  

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