You rarely hear from me, David Hauslaib, the publisher of Queerty. But I figured this would be the right time to chime in and congratulate our writing team of Bradford Shellhammer, Steve Pep, and Scott Rose — if only so they don’t have bend down and administer auto-fellatio. Congratulations for what?
For winning the Best GLBT Weblog in the 2006 Weblog Awards, that’s what! It was just announced today in Austin at South By Southwest. We couldn’t be more pleasantly surprised, especially in the face of such worthy competition as Towleroad, Good As You, Joe My God, and Little Yellow Different.
It’s been a truly rewarding experience right from the start (which wasn’t so long ago: September 2005) to see readers immediately “get” Queerty and continue coming back everyday for our mix of queer pop culture, fashion, travel, entertainment, news and politics, and, of course, our skin pics. While the Bloggie goes to Bradford, Steve, and Scott, it’s you, our readers, who deserve the recognition.
As we move forward with a new writing team in place, we can only hope we’ll make next year’s list of nominees. And that you’ll accept our invitation to be our gaybor.
And if you happen to be at SXSW, say hello to Queerty’s newest editorial addition, blogosphere veteran Dan Renzi, who is very excited to have joined the Queerty team. Because in the words of Reese Witherspoon, we’re all “just trying to matter.”