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Let me provoke you...and beg for your votes

2009 BlogLuxe Awards

I am thrilled and honoured to have been nominated by Allie from No Time for Flash Cards for the Most Provocative Blog in the BlogLuxe Awards. When I found out she had nominated me, I asked her why she thought my blog was provocative and she said:
Provocative is defined as to stimulate and if anything Phd in Parenting has stimulated discussion in my house. Parenting is not a by the book endeavor and it's imperative to keep learning and this blog helps me examine my choices as a parent by provoking me to ask why I do what I do.

With a quote like that, I can go around grinning from ear to ear without even being a finalist for the award. That is, after all, why I am here. To help parents examine their choices and to help society examine its assumptions about how we should parent.

This all has me thinking about some of the ways that I have been provocative on this blog.

I'd love your vote. If you do think I deserve this award, please try to vote daily from now until the close of voting on July 6th. Thank you for your support!

P.S. Can I say that I had a few posts that are all bunnies and unicorns planned, but now I feel pressure to post provocative stuff instead. My friend at bits of myself suggested I "consider showing more boobs in nonsexual actions." Maybe...(okay, how about here and here)
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Reader Comments (19)

I voted for you!

June 9, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterSummer


June 9, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterNoble Savage

Just voted -- I didn't see a space to put in comments though...where is that?

June 9, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMelanie

@ Summer @ Noble Savage Thank you!

@ Melanie Thank you! With regards to the comments, I meant here on this post. Thanks!

June 9, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterphdinparenting

I found your blog not too long ago, and I enjoy reading it. Thank you for not being afraid to stand up for not only yourself, but others as well.

June 9, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterDarcel

You got my vote... I really enjoy your thoughtful articles - great blogging. Keep it up!

June 9, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterse7en

I just discovered your blog not long ago, but I'm a total addict now and check it every day. Because you post so many links to previous entries and other blogs and articles within your new entries, I end up reading for hours sometimes - I love it! I think this is a provocative blog because you really are unafraid to give your opinion on all kinds of sensitive parenting topics unapologetically. I feel like every time I read this I end up getting myself all riled up (in a good way) and ready to take on anyone else who judges my parenting style. Thanks for your blog!

June 9, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterErin

I discovered your blog a month or so ago and I love it. Your posts have been such helps to me. I really enjoy your thoughtful articles; keep it up!

June 10, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJen Dugan

I'm heading over to nominate you right now. Your blog is my fave. You set the standard as far as I'm concerned. Someone said in a tweet recently that their favorite blogs were mine and yours for informative content (I forget the exact words) and I just about fell over. Me in the same sentence as you? I think you rock Annie. This is a well deserved nomination.

June 10, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMelodie

@Melodie: Thank you! I do love your blog too. No need to nominate me though - that was already done. Just vote! Every day if you can :)

June 10, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterphdinparenting

I voted for you!!

June 11, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJudy @ Mommy News Blog

I voted! Good luck!

June 11, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterLauren

I voted for you yesterday, today and will tomorrow.

June 11, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterCindy

Thank you everyone for the votes! Keep them coming. If I finish ahead of Dooce, I can die happy. ;)

June 12, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterphdinparenting

I voted again :)

June 12, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterErica

Just a reminder to keep on voting! I'm in the top 5 right now and would love to stay there. Thank you for your support!

June 17, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterphdinparenting

Voted for you! You are so opinionated about alot of topics that I also feel are very important. The best part? You not afraid to show it! Good luck!

June 23, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterGwen

[...] What’s so provocative about this blog anyways? [...]

Congratulations on becoming a finalist! And what a fun idea to welcome the VIP voters.

Awesome quote from your friend. You definitely can smile for a long time about that one. :) I love her explanation of what is provocative.

I wish you the best in the next round!

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