Friday, December 16, 2005

Koufax Award nominations now open!

The folks over at Wampum have just opened for nominations for the 2005 Koufax Awards.
The Koufax Awards are named for Sandy Koufax, one of the greatest left handed pitchers of all time. They are intended to honor the best blogs and bloggers of the left. At the core, the Koufax Awards are meant to be an opportunity to say nice things about your favorite bloggers and to provide a bit of recognition for the folks who provide us with daily information, insight, and entertainment. The awards are supposed to be fun for us and fun for you.

Please try not to take the idea of winning and losing too seriously. We hope to help build and promote a feeling of community among lefty bloggers. The primary rules of the contest are be nice and have fun.

For details of how the awards work, please look here.
Thanks to Wampum for the hard work (and $$) they put into an effort that is about building community among the many wonderful blogs on the left end of the blogosphere. Last year we were thrilled to be nominated in three categories (Best Expert Blog, Best Single Issue Blog, Best New Blog), and although we didn't win a thing we were, well, I'll say it again, thrilled to be nominated. It is permissible, even encouraged, to self-nominate, but we don't have to this year. Already we have been nominated for Best Expert Blog, Best Single Issue Blog and Blog Most Deserving of Wider Recognition (much thanks to the nominators). But you can nominate us again (no limit to the number of times you can be nominated for a category or the number of categories you can be nominated for by one person and since Judge Alito has no influence here it's one vote one person, although you can nominate as many blogs as you want per category and as many categories as you want, but you can't vote for the same blog twice). Do it by leaving a comment to the Koufax post (or send them an email), giving the category and the name of the blog (don't forget to include the link)! Go ahead. And when nominations are closed you can vote for us the same way you do nominations.

So get yourself over to Wampum, leave a little cash donation if you are able, and look around. It's a great blog. Look at the nominees (you need to scroll down to the comments; you'll discover some great blogs) and make some nominations yourself You'll see how to do it when you go there and read the comments. It's ridiculously simple. When nominations close, voting is done the same way. And if you vote for us, we'll see what we can do about getting you some Vira-38 if a pandemic hits.

If you read lefty blogs regularly, get in the spirit and have some fun. We don't expect to win (Why should we? Even we don't think we're the best blog in any of the categories!), but we appreciate being part of a wonderful community that is trying to build a better, more humane, healthier and more satisfying world.