Thursday, May 01, 2008

Who you calling NewNowNext?

You know that John Mellencamp song “Small Town?” I actually grew up very close to where he was singing about. For real. So when things start to happen, I tend to get that “aww, shucks” feeling I got back in my small town days of my Midwestern youth. And today, today is one of those days. Today it was announced that my little toddler is nominated in the inaugural Logo NewNowNext Awards. I’m up for “Most Totally Rad Sickest Blog Ever,” which is apparently fancy gay speak for “Best Blog.” The winners will be announced during the NewNowNext Awards Show telecast June 7 on Logo.

I am up against three very famous, very formidable, very fierce gay blog. Seriously, these are the big boy bloggers, a veritable who’s who of gay news, gossip and snark. My esteemed fellow nominees:

I feel a little silly being nominated among them, I mean I’m just a gal with a laptop and a dream. Not only am I the only girl in the bunch, I’m also the only non-commercial site. So it’s a great honor to be thought of as totally rad and sick…I think. No, really, it’s kind of stunning, These awards are going to be televised and everything (before you ask, no, I won’t be in attendance. I was invited, but Jodie hasn’t done her thing yet so I had to respectfully decline).

So, what does this all mean for you? Voting! The awards will be handed out in two parts. The first is the “official” awards decided by the NewNowNext Academy (industry types, media folks, Logo staff, etc) and the second is a “people’s choice” award decided by you the internet-enabled masses. You can vote from today until June 7 at the NewNowNext Awards site. I have no idea whether you can vote early and often, but heck give it a try. I need all the help I can get against those fellas.

p.s. Awards are being handed out in 14 other categories with nominees as varied as Tina Fey and Ellen Page to Missy Higgins and Jackie Warner to AE’s own Jill Bennett, Bridget McManus and 3Way. So go get your vote on for all your favorites!

20 comments:

gypsywee said...

I voted (and voted, and voted). Woot! Good luck Ms. Snarker! :D

Anonymous said...

To confirm: It's definitely Chicago-style voting over on NewNowNext, so vote early and often, ladies.

Pyewacket said...

WOOT! I've got your back Ms. Dorothy...I am hoping all of those who posted their email addys for a chance at the tickets will pony-up a vote or two for you too! :)

Anonymous said...

Yay you! Many votes coming to you from me!

-Dree

The Big Shamu said...

OH hell to the yes I'm voting. And voting, and voting.......

aurora said...

Effin-A-RIGHT you got nominated. You deserve it based on grammatical finesse alone.

MissAkilahC said...

those ARE some big boys, but I believe in you, and your blog is so far superior! Voting... NOW!

Amanda said...

Wow... congratulations. That's amazing!

Amanda

jennifer from pittsburgh said...

You got my vote!

Natazzz said...

Congrats on the nomination!
I hope you beat those boys...

vikki said...

I voted for ya!

Slym said...

A bit on the late train again, just now catching up with your rad blog. You bet your ass I'm voting!

You are the SHIT Ms. S!!!

Congrats on the nomination and I'm starting on a campaign once again to rally the troops to get their asses out and vote as well.

Good Luck! And in your acceptance speech, don't forget to thank the little people - lol (I just always wanted to use that line and this is as good a time as any.. ha ha ha)

Sue J said...

"just a gal with a laptop and a dream"

Oh, Dorothy, you are so much more!

nycrouge said...

Very nice, Ms. Snarker. Very nice.

(Not sure why my previous comment got deleted . . .)

slacker said...

Congrats, Ms. Snarker.

Aunt Kelly said...

I voted and added a post to TLL about your nomination. It's your year sweetie!!! Good luck!

Alien Queen said...

Congratulations on the nomination. It is thoroughly deserved. Dorothy for the win!

coffeesky said...

Congrats, you definitely deserve the nod! I absolutely love reading your blog, and I'm headed over to the website now to vote for you!

Queers United said...

best of luck

http://www.queersunited.blogspot.com

Cindy Caton said...

I'm headed over there right after I finish sending this email. Best of luck Ms. Snarker. You deserve all the awards!

From one small town girl to another!