- Saveur's website doesn't actually have a giant happy face on it. That would be weird.
I know my blogging has become more and more crappy (i.e., less and less frequent) during the past few months, which is why I was so surprised to hear I was nominated in Saveur.com's Best Food Blog Awards 2011 in the category for "Best Restaurant/Dining Coverage." And when I say "so surprised" I mean I stared at my screen sort of blanked out while thinking, "What the heck?...[click]...wait, what...[click]...huh...what...how'd this happen?"
Thank you to anyone who nominated me for the award (and for reading my blog in general)! It's a great honor. An honor that fills me with motivation to get better at this—and fills me with the guilt and dread that I may never get better at this. (Not to dwell on the negative or anything, but that's how I roll.) And while I know that I should feel more confident about my blogging abilities because some of you felt compelled to nominate my blog and the saveur.com editors deemed it worthy enough to make it to the six finalists, I can hardly believe it got that far.
I'm far less surprised by the group of heavyweights I'm up against: Immaculate Infatuation, kevinEats, Skillet Doux, The Delicious Life, and The Ulterior Epicure. I realize the next thing I say will undermine the support you and Saveur have given me, buuuuut I think you guys should vote for one of those blogs, not mine. The support you've given me to get this far is enough to make me implode with happies. If I got a bunch of votes, I'd just feel bad about taking votes away from other blogs who are more worthy of winning. I hope that sounds reasonable. My god, I've only updated this blog ten times since the beginning of the year. What the heeeccckkkuuuuhhh.
As for why I haven't updated that much, welllll, in my head that post about Paris counted as five posts (I know, it totally doesn't) and I felt pooped out on blogging. A more recent reason is that Kåre has been in New York City since last Saturday (he's visiting me until next Saturday), so pretty much all of my free time has been going to him, understandably. And it's not going to get much better; I'm very likely visiting Sweden next month (more info on that soon), work is not going to get lighter, I'm falling behind on my photos, and....uh....crap, writing this all out makes me realize how much fail this blog is going to experience.
....So...anyway....[slowly tiptoes backward]...
Thank you so much again for your support! As a testament to how slow I am, the award nominations came out almost two weeks ago and I'm just blogging about it now. You have until May 12 to vote. Four more days. Um. GO VOTE NOW, GUYS. There are lots of great blogs covered in their 17 categories, so put your voting power to good use!