Sunday, September 18, 2011

It's Time To Vote! (POTY)

Often, our best posts get buried under a mountain of later posts.  To remedy this, I created a Post Of The Year Award.  We all win when people see our best work.  And one of you will win even more than that -- a crisp $100 bill!

To make voting manageable, there are six nominees.  In addition to those six, there are a dozen more great posts which also deserve attention and love.  Please check out as many of these as you have time for; you won't regret it.

Voting is easy: just pick one of the six nominees and tell me your choice by number or name in either a comment or an e-mail (fhu@pipeline.com).  You are allowed to vote for yourself.  You are allowed to bribe your friends to vote for you.  You are allowed to start a Twitter campaign to have strangers vote for you.  All votes count.  Voting remains open until next Saturday (Sept. 24th).

So, here we go!  Grab a cup of cofee, lean back and enjoy...


THE NOMINEES:



HONORABLE MENTIONS:

Doreen, Northeast Chic
Post: Date Night

Callie, Unladylike
Post: On Road Again

Ralph/Ally, Shybiker
Post: The Prom Project 

39 comments:

  1. What a fun project! You kind of hurt my feelings for not nominating at least 5 of my posts, since they're all so damn unique! (and modest... don't forget that..!), but I love you anyway! And can I vote for 2? If I can, I'll vote for Tracy for being so fearless and Ashley for being just Ashley! If I can't (don't want to mess with the rules) I'll stick to Ashley - cause like I said... it's good old Ashley! Congrats to everybody who participates, for all the effort and good feelings behind every post! Good luck!
    p.s. - You should do that once or maybe twice a year? (best winter/summer post?). It's so interesting! Kisses :)

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  2. I vote for Ashley, her post was hilarious xx

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  3. WHAT IS THAT PICTURE OF THE WOMAN IN THE SILKS!???? I went to circus camp for YEARS (spanish web <3<3<3) and am OBSESSSSSSSSSED.
    This is awesome :)

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  4. That's Tracy, whose blog ("The Closet Shopper") is one of the six nominees. Tracy just posted that picture on Facebook and I fell in love with it.

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  5. I vote for Ashley. She makes me laugh and squeal with pleasure. I just love her.

    And thank you so so much for honoring me as one of the contestants. That pic from facebook is hilarious. You are so sweet to me. I adore you with all my heart.

    xoxo,
    Tracy

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  6. First of all, I will reiterate Tracy: thank you so much for including me in the top six! You like me, you really like me! And it makes me giddy with DElight.

    All the posts are so good. That color block? Amazing. Kallie's Christmas tree pictures? Absolutely charming and reminiscent of a bygone era. I still am jealous of Megan's sewing skills. I looooove Tracy's not-fashion-blog-entry and all her sezzy flying pics. But Jen gets my vote for bearing her heart and soul on a VERY personal topic for all the world to read.

    But now I'm going to go tell everyone to vote for me. Heheheehehe.

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  7. What a great idea! Damn - now I have a goal to work towards for next year. I WANT THAT POTY! The POTY will be mine... oh yes, it will be mine.

    Ashley made me laugh my ass off. I should really vote for someone else because unlike her, I was unable to get my zig-zag on. All my Targets (even my "secret" Target) were sold out. But no hard feelings. Girlfriend crossed state lines without having brushed her teeth! That in itself deserves the POTY!

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  8. Oh this is so hard! We love Megan and Tracy, but we are going to go for Ashley's post. That Missoni for Target was CRAZY!

    Heather & Kayla

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  9. I sent you an email with my selection -- Megan Mae -- that girl deserves it with how she gives and gives.

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  10. Number 4.
    I remember when I read it the first time around...
    Loved this post.
    Go 4 !

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  11. Even though it sounds so cliche, "I'm so honored to be nominated!" Seriously. BIG thank you.

    I had to LOL at Ashley's comment. She votes for me but then tells all her friends to vote for her...now that is true "Closet Narcissist" style!!! ;)

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  12. I feel like being nominated is just as cool as winning. Thanks so much!

    (also I'm voting for myself. I feel like I should believe in my own work enough to.)

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  13. I vote for Jennifer. I can totally relate to most everything she said, and just reading her post was a sort of a catharsis. I love who she has become through the lessons she learned from what she has endured, and just as much, if not more, for the message she is trying to send to all of us out there who still lack confidence and self-esteem. You can tell she is writing not to bring herself accolades, but to help other girls and ladies out there to accept and enjoy themselves for who they are. She's a great writer and someone I would want to be a role model for my own kids. The Closet Narcissist FTW!

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  14. Honorable mention? SWEET-ASS. I didn't even mention myself. I swear!

    I kind of love all of the girls. I can't decide. Is that okay? Can I throw a vote at each of them? Don't make me choose. But I am closest to Tracy and Ashley ... So ...

    http://www.glamkittenslitterbox.com/
    Twitter: @GlamKitten88

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  15. I will have to give these a read.

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  16. I vote for Megan! Those tie DIY projects are amazing, and so is she!

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  17. I vote for Ashley! Her post about Target was epic and so funny :)

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  18. ohhhh I am sorry but am not voting.. I love all of the posts and dont want anyone to feel bad if I dont pick them :)

    xox oJ

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  19. I vote for Ashley! She is one word: Awesome. In every way, my all time favorite fashion blogger!!

    <3 <3 <3

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  20. I vote for Tracy because I think what she does is really impressiv :)

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  21. Jodi, if you want to vote without anybody knowing your choice, you can just e-mail me.

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  22. I vote for The Closet Shopper, my style guru!

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  23. Jennifer's post for being courageous!

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  24. Great votes, guys. Keep 'em coming!

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  25. Ally, I never win anything, "the luck of the Irish", it's a curse, but therapy is helping me deal with it. Seriously, thanks for the nod, I'm glad to be even mentioned.( Truth be told, I don't think my blog is anything to crow about ) I'm really just doing the bloggy-thing to make "friends".

    xoxox Doreen

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  26. Doreen, shhhh... Me, too, but let's keep it our secret. :)

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  27. Thank you so much for nominating me. I am honored.
    I vote for Ashley. So genuine and funny.
    Daphne.
    http://fashiondivamommy.blogspot.com

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  28. I vote for Tracy the Closet Shopper!!

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  29. I love this contest- I vote for Tracy because she is brave and beautiful (plus she's a veggie so I feel like we're soul mates!)

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  30. Love the competiton - Well done Ally for once again thinking of something fun and unique and for spreading blog love and friendship....I vote for Jennifer...A stunning post and one that I am sure we can all relate to you ....Are you going to vote Ally - or am I playing Devil's Advocate.....Lots of love

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  31. I'll vote, LM, only if there's a tie. Otherwise, it's up to you guys to decide!

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  32. This is a wonderful idea! And a great way to feature some amazing bloggers out there. Thanks so much for the honorable mention!

    Callie @ Unladylikeblog.blogspot.com

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  33. I am voting for Kallie's post, but I do like all of them :) Thanks for the honorable mention! You are so effing sweet :)

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  34. I vote for Ashwee! ;-)

    -M

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  35. I'll accept that vote as a plausible pronounciation of Ashley. :)

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