Thursday, October 6, 2011

Florida Netroots — The Nominations

Voting is now open for the 2011 Florida Netroots Awards, sponsored by the Florida Progressive Coalition.

I’ve been nominated in two categories: Best Writer: “Winners should have one or more of the following qualities: good grammar and presentation, provides original reporting, has a good sense of humor, shows creativity, has a strong personal touch, or has an effect on the real world because of their writing;” and the Progressive Hall of Fame: “FPC is sponsoring a virtual ‘Progressive Hall of Fame’ that should be awarded as sort of a lifetime achievement award to a person or organization (amateur or professional) that has made a significant contribution towards making Florida a bluer, more progressive state. This award may have more than one recipient.”

This consideration means more because of the people involved. The folks who really do the hard work at the FPC are trying to make Florida a better state, rather than come up with a blog or a website that looks cool and attracts traffic. I’m really honored to be nominated in both categories, especially given the other people on the lists.