Blogkeeping, 2013 Bloggies Nomination

Hey ho, it’s a blogkeeping post.



In case you are new here, this means this isn’t an actual illustrated post.

It means I have other stuff to share.

The thing I have to share is…this site has been nominated for Best Parenting or Family Weblog in the the 2013 Bloggies. (Which is like the Oscars for blogs except I don’t have to wear a fancy dress and walk down a red carpet wearing heels. Thank goodness, that sounds stressful and I don’t have a fancy dress.)

Some people have asked how to vote. Thank you! Here is how…

If you’ve already voted (thanks!) or don’t want to (that is okay!) then just skip this whole post because it will only annoy you and waste your time.

Go to the site and you’ll see this:


If you see that then you are on the right page. If you see kittens in a basket you are on the wrong page.

Try again. Go HERE.

Then you will need to scroll down, down, down, down to just past the middle of the page until you see the Best Parenting or Family Weblog category. I’m in it! As are four other really super awesome websites that you totally shouldn’t vote for.

There is a button in the lower right hand corner of the square image. Click it.


It will make a little check mark in the button. I don’t have an image of this part. I’m so very sorry.

Then you scroll down, down, down, down until you get to the very bottom of the page. And it looks like this:


You have to type in the words. Yours will be different! Tricky! And then you have to enter in a real email address that you can access. Then you have to press the Submit Your Nominations button.

Then later (I guess sometimes it takes a bit) you will get an email with a link in it that you have to click to prove that you are a human and not a robot. And then you have voted! Thank you so much!

Oh, you can vote in all the other categories too. If you have, like, tons of free time and stuff.

One of my parenting category co-nominees and blogging friends, People I Want to Punch in The Throat, was also nominated for flippin’ Weblog of the Year. How cool is that? So you should vote for her. She and a bunch of other funny writers just published a book, I Just Want to Pee Alone but I’ll talk more about that later when I get my hands on a copy.

This is the link to vote. Thanks!!



Yes, this is basically the same post as last year for those of you who might remember it.  

I feel weird asking you guys to do yet another thing. “Pre-order my book! Fill out a form for a sticker! Vote for me! Send me a hot tub!” (Just tossing that last one in there. Fingers crossed.) But if you don’t ask, well, you’ll never get a cookie.

Crap, I forgot to say ‘please’. Please!


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55 Responses to Blogkeeping, 2013 Bloggies Nomination

  1. Kari says:

    Done! Good luck! I’d like a hot tub too if anyone is giving them away….

  2. jill says:

    I voted already last week. Congrats and I really hope you win!

  3. Angela says:

    For all the free laughs you’ve given me over the years, taking 30 seconds to vote and supporting you by buying your book is so worth it.

    I can’t toss a hot tub your way but I would if I could.

  4. Karen says:


  5. Karen says:

    VOted! Good luck!

    • Karen says:

      Arrgh, I was getting the duplicate comment warning so I added the good luck and now both showed up. Sorry, don’t mean to be a dolt.

  6. Meredith says:

    You’ve got my vote!!!

  7. Emerald says:

    Voted! 🙂 Hope you win!

  8. Amanda says:

    Voted! Good luck!!

  9. Lori Beth says:

    Done!! Best of luck, you have the best parenting blog by FAR!!

  10. Crystal says:

    Best of luck!

  11. Cindy says:

    done and done 🙂

  12. Gaylin says:

    Done! Oh and I voted for you.

  13. Hey! Thanks so much for the shout out. I voted for ya! Let’s both win a Bloggie!! Also, your book is in the mail.

  14. Rachel Archer says:

    Voted! I love your blog!

  15. Bec says:


  16. tara says:

    Hooray! Congratulations!

    Oh and I voted for you 🙂

  17. Carol says:

    I voted for you! And if you lived near me, I’d give you a couple dozen cookies! I accidentally made too many yesterday and want to get rid of some of them.

  18. anna v says:

    Good luck, my vote is in. Love your blog!

  19. Dannielle says:

    OMG! That was super involved! Thanks for the step by step. My mommy brain would have quit without your instructions!

  20. I’ve voted. I’m still trying very hard not to sulk a little bit about not being able to have your special sticker thing for pre-ordering your book (which I did with a big excited smile on my face and everything!) As much as I love your blog it is not worth leaving my nice new house and moving to America in order to get the sticker. That would be silly.

  21. Meredith says:

    You’re worth it! Fingers crossed that you win. Now pass me that poop on the ground. I need to divide it in two to stop all the bitching and moaning. And then go have a drink. Or 10.

  22. Krisi says:

    Voted!! I hope, I hope, I hope you win!!

  23. deneen says:

    DONE!!! and now, you WIN!!!!! xoxod

  24. Ali says:

    Love ya, Amber! Going to vote now! Thanks for all the laughs!

  25. neo says:

    I voted for you! I hope you win.

  26. Juls says:

    Done! Clearly you will win but regardless of the end result, you’re always a winner in my heart 🙂

  27. liz says:

    I never vote for these…but I did it and voted for you!

  28. Dew says:

    Also, as the mother of a 3.5 y.o. boy, newly in underpants, I now carry a toilet in my fancy designer purse(s). Shut it. 😉

  29. Christina says:

    Voted! Even though I’m still pissy about pre-ordering your book and not being able to get a sticker cause I’m in Canada…. so now where is my cookie!
    Also reading I just want to pee alone – too good!

  30. Jennifer says:

    I voted! YAY, your blog is the best! 🙂

  31. Lindsay J says:

    My vote is for you! Figuring out the words at the bottom almost sent me to crazy town!! Hardest one yet! 🙂 You were worth it.

  32. Violet says:

    Yay! Congrats! Your blog deserves it!

  33. Alexis says:

    You are totally going to win. Totally. Also? Captcha blows. But it doesn’t blow enough to keep me from voting for you 😉

  34. you're describing my life. says:

    My crappy boy cracked up laughing at your trailer, as did I. We both think your trailer is 10x funnier than the official one (which is also hilarious). So exciting!!

  35. Melonie says:

    Watch trailers: check
    Give a chuckle and make husband watch trailers: check
    Vote for blog: check
    Crossing fingers that said blog wins awesome award: double check

    Good luck!

  36. Kim P says:

    I voted. Good Luck!

  37. Baker Becky says:

    Done!!!!! Good luck!!!

  38. sam says:

    “Hey ho, it’s a blogkeeping post.”

    Who you callin’ a ho?…or is this more of a ‘heigh ho’?

  39. Brea M says:

    I just started reading your blog and have spent the last several nights reading your archives after my little one had gone to bed. You are fantastic!! I totally voted for you! Good luck!!

  40. Gracie says:

    done deal banana peel..!

  41. Heather says:

    I jumped through all the hoops to make sure you got my vote! Does it offend you that I’m going to wait and buy your book in a store near by, instead of pre-ordering?

  42. Robonanny says:

    I made cookies you can have… except I’m in London and I think between the Royal Mail and USPS, they might not survive till they get to you – so I’ll eat them for you too. Nom nom nom. Oh, and I’ll vote after dinner 🙂

  43. Devan says:

    I already voted for you before you even asked! 🙂 And for jen for whatever of the year! <3 Devan

  44. congrats on the nomination!

    i also nominated you for a liebster award {although i think your blog has too many followers to really meet the criteria but who cares, it’s just for fun and i’m a huge fan!}

    check out and join in here:

  45. LeahM says:

    I hope you win!

    I also wish I could figure out how to vote, but my browser is not showing the click-here button, like you say should be at the bottom right hand corner of the picture. I emailed the site to see if it is a browser/operating system issue.

  46. Layne says:

    Just went to check and congratulations!! 8)

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