Now, if that's not pork barrelling, Legion of Fans (LOF), then I don't know what is.
I'm taking the Robert Mugabe approach to this year's South African Blog Awards - I'm going to rort them. Unlike the comrade president, however, I won't be using the carrot and the stick approach to get your vote - just the carrot.
If you nominate my Getaway Magazine blog for Best Travel Blog 2009, by clicking on the attractive yellow "widget" above (and let me know of your vote, either via comment or email) you'll automatically go into the draw to receive one free A format (small girly handbag size) paperback of the Tony Park book of your choice.
If you don't nominate me, then I'll come after you with a stick and beat the cr*p out of you.
No, wait a minute... I just said that was not on. No stick. This is, after all, a peaceful democracy we run here at Blogger (at least it was, until Anonymous started making obscure jokes at the expense of us blokes), so there will be no beatings for non-voters (although Anonymous is on her first warning for a spanking unless she stops acting like such a smarty pants).
This blog, sadly, is not eligible for an SA Blog Award, but my Getaway blog just, kinda, sorta meets the criteria.
While the Best Travel Blog is by far and away the most important category in the awards, I also urge you to check out a couple of the SA blogs that I read - Salma-gundi and crabmommy (there are links to both in the list over there on the left somewhere). You might consider entering the crabmommy for Best Overseas SA Blog and Salma-gundi for Most Humourous SA Blog. Why? Because I told you to, that's why.
OK... "enough of the self promotion," I hear you groan. "We come here for the Africa stuff, not to feed your ego, Mr Blog".
Quite right. So, because I can't think of anything else to write right now, here's a little virtual game drive for you.