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FOSS Force, which provides news and commentary on all things Free/Open Source, currently has a poll running to rank the Best Personal Linux or FOSS Blog, in which they include my other blog, Larry the Free Software Guy.

The key word here is “personal” — the commercial guys and gals who blog for larger e-publications are not part of the equation here.

I’m truly honored and humbled to be nominated for LtFSG. Thank you, FOSS Force.

What’s missing from the ballot, understandably of course, is this blog, Larry the CrunchBang Guy, the younger “upstart” brother of the Free Software Guy.

Not to worry, CrunchBang Guy fans: You can vote for Larry the Free Software Guy on the ballot here (he asks, groveling), and because you have two votes in the first round, you can write-in Larry the CrunchBang Guy in the write-in portion.

Or you can write in another blog of your choice, if it’s not this one. I’m OK with that, and the reason I mention it is that there are many bloggers in our midst in the CrunchBang community. I’ll come back to this in a minute.

In the first round you can vote for two blogs. So if you choose to write-in Larry the CrunchBang Guy, make sure you write in the name AND the link for this (very important for your write-in vote to count). The link is https://larrythecrunchbangguy.wordpress.com

Or if you wanted to vote for, say, merelyjim’s Jim’s2001 blog — and I certainly would, since he’s a CrunchBanger with a lot of great things to say — your write-in vote would look like this: Jim’s2001 http://jims2011.blogspot.com/

[Feel free to copy and paste one of the names and links above to vote. You’re welcome 🙂 ]

The deadline for the first round of the poll is August 12th. Then, should I be fortunate to make the first round, you will hear more campaigning going forward.

Got a favorite I haven’t mentioned? Make sure you vote for it, and if you like, feel free to post it below in the comments.

Thanks again, FOSS Force, and thank you, CrunchBang community. See you at the polls.

Larry Cafiero is one of the founders of the Lindependence Project and has just started developing software at Redwood Digital Research (RDR), a consultancy that provides FOSS solutions in the small business and home office environment. RDR is based in Felton, California, USA.

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