My peeps, I didn’t win, but I am feeling very good about coming in third in the Best Fashion Blog category in the 2008 Weblog Awards (I guess it’s as official as it’s going to be at this point). I am just a little personal blog, while the winner and the runner-up are big, high-traffic blogs. I think I made a pretty strong showing, considering! And it’s all due to you gorgeous bloggers, commenters, lurkers, clients, family members and friends who voted for me day after day. Thank you!
There are some days when I wonder, “Why the hell do I have this blog?” And then I remember it’s because I’ve met all these awesome people — quite a few in person and the others just online. I really appreciate everyone who has been supportive of me since the July 2007 inception of this blog, whether you’ve commented, campaigned, purchased jewelry or merely created a shrine to Sam Waterston’s eyebrows in your home.
At this point, I feel I should start hyperventilating, crying and thanking my makeup artist until you all writhe with embarrassment. But why bother, when Kate Winslet already did it for me? Take it away, Kate!
Even if I hadn’t won the bronze medal for fashion blogging, the following email might have been reward enough. GeorgeB, aka Dad, campaigned furiously for me all over the world and got this reply from a friend in China:
Hi,I Have read your daughter ‘s blog,and voted for her twice.i really think her blog is very exllent,her smile is so sunshine. I told my colleagues about this story and let them voted for her,and send message to every friends whose telephone number stored in my sellphone ,but almost of them send back to me:’sory,i don’t know any English word,don’t how to do”HA HA,it’s very finy!! you are a very nice dad! i hope you tell your daughter ,the result is not important, we can enjoy the process, the more important thing is her votes ,some from china! she has fans in china!
When I read this, I felt like all was right in the world: I do have a very nice dad, my smile is so sunshine, I am enjoying the process and HELLO TO MY PEEPS IN CHINA!