Grant\’s \”McCovet Chronicles\” site is always well articulated and user friendly in terms of ability to access various areas of the site. He work speaks for itself and the fact that he has as many individual contributors attests to it\’s excellence.
[…] I have been chosen as a finalist in CollegeScholarship.org’s blogging scholarship- which means I’m up for a $10,000 scholarship (enough to cover the rest of school, in case you are wondering.) Please take a second and go vote for me. The finalists are listed on this page, and you can vote for me on this page. Please spread the word! […]
[…] But, here’s where I need your help! The winner is chosen based on the number of votes received. Since my blog is centered around a very specific topic (mostly concerning itself with fine art photography), I’d imagine I may not have the largest number of readers. However, if you read this blog regularly or have enjoyed it at any point in time please take a moment to cast a vote for me and also let anyone know who may be willing to help out. […]
[…] As some of you know, the original Law School Mom is raising her son, taking a full load of law school classes, and battling breast cancer! Right now there is a $10,000 law school blogger scholarship competition going on and Kim has been nominated. Her blog now focuses on her cancer fight, but her original blog on motherhood and law school was a real inspiration to me as I was going through the application process this time last year. Please visit her blog and vote for Kim Klein HERE. Let’s help take the rising medical bills off her already too-full plate! Posted inLaw School, Mommy stuffOctober 8th, 2007 […]
Grant Brisbee’s McCovey Chronicles is much more than just a blog. So many of us have McCovey Chronicles bookmarked as our first destination on the internet, and it is much more than a place simply to read the musings of the author. Grant has created a community, a discussion forum, a virtual cafe meetingplace, and we thank him for it.
Paul Stamatiou deserves to win. Besides the academic talent, he has a â€œworldly cultural flairâ€ and has talent that extends beyond the academic world. It is young men like him who should be rewarded! I vote for Paul satamaatiou and I hope all of you will as well!
Grant Brisbee\’s McCovey Chronicles is a must read- si.com bloggers regularly mentions his hilarious postings. also, i think i once saw him run into a burning orphanage and save a group of small children and puppies.
[…] While I doubt most sites are picking favourites, I am not like most sites, and I say, Vote Paul! It only takes a second, and I am sure it will mean a lot to him. Bookmark: If you enjoyed this article, please Subscribe via RSS and don\’t forget to Monetize Your Site (aff link) Related Posts […]
As someone who has benefited so often from her untiring efforts and unbelievable work ethic, I wholeheartedly endorse and vote for Amanda Kern. Besides all of the individual posts (which admittedly have slowed down considerably as she\’s getting ready to deliver her second baby ANY day now!)- take a look at the the VCC Flickr set- she\’s maintained and posted them all.
Did I mention she teaches full time in addition to attending school, blogging, and being a wife and mother? Wait a minute, is Wonder Woman eligible for this? ;o)
[…] ei bine asta inseamna perfomanta in blogging. uite aici o lista cu oameni care merita urmariti. eu l-am votat pe Paul Stamatiou. Il citesc de citeva luni bune si a demonstrat ca stie sa scrie bine. […]
Matt Burden has done so much to help educate the masses about the military, to help memorialize those who gave the ultimate sacrifice and who are \”Fallen but Never Forgotten\”, to help bring attention to \”Someone You Should Know\” and support the overall war effort abroad and here at home through his military blog Blackfive. I hope that all his readers can help him out and help him win a scholarship. He is very deserving of it.
@Kevin Lim – no, it\’s not shut off. You\’re probably running into the one-vote-per-IP rule in the poll. Are your friends all accessing the internet from the same router or some shared internet setup (a dorm might do it).
[…] The finalists are listed on this page, and you can vote on this page. Iâ€™m Karin Dalziel, in case you forgot.â€ [Musings of an LIS Student] These icons link to social bookmarking sites where readers can share and discover new web pages. […]
Vote for Shelley Batts! She\’s studying a cure for deafness and will contribute great things to science and medicine one day. When you are old and lose your hearing, you might be glad you helped her out! 🙂
[…] Our very own Shelley Batts is up for a $10,000 scholarship based on her blog work. If you arenâ€™t reading Retrospectacle, shame on you. But whether you are or not, click on this link and vote for Shelley. She rocks seven ways to Sunday. […]
The VCC graphics blog is the best thing that ever happened to the graphics program at Valencia. This is the central point of communication for students and alumni to stay up-to-date on what\’s going on with the program and to see the awesome work that Valencia students have created over the years. Amanda has worked tirelessly to keep the blog fresh, current and fun. Way to go Amanda!
[…] Meanwhile, Shelley is one of 20 blogs in the running for a $10,000 blogging scholarship. She has assured me that she wonâ€™t spend it all on mimosas (which, after her performance at the Scibling shindig, was a slight concern), so if you, like me, are a fan of her rather nifty neuroscience blog, go and vote for her. If youâ€™re not a fan, go and read it, become one, and then go and vote for her. […]
[…] Shane Lavalette has been nominated for a $10,000 scholarship, awarded to college students who blog. The scholarship winner is chosen based on the number of votes he or she receives, so cast your vote for Shane! […]
Kimberly Klein – Leslee says you are the best – Hang in there we are voting for your health, your success in law school, and in winning this contest to help with medical bills. Wyoming family, friends and coworkers are pulling for you.
I would ask that you all at least look at Matthew Burden. Matt is not only a great blogger, but also one of my American Heroes! You don’t have to believe in the war to believe in soldiers and especially those who are at the tip of the spear putting themselves in harm’s way and Matt not only talks the talk, but he’s walked the walk and is someone that keeps our American soldiers, sailors, airmen, Marines and Coasties at the forefront of people’s minds no matter what you think of the President, Congress or the war — these kids didn’t ask to get sent over, they just said “yes sir”, saluted smartly and went to protect those of us that stayed behind. Matt is a good blogger, a good student, a good soldier, a good husband and I would appreciate you giving him a chance — when was the last time you knew a soldier that had $10,000 laying around to finish school with?
I vote for Shelley Blatt, being a neuroscience fan and Dermatologist(and being married to a neurologist as well)- well the ectoderm realyy gets me. She’s just what we need to bring a breath of fresh air to the neurosciences. Good Luck Shelly!
Grant Brisbee’s McCovey Chronicles is the best-written site I’ve ever seen on the web. His mix of insight, humor, and pathos (particularly this past summer) has created an online community, and continues to brighten the day for hundreds of loyal readers. Despite working and going to school, he finds time to inform and entertain each day. A vote for Grant Brisbee is a vote for truth, justice, and the American way*, and guarantees that the terrorists haven’t won.
*void where prohibited. Your results may vary; consult your physician.
I voted for Kim Klein. Her sister is a business associate of mine. My vote was also in honor of my younger sister who has also battled breast cancer while raising a young family and holding down a full time job. Go Kim! The prayers of Molly’s contingent in Texas are with you.
Please keep the comments friendly. If you don’t want to vote for a blogger, there’s no need to post hateful comments on her blog. Kim is a sweet lady who’s going through a lot and she doesn’t need that negative energy right now.
Vote for my son, Shane Lavalette! He has a fantastic blog and is an inspiring photographer. Shane is trying win the $10,000 scholarship to help him pay off a small portion of his immense college debt. I know I’m his Mom, but I say vote for Shane, he is a great kid and really deserves it! Nobody should have to get out of college with as much debt to pay as he will. Thanks so much for your support.
Matthew Burden – I can’t imagine a more deserving blogger. His phenomenal ability to research a story or touch lives is inspirational. He has taught me so much through his blog. I vote for Matthew Burden of Black Five!
Kim, I admire your ability to look at the up side & continue to go on with life & enjoy your blessings. I also admire you for your approach to what you want to do with your law degree. Wish I could help you with your financial needs other than vote for you to receive the scholarship. Have a blessed day, every day.
I voted for the blog that was best-written, most poignant, and funny. And I never dreamed I would describe a blog about cancer as funny! Kim Klein is truly amazing – commuting 50 miles a day to go to school, raising 3 kids, excelling in law school, and, oh yeah, battling cancer with an amazing attitude. This blog is not just for breast cancer patients, law students, or women. Kim’s inspiring story can touch anyone who reads it. $10,000 is just a small drop in the bucket of what she is going to need, considering her and her children’s educations that she needs to pay for, let alone her medical expenses. And, according to her blog, she wants to be a public interest lawyer, which is not going to do much to help with those debts. I am an attorney at a large law firm and I would have trouble paying for all that; I can’t imagine if I only made one-fourth of my salary, as public interest lawyers do. Best of luck to you, Kim.
Anonymous said: “I regrettedly voted for Jess Kim.
Now i know that I shouldâ€™ve voted for Anders Ibsen. He is probably the only person who actually didnâ€™t ask all his friends to vote for him. Thatâ€™s why he is way behind. All his votes are real.”
Dear Anon: We finalists were instructed to tell all of our friends, family, blog readers, and fellow bloggers to vote for us in the email we received telling us that we were finalists. If a certain finalist choses not to do that, that’s fine – but it shouldn’t be considered a knock against the rest of us who are simply playing by the rules of the competition.
Go Kim…I have known Kim for several years and have often admired her positive attitude and her “all out” effort that she puts forth. It did not matter if the task was big or small, she always gave it her all as if this were the most important thing in her life at that moment. Even now with breast cancer knocking at her door, she has opened that door and decided to again give it her all. She has allowed many people to view her journey through cancer on her blog. This I find to be very selfless and admirable. Her blog is a valuable resource for many people who may be going through cancer, know someone who has cancer or for someone like myself who had no idea has much was really involved in treating cancer. This blog has opened my eyes to a whole new thinking about how people live through and deal with a cancer diagnosis. So before you go thinking this is a popularity contest, visit Kim’s blog and learn something. I know you will be surprised and impressed! Open your heart to help Kim like she has helped so many people so many times! She is one in a million!
Shelley Batts has a powerful and compelling piece that is thought provoking as well as profoundly beautiful. She has not only earned this with talent, but obviously hard work as well. Excellence speaks volumes!
I’d just like to submit that this is a silly way to pick the winner of a ten thousand dollar scholarship. Popularity is not a mark of quality, and web polls are an acceptable measure of neither. Some light-duty investigation has revealed that open proxies have been used to vote, and even putting this aside, you can be sure that the bloggers are likely to try and rope people into voting here who haven’t read the blogs. This ‘competition’ has about as much integrity as the stereotypical high school student body president election. Disappointing.
I have to agree – this is a terrible way to award a scholarship. Does the committee awarding this honestly not care that they have chosen a method that is prone to cheating and dishonesty? Do they also not care that such cheating has already occurred?
It bothers and upsets me the way this scholarship is being handled.
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As a mom, nurse and law student I loved your idea to make a mom-law student blog…and as the daughter of a Nancy Chapman…undergoing chemo for Triple Negative Breast Ca…well, you go girl and you are in our prayers.
Lisa Rochelle, Indiana University School of Law – Indianapolis
I agree .. this is a terrible way to award a scholarship, especially because this entire competition is rife with cheating. I mean, seriously, is this the way that we want to reward serious scholarship, by giving money to the best cheater? On the other hand, this is no different than what is happening in this country, so I guess that makes cheating alright then.
I’m voting for Kimberley Klein simply because her blog touched my heart. I actually found her blog by clicking on the link of a friend’s website that has also been battling cancer. I’ve been reading it for a while now, but did check out the other links here too.
My choice was for Kim Klein. At some time in everybody’s life we are touched by situations like she is experiencing right now. There is no amount of medicen that can ease the sole or spirit. Kim’s thoughts are the perfect presription for someone that is dealing with what she is going through. I prescribe a vote for Kim Klein!
I don’t understand what cheating people think is going on.
Some people have been confused about whether this comment section is where you vote. It is not. You will see the place to vote on your screen pretty clearly. If you do not see it, it means someone else has already voted from your IP address (e.g. if you are voting from your office and someone else at your office has already voted, you cannot also vote).
I also was diagnosed with breast cancer. I am a 63 year old widow with a wonderful, supportive significant other and three beautiful grandchildren in my life. I will be starting radiation soon, and I can only be positive and happy. My cancer was detected early with a mammogram. I urge everyone to have a mammogram once a year.
Kim, you sound like an outstanding person. May God bless you and watch over you as you try to get through this particular time in your life.
As I understand it, the voting system here allows one vote per IP address. This would be fine if there was anything approaching a 1:1 correspondence between people and IP addresses controlled by them. This is not the case.
Some people, like in the office situation to which you referred, share a single IP address, while others have multiple IP addresses available to them. Each of the computer lab machines at my university have different IP addresses. Given that I can log into any of them, if so inclined, I could vote several times. Additionally, there is the problem of open proxies– these are computers which, knowingly or unknowingly, allow others to access the internet using their IP address and thus would allow someone with a list of such proxies to vote multiple times.
There is enormous potential for abuse of this voting system, which is why I argue that it should not be used to decide the winner of a $10,000 scholarship.
I voted for KIm as well. A blog which I regularly visit had posted her site as a link- but I feel like all that have bashed the system of voting, or the corruption- need to understand that I, for one, did go through and read ALL the pther blogs before voting. I was torn, a bit between Kim & Matt (being that my husband is an active duty marine I feel his blog is also very good.) but they are all good if not excellent blogs. I just felt like Kim was the most deserving of them all, her ability to talk about cancer in a real sort of way speaks to my heart, and after praying about who to vote for, I felt it was her. blessings to ALL the contestants!
My 3 year old son, Riley was born with trisomy 21, Down syndrome. Thomas Peters’ tribute to his son, Eliot moved me to tears. How wonderfully inspiring that Eliot’s parents so exuberantly celebrated his short life and so clearly recognized God’s grace in their son. I feel privileged to have shared in some small way in the celebration of Eliot’s life.
Great collection of blogs. Quite sad what LawMom has faced; however my vote goes to someone working to cure human disease rather than afflicted with it. The former is much more rare and valuable than the latter. Good work Shelley.
Thank you for continuing to shine in the lives of so many who want to pursue their dreams. Your bright, encouraging spirit is contagious and I pray that others will find that light through you. Blessings to you and your family as you “go to the mattress” with this fight. Remember you have an Angel in your corner praying for you. I love you all.
Kim — We have followed your struggle and treatment story with your parents, and continue to send our prayers and best wishes your way. Your dedication to your family, faith and career through the most difficult of circumstances, would be a test to all of us, but your perseverence is amazing. We wish you all the best that life has to offer.
[…] 6. How do you intend to use the $10k scholarship if you win? It’s a financial challenge just being a student, but I manage to get by with the support of my parents and an assistantship at the ETC. If I win this US$10k scholarship, I’m proposing to let the collective public decide on the wisest way to use it, by taking suggestions on my blog and picking the best ones to execute. […]
[…] This is clearly an instance where the DuPont slogan rip-off “Better living through chemistry” applies. And while you are there reading about this cool drug twist (no pun intended), be sure to vote for Shelley as your favorite science blog writer. […]
Kim – From someone who’s known you many years, you’re a genuinely beautiful, kind, and courageous person…. an inspiration to us all! You so totally deserve to win this! I really admire you! All the best! Laur
[…] 4 days left in the blogging scholarship competition, and it looks like I don’t have a prayer. It doesn’t really bother me- as they say, it’s an honor just to be chosen, and hey, I’m in the top half. Make that #10- vote if you haven’t ‘cuz I’d like to finish in the top half. Thanks to Jenny at the Shifted Librarian, John at johnmiedema.com (now at slowreading.net), Lynn at Hypothetically Speaking, and Diane at Library Cloud for mentioning me in their blogs. Sorry if I missed anyone! […]
[…] How many times have we been reminded not to judge a book by it’s cover? Well, in my experience, quiete a few- it’s just one of those phrases that seems to apply to everything. However, when looking at various blogs belonging to those in the running for a $10 000 scholarship, I can’t help but judge their blog partly on appearance. You know that blog you click on and it’s filled with large blockquotes and crowded paragraphs, and it’s just a mess to read… it’s not very nice to read and you never really get through the whole post do you? […]
I voted for Thomas Peters simply because he is broad in his topics as well as articulate in his articles that need clarifying. Would like to see more coverage of the Bishop’s conference when two orthodox and very articulate Bishops were not elected by their peers. Seems like a combination of jealousy and anti conservative bias in the vote. No wonder this conference is not very well respected by the faithful who see a liberal bias in the results. The Holy Spirit has HIS work cut out in trying to get this group on the same page as Pope Benedict XVI.
[…] I hate to solicit things on this blog but I’ve been selected as a top 20 finalist for the $10k blogging scholarship I wrote about a while ago. If you’ve got the time to spare, I’d really appreciate your vote. Compared to last year where there were only 10 finalists, there seems to be considerably more competition this year. As I’ve mentioned in the past, out-of-state Georgia Tech tuition isn’t cheap, especially when I’m going to be here for an extra semester or two from changing majors. […]