To see why I don't care about blog award contests, look no further than the battle for "best educational blog," in which the erudite and amusing Michael Berube - who has almost single handedly shaped the "using my blog to review the reviews of my book" genre which has inspired much of today's Abu Aardvark blogging - is running neck and neck with a dead blog. A dead blog whose corpse has been animated by the sheer force of will of those who despise Michael Berube. So whatever... go vote for Michael Berube, because he deserves it more than a zombie.
Meanwhile, the divine Ms. Jennifer Mattern - most assuredly not the IR Theorist named Janice Mattern, as assumed by at least one of my friends! - was holding a very slim lead in the best parenting blog last time I checked. Your vote counts, and you can vote once a day. Since Jenn is currently out drinking with my wife, I feel that it falls upon me to issue the obvious appeal: Please vote for Jenn, early and often!