Every year (or at least since the Bloggies™ started being awarded during the SxSW), before the results of the Bloggies™ were out, I always got an email from Nikolai, asking me whom I’d like to receive the award for me if I won and what I’d like the award recipient to say on my behalf. I always wondered if he asked all the finalists those questions or only the winners. Now I know that he only asked the winners because he didn’t ask me any of those questions this year and, as expected, I didn’t win any Bloggies™.
I knew I had no chance in the Lifetime Achievement category since I’m nothing compared to the other finalists, and that the only chance I got to win the Best Asian Weblog category was if all Indonesian webloggers voted for me. Unfortunately, as I’m very well aware of, most Indonesian webloggers don’t even know I exist. If there was a category for the Least Known Bloggie Finalist in His/Her Country of Origin, I’d probably win that category every year. :) Also, I wasn’t being a very good weblogger all last year since I didn’t blog as much as I used to. But winning a Bloggie is not a big deal to me. At least not anymore. After all, the best thing that could happen to you for owning a weblog has happened to me: I met the love of my life! What could be better than that? ;)
Anyway, cliché as it may sound, it was an honour just to be nominated, especially in the Lifetime Achievement category (I’m still amazed!). Thank you to everyone who voted for me. You’re just too kind. Last but not least, congratulations to all the winners, and best of luck in winning more Bloggies™ in the coming years!