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The 2006 Weblog Awards

I think that's a step down from last year (Best of the Top 501-1000 blogs), but, hey, that's awesome to be nominated without any lobbying whatsoever.

This probably means I need to get back into a posting routine ASAP, so people don't come here and go "what is awardworthy about a blank page?"

And if you are feeling like some nostalgia, click "Read More" to see some of last year's WILLisms.com campaign ads.

Working backward:

The Weblog Awards end Thursday night (at midnight, maybe?).

Vote. It's your last chance. Click here and take a moment to make a Christmas blog miracle come true.

Because, really, it will take a miracle for anyone to catch the angry lefty blogger Roger Ailes, not to mention the other angry lefty blogger Needlenose.

In the meantime, a very "moving" haiku:

Kolache breakfast.

Double checking the checklist.

Packing and moving.

Be back soon, y'all. Stay classy. No, seriously. Recently, I've received a barrage of angry, profanity-laced left-wing hate comments and hate mail and had to ban several IP addresses. Lots of supremely unclassy stuff. Very lame. So, I mean it when I say "keep it classy."



Vote (here) or die. It takes moments. But the legacy you leave behind will last forever. Be "hot" like Paris Hilton and P. Diddy: vote today. Or else.

Tomorrow (thankfully) is the final day of the Weblog Awards 2005. It's a nice way to get to know other blogs, but 10 days of voting is a bit excessive, no?

Still, these campaign "ads" have been sort of fun to parody and produce.


The Weblog Awards go on until Thursday. Thus, the campaign goes on until Thursday:
SONG: WILLisms, WILLisms, WILLisms, WILLisms, WILLisms, WILLisms can, etc. Do you want a man for president who's seasoned through and through, But not so doggoned seasoned that he won't try something new? A man who's old enough to know, and young enough to do? Well, it's up to you, it's up to you, it's strictly up to you. Do you like a man who answers straight, a man who's always there? Well, measure him against the others and when you compare, You'll cast your vote for WILLisms and the change that's overdue. So it's up to you, it's up to you, it's strictly up to you. Yes, WILLisms, WILLisms, WILLisms, WILLisms, WILLisms, WILLisms can.

TAKE THE 10 SECONDS TO VOTE NOW (by clicking here).

In our category, there are 2 liberal blogs, 1 optical illusion blog, and about 12 conservative/libertarian/Republican-leaning blogs. The two liberal blogs are destroying the rest of us.

WILLisms is still in third place. While some on both sides of the partisan/ideological spectrum might be inclined to complain about the lack of inclusion of liberal blogs, we're in what might be called a "medium-sized blog" category. There aren't a lot of medium-sized liberal blogs, while there are a lot of medium-sized conservative blogs. More on this phenomenon some other tme.

In the meantime, more on the classic 1960 Kennedy campaign ad can be found here.


The Weblog Awards continue (for a few more days).

Like any good campaign, it seems like this thing has gone on for... forever. But it goes on. And WILLisms.com is still in third place, behind the two left-wing blogs in our category.

Go vote. And in the meantime, enjoy this Eisenhower flashback campaign ad, modified ever-so-slightly:


GROUP [singing]: Will for Weblog Award, Will for Weblog Award,
Will for Weblog Award, Will for Weblog Award.
You like Will, I like Will, Everybody likes Will—- for Weblog Award.
Bring out the banners, beat the drums,
We'll take Will to the Weblog Award.

We don't want Needlenose or Roger or the others.
Let's do that big job right.
Let's get in step with the guy that's hep.
Get in step with Will.
You like Will, I like Will, Everybody likes Will— for Weblog Award.
Bring out the banners, beat the drums,
We'll take Will to the Weblog Award.

We've got to get where we are going,
Travel day and night (voiceover "for president").
But Adlai goes the other way.
We all go with Will. You like Will, I like Will,
Everybody likes Will (voiceover: "for Weblog Award").
Bring out the banner, beat the drums,
We'll take Will to the Weblog Award 2005.
We'll take Will to the Weblog Award 2005.

GROUP [in background singing]: "Will for Weblog Award, Will for Weblog Award, Will for Weblog Award, Will for Weblog Award ..."

VOICEOVER: Now is the time for all good Americans to come to the aid of their country.

Vote for WILLisms.com today (right here)!

More on the classic 1952 "I Like Ike" campaign commercial here. Previous WILLisms.com campaign ads can be found here, here, here, here, here, and here. Endorsements are here.



Think about it--when the decisions of one man can affect the future of your family for generations to come, what kind of a man do you want making those decisions?

Think about it--who is the one man who has the experience and the qualifications to lead America in these troubled, dangerous times?

WILLisms.com is the one.

This time, vote like your whole world depended on it.


Also, more on this classic 1968 Nixon campaign advert can be found here.



Roger Ailes (the angry liberal blogger, not the Fox News guy) has opposed virtually every defense system we developed.

He opposed new aircraft carriers.

He opposed anti-satellite weapons.

He opposed four missile systems, including the Pershing II missile deployment.

Ailes opposed the stealth bomber, a ground emergency warning system against nuclear testing.

He even criticized our rescue mission to Grenada and our strike on Libya. And now he wants to be our Weblog Award winner. America can't afford that risk.

Vote today for WILLisms.com in the 2005 Weblog Awards (vote here). Endorsements are here. Previous WILLisms.com campaign spots can be found here, here, and here.

I have noticed some people are really taking this whole Weblog Awards thing very seriously. While it would obviously be nice to win, the main point is to find new blogs to read and to reward people for putting forth decent content on a regular basis.

Also, more on the classic 1988 Bush campaign spot featuring a goofy Michael Dukakis riding around in a tank can be found here.



There is a bear in the woods.

For some people the bear is easy to see.

Others don't see it at all.

Some people say the bear is tame. Others say it's vicious and dangerous.

Since no one can really be sure who's right, isn't it smart to be as strong as the bear? If there is a bear?

Vote for WILLisms.com today (click here). My endorsements are here, if you are interested. Right now, two lefty Kos-wannabes are walloping the rest of us to varying degrees. WILLisms is still in third place.

Also, more on the classic 1984 Reagan "Bear" campaign ad can be found here.



Vote for WILLisms.com (here) in the 2005 Weblog Awards and all your wildest dreams will come true.

Flipping sweet.

Right now, Roger Ailes (not the Fox News guy), the angry liberal blogger, is winning by a substantial margin. Second place is another liberal blog, Needlenose. WILLisms.com is in third.

But everyone involved should keep in mind that thing is just for fun. And I have definitely learned about several blogs I knew little or nothing about before the finalists were unveiled. So, yeah, fun times. Also, see my endorsements. And feel free to make a suggestion if you think I mis-endorsed.



Keep voting for WILLisms.com (click here). And the other blogs WILLisms.com is endorsing. It takes seconds.



The voting is finally open. Commence. Commence.

Some strong blogs in the mix. It looks like the strongest competition may indeed come from the blogs I admire most, which is a good thing.

Commence. You can vote once every 24 hours until December 15.

Posted by Will Franklin · 6 December 2006 05:53 PM