“Performance of the Year” — The complete list and links to all 11 nominees as voting begins


In two hours (7 p.m. PST), a special link will go live as the voting begins for 11 nominees vying for the 2015 “Performance of the Year” award at The Public Blogger. This will be the first round of eliminations that will continue until the winner is announced Dec. 30. This mix of nominated artists includes writers, photographers, hip-hop singers, poets and one humorist (for those with a weak heart, I won’t draw out the suspense and just let you know it’s me). Since yesterday, I’ve been featuring the works of my fellow nominees here and on my Facebook page because:

1) Giving as many people as possible the chance to see their terrific work is the right thing to do
2) It’s a real honor to be among this group. Period.
3) If I get voted out, I’m hoping for the “Congeniality Performance” award

When the link goes live at 7 p.m., I’ll post it here and on my Facebook page. Your vote accouts for 70% of the judging, with another 25% based on each nominee’s Facebook “likes” about this event.

The last 5% is based on how much crying and whining I do.

Until the voting begins, here is a last look at all 11 nominees, along with a link to a live page that includes live links to their sites. I hope you’ll get the chance to look at their work and vote between 7 p.m. tonight and 10 a.m. tomorrow (Oct. 12).

My sincere thanks for your support and encouragement since the nominations were announced last week. Although I do think the “Sorry for Your Loss” card from Chris De Voss and the gang at Long Awkward Pause was a little premature. But still thoughtful.

Seriously, though: Thank You, everyone! I promise this vote will be a lot more fun than the presidential elections…


To visit the live link page to all 11 nominees, click HERE

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I was a journalist, humor columnist, writer and editor at Siuslaw News for 23 years. The next chapter in my own writer’s journey is helping other writers prepare their manuscript for the road ahead. I'm married to the perfect woman, have four great kids, and a tenuous grip on my sanity...

18 thoughts on ““Performance of the Year” — The complete list and links to all 11 nominees as voting begins”

  1. Thank you for sharing. After viewing, it will be difficult to see any of you go. So.Much.Talent. Of course I’m a bit biased because you make me laugh…..too bad they don’t have it by category ala Oscars. ;0). It is awesome that you shared their works. Put your red thong on for a good luck charm. Don’t take it off til Dec 30. :0)

    1. Lol! Thanks so much, and yes, it’s quite a talented group of diverse artists. And me.

      As for the red thong, I think my wife would say something if I went that long without washng it!

    1. Haha! Thanks, Oscar! Just wanted to do my part in helping get this ting off to a big start. But if I get voted out I’ll talk about all of you behind your backs… 😉

      Seriously, good luck, my friend!

      1. You’re not doing anything wrong. It’s just none of the other 10 competitors even happens to be writing about anything I might be interested in checking out.

No one is watching, I swear...

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