Wednesday, 16 June 2010

There now follows a party political broadcast from the Monster Raving Loony Party

Apart from a guess-the-weight competition for a jar of jellybeans when I was 10 years old I have never won anything. Literally - nothing. Not one thing.

And I certainly have never even been considered for even, like, two seconds for any kind of industry award.

Here's where you come in. No, I'm not going to hit you up for cash: it's worse than that.

The Observer Food Monthly has a new Blogger section in their awards this year. I am never going to win it in a billion years, even if you all vote 18 times under different names from hacked IP addresses. But I badly, badly, BADLY want to be on some top 1000 longlist somewhere so that I can print it out and show it to my grandchildren so that I'm not just that funny cat lady who smells like soup.

I have already voted for myself. If you feel so inclined to waste your vote on me, (consider it a protest vote -I am the Monster Raving Loony Party of food bloggers), you can vote here. Apologies for the slightly torturous process.

23 comments:

  1. I just voted! I also realised I couldn't think of a place to recommend for over £20 per head - seems my cheap living student days have stuck with me more than I thought! Good luck, I love the blog. Lucy x

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  2. Thanks Lucy!!! You're the best.

    Yes I struggled with over £20 too, seeing as I can think of lots but they're all equally horrible. xxxx

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  3. I would love to vote for you, but as I'm in Australia I have no idea what to nominate for the other categories! Don't really get to London as often as I'd like. I really hope you make it to the Bloggers list. Good luck! Keira x

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  4. Rats... could you put "McDonald's" for every single one? Actually no, don't do that... I think that starts to stink of corruption xxx

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  5. um... i'll vote for you, if you vote for me?

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  6. I've used up my vote voting for myself! Sorry -I should have thought to save it for a tactical. Anyway don't worry. I will get about 40 votes in total. if it's 40 or 39 doesn't make much of a diff xx

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  7. I also put you as my fave food personality. Fingers crossed.

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  8. Have voted - v hard to try and remember a decent restaurant in the wilds of Bedfordshire! Hey-ho here's hoping you land somewhere decent on the listy!

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  9. I've just voted for you, of course. And I really hope you win. Now I'll encourage all my Twitter followers to do the same. I have thirteen: that should ensure a landslide victory. Actually, Thomasina Miers follows me – a miracle of which I am insanely proud – and her vote should count as ten at least. All the best! Ian x

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  10. I have voted! Hooray - I hope you win, you deserve it - especially for pure poached egg genius, and, as another serial loser, I also selfishly hope I might win something aswell! Come on! Esme. x

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  11. I voted! I love your blog, so funny and some great ideas (without ANY pretentiousnesssss). Keep it up! xxx

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  12. Thanks Esme and Daisy!!! That's brilliant, I'm so grateful xxxxx

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  13. Hello Esther of course will vote. Thank god didn't recycle the Obs yet so can read it properly. I'll mention on Twitter too.

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  14. I voted for you! Good luck!

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  15. Done. Hope you win!

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  16. You have another one now. Also, got a colleague to as well. :-) Hope it helps. Whats the estimate now - 42?

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  17. I voted - I also put you down as food personality of the year! hehe

    @Keira McIntosh - I just clicked next and they didn't force me to fill out the other sections.

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  18. I am totally overwhelmed by the number of you voting! Including all my family, and all of you and a couple of Twitter people that does make about 40! Considering that I can think of at least 10 other food bloggers who will get 10,000 votes apiece I reckon that puts me in with a shout at a top 1,000 position. You are all good people.

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  19. I voted, good luck Esther. x

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  20. I've voted for you, and will be telling my gazillion Twitter followers to do so too. (However 'gazillion' does sadly just mean 'double figures' I'm afraid).
    I think your blog is bloody hilarious, and yet informative and educational too ('edutainment', if you will. But I understand if you won't.) Keep up the good work!

    Clare x

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  21. I voted for you, not through any sympathy but because you make me laugh and smile with empathy about how cooking and eating is. Your lemon pudding post was sublime! Keep posting please!

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  22. Voted! Loving your blog esther - you really do definitely deserve to win. Nothing cheers me up quite like your posts and other food blogs never do much for me. Thank you for your day-brightening posts and good luck! t x

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  23. I have voted and made 2 others do it and they'd never heard of you! I told them to read the blog too though. Soon you'll rule the world!

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