Okay, not really. But I am ... gosh, what's the word? Amazed? Shocked? Happy? Surprised? Proud? Giddy? Stunned?
All of the above.
Because this little blog made the cut. We are one of the finalists for Best New Blog in the Wizbang Weblog Awards.
Now, it's time for a confession. I wanted this. Not to win, though that would be cool. But making the list of finalists is something I actually thought about.
When this little blog began just under a year ago, it was right around the time as last year's awards were wrapping up. And I thought how cool it was that some of the blogs I liked won or did well in the voting. And I remember thinking, "Wow, how cool is it to make the finals. If only I ever had a shot at that."
So, I thought about it. And then I realized how silly that was. And didn't think of it again. Until Kevin at Wizbang announced this year's awards. Then I wondered it we'd get nominated. Then I wondered if we'd make the cut.
And we did. And I'm having a hard time believing that.
Now, how will we do? I already know. We'll come in 15th. Because if you look at the others that were nominated, you'll see some really good blogs. I've been checking out the others that made the cut. Some of them are really, really good. All of them are better than this little blog.
Well, theres one or two that ... never mind. But it's a kick-butt crew. Most of them are on the blogroll here ... and some are my absolute favorites ... and for good reason:
- Respectful Insolence
- Merri Musings
- Riding Sun
- Decision '08
- Yellow Dog Blog
- Atlas Shrugs
- All Things Beautiful
- Common Sense Runs Wild
- basil's blog
- Unclaimed Territory by Glenn Greenwald
- The Countess
- Soldiers' Angel Holly Aho
Yes, that's us right there in the middle of it all.
I'm asking you to go vote. You can vote in each catergory once each day. So, do vote for Best New Blog. You don't have to vote for this little blog, although that would be nice. But we've made the finals. And that's more than we deserve.
Look at the others on that list. We don't compare to them. Find one of those on the list and give them your support.
Remember, you can vote once a day.