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I Could Use Your Help – Can You Nominate Me?

April 16, 2016

I never told you this in a blog post, but last year, I was lucky enough to be one of the Voices of the Year honorees for BlogHer15. It was a big honor for me and I’m hoping I’ll be nominated again this year, but I could use your help.

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An award with incorrect spelling is better than no award at all.

The only downside to winning last year was I didn’t know I’d won until the event was over. Some how the email about winning got lost, so I missed going to the event, where my blog post,  I Was 21 Before My Father Said, “I Love You” was up in giant print hanging for all to see. I received an email afterward because they were trying to track me down to send me the award. And the award was lovely, except they spelled my name wrong.

I want this year to to be different and I’m asking for your help. (I’ve been editing my posts for the last three days to make them even better – so,  I owe you an awesome blog.)  If one of my posts touched you, made you laugh, cry, or both, please take a moment to nominate me on the Blogher Nomination page listed below.

I don’t do this for awards, and I clearly don’t do it for the money. I do this because I love doing something that might entertain or touch you in some way — but that said, a blogging award, even with your name spelled wrong, does make you feel really good. I have faith that if I’m nominated this year, they’ll spell it right.

Below are links to a few of my favorite blog posts, and their length, but feel free to choose any blog post you liked. You can nominate anything from January 2015 to the present. Just click on this link to the Blogher Nomination page. The deadline to nominate blog posts is May 8, 2016.

Thank you in advance for your help!

My email address is (You can search for specific posts by going to the search box on the left side of my blog website and typing in a word or two of the post you remember. You can also look them up by month. To get the URL of the blog post, just click on the blog post title and the entire post will be before you.  Then go to the top of that  page on your computer and copy and paste the title or the URL from the search bar. It’s often right beside the word address.

My personal favorite: The Real Truth About Sex and Love – A Groundhog Day Story — 1642 word – Feb 2016

Where Will I Be Carried Out? 852 Words March 2015

A Big Stinger – 989 words – March 2015

Thanks Marilyn & Bleepty – 374 words – July 2015

Who Knew Over Easy Eggs Could Force me to Mature? – 1099 words – August 2015

Should We Stop Swearing? – 1194 words – September 2015

Nothing Ruins a Trip to the Therapist Like Gratitude – 654 words – October 2015

It’s Not Christmas or Thanksgiving, But Just as Special – 639 words- November 2015

Love and an Awesome Cocktail – 867 words- November 2015

It’s Not the House, It’s the Family – 814 words – December 2015

Happy New Year – You Deserve the Best – 665 words – January 2016

Answer the Phone – 1300 words – February 2016

A 93-Year-Old 36 Year Old – 1224 words – April 2016









  • Reply
    April 30, 2016 at 7:48 am

    On the case, Frannie! Love you!

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      Fran Tunno
      April 30, 2016 at 9:16 pm

      Right back at ya! And coffee soon!

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    April 20, 2016 at 6:18 am


    I saw this on vacation. I have been very busy the last few days, but I will try to do this today. I am not good on the computer, but I will try to follow your instructions.. Just wanted you to know I didn’t forget.


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      Fran Tunno
      April 20, 2016 at 9:24 am

      I knew I could count on you DT. Thanks! Just call me if you need help.xoxox

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    April 18, 2016 at 6:43 am

    Just submitted my nomination Fran- good luck!

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      Fran Tunno
      April 18, 2016 at 12:36 pm

      Thank you Monica! I really appreciate it! xoxo

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    Fran Tunno
    April 16, 2016 at 11:45 pm

    Actually Bob, they haven’t had a service yet. They said they’ll announce it when it’s time. I think this really hit them hard and was rather quick. I will let you know when they do hold one. As for the email I think will work. Thank you so much for trying to submit. I will add that to the blog post. Sorry I omitted it!

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    Bob Erbeck
    April 16, 2016 at 2:24 pm

    I’m about to send in a nomination for you but the last question asks for your e-mail address. Do you have one for your blog site? I guess they would have to notify you when (not if) you win.

    Also, I just found your replies to my previous comments. I didn’t think to click on the little arrow in the upper right until today. Hmmm! Old age catching up with me?? Naaahh!

    And, last but certainly not least . . . I know you worked with Charlie Tuna in the past, as I did when he was the announcer on “The Mike Douglas Show.” Did you get to his memorial service? I’m sure they must have had one.

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