The 9513 is up against some stiff competition in the Best Music Blog category of the 2008 Weblog Awards and your votes are needed. This should be of interest to everyone – not just fans of The 9513, but fans of country music blogs in general – because it’s pretty amazing for a blog from our genre to even be in the running.
I’m sure there’s a tiny part of every blogger that cringes when a competitor in the niche gets a leg up. But the truth is that the country blogosphere (sorry, I said the b-word) is a pretty small place and what’s good for one blog is also good for neighboring blogs. You’d think that more attention for one site would mean less for others, but in my experience that’s not the way it works; when one site sees a sudden jump in activity, new readers start circulating among different sites (via links and blogrolls) and everyone ultimately benefits.
So, if you’re reading this (and I think you are), it behooves you to support The 9513 by casting your vote now and every 24 hours until polls close next Tuesday. Help raise the profile of all country music bloggers.
Here’s the link to vote: Best Music Blog – The 2008 Weblog Awards