You know how most people say about awards “It’s enough just to be nominated?” Well, I think most people are fibbing! Sure, it’s TOTALLY true that it’s a distinct honor to be nominated! Especially for a crowdsourced award like the International Edublogs Award! And admittedly, I collect these blog badges with undisguised avarice & glee! I also gotta argue with the quote from the cinematic oeuvre Blazing Saddles “We don’t need no stinkin badges” – because yes, YES we do! Oooh shiny shiny! Maybe because I was kicked out of the girl scouts for talking too much in 5th grade – I just can’t help but love the monetarily free but oh so personally rewarding little square .jpeg that shows that my contemporaries & colleagues feel that we and what we’re doing matter! So yeah, WOW! I can’t help but be psyched that we were nominated for Best Educational Wiki our Daring Tech Wiki! That’s totally mind-blowing, humbling, and a true honor! And sure – I could be all “I don’t care if we win” but that would be disingenuous, and why the heck not try to win!?? LOL Do you think that Lady GaGa doesn’t want to win the Grammy? Do you think that ANYone nominated for an OSCAR doesn’t wanna get that sweet shiny gold statue? HA! It’s human nature!
So am I gonna campaign? Well, yes and no. I’m not gonna hire PR guru Donnie Deutsch or the Goodyear Blimp! (Cha ching!) But I am writing this to blog saying YAY! Thank you, We’re honored & Please Consider us & Vote! both with my parents & students and my Daring Librarian blog readers. Is that shameless? YES! Thank goodness I’m totally OK with being shameless!
Here’s how you can vote for us!
(Comic tutorial directions below for my fellow visual learners!)
Ms. Jones, your Daring Librarian, was also nominated in 3 other categories (I know, pinch me right?) If you would like to vote for her, here are the links & what to look for! Thank you!
Best Individual Tweeter — Drop down the Category on Right to Best Individual Tweeter again & look for GwynethJones
Thank you everyone else who nominated us! We’re thrilled to be considered – and in the words of the venerable Wayne Campbell “We’re not worthy!!!!!!!!!!!”
Directions on HOW to Vote