Ain’t too proud to beg: vote us ‘Best of Atlanta’

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imageThe individual campaigns are in full swing for the finalists in the GA Voice’s “Best of Atlanta” survey. We are proud to say that Project Q Atlanta made the Top 3 nominees in the Best Gay Blog category.

And we wanna win, dammit.

So we humbly—OK blatantly and unapologetically—ask you to vote us into the winners’ circle, which will be revealed in a July issue of the burgeoning bi-weekly LGBT newspaper.

That’s right. We aint to proud to beg, sweet darlin’s. And we ain’t too dumb to miss that we are biased when we say that we are the best choice.

The other two worthy and esteemed finalists chosen by GaVo readers–who we liked just fine until their names appeared next to ours with a title on the line–are both from outside Atlanta with no local content, so we just don’t see how they fit into the whole “Best of Atlanta” concept anyway.

Finalists in umpteen categories are trolling Facebook, Twitter and personal contacts for votes like brides at a one-day gown sale.

Good thing we’re not nominated in categories alongside the likes of some of our favorites, including Nicole Paige Brooks and Sonique (Best Drag Queen), Topher Payne (Best Writer and Best Actor) Positive Impact (Best Local HIV non-profit), DJ Vicki Powell (nods in a whopping four categories), and Tristan Skye and Tracee McDaniel (Best Transgender Rights Activist). They know how to clamor for votes and pull no punches.

Like them and any good bridezilla, we are shamelessly appealing to you—dear, loving, magnanimous and generous readers—to help us come out on top with the sweet prize clutched in our fists above the fray. Sure we could go the respectable route like state Rep. John Lewis (Best Georgia Politician) and say nothing. And we do recognize that it is an honor simply to be nominated.

Ahem. Now. Once again, here’s what we need you to do. Muster up all the love you have for your daily dose of Project Q Atlanta and vote here once a day for all your favorites in each category through June 30. You read that right: You can keep can going back. So by all means, go for it and tell your friends to do the same.

It’ll do wonders for GaVo’s June web traffic, and as a website, we are in a unique position to appreciate how much that means. So you show support for GA Voice while you show some love to us and your other favorites who we’re sure want your votes as well.

And hey, let us know what we can do for you. In trade for voting every day, we’re not above doing what it takes—within reason—to secure your support. If we win, send us a note about helping you shamelessly promote your own cause or event in our daily Gay Agenda or our interactive community calendar, or you know, whatever else you can dream up.

As always, we are also open to your ideas for regular features or one-time stories. Scratch our backs, and we’ll continue to scratch your itch for daily local online goodness.


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