Fray Wins a Webby
Just a thought from 12 May 2004 about .

Fray is the winner of the 2004 Webby Award in the Print & Zines category.

I know it's not cool to be stoked about something like this. I should be detached and ironic. I should point out that there's no awards ceremony this year. (Hell, there's no award - the big springy things they used to give to the winners are are now a mere $350.) I should be blase.

But I'm not. I'm stoked. Because Fray is not just me. Fray is dozens of contributors, hundreds of volunteers and performers and audiences, thousands of posters, and millions of readers. We've all been doing this thing for seven and a half years just for the love it.

So, yeah, I'll take some recognition and spread it around. And I'll say thanks.

And just for me personally, I wanna say that I couldn't have asked for a better birthday gift. (I'm 31 on the Sunday, dude. And I can still say "dude" without irony. Dude!)

I've been carrying my 5-word speech around in my head since we were nominated three years ago. So, here goes:

Everyone's Voice Matters. Use Yours.

Now I just have to figure out a way to break the news to my boss. AlterNet was also nominated in Print & Zines. Heh.

» Previous Webby ramblings on Powazek.com.
» More Webby talk out there in blogland.
» News stories about the Webby Awards.

This section is called Just a Thought. It's a blog where I post little pieces of what I'm thinking about at the moment. This page is an individual entry called “Fray Wins a Webby” that I wrote on 12 May 2004.

Before this, I wrote a little something called “New in {fray}: The Worm Within” on 7 May 2004. After this, I wrote “Irony, a definition” on 13 May 2004.

New in {fray}: The Worm Within
Back in November of last year, when we had our first Fray event in Cardiff, Wales, one of the most...
7 May 2004

Irony, a definition
Irony: Bloggers all over the world using their free copies of Movable Type to bitch and moan about the new...
13 May 2004

The Fine Print

Working the web since 1995, Derek Powazek is the creator of many award-winning websites, a couple of which still exist. Derek is the cofounder of JPG Magazine and the CCO of 8020 Publishing. Derek lives in San Francisco with his wife, two nutty Chihuahuas, a grumpy cat, and a house full of plants named Fred. More »

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