I have been nominated for two Edublog awards for the first time: Best Individual Blog and Most Influential Blog Post - "Getting our knickers in a twist?". And I have been mulling over how I will react to my nominations and plan my campaign for getting people's votes.
There's Nancy White's cunning reverse psychology approach for the Lifetime Achievement award in which she says "don't vote for me". Nice touch, Nancy - I know reverse psychology always works with my kids :)
Then there's the "whateva" approach taken Alan Cann, who has been nominated for the Best Teacher award. Whateva, Alan - we know you care really.
I could be "bemused" like Stephen Downes who doesn't know why his blog wasn't nominated. Thankfully I don't need to take that stance because my blog HAS been nominated. Hopefully, Stephen isn't so bemused about his nomination for the Lifetime Achievement award.
I could be intellectual about the awards like Tony Karrer, who is nominated for Best eLearning Blog and has just written a long expose entitled "You like awards?". Oh yes, I do! Would love one...pretty please!
Or I could take this all far too seriously which is what Doug Johnson appears to have done in his posts like "Poking the wasp nest". I wonder if Doug will hand back his award if he wins his nomination for Best Librarian.
I've decided that the best approach is for me to beg and plead - please, please, please vote for me because let's face it, I haven't a hope in hell of winning an award when you see that I am up against such wonderful people as Michele Martin, CityTeacher, Al Upton and Matthew Needleman.
Yes, awards mean a lot to me - they fulfill my need to be noticed and acclaimed-and yes, I am a drama queen, so if you have a spare 'pity vote', feel free to spend it on me.
...and I'd like to thank my pet gerbil, my Great-Aunt Betty, the lady down at the local fish-and-chip shop and.........