The problem with being a beloved internet superstar celebrity such as myself — apart from the many other problems that typically plague the incredibly wealthy, handsome, and famous — is that I have gotten to know other beloved internet celebrities.
I know, that doesn’t sound like a problem. But let me explain. I’ll try to be brief, but you and I both know that I’ll fail.
And as we’ve gotten to know each other, all three of these bloggers have helped me raise huge amounts of money for LiveStrong in the fight against cancer. Jill raffled off a super-sweet camera. Bike Snob raffled off a trip to ride with him. And Pioneer Woman raffled off a whole truckload of photography equipment and software.
These people are my friends.
And now I’m pitted against each of them, trying to win 2010 Bloggies awards.
- Best Sports Weblog: I’m nominated, and so is Up in Alaska and Bike Snob NYC.
- Best Writing of a Weblog: I’m nominated, and so is Bike Snob NYC and The Pioneer Woman.
- Weblog of the Year: I’m nominated, and so is The Pioneer Woman.
As you probably know, I’m an attention whore I really like to win awards. And the “Best Sports” Bloggie is especially important to me, cuz if I win that this year, that makes three times, which would make me the first person to reach “hall of fame” status for that category.
But against friends? Well, the idea of that isn’t nearly as appealing, and for a while I considered just not even asking for your vote.
But then I considered: on a bike, do I race if a friend is in the race? Of course I do. And if I beat that friend, is our friendship damaged? Of course not, unless I really rub it in and blog about it and perhaps have a T-shirt made saying “I Kicked Dug’s Butt in Our 1:1 Challenge.”
Which I of course would never do. I think.
Similarly, if a friend beats me in a race, am I upset? Well of course I am, and you can bet that I’m going to cry as soon as I get to the privacy of my own bedroom. But at least publicly I’m going to punch him (or her) in the arm and say, in an affected British accent, “Good show old boy. Pip pip.”
My Instructions to You
So here’s what I would like you to do. Go to the Bloggies voting page, and vote. I’d really, really like to win the “Best Sports” category, so if you like my blog, vote for me there.
I’d also like to win the “Best Writing” and “Blog of the Year” categories, but against the heavy hitters there, don’t think that I realistically have a shot. But still, why not vote for the little (5′7″ and shrinking) guy?
Or, if you’re a big fan of one of my friends in any of those categories, please vote for them.
PS: For those of you who linked in here via the Bloggies page, here are a few posts from Susan’s and my battle with Cancer:
- Like Dandelion Seeds
- Crying is for Climbing
- What I Would Say to Cancer
- Desperate Measures
- Fighting Like Susan
- Two Good Hours
- Don’t Say She Lost
- Susan Nelson
And here are links to a few of the “sports-y” posts that will give you a flavor of the site:
- The Best Place in The World
- The Phases of a Relationship
- The Kokopelli Trail Race: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3
- The 2007 Leadville Saga: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5, Part 6
- Crashed Out
- How to Suck in Your Gut
- An Open Letter to Assos
- The Wit and Wisdom of Dr. Michael Lammler
Thanks for checking my blog out.