There’s No Need to Fear, Underdog Underfrog is Here

A big thank-you to Jameel at the Muqata for his ringing endorsement of Underfrog’s blog A Mother in Israel for Best Middle East or Africa Blog — 2007 Weblog Award (polls close at 5 PM EST November 8).

Treppenwitz may have a “total disregard for accolades and recognition,” but some of us need all the encouragement we can get. Especially us underfrogs. What is the point of blogging if no one pays any attention to you?

So I want to give a big thank-you to all of the bloggers who have mentioned A Mother in Israel and the award. I didn’t realize I had so many friends.

Special thanks to:
Israel Matzav (finalist in Top 250-500)
Jack’s Shack (finalist in 2501-5000)
Life in Israel
Soccer Dad
West Bank Mama
Seraphic Secret
Simply Jews
Daled Amos
Life of Rubin

And to all my real-life friends, readers and fellow bloggers who voted and even campaigned for me, I appreciate each and every vote. As for the readers– whether you comment or merely lurk–I hope you stick around. Without you I would have quit a long time ago.

I’ve got to go; the tadpoles are wondering when they are going to get regular meals again.


  1. Ribbit!

  2. Well, congratulations. You and your competition are all favorites of mine and an inspiration to a newbie like me!

  3. mominisrael says

    Thank you for the sweet comment. Baila, that is.

  4. treppenwitz says

    Hey, I mentioned you a couple of times! What am I, chopped liver? 🙁

  5. Trep, is that better? I guess now I know what to do to get a comment from you.

  6. Ooooh, all caps. Nice!
    Oh, and don’t take the whole lack of commenting thing personally. I have very little time for blog reading and often have to choose between reading and commenting. I figure you have more to teach me than I have to teach you. 🙂

  7. It’s rather impressive that you beat the Dry Bones blog 🙂