Wednesday, October 21, 2009

BA Bloggers Take All Four Top Spots

Mountain Xpress just announced its readers' picks for the Best of WNC, and who should take ALL of the top four blogger awards but four of our very own BlogAsheville bloggers?

Thanks for the love, Asheville. We here at BlogAsheville couldn't be prouder of our winners or the fine work they all represent:

#4: My Life in Cake
Mixing business and personal topics with caring, community-mindedness and serious writing talent, Jodi Rhoden showcases not only gorgeous scratch-made mostly-organic cakes with local ingredients, but her commitment to supporting local craft, local food and local business. She's got a great big heart and a great big writing talent.

Plus she always gives us free cake for Blogapalooza. And her cupcakes are to die for.

Jodi, you rock. Period.

#3 Edgy Mama
Anne Fitten Glenn chronicles her life as a beer goddess, pet owner, freelance writer, mother of two and wife of "enviro-spouse" in a blog with humor, self-deprecating style and consistently great writing that's won her a slew of local blog awards. She's the current holder of the Big Ugly Orange German Typewriter, the blogger "prize" for Best Writing handed out annually at Blogapalooza.

Have we mentioned she's gorgeous and smart as well? Congrats AF & thanks for all the great Mountain X columns!

#2 Scrutiny Hooligans
Whether they're leading the charge against suspect back-room land deals or taking local and regional politicians to task, head Hooligan Gordon Smith and crew are behind the go-to Asheville blog for insightful local, regional and national political commentary from a left perspective. Smith's succesful city council run might have impacted how often he posts, but didn't dent fan appreciation for Asheville's finest progressive political blog one bit.

Good luck in November, Gordon.

#1 Who else? It's not like the contest for the top spot wasn't over before it began.

From the Mountain X site:
Want the cyber-skinny on what’s moving and shaking in Asheville? Look no farther than Ashvegas, an oft-updated blog by veteran local journalist (and Xpress multimedia editor) Jason Sandford. Probing and profiling all things Asheville, the site is one more reason that what happens in Ashvegas, doesn’t stay in Ashvegas.
Congrats to all our bloggers! You rock, we're proud, Asheville loves you and we do, too.

Way to go!


martyweil said...

I agree the top two blog choices are my picks as well and likely winners at the upcoming award festivities. Congratulations to Jason and Gordon and other top vote-getters.

Edgy Mama said...

Thanks, Jen, for helping keep BlogAsheville alive and happening!

Also, I think Jodi and I tied for third.

Congrats to all!