Thank you all SOOOO much for all your help in putting together this week’s
“EVENT OF THE CENTURY“. Congratulations to everyone who either gave/got the finger. Out of all the people that deserved the finger… YOU were definitely one of them… [See all the winners]
*Time to dim the lights, put on the sappy music, and get preachy here.*
The problem with blogland (and webloggers in general) that annoys the hell out of me the most, is the “What about me” attitude. Everyone wants an award, everyone wants a pat on the back… but so few people want to do it in return.
We’re ALL trying to leave our mark out here. And it makes us feel good to see our name on another site, or someone to go “Hey, I noticed you.”
Besides this starting as a spoof, it became something more. Instead of people going “WHAT ABOUT ME???“, Lots of wonderful people went “What about him/her…?”
It was beautiful.
Zeldman didn’t reach the popularity he did by talking about himself all day… he did it by promoting others.
He shined a spotlight on so many people, they returned the favor, and the myriad of spotlights made him shine like a star. Kottke, Metafilter, Blogger…. how successful would they have been had Zeldman not mentioned it for all of us to see?
Now I met a ton of new friends, and a lot of great new sites (Like Sue Bailey, who is absolutely phenomenal… and I can’t believe I’m only hearing about her now.)
The final winners…
TRIAL BY FIRE (and other legal crap)
- Because she’s been through hell and back too and has a great outlook – Anne of semi composementis
(Awarded by Pete B.)
That one really touched me, as I saw he’s honoring a woman who is a cancer survivor…. so (as usual) I’ll break my own rules, and give Pete B. the Jack Dawson award for the line Rose gave him in “Titanic”…
- “You have a gift, Jack. You SEE people.” – Pete B. of The Blog O’ the Blurf!
(Awarded by -=e=-)
The other winners….
(Awarded by Faith)
(Awarded by Pete)
Congratulations… thank you all for the fun of this runaway train wreck, making this special, and being a part of it… and taking NONE of it seriously.
So who’s coming to the East Coast Gathering in March?