I mean, how can I not, right? It's already been like two days since Parents Magazine told me that Daddy Types is nominated for one of their Parents Best Blog Awards, and I'm only now putting the voting button on the site??
Seriously, that's like two years in social media marketing time.
I'm doomed! These other guys probably already have three giveaways going, and Twitter parties announced on their Facebook walls, and me, I don't even know what hashtag I'm supposed to use.
When I lose this thing in October--HOLY CRAP, VOTING GOES THROUGH OCTOBER 15?? So I'm supposed to be flogging this voting badge for ten weeks?? Won't that chase people away? Isn't that gonna get so annoying that not only won't people click on it, they'll all go vote for Backpacking Dad because at least he's not moaning about it--plus, free Skip*Hop diaper bag, maybe?? Hmmm?
In fact it's already started! Backpacking Dad and Single Dad Laughing are both creaming me right now, 3:1. That's three votes to one vote, not just a ratio. So thanks, honey, for voting for me, and probably for nominating me, too, who knows?
I do feel slightly better about myself now, though, and the seven-and-a-half years in the blogging trenches, fighting in vain against the onslaught of mocha and pink grocery cart covers and tole painted Etsy owl nursery plaques.
No, no, don't vote for me out of pity; sympathy votes are of no use for this old man. And if the fine folks at Parents had wanted to give a Parents Irving Thalberg Daddy Blog Award, I'm sure the Smurfs in 3-D would've gladly sponsored it.
So go ahead, vote for whomever you want. While all the other nominees are locking up cross-linking retweet deals with the alpha-moms at BlogHer, I'll just be sitting here, watching my Klout score sink into the sea. And typing. Cuz that's all daddy does. Daddy types.
UPDATE You know what else is gonna keep me from accumulating votes? cut-n-paste badge code with an error in it. Heads up, Parents!
Best Blog Awards Nominees | Best Daddy Blog [blog-awards.parents.com]