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This article was written by E on 28 Feb 2012, and is filed under Autostraddle.

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Congrats to Autostraddle for winning Best Entertainment, Best Community and Best Overall Weblog in the 2012 Webbies.


*Biggie Voice* WE DID IT BROOKLYN WE DID IT!
Well, I didn’t do anything. But I’d really like to think I helped with SOMETHING.
It all started many moons ago when the ever-awesome Crystal found the Music Nerdery in its beginning stages, and was sweet enough to share the blog with some words of encouragement with her readers at Autostraddle… who ended up loving it. I was shocked. At that point I wasn’t sure about this whole “blogging” thing, but she came in at the right times with the right words that were literally like an encouraging swift kick in the ass. I kept going because of her and autostraddle readers coming through with support. I was always grateful.

In turn, I offered up my writing services to Crystal whenever she deemed me worthy of writing for her amazing blog. And even though I was in the middle of the new career taking root and maintaing my own nerdery, Crystal was (and has been) understanding about my schedule, allowing me to write pieces for them whenever I can squeeze it in. I’ve never been allowed such freedom in my writing, and I am forever grateful for the opportunity (just so you guys know). Especially since I’ve been in love with their site, witty reviews and funny posts for a while.

So imagine how hype I secretly was when it came up that Autostraddle was nominated for a couple of awards in the 2012 Weblog awards (or the Webbies, as it is adorably nicknamed). And then they actually won. Several times over. Wow. In short, congratulations to RieseCrystal and Laneia for maintaining a long running streak of awesome. They are trying to maintain a humble level over at the straddle, but I’m over here partying FOR them. I’m glad that more people are starting to take notice. Here’s to you guys and your continued levels of awesomeness.


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