Perhaps you've heard that this is the blog of the year. One of those award shows said so.
I'm not sure how that happened. I didn't win "most creative blog," or "best designed blog" or "blog trader of the year," or "box breaker of the year," but I ended up with "blog of the year." My blog is like one of those players who doesn't lead in any significant statistical category but ends up with the MVP award.
Oh, no! I'm the Jimmy Rollins of card blogs!
Anyway, receiving recognition makes me uncomfortable. I've won writing awards before. Once I even had to go to a state-wide banquet to pick up the award. Thank goodness I didn't have to give a speech, or you never would have gotten me within 100 miles of the place. It was bad enough walking up to the front to accept the certificate.
Personally, my vote goes to this blog or this blog. And I certainly don't expect to win it next year, not with this blog back. But I am glad that what I write interests people. I never expected that.
That's it for the speech. I'll just thank the academy, express my appreciation for their hard work, and move forward with more inane posts.
Happy two thousand ten. Er, twenty ten. What are we calling this year now?