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The Captain Is Honored To Be A Finalist

The Rivertfront Times 2012 St. Louis Web Awards were last nite, and Captains Quarters didn’t win Best Personal Blog.  I wasn’t too surprised that I lost

Ha!  Actually, I wasn’t expecting to win mostly because I was up against some stiff competition.  I had guessed beforehand that @Maddie_Em and @JessLeitch from http://www.cityinajar.com/ would probably win, and I was right.  The gals from @CityJars have put a considerable amount of work into their blog and it shows.  Congrats to them for their much deserved award.  Here’s me with the winners and their super rad trophy.

The trophies were actually one of the coolest little touches of an evening that was full of interesting moments.

 

My wife, mother and sister all attended the event to cheer me on, and I was glad to have their support.  The event was perfect for Meg and I – it at served free beer, cupcakes & vodka tonics!  This being the second year of the awards, I heard from several attendees that it ran much smoother that the first time.  We were seated near the stage during the ceremony

And we had a chance to chat with Shannon Howard, who runs http://nocostl.com/one of my favorite local blogs.  She was very friendly, and gave us some judge’s insight into my category.  She said that Best Personal Blog had by far the most nominations from the public, and that I should feel proud to be a finalist out of 50+ nominees.  I already felt lucky to me nominated, but to make the Top 4 out of 50?

It was wonderful to be in the same room with so many talented internet folks at the awards ceremony.  It was truly an honor to be a finalist.  You should check out the full list of nominees and winners from the Riverfront Times article here.  Taking the time to check out all of the other finalists really got my creative juices flowing; I’ve got some great idea for some improvements to the format here at Captains Quarters.  But more about that in the weeks to come.  For now I wanted to thank the Riverfront Times for including me in such a cool event and congratulate all of the winners.  Now I just need to up my game and keep writing.  After all, there is always next year…

Ciao,

The Captain

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