Friends, supporters, gits. I address you today not only as a Football Blogging Awards aspirant, but as a Football Blogging Awards nominee.
That’s right, your sterling efforts during the nomination phase have seen both Sky Blues Blog and the Nii Lamptey Show rewarded for a shameless month of self-promotion with places on the shortlist for best Club blog and Podcast, respectively. I couldn’t be more thrilled.
Daftness aside, I’m truly grateful to everyone who took the time to vote during the shortlisting period. You’ve made a group of Coventry City wafflers very happy, and ensured our presence at the Brit Awards of the Football Blogging Calendar, which is really all we do this for. That and the babes.
So what does that mean?
Well, this is where it gets slightly awkward.
You know you had to put up with endless requests to vote for us during September? Well, those votes got us the nomination, but have now been reset, and we enter a fresh period of voting to determine the winner.
While this is a solid way to separate the wheat from the chaff, the good news for us lower league bloggers this year is that there are actually two awards for each of the categories; the votes, and also a judges award from a panel of highly respected football writers and other types, including Oliver Kay, Iain Macintosh and Luke Edwards. I anticipate a fair amount of schmoosing over the coming weeks.
So the rules are simple – let’s try and win this thing! And to do that, you just need to vote for Sky Blues Blog and the Nii Lamptey Show all over the again, in the same way you did before.
If you find the time to manage that, I’ll be eternally fond of you. Details below if you’ve forgotten.
Thanks. Je t’aime.
Method one: Complete a Nomination form
The simplest way is to use the online form and select “Sky Blues Blog” in the Best Club Blog category and “The Nii Lamptey Show” in the Best Podcast category.
Method two: Complete a Facebook poll
If you’re on Facebook, visit the link below and you’ll go straight to a very short poll where you can choose Sky Blues Blog (Club) and The Nii Lamptey Show (Podcast) and submit your vote.
Method three: Post a tweet on Twitter
Loads of you are on Twitter too. You can vote for Sky Blues Blog and The Nii Lamptey Show by posting a single tweet for each. Click the link below to do this automatically, or copy the following into a tweet:
I am voting in @TheFBAs for @skybluesblog as the Best Football #Club Blog
I am voting in @TheFBAs for @niilampteyshow as the Best Football #Podcast