Monday, May 11, 2009

Bloggers Conference and Award

I woke up this morning, thinking I have just dreamt about sharing a panel with the giants of UK blogging, Guido Fawkes and Slugger O’ Toole and later in the evening had been to an awards ceremony dinner at the Athenaeum Club in Pall Mall, where I was presented with an award for 'outstanding work as a blogger'.

So far so good, except that it was true, it wasn't a dream!

Sharing the panel with Paul Staines and Mick Fealty was surreal enough and I was sure that I would just be a silent audience at the dinner ceremony. When it was announced that the next winner is someone 'sweet but hot tempered', I joked with people on my table 'that rules me out because they said 'sweet' ', then it was said 'he wears his heart out on his sleeve and makes some people angry' followed by 'he is a rough diamond' and I thought Holy Mackerel! this is too close to home, they were talking about me!

The biggest prize for me however was to get to know the people that were there last night, 'Good people who had not stayed silent when they had seen evil' that was the real privilege.

13 comments:

Anonymous said...

Congratulations mate! You have to write a bit more about this event. :)

H.

Maryam said...

Congratulation, I always believed your blog is one of the most informative and up-to-date blog that I have come acrossed. It was not unexpected for me. Well done and keep going.

Amir said...

congrats!!! say more about it. What did you guys talk about?

Anonymous said...

Congratulations. You deserve it.

H.i.

Winston said...

Congrats

Mehrtash said...

"'Good people who had not stayed silent when they had seen evil' that was the real privilege."

I guess that rules me out.

Congratulations on the recognition; well deserved.

Mick said...

wanted to say to you last night that your Ed Burke quote tied it all up for me... It all came a little out of the blue for me... Very moving to be present at such an event and with such great people... Good to meet you too... All power to you!!

Aryamehr said...

Congratulations on the award!

Matin said...

Congratulations Potkin, it is not a surprise as i believe you really deserve it. Your blog is one of those bloges which can always be trusted. Well done mate!

Anonymous said...

haha u awarded for being a motherfucker Zionist slave by Zionists!

Azarmehr said...

You can read and decide for yourself here:
http://www.ncfpeace.org/drupal/node/306

Then feel embarassed about the stupidity of your comment

MicroMicrobe said...

Congratulations on your award dude!

MicroMicrobe said...

Congratulations on your award dude!