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FOSS Force, which provides news and commentary on all things Free/Open Source, currently has a poll running to rank the Best Personal Linux or FOSS Blog, in which they include Larry the Free Software Guy.
The key word here is “personal” — the commercial guys and gals who blog for larger e-publications are not part of the equation here.
I’m truly honored and humbled to be nominated. Thank you, FOSS Force.
So, if you have a minute or two to spare and are so inclined to vote for me here (he asks, groveling), I would be eternally grateful. Also, if you’re so inclined, feel free to repost this item on the social media outlet(s) of your choice, and tell your friends, family, milkman, letter carrier and everyone you meet on a daily basis to vote for me as well.
Also, in the first round you can vote for up to two blogs. This means, of course, you can vote for Larry the Free Software Guy AND another blog (but not for me twice, sadly — at least for me). Bear in mind, too, that FOSS Force has but the hammer down on multiple voting, so you can only vote for two blogs once and that’s it; as it should be.
I cast my two votes for me and for Blog of Helios, Ken Starks’ blog. It was a tough call because all the blogs listed are quality personal blogs and it’ll be interesting to see who makes it through the first round.
Bear in mind, too, that write-in votes (one of your two, of course) are also accepted. Make sure you write in the name of the blog AND the link (very important for your write-in vote to count).
For example, your write-in vote would look like the following: Larry the CrunchBang Guy http://larrythecrunchbangguy.wordpress.com
[See what I did there? :-) ]
The deadline for the first round of the poll is August 12th. Then, should I be fortunate to make the first round, you will hear more campaigning going forward.
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Thanks again, FOSS Force. See you at the polls.
This blog, and all other blogs by Larry the Free Software Guy, Larry the CrunchBang Guy and Larry Cafiero, are licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs CC BY-NC-ND license. In short, this license allows others to download this work and share it with others as long as they credit me as the author, but others can’t change it in any way or use it commercially.
(Larry Cafiero is one of the founders of the Lindependence Project and develops business software at Redwood Digital Research, a consultancy that provides FOSS solutions in the small business and home office environment.)