*I don't know why but I've had 'Thank You for the Music' in my head all day. Probably because Shep. Burman is Swedish and obviously when I think of Sweden I think ABBA.
I'm not gonna lie, the last twelve months have been great (if we were only talking in blog terms). Winning Best New LAMB last year, getting a casual call from Paramount Studios, upping the hits, upping the followers, upping commenters, getting nominated for five LAMMYs this year...I don't like to boast or to toot my own horn, but I can't help but be immensely proud of what I've achieved.
Now while this year's LAMMYs have had a few humps and bumps, and I admit I was damn near to quitting the blogosphere when I read some of the things that were typed and published over the past week, they've been pretty good. I say this because it was great to see my fellow LAMBs getting rewarded for their efforts, and also because I snagged a couple myself. The first was a win for Best Rating System, which I am quite grateful for. Of course, you all love Tommy Wiseau and his masterpiece, The Room! A shout out must go to Random Ramblings of a Demented Doorknob, Go See Talk, French Toast Sunday and the runner up, 3 Guys 1 Movie.
Also, while I may not have won this award, I'm pretty freaking stoked with the result. Now, I was pretty happy just getting nominated for Best Blog. It meant a lot. I didn't have high hopes for much more than that. Then, as I was straightening my hair (a lot of use that did, a mere minute later the rain got to it), I started crying tears of joy in my bathroom. Because I got runner up. For Best Blog. Now, most of you would be casual as about it, but I went into full girl freak out mode. I totally wasn't expecting that much. Unfortunately, I had to run to school during a storm, which caused my phone to stop working because of the supposed water damage, and then I've had to go through this entire day with hailstorms followed by sunshine followed by a huge rainstorm and then another hailstorm. The weather couldn't get me down. I'm on cloud nine. I know that I don't deserve such an honour, but I'm glad that whoever voted for me saw something in this little old blog of mine.
The real congratulations goes to the winner, Man I Love Films, my fellow runner upperer Ryan at The Matinee, and the other nominees: the team at Anomalous Material, Ruth at FlixChatter, Dan at Fogs' Movie Reviews, John at The Droid You're Looking For. All such professional, great bloggers who inspire me, and deserve every inch of praise they get.
Anyway, this is the end of another year of LAMMYs. Here's to another year of hopefully successful blogging from your favourite 16 year old Dannevirkean!