Gerry’s Blog Wins More Awards
February 5th 2010
The Scottish Blog Awards culminated with the award everyone had been waiting for and wanting, the best newcomer http://scottishroundup.co.uk/2010/02/04/top-newcomers-of-2009/ Being ‘new’ to this I fancied my chances in this and was rewarded with the high position of third place!
Ahead of me were the bloggers Lallands Peat Worrier and We Know SFA, while I was well ahead of the Universality of Cheese which achieved brief fame and notoriety last year, Lesley Riddoch and ‘Major’ Eric Joyce, who consistently has been the most expensive MP in the entire Commons, and for years has certainly been the most warmongering!
The excitement hasn’t been confined to just the best newcomer category, as I also finished in a respectable eight place in the best blog, after finishing third earlier in the week in the best journalist/media section.
Congratulations to Duncan Stephen for bringing this all together and creating a glimpse of a wider public conversation and Scotland than we often don’t get to see. This week we have seen after the best cooking, photography and local history blogs, and in the last day or so, the best personal sites, which included some wonderful sites such as Everyone I Ever Kissed and The Misssy M Misssives.
A brilliant, entertaining, informative exercise and well done to Duncan and everyone associated with the exercise.