And the Artful Asp and King Boa and all the others of my slithery friends, and Hank the angeldog and Henrietta the Revolutionary Leader of Dogs and you, my dear readers (who provided the votes and probably the bribes too) and who make up the community here and the trolls who keep me on my toes and especially the wonderful people at Wampum. So what is it that I'm so thankful for?
Taramtaram! We have won the Koufax Award for the Blog Most Deserving of Wider Recognition! YES! Good for us.
This blog probably didn't deserve the award any more than all the other wonderful blogs in that category, and as usual I feel undeserving in my glory, especially as Bag News Notes, who came second, is a really good blog and deserves the award also. There are many, many blogs deserving of wider recognition, and I have decided to highlight some of them during this coming year.
The list of all the winners this year:
Best Blog -- Non Professional
Crooks & Liars
Best Blog -- Professional or Sponsored
Josh Marshall of Talking Points Memo
Best Blog Community
Most Deserving of Wider Recognition
Echidne of the Snakes
Best New Blog
Glenn Greenwald of Unclaimed Territory
Digby of Hullabaloo
Best Single Issue Blog
Jordan Barab of Confined Space
Best Expert Blog
Pharyngula by P.Z. Myers
Best Group Blog
Bag News Notes for Katrina Aftermath: And Then I Saw These
FireDogLake for Plame coverage
Most Humorous Blog
Most Humorous Post
Dood Abides for The Wizard of Oil
Best State or Local Blog
Bluegrass Report and Tennessee Guerilla Women
If you read the whole wampum post you will find that I voted for myself this year. Yep. Commercialism has rusted my innocent soul. Sigh.