Last year, when the ABA Journal named this blog to its (prestigious? infamous?) Blawg 100 list, I could chalk it up to a bit of dumb luck.  Honestly, it was very humbling to be mentioned among the best law blogs in the country.

But to make a repeat appearance this year? Well, that means it can’t be a fluke, right? So thank you to all of you for your continued support.  

Here’s the rub though. Last year, it was just nice to be mentioned in the category of local blogs. This year, though, the blog is included in the new "In Labor" category and there’s a vote to narrow down the five best labor/employment law blogs to one.  

Now, I could tell you that the other blogs are worthy (and they are).  I could also engage in the type of lingo that Oscar nominees use about how its just nice to be recognized.  But this year, I think we should garner enough votes to…well, I’m not sure getting votes actually gets you anything but another mention, but you get the point.

I need your help though. As much as I would like to stuff the ballot box myself, the ABA Journal requires a simple registration (name and e-mail address) and a quick vote to rule out counterfeits. The process shouldn’t take more than 2-3 minutes.  

Now, you might conclude: "Surely you can’t be serious about the vote?!"

To which, in the immortal words of the late Leslie Nielsen’s character in "Airplane!" (who passed away Sunday), I say: "I am serious, and don’t call me Shirley!"

Seriously, many thanks.