Yes, We Candy (Big Announcement Number One)

January 20, 2009

I’d planned my own giveaway announcement today in honor of Obama’s impending inauguration, but that will have to wait for later, because I just found this out:  

Vote in the Food Blog Awards 2008


A huge THANK YOU to Tea of Tea and Cookies for letting me know that my l’il blog has been chosen as one of five finalists in the Well Fed Network’s Food Blog Awards for 2008–in the “Best Food Blog: Writing” category!  


(Sorry about the sneeze in there–just SO DARNED EXCITED!).

THANK YOU, to each and every one of you who visits this site regularly, who reads this blog and has provided such amazing encouragement and feedback over the past year, to those who suggested DDD for the award, and to the judges for choosing it.  I have no doubt that this nomination is a direct result of all your support and comments! I can’t tell you all how thrilled I am to be nominated!  (But I’m gonna try. . . ).

But the voting starts TODAY–so please vote!  Voting extends to 8:00 PM on Saturday, January 24th,  so you can celebrate Obama’s inauguration and still have time to vote!  

If you like DDD and think this blog deserves to win. . .

GO OUT AND VOTE!!  And even though DDD may be the underdog on the list (the Diet, Dessert and UnderDog?), it’s incredibly exciting even to be on the same list as those other blogs! Okay, before I get too “Academy Awards-speech” on you, here are the details:

Votes must be registered through the official Well Fed Network page, so be sure to click through from there.   And please spread the word in case others aren’t aware of the awards!

I’ll post my other (giveaway) announcement in the next day or two, after the excitement has worn off a little (mine, not Obama’s).  In the meantime, here’s that link again:

Vote for DDD for Best Food Blog: Writing

and the general page to vote for all other categories:

Well Fed Network Food Blogging Awards 2008

And one more time, THANK YOU.  Have I ever mentioned that I think food bloggers and readers are THE BEST? 

If you’re new to DDD or arrived via the Well Fed Network, welcome!  Thanks for stopping by.  You can probably gain a good sense of the writing from the following selection of posts:

Now, I’m off to watch history in the making (see, your votes DO count!!)

xo Ricki

Sorry, Mum, we just can’t get excited about a blog award. . .oh, but wait–if you do win, does that mean you’ll be able to provide us with extra treats? Yay! Congratulations, Mum!”



42 Responses to “Yes, We Candy (Big Announcement Number One)”

  1. mihl Says:

    I did it. Hope you win!

  2. Congratulations Ricki!! Of course you deserve an award for best writing, I’ve been saying that for ages! You rock, lady!!

    You have my vote, and I will definitely spread the word on my next post! YAY! I’m so excited for you!! Go Ricki! Go Ricki! Go Ricki!

  3. shellyfish Says:

    I just voted for Super You! How thrilling! And well deserved to boot – Yes You Can!

  4. VeggieGirl Says:

    HOORAY!!!!!! Congratulations 😀

    Love the photo of The Girls, of course!!

  5. jessy Says:

    congrats, Ricki! that’s SO AWESOME! you better believe i’m voting for you! wahooooooooooooooooooooo!

  6. I’m off to vote for ya! Congrats, Ricki!!!

  7. Laura Says:

    My votes in! good luck, I hope you win

  8. congrats!!!!! you must be so so so so so so excited! you deserve it.. i mean look at this blog.. its amazing!

  9. ps i voted just now 🙂

  10. Pearl Says:

    congratulations ricki!

    your blog is great 🙂

  11. Courtney Says:

    Congrats! That is so exciting! I just got done listening to the inauguration coverage on NPR at my desk (while I was working, of course!), and I will vote for you once I get home :o) It is nice to think that our votes really DO count!


  12. Lori Says:

    Congratulations!! That is great news!

  13. Congrats on the nomination! That is very cool. I voted for you!

  14. Shelby Says:

    Congratulations!!! You totally deserve to win =)

  15. holler Says:

    Well done Ricki! I am very proud of you and have of course voted. Some of the other categories wouldn’t take a vote from me, but yours did thankfully! Good luck 🙂

  16. I voted! best of luck. I’m always entertained, and love your blog

  17. Gina Says:

    Congrats on the nomination, it is well deserved!!

  18. Lucy Says:

    Congrats, darls!

    Voting is done – and crossing everything I can.


  19. You totally deserve it. I wish I had a tenth of your story telling talent.

    Can’t wait to see your cookbook!!!

  20. aTxVegn Says:

    I voted for you!

  21. Hayley Says:

    Congratulations, you have my vote!

  22. Congrats! My vote has been cast 🙂

  23. Kiersten Says:

    Congrats! You have my vote too.

  24. Andrea Says:

    This is grrrrrrrrrrreat news. I voted. Hope you win!

  25. BitterSweet Says:

    Already voted for you before I saw this post! 🙂
    Good luck!

  26. Jade Says:

    Congratulations! A real testament to your writing skills.

  27. bex Says:

    How exciting! I’m off to vote!

  28. Sarah Says:

    Voted for you! Best of luck!!

  29. ttfn300 Says:

    congrats!!! so exciting 🙂 my vote is counted!!

  30. Good luck! I just voted for you. I hope you win.

  31. Lisa Says:

    Congratulations Ricki! That is fabulous news and well deserved. You do have a great story telling style. Keep up the good work!

  32. Georgia Says:

    I voted – you deserved to be nominated and you deserve to win!!!

  33. Vegetation Says:

    Yay! A very huge congratulations and of course you have my vote!

  34. Lisa Says:

    Congratulations Ricki! I’ll be sure to vote for you.

  35. Wendy Says:

    Underdog, my arse! I’ve voted for you. Twice. Ssshhh.
    Congratulations. x

  36. Celine Says:

    off to go vote for you, Ricki, congratulations to you! very well-deserved, no doubt.

  37. Woooah! How exciting! Congratulations! I’m gonna go vote for you now! I hope you win!

  38. Meg Wolff Says:

    Hi Ricki,
    I voted for you! Hope you win. A well-deserved nomination. And Top dog, Not underdog!! 🙂

  39. Vegan_Noodle Says:

    Wow Ricki!! What a well deserved honor! I will of course head over and vote for you. Your writing and photography on this blog are both amazing and I enjoy every time I visit. I so hope you win!

  40. SusanV Says:

    I am so happy for you! Your blog is a joy to read, so it’s really no surprise to see you nominated. I’m keeping my fingers crossed!

  41. Vegyogini Says:

    CONGRATULATIONS! I’ve cast several votes so far. 🙂

  42. […] thineself over to Ricki’s blog right now! Have you heard her amazing news? She’s up for a well-deserved award and it’s up to us to help her! We’ve seen […]

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