What a day in in Journal-Land. The nominees have been announced for the AOL-Journal Awards - Celebrating Excellence. A big huge thank you goes to Vivian and her hard-working team for putting this whole thing together! A big huge slobbering thank you goes to all who voted. Without your participation... well, there wouldn't be a contest. A big huge slobbering, blubbering thank you goes to all who nominated this Livingroom Superstar on her Journey to Peace for Best New Journal category. I'm thrilled to be sitting up here with my peers and so many of my favorite journals. I'm also bummed because a bunch of my favorites didn't get nominated. But I really think it's because there are only ten categories this first time around. I imagine there will be more in the future. I'll be posting some more of my personal favorites in the weeks to come.
Be sure to visit all the nominees. And remember to vote for your favorite in each category. The polls are open from Saturday November 1st through Saturday November 8th.
I joke about being competitive (because I am) but sincerely, I am honored just to have been recognized by my peers. We are all winners just by being here. It takes great strength and courage to express our art, our writing, our spirit in the world. Congratulations to the entire AOL-Journal Community!