Congratulations to Pamela Geller of Atlas Shrugs for her victory as Gay Patriot’s Grande Conservative Blogress Diva 2010! I am so glad I got to meet her last year at CPAC and tell her in person how much I admire her courage. Neoneocon was second and I am not familiar with her writing, but I will have to start giving her a look-see. And Michelle Malkin was third, although I consider her the real giant in the field of journalism and conservative blogging — with just the caution that this was a poll at a GAY conservative blog, and since I was the only one of the nine finalists who has a consistent track record of advocating both for fiscal conservatism AND homosexual equality, then even in that company, I do feel I belonged.
I am grateful to everyone who voted for me — including those who stopped by to check out this blog but preferred one of the other candidates. I am most grateful to my darlings at Hill Buzz (see link below) for posting several times to ask their readers to vote for me. The goal I wanted to achieve by winning was to gain more credibility for my work for homosexual equality and fiscal conservatism. I think I’ve achieved that goal. Thanks to the Hill Buzz boyz and their readers who voted for me, I made a very respectable showing considering that this time last year I didn’t even have a blog — I’ll celebrate this blog’s first birthday on January 12.
Here’s what I wrote in the comments at Hill Buzz on 12/30/09 in their post asking their readers to vote for me:
I just want you all to know how much I appreciate all of you — my dear HillBuzz boyz, the readers who are voting for me — even the ones who didn’t but dropped by to check out my blog. I am honored and grateful. Thank you.
For new readers: my blog is a mix of personal and opinion posts because I think conservatives, especially social conservatives, may be wary of someone who is openly lesbian and supports both fiscal conservatism AND equality for homosexuals, unless they can get to know her very well. So I do personal posts so conservatives can get to know me and feel secure that when I advocate something, I’m coming from a good place.
For 2010, my opinion post topics will include explanations of why the only way the terrorists can be defeated is by killing hate — and how to do it; how totalitarian movements work and how to defeat them; and why homosexual equality is for the highest good for everyone
Hill Buzz has done an excellent job of earning the respect and linkage of conservatives, and I do love their work — and dear Pattymelt’s — so I have a track record of linking them whenever I think they have something especially important to say to conservatives. I will keep that up in 2010, especially since they are so smart about campaigning and it’s an election year with the fate of America hanging in the balance. We’ve really got to pull together.
And in between all the above, I will continue to do my best to make my readers ROFLOL.
Thank you, my dears! Thank you,thank you, thank you!
And I also first noted the results of the contest at Hill Buzz in the comments for the same post:
Gay Patriot just closed the Grande Conservative Blogress Diva poll — the tallies were as follows:
Pamela Geller of Atlas Shrugs: 3,140 (45%)
Neoneocon: 1,646 (24%)
Michelle Malkin: 836 (12%)
Cynthia Yockey, A Conservative Lesbian: 500 (7%)
The Anchoress: 329 (5%) (Note: I greatly admire her blog-fu!)
Ann Althouse, who, as far as I know, has not repented of her vote for Obama:
Tammy Bruce: 138 (2%)
Jennifer Rubin (Commentary Contentions): 115 (2%)
Fausta: 87 (1%)
I would never have gotten to fourth place in such worthy company without the loving and zealous support of my dear Hill Buzz boyz and the gentle readers of Hill Buzz. Thank you, my dears, with all my heart! We are going to work together and save America in 2010!
When Gay Patriot announced this year’s poll, they said they would give awards to the top three blogress divas. How funny would it be if they suddenly cooked up a Miss Congeniality award for fourth place, which would be — come to think of it! — me. Not that I’m hinting that anyone ought to mosey over to their place and suggest it or anything ….
How many of you just figured out the character in “Glee” I identify with the most is … wait for it … Rachel?
Surprisingly enough, we’re more Finn than Kurt.
Though Panda’s a whole lot more Mercedes than anything else.
After I wrote the P.P.S. above, I imagined every single one of you looking at each other and then saying, “Ohhhhhh! THAT explains A LOT!”