This past week I’ve been busy with various BBAW stuff. I was eagerly anticipating the announcements of the awards, as I was hoping maybe possibly perhaps somehow it would be nice if I could win one of the categories I was nominated for.
My jaw literally dropped open when I saw I won Best Literary Fiction Review Blog.
I also won Best Post for This Blogging Thing Reminds Me of High School. I’m pretty sure I fainted at this point, because this was more than I could have hoped for.
I know this is the time that I should show my Most Chatty prowess and chat it up, but I’m actually speechless. Despite the time that a blog takes, and the many times that I’ve thought, I’m not as good as so-and-so, and the times that I wonder if what I’m saying means anything, the reason that I continue blogging is because of YOU. The other bloggers I’ve met, and those I haven’t met. The people who don’t have a blog but with whom I’ve traded countless emails (Hi, Michelle! Hi, Jenna!). Even those who aren’t avid readers (Hi, Becky!). As a reader, these connections are so important because reading is such a solitary activity. And as introverted as I am, I never turn away an opportunity to discuss books.
So I thank you for coming back, again and again. I thank you for connecting with me, and I thank you for voting for me during BBAW. Winning the awards was nice, but honestly it really is an honor just to be nominated.
Like I said in the title, you guys rock my world.