Finally the excitement around the BOBs awards comes to an end. We know that Generation Y came in first in the public vote in the Reporters Without Borders category, but we still have to wait for what the jury says. Whatever happens we are going to celebrate it, because we don’t need much of a reason to open a bottle of rum and sprinkle a little over the area for commenting on this blog. It will be a good time to call a truce between the trolls and the frequent readers, between the Cyber Response Brigades and those who actually come to join in the discussion.
Pull up your chairs in front of the screen, from where we will broadcast the ceremony right here. Grab a handful of peanuts and some caramel corn, and don’t miss even a second when they announce the awards. Those of you who’ve already bitten your nails to the quick, try not to chew on your fingers; we’re going to need them for a lot of typing in the days to come.
Before the merriment begins, I want to congratulate all those who win, people—like myself—who have used their blogs to narrate their lives and pose questions. Without the support of the global blogosphere and without the protection belonging to it has afforded me, I’d have had to hang out a “Blog Closed” sign some time ago. With what has already happened in the BOBs voting, there is no one who can stop this penultimate letter of the alphabet.
Thanks to everyone who voted!