Last night I attended the awards reception for the Best of 604 [The Best of Metro Vancouver Online] hosted by our city’s Social Media Maven, Rebecca Bollwitt aka Miss604. The event itself was amazing, I’d first like to thank Rebecca for organizing what turned into a must attend event.
Near the end of November when the contest was initially announced I shuddered, I’m not so good with contests but then I found myself nominated, and not just nominated, nominated by a woman who has been blogging for eleven years. How could I not have been flattered beyond belief? I have yet to meet Barbara Doduk but we chat online, and I am sure we’ll meet soon; I was kinda bummed not to have met her last night.
My blog was up for Best Personal Blog and I won runner up, I joy cried all over the place and didn’t even feel silly for doing it. Thank you Vancouver World Cup Triathlon for that.
If there is one thing I am used to it’s coming second, I have more silver medals from my track days than any other colour but the feeling of coming second last night felt better than finishing my first half marathon. No joke.
To be honest I have never in my life felt this validated before, you guys come here you leave comments you send me emails you write posts for me when I have break downs, like I’m still here walking the earth partially because of this blog and because of the people who come here and support me on my journey. I don’t even know how to say thank you to everyone who voted for me, everyone who has supported me, the readers that came here in 2005 and are still here, some of them may not read regularly anymore but they let me know they are there for me in their own ways. This means so much to me I have never had a moment like last night in my life, being recognized for something I do, to know that my struggles have helped just one person is more than I could have asked for. I really just couldn’t stop thinking of how proud PH would have been of me and it makes me sad but so happy.
The night had numerous highlights, mostly finally getting to meet some of the people who have shown me and this blog a crap load of support but I have a serious migraine and this post would be ten pages long if I got into all that too.
I felt really confused and out of place for a while because blogging has been changing so much and so fast, I can’t thank you enough for letting it be known that my blog has a place here. I am fully dedicating this award to the readers and the voters, thanks to you I had a moment that is going to last me a lifetime.