Well, whaddya know! Blogpourri has been nominated for a 2006 IndiBloggie in the Best Topical IndiBlog category.
First of all, thank you for this nomination. It is thrilling and exciting, feels great and wonderful, and is deeply satisfying and gratifying, not only to be nominated but to be in that group of nineteen that also includes Atanu Dey, Dilip D'Souza, Annie Zaidi, Rashmi Bansal, Varnam, Abi, Bombay Addict, the Blank Noise Project.... And these are only the bloggers whose work I'm aware of. There are many more in this and the other categories that I'm thrilled to know about and I now look forward to reading.
There are so many things I want to say about the nomination, the award, the votes, etc. (especially the votes - imagine the horror of finding one vote, which you can safely assume would be mine, against my blog! Oh lord!), all of which has been said brilliantly by Gawker. So I'll take the easy way out and direct you to him.
In the final analysis, I'm just plain happy that you read my blog, that you take the time to comment on my posts, that you take time to write to me, that you cry with me, laugh me with me, pat me on my back, argue with me, criticize me, and feel happy for me. I'm even happier that I've met so many wonderful, smart, intelligent, warm-hearted, funny, thoughtful people through my blog. If it weren't for this space, I wouldn't know you at all.
And what a shame that would be.
P.S. Could the IndiBloggies please make up an icon that says "Nominee - IndiBloggies 2006"? That would be so cool.