Sunday, November 11, 2012


Okey Dokey.

So, a couple weeks ago, I get this email that starts out with
"Firstly, fantastic to meet you! We're compiling a collection of the very best expat blogs on our site and we've decided your expat blog is worthy of nomination for the Expat Blog Awards 2012!"  Blah, blah, blah.
Now, my first thought is something like ...... Oh, yeah?  Who's kidding who here?

Or maybe it was ....... I am pretty sure my blog is right up there with middle school boogers and farts jokes.

Or maybe ....... Have these people ever actually seen my blog?

Possibly ....... Why would I want to join a club that would have someone like me as a member?

I really don't know what my first thought was.
But it was NOT ....... Wow someone has noticed my Purlitzer worthy blog.
(Yeah, I know that I misspelled 'Pulitzer'.  I did it on purpose.)

I am skeptical of things like this.  Like I am of 'a free lunch', anything that comes out of any politicians mouth, promises to still be respected in the morning and my check being in the mail.

It also appeared that you can nominate yourself to be worthy of this honor.
It seemed to be possible to win a $500 prize based on feedback recieved by the officials by Oct 31 (2012).
Notice this is being posted after the deadline.

Final thought:
Why would I want to compete for an award, when I have awarded myself the coveted Dorkie award  EVERY YEAR?  You can see it somewhere on the right.


I figured it out!
I know how the nominations work!
If you go to their site, you can see a list of all the blogs nominated from Ecuador.
7 of the eight nominated from Ecuador are the first 7 listed on the blogroll on the right hand side on South of Zero.
The 8th is the blog of a couple that I believe are professional bloggers.  Remember the part about being able to nominate yourself?

The nomination form they sent me asked me to put their logo on my blog.
Soooooo, here you go:
Life is Sweet,