LAMMYs 2013: the Perks of Being Considered

Mettel Ray

LammyButtonThough I was technically a Lamb during the last LAMMY Awards, I was more or less not as invested in blogging as I am now. Therefore, I’m kinda new at the 2013 LAMMYs and all of this is super exciting for obvious reasons. Since the polls open tomorrow, I’m gonna start my campaign for votes. Though it sounds political, trust me, it’s not… or maybe it is but just a little.

LAMMYs are annual Awards hosted by the Large Association of Movie Blogs, so it’s like the Oscars but better since we (and by we I mean the movie bloggers) actually get to decide which one of us gets nominated, who wins etc. Plus, we might get the award! All very exciting but what’s even more superb is the fact that I’m eligible (full list of all the categories with the eligible blogs for nominations is here) for four categories – meaning, I have a pretty good chances to actually win a LAMMY!

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BEST BLOG:

I’m glad for the fact that I’m at least considered amongst the best blogs of the entire LAMB. Though, even the most optimistic side of me does not think I will get the nomination. Of course I would want to but there are 78 blogs and only 10 get the actual nomination. So I’m not going to get my hopes up with this one. Besides, some of the other blogs in this category are my personal favorites and I can’t imagine being in the same nomination category as those. I’m just shy like that.

BEST DESIGN:

Now isn’t this a pleasant surprise?! My never ending battle with the layout of this WordPress theme and the constant change-up has finally ended and I get into the best design category where 5 out of 35 get nominated. I doubt my luck will grant me a nomination this time as well and I’m okay with that. I do think that I have squeezed every possible string free of charge in order to get my blog looking this stylish. So maybe the fact that I have less free-range and restricted possibilities will get me a nomination but I’m being realistic – there’s some heavy competition out there!

BEST BLOG-A-THON:

My category! Yes, I’m saying this with the up-most confidence (5 out of 20 get nominated) because I couldn’t be prouder of my first ever blogathon that eventually ended with Our Movie Alphabet. Having 40 blogs participating, some with multiple posts, was a great deal of fun and a challenge as well. So I hope all those 40 people remember their struggle of naming all letters with great deal of positive feelings. I’ll be certainly campaigning for this nomination/award like a proper blogger.

BEST RATING SYSTEM:

Also a category where I also hope to have some luck (5 out of 20 get nominated) because I’m satisfied with what I have and getting some recognition for it just makes me smile. It was a long and difficult rode to this rating system but man, was it worth it or what? It’s different, it’s fun, it makes some people most likely hungry but most of all, I love it!

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So there it is, my thoughts on my possibilities on getting nominated in these categories. I’m going to be honest, I love my blog and I adore my design but I know I’m not the best out there. Some of my favorites are definitely ahead of me with experience and visual appeal but hey, I’m glad to be at least considered. But when it comes to the blogathon and the rating system, I’m thrilled to be considered because I’m expecting to be nominated. And since it’s up to you guys to make it happen, here’s a FYC (for your consideration) poster that will hopefully swing some votes into my yard.

FYC

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  • Reply
    Nostra
    March 21, 2013 at 4:01 PM

    Congratulations, will definitely send some votes your way. Told you there was a chance we’d go head to head in the blogathon category πŸ˜‰

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      mettelray
      March 21, 2013 at 4:12 PM

      It’s on! But I hope it’s like a positive competition towards the award not like a .. game of thrones version of it. πŸ˜€

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        Nostra
        March 21, 2013 at 4:20 PM

        Of course! Have not seen Game of Thrones, but I’m not planning on cutting any heads πŸ˜‰

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          mettelray
          March 21, 2013 at 4:34 PM

          So let the friendly competition begin! πŸ˜€

          • Nostra
            March 21, 2013 at 4:42 PM

            Yes, good luck!

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    nevertooearlymp
    March 21, 2013 at 4:04 PM

    Great to see you competing this year!

    Good Luck!

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    Terry Malloy's Pigeon Coop
    March 21, 2013 at 4:45 PM

    All the best! πŸ™‚

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    elena
    March 21, 2013 at 6:20 PM

    Oooh, I’m crossing my fingers for you! You definitely deserve the blogathon one and the rating system one as well – and the design one because your graphics are amazing. If my blog was old enough to be a member of the LAMB, I’d definitely send my votes in your way.

    And the poster’s awesome as well! I love Patrick’s and Sam’s legs there, haha.

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      mettelray
      March 21, 2013 at 6:25 PM

      Thanks! Well, next year for your blog looks promising! πŸ˜‰

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    Mr Rumsey
    March 21, 2013 at 8:10 PM

    All the best! πŸ˜€

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    Jess
    March 21, 2013 at 8:20 PM

    I love your FYC banner! Best of luck!

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      mettelray
      March 21, 2013 at 8:39 PM

      Thanks! Same to you! πŸ™‚

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    sati
    March 21, 2013 at 10:52 PM

    I really hope you win best blogathon — you deserve it!

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      mettelray
      March 21, 2013 at 10:56 PM

      I’m hoping for that one a lot to be honest. Thank you for the positive feedback! πŸ™‚

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    Tim The Film Guy
    March 21, 2013 at 11:17 PM

    Oooooh look who’s got 4 nominations, I will destroy you in the ratings category πŸ˜€

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      mettelray
      March 21, 2013 at 11:43 PM

      May the best one win! Though.. it’s really difficult know which one since our ratings are quite different. πŸ˜€

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        Tim The Film Guy
        March 21, 2013 at 11:45 PM

        So me then haha πŸ˜€

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          mettelray
          March 21, 2013 at 11:51 PM

          Shh. Let’s get nominated together and then let the arguments flow. πŸ˜€

          • Tim The Film Guy
            March 22, 2013 at 12:00 AM

            Fine! This will be the calm before the storm πŸ˜€

          • mettelray
            March 22, 2013 at 12:05 AM

            Gotcha! Let the waiting begin… πŸ˜€

          • Tim The Film Guy
            March 22, 2013 at 12:13 AM

            I am sitting in a meditating pose as we wait πŸ˜€

          • mettelray
            March 22, 2013 at 12:19 AM

            I shall need proof.

          • Tim The Film Guy
            March 22, 2013 at 12:27 AM

            Ommmm

          • mettelray
            March 22, 2013 at 12:28 AM

            Okay, I’ll leave you alone to do that ommm-thing. πŸ˜€

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    Morgan R. Lewis
    March 21, 2013 at 11:46 PM

    I think you’ve got a chance in all of them, and you’re definitely a strong contender in both blog-a-thon and ratings system. “My Movie Alphabet” was a lot of fun, and the popcorn variation on the traditional 5-level rating system is ingenious.

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      mettelray
      March 21, 2013 at 11:52 PM

      Thanks a lot! I’m really hoping for the two I mentioned because they are the ones I worked on really hard. The blog and design.. I know I’ve got a long way to go, so I don’t mind not getting nominated. At least I’m considered. πŸ™‚

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        Morgan R. Lewis
        March 21, 2013 at 11:54 PM

        With blog and design, I think if you don’t make it to the next round, it’s not so much due to you having a long way to go, it’s just that the competition is awfully steep. After all, everybody wants in on “Best Blog”. πŸ˜€

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          mettelray
          March 21, 2013 at 11:57 PM

          Indeed. Those too are rough to crack into the top with.

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    Bubbawheat
    March 22, 2013 at 1:41 AM

    Good luck, you’ve definitely got my vote on several of those categories, especially the ratings system since I’m the one that submitted you for that category in the first place. πŸ™‚

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      mettelray
      March 22, 2013 at 8:50 AM

      Well you better follow up with that vote and many thanks for the submission! πŸ™‚

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      sanclementejedi
      April 2, 2013 at 5:26 AM

      Bubba your gravatar does not contain a link to your blog.

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        Bubbawheat
        April 2, 2013 at 5:33 AM

        An odd place to let me know, but thanks. Could have sworn it did at one point, but it definitely does now.

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          sanclementejedi
          April 2, 2013 at 5:53 AM

          Yeah sorry if that was the wrong spot to let you know, I just happened to click on it in an attempt to get to your blog. πŸ˜‰

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          mettelray
          April 2, 2013 at 9:27 AM

          I think it’s a great place to share information! Thanks!

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    Sofia
    March 24, 2013 at 6:27 PM

    CONGRATS Mettel — so many categories, that’s huge! Your investment in this blog really shows. I hope you do swell, and believe you’re a great choice for all of them. Best of luck!!

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      mettelray
      March 24, 2013 at 6:29 PM

      Thank you so much! Good luck to you as well, I believe I checked you couple of times as well! πŸ™‚

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        Sofia
        March 24, 2013 at 6:32 PM

        aww mettel, thank you! πŸ˜€

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    sanclementejedi
    April 2, 2013 at 5:19 AM

    Best of luck snagging some or all of those nominations.

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    sanclementejedi
    April 2, 2013 at 5:20 AM

    FYI your gravatar does not have link back to your blog or your blog address.

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