Some good news to report tonight, and some bad news.
We’ll start with the bad news: This coming Monday’s post is boring and pedestrian and you probably won’t like it that much.
The good news: Hope Street has won an award from the local paper’s best-local-blog contest for the second straight year.
Last year, Hope Street won as best blog in the Family category. This year, readers (probably including a whole bunch of you) voted Hope Street best blog in the Personal category.
The full story can be found on the Morning Call’s website here. I haven’t brought myself to look at it because there are probably some really dorky-looking pictures of me somewhere in the package.
(For those of you who voted the full slate, my other blog, Neck Pickup, won Best Music Blog. I’d like to think that was in honor of my eight straight posts about the Bay City Rollers, but that series started after the contest ended. So it must have been something else.)
After having been to the awards ceremony, I have warmed to the idea of a blog contest, as opposed to being totally pissy about it, as I’ve been in the past.
It was a pleasure to spend some time tonight in the company of a bunch of other bloggers who are passionate and creative. And it was an honor (hopefully not too much of an ego stroke) to hear them say they like what I do here.
Even if I remain kind of ambivalent about the idea of a “best blog,” I appreciate the paper setting up the framework for that kind of interaction.
And I appreciate the time and effort that those of you who voted put into supporting me. Thank you for your support. I will endeavor to keep the blog worthy of your time and interest.
After this coming Monday, that is. Did I mention you might not wanna tune in?