Okay, folks. It’s that time again: the 2008 Bloggies. For those just joining us, we won the Best Kept Secret Weblog Award back in 2006, thanks to caffeinated weasels like yourself. This was extremely cool. We would like to win another award, frankly, and I’ll tell you why–and I hope you know by now that I try to be as straight-up with you guys as I can.
First, and obviously, it’s cool to win awards. There’s not much you can get at this level of blogging apart from recognition. So getting that recognition is very satisfying.
Second, we’re trying to move to the next level of blogging. A large part of that is being able to make enough money at this to support ourselves through the website so we can do more on the website. We are giving that a serious go in 2008. We want to go pro, in other words. We’ve been doing this in one form or another for ten freaking years. It’s time to take it to the next level or go home.
(In other words, you get to see a huge success happen over the next year, or a spectacular flame-out and failure–either way, you’ll be entertained, we hope.)
Now, I try not to ask for things from you, our readers. Not unless you get something out of the deal as well. Because let’s face it: asking for favors is a bit awkward. And unless something’s in your best interest to do, then why would you do it, favor or not? The context we use for asking you to buy things through us is that you’re doing it anyway–so no skin off your nose and we get a kickback. That sort of thing.
But, if you’re here and you’ve read this far into this post, you probably like Needcoffee.com. You probably enjoy the sort of madness that we try to bring you here. And I can tell you that if we were able to get some day jobs killed around here, there would be a lot more for you to read and do on this site. So it is in the light of you helping yourself that I ask you: please…go and nominate Needcoffee.com for the 2008 Bloggies. Winning one of these bad boys–hell, even getting nominated–would do a great deal to help us down our path of world domination.
Categories for which we are eligible:
Best American Weblog (Note: Even though we try to not be terribly America-centric, we are still eligible. That being said, if there are any worldwide writers who want to come on board, I’d love to hear from you.)
Most Humorous Weblog (Note: This is not us thinking that we’re incredibly funny, it’s frankly that because we blog about anything and everything, we simply don’t fit in most of the other categories–so if you think about it, that’s kinda funny)
Best Group Weblog (Note: Even though I do a lot of a writing on here myself, since I have no life, we do have a staff of talented madmen, so we qualify)
Best Kept Secret Weblog (Note: Yes, we’ve won this–but no, we’re not making a lot of money yet–so yes, I think we’re still sadly a secret)
Weblog of the Year (Note: No way in hell we’re going to win this, but like we always say: shoot for the moon and if you miss you’ll careen through a soundless vacuum for all of eternity)
You’ll need to give them your e-mail address so they can make sure you’re not doing multiple entries from the same address and they request you nominate at least three websites total. I’m sure you read other blogs, so that won’t be a problem. The deadline is 10:00 PM EST on Friday, January 11, 2008.
Thanks for your help on this, folks.