Dec 12 2008

My 604 Concession Speech

Published by at 12:01 am under blogging,MyLife,politics,Vancouver

Thank you to all my friends, social media evangelists and the millions of Currents fans around the world who supported me in this hard-fought campaign. But the voters have spoken. The Tyee wins this round.

I wanted to write some petty and spiteful things about the Tyee, but the fact is, I actually like it. I read it pretty regularly. So against my baser inclinations, congratulations are in order.

And since the vote counts apparently won’t be released, I can at least console myself that there’s a slim chance this blog beat the snot out of Bill Tieleman’s :-).

In the meantime, I won a bottle of Yardley English Lavender Bath Foam, Shea Butter and a $25 gift certificate to Howie’s bistro and bar at the 604 Awards raffle, so it’s not a total loss. Nice things for the wife, plus a date night in our future.

Also, congratulations are in order. To my friends in the blogosphere, like Dave Olson (Raincity Studios, Winner Best Company Blog, and Runner-up ), the team at Techvibes (Runner-up, Best Tech Blog — Hey, Wait, I’m Part of That Team! You rock, Rob Lewis!) and Corinna Carlson (Gus Greeper, Runner-up Best Personal Blog), John Chow (whom I met one day at a Vancouver blogger event many months ago– I watched him photograph his less-than satisfactory cheeseburger for the entertainment of his thousands of subscribers)… congratulations.

To all those other deserving blogs out there — there are too many to name, and you know who you are — all I can say is, keep at it. We’re reading what you have to say. Congratulations to you all.

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2 Responses to “My 604 Concession Speech”

  1. Rob Cottinghamon 12 Dec 2008 at 7:29 am

    I haven’t specifically heard I’ve lost, but based on the lack of media waiting outside my door this morning, that’s likely a safe bet. Accordingly, I am now drunk and will remain that way through next Thursday.

  2. jnarveyon 12 Dec 2008 at 8:52 am

    In that case, cheers to us!

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