How on earth did I miss THIS! My e-friend Mark’s blog, Slap Upside The Head, was named “Best GLBT Blog” in the Canadian Blog Awards for the second year in a row! Congratulations, Mark!
Actually, I do know how I missed it: Mark didn’t post about it (or boast about it); instead, there was a wee, little mention on a sidebar, “The Trophy Shelf”. That’s been there awhile and I didn’t notice the subtle change until last night.
However, once I did, and went to look at the entire list, I found out that Mark was also named best “Photo/Art” blog, too. Now, Mark has made the occasional self-deprecating remark about his drawings, but to me they’re part of the charm of the site. So, well done for that, too!
Long-time readers will know that Mark’s site has been one of my favourites for a long time. Subtitled “Combatting bigotry the gayest way I know how”, I think it strikes the perfect balance between humour, outrage, information and, well, fun—often ever-so-gently at a homophobe’s expense. His light hearted-yet-serious approach is one not many bloggers can pull off. In fact, Mark manages a restraint and economy of expression most of us—especially me—can only envy.
Naturally, my campaigning for him on this blog (here and here) and on Twitter made the difference as my readers voted for him. Of course I’m kidding: He didn’t need my help to win—he did that all by himself.
Seriously, well done, Mark!