Thursday, June 22, 2006

Billy for Mayor of Poets101.com

why billy?

that should be obvious. there are (excuse me, there will be) 300 blogging poets who owe a fist full of gratitude to billy for having been included in one of his three lists of 100 Blogging Poets in 100 Days (Part II) (Part III). Not to mention all of the guest poets he encourages, he is kid-friendly, he is responsible for Poet of the Week, he takes on the administrative role for the poetry blogging carnival and he is without a doubt the most dedicated to keeping the blogging-poet community together as one (via poets101, his lists, and all around charm).

oh yeah!! and the guy writes poetry on top of all that!!!!!


why mayor?

for one, it sounds nice. official and all that. also, it's got a nice ring to it... Billy, Mayor of Poets101

why poets101.com?

it isn't a city, town, borough or municipal corporation*, but it is a playing field for the ever growing community of blogging poets. so many of them (if not all) encouraged and collected by one Billy the Blogging Poet.

and if all those words (city, town, borough...) have one thing in common, it's that they build up around a collection of people, a community. therefore, let Poets101.com be out make believe city, the town hall, the swing set behind the movie theatre, whatever. it's there and it's ours. and i'm taking it upon myself to make billy the mayor the swing set!

*these are the areas for which a legal mayor has governing rights, you see.

why are you doing this?

... hey, what's wrong with me?

what can i do?

that's simple, just vote (pole box at the top left corner of the page). show billy you love him with the simple click of a button! or, if you want to be extra supportive and show billy you reeeaaaallly care, copy this button

copy this button & add to your site -- support the Mayor of Poets101.com

and place it anywhere on your blog or website. spread the news, the joy, the love and the laughter of billy. if you haven't already: add a link from your site to his and encourage more blogging poets to get involved in building our little community into something with a little bit more fortitude, a few more strands to hold the fabric together.

ADDITION: Polls closed today after sevral months. 91% of voters have elected Billy the Mayor of Poets101.com!!!!

23 comments:

Billy said...

hey katy.

katy said...

hey billy, what's up?

Collin said...

Hey Katy...it's done! Thanks for the heads up!

Erin Monahan said...

uh, of course Billy gets my vote, but is he running against anyone? I just want to know who he's gonna beat ;)

katy said...

my mouse finger aches a bit... i just pseudo spammed a quarter of the poets billy's listed on his 100 blogging... parts 1, 2 & 3

i shall continue the quest tomorrow.

collin, thank you very much. and to kathleen of grey matter oeuvre for her contribution to the cause.

billy, your people shall speak up, out, and show you.

Covert Operations said...

Done.

katy said...

ah, erin, thanks for the vote. billy is running against everyone else who'll never be mayor of poets101.com

everyone. (that or, it's an honorary, key-to-the-city type thing)

katy said...

and covert-ed one, thank you!!

Shirley said...

Hey katy. Thanks for spamming me. I actually saw the poll on your site and thought it was a joke. My vote is in! Go Billy!

Scheherazade said...

i did show some billyluv my dear--first day you posted.

Brian Boutwell said...

Have too. A couple of days ago. :)

katy said...

thank you shirley, yasmin & brian!

abhay k said...

Hi Katy,
Billy deserves it and I am voting for him...thanks for visiting me!
best wishes!

ozymandiaz said...

He's got my vote

Nick said...

Same here!

Sherry said...

Go Billy!

arch.memory said...

Done, even before you posted this!

Roch101 said...

Sounds good to me!

Billy Jones said...

Howdy Katy,
Thanks so much for your support-- all of you who have expressed faith in me, thank you all, but lets not forget Roch Smith Jr. whose technical expertise and forward thinking is giving rise to blogging communities everywhere.

katy said...

as Mayor, Billy, you can appoint Roch Smith Jr an office, like Lord Chanclor or Duke or anything you want (katy = knows nothing about politics)!

Roch, uber super thank you for making poets101.com work, and so well!

you're both superstars!!

terrymcdermott said...

I cast my vote for Billy

Elizabeth said...

The vote's in. Of course it was for Billy.

Thanks for the heads up.

Cecilia said...

I've given my vote and I've used your Billy for Mayor button in my blog. Wonderful initiative, once again, Katy!