Good point about the site itself. :) And yes, there's a long list there of blogs that people might really enjoy.
I had the same thoughts at first, but the contest is being mentioned in several places, including the financial blogger conference web site, which tends to get a lot more exposure (not necessarily page views, but people are starting to look there to see what's going on in personal finance). The personal finance crew is all a pretty closely knit group and even though these awards and things don't seem like a big deal, they do sometimes lead to some good exposure.
For example, the winners of the recent 2012 Plutus Awards at the Financial Blogger Conference were mentioned on CBS Money Watch: http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-505123_162-57513077/top-financial-blogs-for-building-wealth/
If you type in "Top Financial Blogs" into Google, that article comes up near the top (along with Wisebread's list). It would be nice for this site to get the recognition it deserves, but I guess that means sometimes playing along. We won't go out of our way to do this, but since this is an easy simple vote, I thought I'd ask.
I do find it annoying that "votes" are what allow a particular blog to win. If MMM mentioned this contest on a blog post (as some of the other blogs have done), he would win without question as his audience is much larger than most of these other blogs. He would never mention it though (unless maybe it was Time Magazine or something).
So yeah, this is why MMM doesn't like to play the game. But, I'm asking you to play just this once. :)