I'd like to begin by congratulating Lene Anderson on her win for 'Best Disabled Blog' at the Canadian Blog awards for her blog The Seated View. I nominated Lene for running in the category and, though I would have loved to have won myself, I am thrilled for her win.I just wish she hadn't won quite so spectacularly. Her 800 someting votes to my 200 something votes reminded me of all the races I was forced to run on 'Sports Day' in school. I always lagged far far behind.
Even so, I'd like to thank all of you who voted for Chewing the Fat, I know it was a bother to vote and a bother to have all my little reminder posts. But in the end it was a fun contest and I enjoyed the whole damn thing. The goal is to win a cartoon beaver, which really is the only kind I'd actually want, for your blog. Well, really, the goal is to have your work discovered by others and be read by a few more people. During the entire run of the contest I had people dropping in to Fat referred from the awards site. Cool. Some of them have stayed on as readers, cooler still.
I also popped over the Lene's site, as I routinely do. And after the voting was closed she wrote a piece called Hobbled which is fine writing.It's up there now and I recommend that be the post that you read today. It will introduce you to another disability blog and another strong voice.
Here's to you Lene, may we meet in the real world one day.
PS. I'd like to congratulate Belinda on her 3rd place finish in the best religious or philosphy blog. She was up against very hard comptetition this year and a finish in the second round was an accomplishment. A win in any of the categories is high praise. Hail Belinda Whatever He Says.