There I am casually mooching around a few RSS feeds over lunch (well, a cup of coffee) only to find that I appear to have been nominated for a blogging award - and not for gratuitous swearing either.
It’s the Third Annual Satin Pajama Awards (yes, I know… its pyjama on this side of the pond and it should be pluralised) hosted by A Fistful of Euros and I would recommend you pop over and take a look.
I’m not shilling for votes (honestly) I’m just bloody gratified (and surprised to be honest) to find MoT nominated in such impressive company - the UK category alone includes Blood & Treasure, Chicken Yoghurt, Stumbling and Mumbling (Chris Dillow), Rachel North, Unspeak and others and amongst the nominees in other categories you’ll find Slugger O’Toole (and Mick Fealty), Not Saussure, Harry Hutton and loads more.
Seriously, its a hell of line up of nominees, so head over and pick the one’s you like best because there’s not a ‘duff ‘un’ among them.
Must correct a sin of omission from earlier and namecheck Tom Reynolds and Tom Griffin and Jonny Billericay - a new one for me but a taste I’m rapidly acquiring - as the other ‘best of British’ nominees - all first class bloggers.
And in a break from my usual habits of not expressing preferences on suhc things, if you’re at all undecided as to your favorities then you won’t be going too far wrong by sliding a vote the way of the always thoughtful and thought-provoking Not Saussure in the best newcomer category.
NS is also up for best political blog against the stiffest of competition, including Slugger O’Toole, which is a big ask for any relative newcomer because there is such a thing as a blogger’s blog then its the ever reliable Slugger.