Blog the Vote
So . . . . . whatcha up to tomorrow?
Cause, see, I had this idea. Like, maybe we could go out to this place I know down the street. No, seriously, it’s awesome. Okay, fine it’s in an apartment building, but dude everybody is going to be there. You’ll know I’m right because there’s always this long line snaking out of it, but it’s cool, really. We could hang out, get in the line, get to see our neighbors. I mean when was the last time you had a conversation with your neighbors, really? And then we could do this thing where they take your name and you go into this little booth. Really private, trust me. And if we’re feeling up to it, maybe we’d (y’know) feel like voting?
I only mention it because it’s important. Colleen Mondor knows that. In fact, at the last Blogger Conference Colleen urged us to urge you to engage in a little voting.
How many blogs have dedicated precious time, space and effort to urge you to do this very thing? See for yourself. Impressive, no? Not that I suspect that I need to. My readers are of a particularly charming and intelligent bent (admit it, it’s true) and they all vote. Unless it’s a busy day and they somehow forget. Hence this reminder.
Go on then. And just to give you a little inspiration, here’s Bob Staake illustrating a recent New Yorker cover. Just to drill the point home.
Thanks to Children’s Illustration for the link.
By the way, don’t you just love the stuffed donkey and elephant in the image up above? Sure, I could have gone with something classier, but there’s something hilarious about pin-up voting posters. Now to find one featuring an appropriately gorgeous fella . . . .
Foof! Whatta hottie!!
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About Betsy Bird
Betsy Bird is currently the Collection Development Manager of the Evanston Public Library system and a former Materials Specialist for New York Public Library. She has served on Newbery, written for Horn Book, and has done other lovely little things that she'd love to tell you about but that she's sure you'd find more interesting to hear of in person. Her opinions are her own and do not reflect those of EPL, SLJ, or any of the other acronyms you might be able to name. Follow her on Twitter: @fuseeight.
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