A number of readers of this blog have already told me that they've nominated me in the recent Total Politics Blog Awards which is madness but a very nice, fluffy and warm kind of madness all the same.
I remember keeping Steph Ashley company at her first conference in Brighton (was it as far back as 2007?!) and she was deadly excited to attend the BOTYs - the Lib Dem Blog of the Year Awards ceremony. I can recall gently scoffing at the thought as the whole idea of blogging had passed me by. But last September in Liverpool conference, just a week or so after I started blogging seriously, I did make a tentative first appearance in the BOTY Awards ceremony to put faces to illustrious names!
Since then, as I stated here in my blog just a few weeks ago, I have greatly enjoyed blogging during these past 12 months.
The 2011 Lib Dem BOTY Award categories are:
- Best new Liberal Democrat blog (started since 1st September 2010)
- Best blog from a Liberal Democrat holding public office (The Tim Garden Award)
- Best use of blogging / social networking / e-campaigning by a Liberal Democrat
- Best posting on a Liberal Democrat blog (since 1st September 2010)
- Best non-Liberal Democrat politics blog
- Liberal Democrat Blog of the Year
I've just cast my nominations for the blogs that I have enjoyed reading over the past year and for Lib Dem minded readers out there, if you haven't done so yet, I would encourage you to do so as well. The only one that I will mention by name now is that of my blogging mentor Andrew Reeves who I nominated for Blog of the Year in recognition of his blogging before his untimely death recently.
If you feel that my little addition to the blogosphere merits a nod in any of the categories above, then it would be great for you to do by nominating them to the e-mail address above.