I’d like to Thank My First Grade Teacher…. My Parents….

Thanks to everyone who voted ProBlogger the Best Blog about Blogging in the 2007 Blogger’s Choice Awards. Congrats to BloggingBasics101 and Lorelle for coming in 2nd and 3rd.

Apparently there was an awards ceremony of sorts a few nights back in Vegas where it was all announced and I get a T-shirt as my award – not that I need any more at the moment :-). Anyway – thanks everyone for the vote. The 2008 awards have just started now – the Blogging about Blogging category is here and there are some great blogs listed already – quite a few that I’d not seen before.

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  1. lee says:

    Congratulations mate I am sure you will win it again next year you have my vote any way. You should have gone to pick your prize up or done what celebrities to and do a live video link.

    Lee from

  2. Chic Girl says:

    We first grade teachers are always happy to see our students do well! Congratuations on your award, Much deserved. Keep the good information coming and don’t forget to drop your first grade teacher a note.

  3. Congratulations!
    Well, you really deserve it. Your posts are always so interesting and helpful! Who could ask for more!

  4. BeingParents says:

    Your blog about blogging has been and will continue being a great resource for all blogger far and wide. You practice what you preach. You relentlessly dispense content that is timeless,unique, and useful.

    On Behalf of The Blogosphere:
    Thank you for doing the great work you do!

  5. 66tx says:

    Thank you for doing the great work you do!

  6. Ken Y-N says:

    You’ve got a great blog Darren, of course, but I find a lot of these awards, especially in the narrower niches, are doled out to those who can motivate their readers the most to vote for them. In my Asia/expat in Asia niche, style seems to win out over substance!

  7. Slacker says:

    Congrats on the award.

  8. alli says:

    I was at the party in Vegas and it was a lot of fun! But I wanted to give you props since you are the first winner who I read on a daily basis (and I read a few of them) to acknowledge your win. Thanks for that! Here is a picture of the awards:

  9. CompuWorld says:

    congrats had to get second thoughts about that!!

    and about the T-Shirts they looked awesome. I will surely be designing few for myself and wear them at my school. I am sure that will turn out to be a nice marketing gimmick considering my friends still do not take my blogging madness seriously. And most importantly my teachers will notice that. Most do not know how much time i am spending into blogging!

  10. Natasha says:

    Congratulations Darren, very well deserved!

  11. Matt says:

    You definitely deserved it.. :)

  12. fanshawe says:

    Congratulations and thanks for writing the blog. It’s been most helpful. Hope you have a nice day. :)

  13. Mark says:

    Congratulations ~ always nice to be recognized for something that you obviously put a tremendous amount of hard work into.

  14. Karito says:

    Muchas Felicidades! (Congratulations!)
    I have been reading your blog since the beginning (so I guess), and I am glad I recognized the value of it even I was not an expert in blogs. Now that I read a lot, I always come back to your site because it is like “coming home”. Thanks so much!

  15. Dan Schawbel says:

    Congrats Darren

  16. Moira says:

    Congratulations, Darren! The voters are right : )

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  18. Low says:

    Thanks for sharing your beautiful thoughts with us Darren. My best moment by far as an avid reader of your blog was the way you overcome the pagerank issue. You are a smart guy and you deserve all the best. I believe this is just another beginning of your brilliant career. Congratulations.

  19. Good “speech”. You’ve been practicing that one every year when you watch the academy awards, haven’t you? “I know what I would say if I got one of those…”

  20. Lorelle says:

    Third? In what? Huh? First I’ve heard of it. Hmmm.

    Congrats on winning, Darren, and you deserve it totally. What I’m doing on the list still puzzles me, as I don’t feel worthy, but I’ll have to check out my competition now. :D

  21. Anuj Seth says:

    Congratulations Darren!

    If you’re not in need of the t-shirt, why not start off a simple contest and give it away to the prize winner ;-)

  22. Max Powers says:

    Way to go! Time to raise your advertising rates.

    Love the beginning of your “thank you” list. Did the music start up before you got to finish?

  23. Andy Beard says:

    I came up 3rd in Marketing with Brian first

    Up until the last minute there was a Brazilian blog way out in front, maybe they had a lot of invalid voting or something.

    Thus I didn’t try to push the voting in the last week.

    I suppose being 3rd to Brian and Seth Godin isn’t too much of a disgrace ;)

  24. Congratulations an dyou deserve it
    It is a very nice blog

  25. Geoff Pound says:

    Well done Darren. Keep up the good work.


  26. lucas131 says:

    Congrats, you for sure deserve this awards. Keep going!

  27. Hi Darren, i’m hot on your heels for the 2008 Best Blog About Blogging… ;)