Hijack is such an ugly word really…

This is an official hijacking of Castra Praetoria by America’s 1st Handler. When America’s 1stSgt sees this, hopefully I will be able to defend myself better than this guy.

Yeah well…I also have eight thousand miles, a continent and a half and a nice little ocean on him…He’ll chew me out for this , but while I hold him off with some Compromising to His Ninjaness Dora the Explorer pictures circa 2007 and still other little gems of three and four year olds hugging his legs in adoration, I’ll need some help from his readers.

Seems Mike’s blog has been nominated for milblog of the year award in the Marine Corps category to be awarded at the 2010 Milblog Conference in DC this year. While I went to the conference last year, (There was video I try very hard to bury every chance I get. No, not compromising…gheesh– just an CP interview I was hijacked for between a couple of sessions out in the lobby of the hotel.) Anyway, while I went last year and they have me on record saying nice things about Bhurkus Khan, I’m not going this time around.


Hit the link I highlighted in red.
See it down there?
Register for their site.
They are spam free so no worries.
Add your nomination to CP.
You have until April 3rd at midnight EST to nominate the best Marine blog on the net.
Easy peasy.

Then go back and vote beginning April 4. since I know he will make the top five nomination wise and be in the running. Info for making nominations through April 3rd and also the voting beginning on the 4th and ending on the 7th is at the end of the post.

He gets all squirmy about stuff like this.
For all his swagger, this kind of attention is not his thing.
He’ll also hate I used the word squirmy and easy peasy.
Tough brownies.

This is my hijack.
He can get his own.


Now as an aside, this isn’t just about the recognition, but who am I kidding?
I’d love to see him smokecheck these other blogs.
Not because I am biased.
Which I am.
No, really it’s because in my role here on this blog, I hear so often how happy people are to find CP and how much they enjoy the caliber of writing present and the unique voice he uses to share his beloved Corps.

Bottom line is the process of being in the running will get the blog out there so that new readers know he is here. We can’t count on telepathic communication, but don’t think I haven’t looked into it.

In the meantime:

Follow the link and back him up.
I highlighted the pertinent stuff in red.

Well read the directions first.
I posted them just for you.
I just give and give.

Why are you still looking at this?

This means you, too, lurkers.
Hurry up!

I’m out.

March 29th, 2010

The 2010 Fourth Annual MILbloggies has officially kicked off today, and runs through April 7, 2010 until 11:59 PM EST. The MILbloggies are currently in the nomination phase, which will last until Saturday, April 3 11:59 PM. The top 5 nominees in each eligible category then move into the Voting Phase starting Sunday, April 4.You can keep track of the nomination standings in real time on Milblogging.c om here.

You must register and sign in to Milblogging.com to nominate a military blog and you can nominate approximately one blog in each category. Registration is free and we do not send spam, but it’s required in order to vote to bogus nominations.

Tell your friends, family, coworkers, and neighbors about the MILbloggies and have them nominate your blog.

If you do not want your blog considered for a Milbloggie award, please send me an email and I can temporarily place your blog in the Uncat egorized category. Also, if your blog is not properly categorized, you can update the category by claiming your blog or by sending me an email with the change.

The awards will be presented by the 2010 MILblog Conference Sponsors at this year’s Milblog Conference being held April 9 and 10 in Arlington, VA.

For instructions on how to nominate a blog, see the Official Milbloggies page.

Questions? Comments? Concerns? Send me (JP) an email to milblogging@gmail.com I will do my best to respond to your email as quickly as possible, but because of the number of inquiries I receive each year during the MILbloggies and because I have a day jo b, it may take a bit longer to reply.

About the MILbloggies
Launched in 2005, The MILbloggies Awards recognize military bloggers for their contribution to blogging, news and information, and to the military over the past year.

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  1. Thank you, June…hee. *turning on Jedi powers* now.come to Houston and hang out with Hope…

    Jim! Houston?! cool! A blogger from my neck of the woods. I like the way you think…

  2. Crying? America’s 1st Sgt is crying? WOW!

    Well I’ll certainly be voting for ya man.

    Actually HAPPY to know you’re in this, too. Looks like “friends” of mine have nominated my blog for U S Military Supporter. Wish I was in Bahrain. We could drowned ourselves in scotch together.

    Your blog DESERVES to be in this Michael.

  3. Okay folks…the nomination process went well. Now it’s time to VOTE. Head to the page http://milblogging.com/signup.php?p=1

    and vote your brains out. If you have a blog and love CP spread the word in your AO. REmind people reading Mike to head over and vote. Registrationis painless. You just need a user name and to make up a password. They send you a link to email immediately and you are good to go at milblogging.com.

    Kanani’s blog (her link is here in comments, just above mine is also in the running in another category. Like Mike, at her six is a good place to be.

    BTW Kanani, I can’t get to the page where we vote for you since it’s in a different category yes?…send me a link will ya? I need to FB it!

  4. Hey, I didn’t make the finals, I am just not the poster girl of popularity like pretty boy here.

    I figured I’ve received enough accolades in my career, and it did nothing but land me in trouble or influence me to procrastinate! HA!

    Anyway, Pink Camo got my vote!

  5. Valkyrie and 1stSgt, I hope that you win this year! I have really enjoyed reading some of the older posts you have. Hope to see you all at a Milblog Conf one day.
    Semper Fi,
    The Sandgram

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