There was a day when I would have campaigned for a ‘Best of the Bay’ award from Creative Loafing, but after winning once, I now consider such activity rather gauche.
It’s an honor, after all, just to be nominated, right?
Thinking I might take home the trophy in the category of Best Blogger — after all, who else is there? — I now realize just how much I truly suck.
Thank you Creative Loafing readers.
I lost out to this person. I lost out to someone who has written a total of 37 posts in 2012, including a whopping 5 posts this month when CL readers were casting their ballots. I’ve posted eight times already this morning. Not that being prolific is a requisite for being the best. But still…
I lost out to someone whose blog functions as well as an Iraqi power company.
I suck that much.
Actually, I suck even worse than that. The caption under the award just reads that “St. Pete blog” was a runner-up. Sure, if you Google “St. Pete blog”, my website is the first entry, but how can I be sure those who voted for “St. Pete blog” even meant to vote for SaintPetersBlog?
I guess it is my fault that I did not win. Perhaps I have not written enough or well enough to justify winning the award.
I take this blogging/new media thing pretty serious. I like to think that when folks in these parts think about blogging and new media, they think about SaintPetersBlog.
But not, evidently, the readers of Creative Loafing.
I guess I must find solace in the opinions of those who truly matter to me, such as former Creative Loafing contributor Wayne Garcia, who is now teaching journalism at USF. Yesterday, I spoke to the journalism club Garcia mentors about blogging and new media.
After I was done with my presentation, Garcia tweeted this:
@PoHo: For my money, best @SPJ_USF ever? @SaintPetersblog What does that say about traditional journalism?
I wish I was at the point in my life where such a generous comment could salve my wounds, but Creative Loafing‘s readers have filled me with self-doubt.
I’ll try to not suck as much next year.