Monday, 22 March 2010

Vote Dotterel!

Ok, ok, I know. This is all terribly un-British. But I really am rather pleased to have been nominated for this:

It's for blogs (obviously) written by authors (that goes without saying) and (to quote the organisers) they aim "to honour the best blogs by both published and unpublished writers...[to] recognise the writers who use their blogs to connect with readers in the most imaginative, engaging and inspiring ways. At the same time we hope to attract new audiences to these blogs and help readers find out more about the authors they love, and new authors too."

What happens is this. The great blog-reading public (that's you) nominate a blog (or three) before April 2nd. Then all the nominations are counted, and the winners go through to the next round when some serious voting takes place. So it's a sort-of primary.

Now, I'm all for a bit of democracy. For years I did my level best to convince politically apathetic teenagers that they should use their vote. People died - and continue to do so - for that simple right. And although the political process can be tedious, the excitement of the hustings always holds my interest and I like the idea of a a head-to-head. The lovely Linda Jones (You've Got Your Hands Full) has been nominated too, and if anyone would like us to take part in a live TV debate, they've only got to say. I'm sure that Linda's game.

But hey - at this stage we're not even in competition. Because you can nominate up to three (yes, three) blogs (as long as the blogger is also an author). And you can do that right here.  

Many of you, I know, have done just that already. Thank-you.

But if you haven't, and you'd like to, then I've just one thing left to say.

Vote Linda!

And if you've space on the nomination paper for another blog...
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