MetroDad has been nominated for Best Daddy Blog in the Best of Blog Awards 2004!
I was originally going to be humble and declare how honored I was to be held in such esteemed company. After all, the other nominees have been around for awhile and I'm really just the new kid on the block. So I was just going to talk about how when I started this Daddy blog, I did so because I wanted to reach out and find a community of like-minded fathers who were embracing the responsibility of parenthood seriously but also with humor, grace and wit. And having accomplished that goal, I was going to mention how that was reward enough.
But then I noticed that the grand prize winner of Best Daddy Blog would receive a FREE blog design! Well...spank me on the ass and call me your Daddy!!! A FREE blog design? I'll definitely whore myself out for one of those! Besides, if you check out the other Daddy Blogs, you'll see that MetroDad may as well have been designed by either cavemen or a group of Luddites. The blog definitely needs its ride pimped! All the other dads clearly have better design skills than me. I therefore implore to your sense of aesthetics to cast a vote for me.
But if that's not good enough, I give you several other reasons to cast a vote for MetroDad:
1. I'm NEVER going to subject you to my original poetry, my recipe for "a killer homemade potato soup", or the boring minutae of my day. I'm NEVER going to give you cute little quizzes like "If you were a flower, which flower would you be?" And I promise NEVER to go for the cheap laugh and give you some second-rate Seinfeld observation on fatherhood (such as "Didja ever notice how a baby's poop looks just like mustard? What's the deal with that?")
2. Unlike the other nominees, I use proper grammar and correct spelling. Here at MetroDad, you'll never see any dangling participles, misplaced modifiers or split infinitives. If you do, I promise to give you your money back. I even know the proper use of colons, semi-colons and quotation marks. I don't think those other guys even know what a gerund is. Rumor has it that most of them never finished 3rd grade!
3. None other than the GURU of Daddy blogging himself, Jay of Zero Boss fame, has given me his Gold Star Seal of Approval (see here and here). Jay, I promise I'll finish cleaning out your basement by next weekend. And by the way, I'm almost done with your tax returns. You owed a little more to the IRS than expected. But don't worry. I covered it myself.
4. And finally, though many of you have asked, I would never trade on the Peanut's adorability or Q factor in pandering for your vote. To publish a photo of my beautiful daughter would be almost unfair. Or would it?
Anyway, my friends. Go cast a vote for Best Daddy Blog over at The Best of Blog Awards. And all joking aside, I really am honored to have been nominated with these great gentlemen. I read all of their blogs on a religious basis and not only do they reaffirm my faith in the future of fatherhood but they also provide a great community of support for men who are truly dedicated to being involved as fathers. None of these men have taken a back seat in fatherhood and their love for their children is wonderfully self-evident. There should only be more Dads like them.
(p.s. If you don't vote for MetroDad, please cast a vote for Laid-Off Dad. He's not technically a man. He's more like a woman pretending to be a man pretending to be a woman (no wait...that's Victor Victoria.) Anyway, Laid-Off Dad IS a fellow New Yorker. And us New Yorker's gotta stick together.)