Follow Me Foodie is named “Must Follow 2013” at The Social Media Awards!
Well, we did it! Yes, we and not I. A very heartfelt thank you to everyone who has supported me and this blog. Your readership, tweets, votes, comments and overall support has helped me win this honourable award. Thank you to The Social Media Awards, voters, and panel of expert judges for naming Follow Me Foodie as “Must Follow 2013”. I am forever grateful and hope to represent the category well.
*Pinch* What? Did that really just happen?! Apparently. Yesterday was The Social Media Awards created by the Social Media Network and presented by Vancity Buzz. Students and industry gathered at the Roundhouse Community Centre in Vancouver, BC for The Social Media Awards results, and to celebrate all that is media – old and new. Congratulations to all nominees and category winners. This was the first ever Social Media Awards in Vancouver and I only see it growing from here. There were so many people that deserved to be recognized and this is only the beginning.
Okay, there is no point on hiding it because it is likely floating around on the internet somewhere already… but I got emotional during the acceptance speech. *Blush*. It wasn’t just the award, but it was everything leading up to it and I got teary eyed. It was slightly embarrassing but it has been, and still is, an intense journey with many ups and downs. I was overwhelmed.
I started Follow Me Foodie about three and a half years ago and there have been many mistakes made and many lessons learned. I started it out of my pure passion for food and for no other reason. It has never been about the invites, the so called “fame” or the “business”, and I have no ulterior motives. This blog is me. I pour my heart and soul into each of these blog posts, and honesty is what guides it. Social media has truly changed my life and it has given me the platform to express myself freely and independently. I have learned a lot about myself along the way. Thank you for accepting me and my imperfections and reading about what I have to say. Thank you for sharing my passion.
So what now? Well there is even more work to do now than before! It is back to the blog and books for me. There is always something to be learned, ways to improve and things I can do to make Follow Me Foodie better. This award means a lot to me, but I share it with all of you.
Here is my “Must Follow 2013” award! Each one was painted by a local artist and mine was painted by the talented Felix Berytus.