Imagine my surprise, no, utter delight, to learn that I, little 'ole Frederick Foodie, has taken second place in Frederick Magazine's Annual "Best of Frederick" issue. The category of course is blogging, taking second to the lovely and talented folks over at Want2Dish. I didn't even know I was in the running!
The way this makes me feel, well, let me just say that if I ever won an academy award, I'd be one of those silly girls blubbering her way to the mic, thanking her dog, her family, and her auto mechanic. They would be playing me off baby! For second place!
So thank you. Really. I don't get tons of comments here (though I love 'em) that aren't trying to pitch Cialis or watches or who the heck knows what, and I'm not always sure that many folks are reading, but this makes me feel all warm and gooey and nice. And did I mention that it's for second place? I'm really grateful. Because I love to write. I'm not doing this blogging thing for ads, or revenue, or to win most awesome blogger in the world, or get a book contract (though I'm open ;). I just like to write and I like that someone reads my stuff and gets a laugh, or a hint, or, well, whatever. So I'll say it again, though no less heartfelt...thank you.
If there's anything you want me to write more about, just drop me a comment and I'll see what I can do. What do you like? Recipes? Stories about coconut cakes and artichokes? Updates on TKS? The only thing I really, really hate to do are restaurant reviews, so only expect those if I've found a place that I looooove and can't get enough of. (There are too many folks out there that think they can visit a restaurant once, eat a meal, then write a really good, solid review of the joint. That's not actually how it works.)
So for one last time...I don't know who you are, or why you took the time to send in a nomination for this blog, but thank you. Thank you. THANK YOU from the very bottom of my overflowing heart. Now...just imagine if I took first!