But, if SEE Magazine doesn’t do a recount, and people out there like the edmontonian enough to cast a vote, I owe everyone who helps creates the edmontonian a big, big thanks.
This website (and TV show) aren’t the Jeff and Sally show. Oh sure, because we edit the blog we get to write as much as we want. But since the edmontonian is an online community newspaper; an interactive, collaborative, community hub, it can’t actually exist as the Jeff and Sally show.
And trust me, without Sally this website would look like I built it in 1996, and then exploded it with ugly. And the TV show would just be me, sitting in a basement, reading newspapers for 30 minutes. So my first thanks goes to co-founder Sally, because she’s the engine of this Edmonton machine.
the edmontonian works because people want to know what’s happening in their city, and want as many different views of Edmonton as possible. Edmonton’s not a post-apocalyptic world of monster potholes, murderers, and libertarians (though we have a few of each), it’s a changing and growing city, a vibrant city with a thriving arts scene (and an amazing music scene), smart people, and great neighbours.
On behalf of Sally Poulsen, I thank you for being a part of our world for two years (one month ’til birthday!).
The real winner for Best Local Blog is our never-ending team of contributors, helpers, idea-providers, photo and video-sharers, advertisers, prize-providers, and the audience. Even if you aren’t leaving comments on every single post, or you’ve never contributed, thanks for being a part of the Edmonton conversation. That includes a couple of the bloggers we were nominated alongside: Dave Cournoyer and Mack D. Male. (A big shout-out to David Climenhaga and Ken Chapman for their nominations too.)
Also, it’s great that SEE added the blog category this year. There’s lots of room to add food blogs and podcasts, which is just another testament to Edmonton’s exciting online community.
– Jeff Samsonow