Thank You

29 Jun

Last night, I attended a wonderful Spree Best of party at Shea’s. I had received word that I was either the first or second place recipient of an award. I’m always very honored to be given an award for stuff I write, because I don’t do this to win awards. I do it because it’s fun.

I came in second. And I’m proud of that.

The winner was unexpected – Kelly from Byzantium Shores. I’m really quite happy that Kelly won, because his writing is always interesting, and his blog is one of the most original in our corner of Buffalo Blogistan – a term he coined. Congratulations to him for his win.

The listing in the Spree’s “Best of” issue (not yet online) praised Kelly’s blog for its originality and its reliance of original material rather than reposts, which I think is spot-on. For my entry, Spree said,

Why? Because he’ll hate coming in second, and blog all about it.

Now that’s funny. While according to Bobby Dukes, “second place is first place for losers”, I’m proud to place at all, and lost out to a very worthy adversary.

4 Responses to “Thank You”

  1. Fed-Up in WNY June 29, 2007 at 10:05 am #

    Congrats to you and Kelly.

  2. jen14221 June 29, 2007 at 11:20 am #

    I wuz robbed.

  3. Jon Splett June 29, 2007 at 8:43 pm #

    And I thought I was the only person who knew the greatness of ‘Blackballed’

  4. mike hudson June 30, 2007 at 8:12 am #

    congratulations alan. and whoever the other guy is. i’m presuming that, with all the award-giving, andrew keen’s new book, “the cult of the amateur” was not discussed. it’s reviewed in the sunday times but the shorter buzz is that blogs, youtube, myspace and other manifestations of the web 2.0 revolution have created a world that delivers “superficial observations of the world around us rather than deep analysis, shrill opinion rather than considered judgment.” this is what happens, he suggests, “when ignorance meets egoism meets bad taste meets mob rule.” sounds interesting.

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