On October 30, I won a Citizen Media Award at BlogAsheville annual charity event. My five-year-old ephemera blog, which has received nearly 500,000 page views, was voted The Most Under-Rated Blog based in Asheville.The votes were tabulated by the Mountain Xpress, the weekly independent news, arts, and events newspaper. The well-attended charity event was held in the Pump Gallery at the Phil Mechanic Building in the River Arts District.
The Citizen Media Awards, a benefit for Homeward Bound, is sponsored annually by BlogAsheville, a blog dedicated to news and happenings in Asheville. Over the years, my ephemera blog has won several awards, but this one means the most to me. It was recognition from my peers that what I'm doing here has value to the local community.
I want to thank everyone who voted for ephemera. I have been very fortunate to have made wonderful friends with many local bloggers and independent print and social media people. I'm truly blessed to be living in such a welcoming, vibrant community–loaded with tremendous talent and skill.