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Please Vote Champion of My Heart as Best Dog Blog

best dog blog champion of my heartM’wah! Lilly and I offer our biggest THANK YOU to everyone who nominated Champion of My as Best Dog Blog in the 2012 Petties (DogTime Media Pet Blog Awards). We made the finals! So, once again, we need your help (and your votes)! Here’s how.

Voting ends Friday, July 29, 2011.

How to Vote Champion of My Heart as Best Dog Blog

1. Go to the DogTime Media Petties Page (use this URL of the link doesn’t work http://dogtime.com/petties.html).

2. Click on the little button next to Champion of My Heart in the Best Dog Blog Category (left-hand column, second block).

3. Select your choices in the other categories, if you’d like. (Our suggestions below. You do NOT have to vote in every category).

4. Click the VOTE button at the bottom , and you’re done.

If you do NOT see the VOTE button, hold down your SHIFT key and click on your page reload icon. That forces the page to dump your cache and use the most recent version of the page available.

UPDATE ON VOTING RULES (7/6/11 @ 11:30 am)

Unlike in 2010, when you could only vote once per email address, this year you can vote every day … just not excessively. According to DogTime’s Chrstina Kwan, “We aren’t capturing email like we were in the nominations phase. However, my tech team has assured me that there is something in place to prevent someone from sitting at the computer all day long submitting votes. Telling readers to go and vote once or twice a day is fine, but not excessive voting.”

That said, Lilly and I would appreciate:

  • One vote now
  • One vote each day (through July 29), if you are so inclined.

champion of my heart best dog blog

Extra Love and Gratitude to Those Who Campaign for Us

We appreciate every vote . Extra credit, good mojo, and eternal thanks to those who post our voting plea via email, Facebook, and/or Twitter as well:

Suggested Tweet:

I voted for @champofmyheart for Best Dog Blog. Won’t you please do the same? http://su.pr/1ib892

Suggested Facebook Post:

Our friends from @ChampionofMyHeart need your votes for the Best Dog Blog Award. I vote for them once each day, and I’m asking you to do the same. http://su.pr/1ib892

Share the Best Pet Blog Awards LOVE
With Champion of My Heart Friends

We’re happy to report that several of our pet blogging friends also made the finals in various Petties categories. Lilly and I would consider it a personal favor, if you voted for them too.

You do NOT have to vote in every category to take part, but we know our friends would appreciate the help.

Best Overall Pet Blog: Pet News of Views

Best Dog Blog: Champion of My Heart

Best Cat Blog: The Conscious Cat

Best Cause Related Blog: Be the Change for Animals … or K9Chronicles Rescue Me … or Raising Ruby

Best Blog Post: Raising Ruby … OR … I Love Rescue Animals … or Sparkle Cat

Best Designed Blog: your choice

Best Social Integration Blog: your choice

Funniest Blog or Blogger: Will My Dog Hate Me? … OR … Grouchy Puppy

Roxanne Hawn

Trained as a traditional journalist and based in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado, USA, I'm a full-time freelance writer for magazines, websites, and private clients. My areas of specialty include everything in the lifestyles arena, including health and home, personal finance and other consumer interests, relationships and trends, people and business profiles ... and, of course, all things pet related. I don't just love dogs. I need them in my life. Seriously.

Jane Boursaw - July 8, 2011

Awesome! You and Lilly so deserve it. Voted!

    Roxanne Hawn - July 8, 2011

    Thanks so much, Jane.

Maery Rose - July 7, 2011

I voted! It seems like there’s so many more cat blogs in the nominations than dog blogs. “Of course!” says my dear Shy cat.

Sparkle - July 6, 2011

My human and I are so glad to see your blog nominated again for Best Dog Blog! You have our vote, of course! And thanks so much for mentioning my blog in the Best Blog Post category!

    Roxanne Hawn - July 6, 2011

    Thank you, SPARKLE, for your vote last year and your vote this year. We’ll see what happens.

Ingrid King - July 6, 2011

Congratulations on your nomination – you have our vote! And thank you so much for recommeding us for Best Cat Blog!

    Roxanne Hawn - July 6, 2011

    Thanks so much, Ingrid. Lilly and I wish you the VERY best in this year’s contest.

Kris @ Attainable Sustainable - July 6, 2011

I voted!

sheryl - July 6, 2011

Congratulations, Roxanne, and here’s to a big win. And of course, my vote belongs to YOU!

jansfunnyfarm - July 6, 2011

We voted for you, but we’re only going to vote once for the Petties. Good luck.

    Roxanne Hawn - July 6, 2011

    Thanks, JansFunnyFarm, for the vote. We appreciate your help very much.

AC - July 6, 2011

I’m I losing it or is the vote button missing?

    Roxanne Hawn - July 6, 2011

    I just updated the post, AC, to include instructions on fixing that problem. I had the same issue yesterday. Hold down your SHIFT key, then click on your page reload icon. This forces your browser to use the most recent version of the page, rather than a cached one.

      AC - July 6, 2011

      Woo-hoo! Vote’s in!

        Roxanne Hawn - July 6, 2011

        Thanks, AC. Lilly and I are so glad to have your support.

Ruby's Raiser - July 6, 2011

You have our vote…and vote and vote and vote and vote. 😉

    Roxanne Hawn - July 6, 2011

    Thanks, gal. I just got a note from Christina @ DogTime, and apparently the rules are different from what she told me last night. Just got this note:

    “I apologize for the misinformation I gave you last night regarding how many times someone can vote. After the page went live yesterday I didn’t get a chance to check with my tech team about how the backend system is capturing the votes so I initially thought you could just submit as many votes as you want since we weren’t asking for email. I was informed this morning that there is something in place to prevent someone from just sitting at the computer all day long and submitting votes. I will be reaching out to all the nominees to make this clear. ”

    SO, I’m waiting to hear what the rules are for this year. Stay tuned.

      Roxanne Hawn - July 6, 2011

      Just got this update. I’ll revise the post accordingly. Thanks, everyone for your help.

      Dear Petties Nominees,

      With the nominees being announced late yesterday and voting already in the full swing, I wanted to make sure to let you all know how the voting process works as there was a little bit of confusion. When your readers go to http://www.dogtime.com/petties to cast their vote for who should win in each of the 8 categories, we aren’t capturing email like we were in the nominations phase. However, my tech team has assured me that there is something in place to prevent someone from sitting at the computer all day long submitting votes. Telling readers to go and vote once or twice a day is fine, but not excessive voting. This was already in place when voting opened yesterday evening. I apologize for the confusion.

      Please let me know if you have any questions and I’m happy to answer them. Congratulations to you all and good luck!

      Sincerely,
      Christina Kwan
      Senior Product & Marketing Manager
      DogTime Media, Inc

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