Dad in the Middle Needs YOUR VOTE Today! announced a new Kidmin Blog Madness Competition starting yesterday. The competition features 64 blogs related to Children’s Ministry seeded and placed in four divisions. You can vote for to four blogs in each division, and the top four in each division will advance to the next round which will be announced a week from today on March 21, 2010.  The competition brings together all the best blogs from the Children’s Ministry from the internet for an interesting and friendly competition.  Most, if not all, of the blogs have been featured at one point or another in The Children’s Ministry Blog Patrol.

Dad in the Middle is the fifth seed in the hotly contested Eastern Division.

Please go to the Ministry-to-Children Kidmin Blog Madness Post now and cast your vote for Dad in the Middle!

We are up against the likes of Sam Luce who has something like 4 gazillion followers on twitter, not to mention nationally know speakers like Gina McClain and Greg Baird and Napkin Conference coordinator Justyn Smith. Not mention Children’s Ministry leaders like Don Stott and Dan Scott and ministries like Logos and Disciple Blog.  That doesn’t even mention some of my favorite blogs which are also in this division including fellow Columbus blogger Staci Inskeep with Cap City Kidz, Scripture Lady, CM Buzz, and Glen Woods.  In fact, the competition in the Eastern Division is so steep, that I had trouble casting one of my four votes for myself.  That’s not going to keep me from encouraging you to cast a vote for Dad in the Middle though!

In a series of shameless acts of self-promotion, I have been trying to drum up support for Dad in the Middle as together we take on the Goliaths of the Kidmin blogging arena.  Not really, but I am trying to at least get past the first round! 🙂  I can definitely use your help!

I’ve included graphics below that represent a snapshot from the results as of last night. I thought I would post it here because, without your help, it is the last time Dad in the Middle will be in the lead in this competition:


  1. And while you are voting for Dad in the Middle, keep voting for the other "Davids" in the competition by voting for Smalltownkidmin blog in the Western Division. I, like Wayne, would just love to get out of the first round! Also, he posted a similar message to this on my blog so I figured I'd return the favor.__Remember, a vote for Smalltownkidmin is a vote for underdogs everywhere (and who doesn't love cute little shoeshine dogs that are secretely super-powered canines?).

  2. Yes…vote for DAD IN THE MIDDLE…his real name is Justyn Smith and he'd really appreciate all your votes. Remember that's J-U-S-T-Y-N S-M-I-T-H… 🙂 Go Wayne! I pray you get 100 votes (as long as I get 101)…

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