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BBAW Apologies and VOTE (for me!)

First, I owe you all a huge apology. I was nominated in the following categories for BBAW: Most Chatty, Most Eclectic Taste, Most Concise, Best Literary Fiction, Best Blog Name, Best Commentor, Best Community Builder, Most Prolific Blog and Most Humerous/Funniest.

My post about how blogging reminds me of high school was nominated for Best Post.

In addition, Dewey’s 24-Hour Read-a-thon was nominated for Best Community Builder and Best Challenge.

And TLC Book Tours was nominated for Best Blog Tour Group.

It wasn’t that I was ungrateful. I wasn’t! In fact, I was giddy when I got my emails, but I was one of the BBAW volunteers and hoo boy I lived and breathed BBAW for a whole month. So I didn’t have any time to stop and thank you all for thinking of me when you nominated blogs for BBAW. I can’t even tell you how much that meant to me.

And then the shortlists were announced, and I fell off my chair when I saw I was shortlisted for Best Literary Fiction Review Blog. Dude, have you SEEN who else was shortlisted? Caribousmom, Boston Bibliophile, Rhapsody in Books and books i done read. Could the bar be set ANY HIGHER? I didn’t think so. They are all like a wonderfully rich dark chocolate, and I’m like Hershey’s syrup.


And then as I was scrolling down, I almost made water come out of my nose when I saw I was shortlisted for Most Chatty. Booyah! I AM CHATTY!

most chatty

Are you ready for the irony?

I was also shortlisted for MOST CONCISE. So, I talk a lot but don’t say much. Weird, huh?

most concise

And before you get all down on the BBAW volunteers, each person nominated had to submit 5 permalinks, so I was able to showcase each quality without looking like I have multiple personalities.

AND THEN I found out that Dewey’s 24-Hour Read-a-thon was nominated for Best Meme/Carnival/Event. Hannah and Ana and I were really flattered!

best meme

This post will end soon, I promise!

Then I found out TLC Book Tours was nominated for Best Blog Tour Group, and Lisa and I are very flattered and continue to try to make TLC better and better.

best blog tour group

And if I didn’t have enough tears coming out of my eyes, I found out that my post, This Blogging Thing Reminds Me of High School, was nominated for Best Blog Post.

You guys rock my world.

If you were so inclined, I’d love it if you voted. And honestly, I’d really love it if you voted for me. So please, GO VOTE!


36 Responses to “BBAW Apologies and VOTE (for me!)”

  1. Beth F

    LOL!! Congratulations — your hard work shows.


  2. Kathy

    Congratulations and good luck!


  3. Melody

    Congrats! They’re all well-deserved!


  4. Susan

    You’re so funny. Congratulations! If the book blogosphere is like high school, I’d say you’re definitely in the popular crowd 🙂


  5. rhapsodyinbooks

    Congratulations on your million (more or less) shortlists! And good luck on becoming The Queen of Chocolate Sauces! :–)


  6. Frances

    Your shamelessness is hilarious! Vote for me, she says. Let’s not be shy about it. So in that spirit, please go vote for me too. My blog was shortlisted for best writing. Really. Congrats on the huge blogging booty! You deserve it.


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  8. Jenners

    Congrats … and it is ironic to have most chatty AND most concise!! Good luck … from your “chatty” competition! ; )


  9. Melissa B.

    Congratulations! I voted for you!! Good luck!!!


  10. lisamm

    Oh, to be so popular!

    Congrats!!!!!! And YAY for us and TLC!


  11. Cathy



  12. Diane

    Congrats Trish; well deserved.


  13. Amy @ My Friend Amy

    LOL thanks for breathing BBAW for a month. It means a lot to me and a bunch of other people if not to everyone. 🙂

    You are a permanent star in my blogging sky no matter what happens!


  14. Lisa

    I just found your blog, but am enjoying it. I voted, good luck!


  15. Heather

    Congrats, Trish! All of your nominations and shortlists are WELL deserved! I’ll be voting for you in a few categories. 🙂


  16. Aunt Becky

    I always vote for you 😉


  17. Jen Forbu

    You’re funny! So, chatty, concise AND funny! I chuckled when I saw that combo, too. They are well deserved nominations “Lady” and you definitely have my votes. Good luck!! 🙂


  18. Michelle

    Congratulations on your nominations! I’m hopeful that your acceptance speech is both chatty and concise!

    Good luck 🙂


  19. Hazra

    Congrats, and all the best! I’m looking forward to see how you take Michelle’s suggestion.


  20. Jeane

    Congrats! I voted for you- but I won’t tell which category! And what is there to apologize for?


  21. Lenore

    You can be most chatty and most concise. And you are!


  22. zibilee

    Congratulations on all the nominations! They are well deserved.


  23. nat @book, line, and sinker

    trish!!!!!! congrats on all of your noms…and to think, i knew you way back when! wishing you all the best in the polls!


  24. Steph

    Hey Lady! Congrats on the many nominations. I’ll admit that I giggled a bit at the apparent contradiction in being nominated for both “Most Chatty” AND “Most Concise”, but if anyone deserves the plethora of praise it is certainly you. In my mind, you’re one of those bloggers who really goes out of her way to enhance the community as best she can so that we can all feel more connected. So long as you use your powers for good! 😉


  25. Debbie's World of Books

    wow, congratulations on all the shortlists you made! Well deserved.


  26. Michelle Miller/the book addict

    Congrats…and I voted for you in the Best Literary fiction review blog category! Thought yours was the best of the five and I also started following you!

    Good luck…though you’re a winner no matter what!


  27. Meghan

    You definitely deserve all your nominations! You’re one of my favorite bloggers and I’m happy that I was able to vote for you. =)


  28. Serena (Savvy Verse & Wit)

    Congrats on the nominations and good luck!


  29. Stephanie

    Congratulations! I love that you were nominated for both most chatty and most concise!


  30. Sheila DeChantal

    Congratulations! WOW! I have been visiting the blogs that have been shortlisted and as a fairly new blogger I am in awe of how beautiful, well organized, and the incredible discussions I am finding. I really am impressed and your blog fits right in!
    Good Luck to you!


  31. Diana Raabe

    Congratulations to you. You’re really working it so you ought not be surprised – great job!


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  33. booklogged

    Congratulations, Trish! I’m cheering for you.


  34. Susan

    I’m late with my congratulations, but I am so thrilled you made it in so many categories!!! Fingers crossed now for you…..


  35. Wendy

    LOL, Trish…thanks for all your work on BBAW (it has not gone unnoticed!!) I laughed at your chocolate description…thanks for the compliment 🙂 Good luck in the polls, my friend!


  36. Heather

    visiting from the BBAW site. Nice job on your blog. Thanks.


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