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There is no way that I can possibly thank you all enough for all of your votes that helped Burgh Baby to WIN the Best Local Blog poll at The Bump! You are AMAZING! And a little scary, if we're being honest. Let's just say that I would be very afraid of crossing y'all because you have clicky fingers, and you know how to use them.

Anyway, in thinking about ways I could repay you all for your awesomeness, it dawned on me that the best way to thank you was to pay it forward. So that's what I hope to do. The voting that took place this past week over at The Bump was for category winners. There is a Grand Prize round which pits all of the category winners against each other. Initially, I had planned on ignoring that round for a lot of reasons, chief among them that there are several people who I adore and who I consider friends in that round. I prefer to support friends, not go head-to-head with them.


But then I started thinking about what I could do with $1000 cash. I could have a hell of a lot of fun with $1000. Like, WOAH! Brain explosion! And you know what would be the absolute most fun a person can possibly have? Bringing Christmas crazy to some kids in need.

$1000 buys a lot of Christmas crazy.

So, here's the plan. If Burgh Baby wins the voting over here, I'm taking that money to Toys 'R Us and loading up on a truckload of toys. I'll deliver half of that fun to Mikey and Big Bob of 96.1 KISS for their annual Stuff-a-Bus promotion supporting Toys for Tots. The other half will go to a local domestic violence shelter so that kids at risk can have the kind of Christmas they wouldn't otherwise have. (I know the name of the shelter I have in mind, but need to confirm with them that the gift is appropriate for them. If it's not, I'll pick another shelter. It's all about bringing Christmas crazy to kids, yo.)

Voting ends at 11:59 Eastern Daylight Time on October 26th. It will not be easy to win at all because WOW! are there some big time fantastic bloggers in that list, but it can't hurt to try, right?

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Reader Comments (16)

You are super. Seriously. Fantastic. My clicking finger will not stop until you've won.


October 20, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterplblog

I seriously love you. I mean, I would be voting for you regardless, but this? This is just going to make me click click click click click like a crazy person.

October 20, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAllison Says

I've already been voting and will keep doing so. If you win, I'll throw in a few toys myself.

October 20, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterGina

Click. Click. Click. Click.

October 20, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterchasingalittlelion

Wow, excellent idea. And, even if you don't win (which I think you will), I'll bet we could organize your Twitterati to put some Christmas crazy together another way.

October 20, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterKimly P.

By this time next week, you'll be able to tell everyone who's been pulling their weight -- we'll all have Popeye fingers...

October 20, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterUncle Crappy

Click. x12. for now.
And you are awesome.

October 20, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterCrista

Stumbled & Facebooked! CLICK CLICK CLICK!

October 20, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJennifer

Glad you won and decided to pay it forward. I follow a bunch of those blogs too so it would be a tough choice exc. loyalty to the burgh always trumps!!

October 20, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterSheila

That makes me giddy with excitement! Yay for winning by the way - of course I voted! Anyway, I love nothing more than buying presents for boys and girls during the holidays who otherwise wouldn't get any. Best feeling EVER! I'm totally hoping you win and I will help you!

October 20, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterLoukia

You and your generous heart rock! I love that about you! I'm clicking away. :)

October 20, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterKat

What a fantastic way to use the prize money, I will try to spread the word as well as vote!

October 20, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterAmanda

Can I just tell you that how impressed I am with you right now? I mean seriously, you crack me up and make me think with your posts anyway and now you go and show what a giving person you are on top of it all. So yeah, "clicky, clicky" I'm on my way to give you a boost so you can give some kids a boost. You rock!

October 20, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMirth

Awwwww yeah. It's (already) like Christmas.

October 20, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterWoy

You better be happy. I voted like 4 times in a row for you lady. :-) Giving toys to kids who need them...yeah...that makes me feel good about voting. :-)

October 21, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterLisa @ Boondock Ramblings

What a wonderful idea!

October 21, 2009 | Unregistered Commenter3carnations

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