The 2012 Finalists!

You guys.

Today’s the big day and I am SO excited!

It’s time to announce the finalists in the 2012 Karen’s World Blog Awards.

I was stunned at the number of votes cast in the semi-final round. Stunned in a good way. There is a great mix of blogs here among the nominees and it’s been fun to see what y’all are into.

I got a number of thanks and shout outs for the nominations, but I want to reiterate once again that the nominations didn’t come from me. They came from you. From you nominating yourselves and each other. It’s really what makes this so much fun for me.

Okay, enough bantering. You want to know if you made the cut. Well, here goes. In alphabetical order:

Favorite New Blog
Because, what if…
Chaotic Goddess Swaps
Leave it to Livia
My Cheap Life
Urban Earthworm

Best Kept Secret
Blondesense and Nonsense
By the Brooke
Emily’s Thought Blog
Gone Gardening
Travel Spot

Favorite Pee-In-Your-Pants Funny Blog
Best of Fates
It Just Gets Stranger
Life on the Muskoka River
Living in France
The Bloggess

Favorite Inspirational Blog
Good Day, Regular People
Mommy Run Fast
Pulsipher Predilections
The Simple Life of a Country Man’s Wife
Tyrean’s Writing Spot

Favorite Blog By a Parent
Blondesense and Nonsense
Finding Footprints…
Lynn Kelley: Random Acts of Weirdness
Things I’ll Forget by Tomorrow
Tunes and Spoons
Wrangling Chaos

Favorite Singles’ Blog
Jennee Thompson
Life By Chocolate
Life in Heels and Flip Flops
My So-Called Chaos
Single Infertile Female

Favorite Blog About Writing
Creepy Query Girl
Emily R. King
Moody Writing
Once Upon a Time
The Alliterative Allomorph
Write on Edge

Favorite Crafty-Type Blog
A Girl and a Glue Gun
Ella’s Edge
Wearing it on my Sleeves

Favorite “Other” Blog
Along Abbey Road
Easily Entertained
Real Housewife of Singapore
Retro Zombie

A brief note: When voting, you will notice that the Post categories are mandatory. Please take a minute to check out these great posts before casting your ballot. Most of them aren’t very long and all of them are worth reading. Thanks!

Most Inspiring Post
Day Fourteen: Reality,” Emily’s Thought Blog
My Heart is Warm,” Easily Entertained
We must let go of the life we have planned…,” Namaste by Day

Funniest Post
Attention: Anonymous,” Living in France
I Shouldn’t be Allowed on Live Anything,” The Bloggess
Texts with a 12-year-old,” It Just Gets Stranger

Most Helpful Post
DIY: Glitter Nail Polish Using Eye shadow,” Elle Sees
Step 171: Be fiscally responsible,” Adulting
Ten Commandments for Editing Someone’s Work,” Nathan Bransford
Things you shouldn’t say to a depressed person,” Geoff Takes On

Most Thought-Provoking Post
Reflection,” Less Cake More Frosting
Step 231: Do not comment on what people are, comment on what they do,” Adulting
This Mormon in America,” Emily’s Thought Blog

Favorite Blog of the Year
Alex J. Cavanaugh
It Just Gets Stranger
Jennee Thompson
Single Infertile Female
Subliminal Coffee

Now go check out these awesome blogs and be sure to cast your vote by Wednesday, December 19. And tune in for our awards show on Friday, December 21, just in time for the end of the world!

  • Christina

    Woohoo! I voted!

  • Empty Nest Insider

    Congrats to all of the finalists! You really put together a great list Karen! Julie

  • MiMi

    What the what. I can't even believe I made it this far. Spacerguy says it's a fascinating list. Uh oh. LOL


    I'm utterly flattered. I had no idea until I read Alex's post that I was a finalist for anything. Woohoo. Thanks, Karen.

    PS I'm a new follower too.

  • Spacerguy

    Fascinating list

  • Elle Sees

    Thank you for the nomination!!! Made my day :) & thanks to sherry!

  • Sherry Ellis

    This is fantastic! Thank you so much for the nomination of my blog, Gone Gardening, under "Best Kept Secret!"

  • Ella

    I'm so excited to see of my favs here and off to visit the news ones~ I'm stunned I was nominated-thank you so much~ And thank you so much Karen, for doing this! You must be one of Santa's elves ;D

  • Livia

    I'm speechless once again – I made it into the top five! Now I'm in suspense, so ready to accept the award! 😉 Thank you so much Karen! :)

  • S.I.F.

    I love this Karen – thank you so much for organizing it! I had such a happy smile on my face seeing I made it to the finals! 😉

  • So. Cal. Gal

    It's supposed to rain buckets on Thursday so hopefully I'll have time to read all these and vote. And are you as excited about the end of the world as I am? Because I'm not. ; )

  • Emily

    I can't believe I'm a finalist! How awesome. Congrats to all the other finalists too. Thanks for doing this, K-Lo. It does a lot to little blogs like me. :)

  • Emily R. King

    I voted! I can't believe I was nominated. Made me teary to see it!

  • Alex J. Cavanaugh

    Will mention this Wednesday!

  • Jennee Thompson

    And what a way to celebrate the ending of the world! Exciting times, exciting times!