Thank you, thank you, THANK YOU for following me, leaving comments (I survive on them, so please add more), and lurking quietly! Without you, I would just be a crazy person talking to myself in written form. As it stands, I'm a crazy person talking to a very cool audience!
On the morning of February 18th, I checked my e-mail and found a message from Laura (at The Mindful Merchant) surprising me with news that she had nominated me for the Canadian Weblog Awards, 2011, in the Ecology and Social Justice category! Laura's fabulous blog won this award for 2010 - so you should really head on over to it and see what all the fuss is about. Shortly after receiving this great news, I kind of... forgot about it and went back to doing my thing, still in shock and disbelief. Until half an hour ago, when I received confirmation of this nomination from the awards organizers themselves. I really hope I'm not hallucinating!
The timing is perfect. When I realized I was coming close to my 100th post, I started racking my brain, desperate to find a unique way to celebrate this milestone. I've been avoiding putting metaphorical pen to metaphorical paper (fingertips to keyboard?) to just get started with something, anything, for fear it would turn out all wrong. I'm not really sure why this occasion is bringing up feelings of performance anxiety, but it is!
So forget about a list of the most popular posts, a run-down of topics I've covered in the first 100 posts, or a brief overview of the ideas I have for the next 100 posts. Being nominated is quite possibly the best way to commemorate this achievement. Thank you for your support, Laura, and thanks to everyone else for making this meaningful.
For more information about the Canadian Weblog Awards, click here. Briefly, it's a juried competition featuring 36 categories. The shortlist will be announced on December 1st, 2011, and the winners will be "crowned" with buttons for their site on January 1st, 2012!