Thursday, May 10, 2007

The Final Lap...and we need your support!


Fine, I can hear you all groaning...Jameel, another post about the JIBs? Get over it already!

However, the Muqata blog is running in many categories, and your help is needed in each and everyone of them! Let me explain WHY the Muqata should be the blog to receive YOUR vote. Just click each category message to vote... Remember! Based on our results, we're contemplating the Muqata Waffle Victory Breakfast.

Also to be included are the Muqata recommendations for each category...

Vote Muqata for Best Designed Blog

If you only knew how much effort went into the banner atop the Muqata blog. Designed by superstar Australian artist blogger Sarah, it took literally months of iterative work. The rest of the blog has gone through a few changes, and we try to make it visually appealing. We even had special banner's during our wartime liveblogging coverage this past summer.

LiveBlogging the War Banner.


Early Mockup of Muqata Banner


Vote Muqata for Best Contribution/Jewish Blog that made a difference

Does the Muqata make a difference to your life? Are we just a blog for your entertainment, or do you come away thinking about something with a new insight? Have we touched your life to make you more aware of issues facing the Jewish people in Israel? Are you more connected to the land of Israel having read this blog? We sure hope so, because that's the mission statement of the blog.


Vote Muqata for Best News/Current Events Blog

This past summer, I put my life on hold to give you accurate, up-to-the-minute breaking news of coverage of the second Lebanon war. Going up north and taking pictures (while nearly getting hit by a Katyusha), pictures and video clips that you didn't find anywhere else. The Muqata was the place to get the real picture of what was going on last summer. The numbers proved it, and our site counter raged with thousands of daily visitors.

Vote for the Muqata as Best Pro-Israel Advocacy Blog

We're pro Israel, pro-Eretz Yisrael, but that doesn't mean we're necessarily pro-Olmert. When the war hit us last summer, we stood solidly next to the IDF in our battle against Israel's enemies, but when politicians abuse their status to further their own goals, we are not silent. The same goes for the Disengagement -- we are pro-Israel, yet completely disagree with the Disengagement and think it was a terrible calamity for Israel, let alone the way it was implemented, and the way the heroic pioneers of Gush Katif and the Northern Shomron communities were thrown to the dogs, abandoned, and scorned by Israel's government. Our life in Israel posts demonstrate try to bring out the good of the land, and show you why we think Eretz Yisrael is the land for all Jews to live in.


Vote for the Muqata as Best Slice of Life in Israel Blog

Waffles and technia for breakfast? Vacations and tiyulim around the country? Join the Muqata family as I blogged about all sorts of trips, events, and holidays in Israel. Kever Yehoshua at midnight? Our olive tree? You know the BBQ chicken at the Muqata can't beat, and even Jack would come all the way from the US to taste our famous waffles.


Vote Muqata for the best Right Wing Political Blog
Do we need to say more? We're a blog, right-wing in Israeli politics -- we support the right of Jews to live anywhere they want in Eretz Yisrael, and that Judaism should be the national religion of Israel (after all, this is the only "State of the Jews", Medinat HaYehudim.)

Vote for MPR (Muqata Purim Radio) for best single Jewish Podcast
This podcast was one of the best unifying efforts of the whole JBlogosphere, and your vote is really for all of you who contributed to this effort...From Ezzie all the way down to Pamela Greenbaum.

Thanks for your support!

Jameel & Co.
The Muqata


Recommendations coming here soon (watch this space in a few hours).







Wherever I am, my blog turns towards Eretz Yisrael

9 comments:

~ Sarah ~ said...

i'm soooo over these award thingys but the podcast definitely deserves votes - it was such a good collaboration of so many bloggers!

the only way i know said...

Done!
(and well deserved!)

tnspr569 said...

The chicken is indeed excellent. I still haven't had those waffles, though...perhaps a morning at a shooting range and a waffle breakfast?

Jack's Shack said...

There are no finer waffles.

Holy Hyrax said...

Stop grovelling, you got my votes.

Sarah-

It would had been better had you done what I told you to do.

~ Sarah ~ said...

hh: next time, next time. but only if you record something equally as bizarre.

Holy Hyrax said...

hh: next time, next time. but only if you record something equally as bizarre.

oy....like what?

Anonymous said...

Wow, u seem to be in the lead in almost every catagory you are in.

~ Sarah ~ said...

hh: dunno... read a shakespearean sonnet? in hebrew? or the recipes off the side of a cornflakes packet... but in song? anything is more interesting than a mattress tag.

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