We Won A Thing and So Did You: Autostraddle Sweeps Bloggies 2012


The 2012 Weblog Awards were announced last night while the rest of the world was pretending to watch the Oscars and GUESS WHAT. We won all three of the categories we were nominated in: Best Entertainment Weblog, Best Group/Community Weblog, and Weblog of the Motherlovin’ Year! Can you believe it? I bet you can because you voted. You voted so hard, I’m going to do something I never do which is use the word hella. You all voted HELLA hard. You went ham on the Bloggies. Did you get your parents to vote for us? Inform them they went ham. They’ll be thrilled and feel hip and with it.

On behalf of everyone here at Autostraddle, THANK YOU! You’ve made our dreams come true. None of us will be tributes. We all will live to see CAMP. We get to feel a sense of pride and accomplishment that usually only comes with direct deposit. We love you! Count this amongst my growing list of declarations of love on these here interwebs. It’s better than random declarations of love to that girl you just met. Don’t do that! We also want to send a big ol’ congratulations to our friends Kristin and Danielle at Everyone Is Gay who won a Bloggie for Best LGBT Blog!

Are you going to work the Best Community award into your resume? It’s a trophy for your heart that you won with your fingers. It might be similar to your girlfriend in that way. Come on in, lurkers. The water’s fine. Don’t you want some award? In the spirit of Cady Heron, I’ve decided that you will each get a piece if you break your commenting cherry right now. Everyone take a chance today because we have a reason to celebrate. Visibility! We got it [some]!

I feel like the gravity of a lesbian website winning these awards could be lost on some of you because Riese didn’t show up on a screen in a fancy dress, doing her best Lea Michele pose (ironically), thanking Tinkerbelle from a podium. Maybe we can talk her into a speech! I hope she thanks whiskey.

This is great news for you, the reader! You should be pysched. Because of your efforts, we’ve reached a new level of anxiety about letting you down. You just became my parents, internet! Will you pay my rent this month? It’s okay if you can’t, I understand. Thank you, thank you, thank you! Intercuddle forever.

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Brittani Nichols is a Los Angeles based comedy person. When she's not tweeting about white people or watching television, she's probably eating pizza. Actually, she's probably doing all three of those things concurrently and when she's not doing THAT, she's sleeping. Brittani also went to Yale and feels weird about mentioning it but wants you to know.

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  1. i just sit back and wait for you all to write enjoyable/clever/intellectual/hilarious/heart-breaking/inspirational things for me to read and enjoy. i do nothing related to making this website as amazing as it is, but i felt so proud last night when i saw the announcement. you kiddos deserve the world. thanks for being great.

  2. I’ve been slowly coming out of a comic convention induced haze all day (loooong weekend). But I saw this and freaked out as much as a convention’d out, exhausted, still slightly hungover lesbo-geek can.

    You guys are so goddamn amazing. I’m overjoyed the award of blog awards went to such a deserving site. Hugs and whiskey for all!

  3. On a scale of one to ten to express my happiness: THIS GETS 20 MADDOWS!!!!

    Best community ever omigod I’m getting emotional just thinking about how much this site has done for my life and happiness. This is a well-earned and much deserved recognition of everything amazing that you all do. Thank you thank you thank you thank you

  4. Autostraddle in your face
    Sweeps the Bloggies in first place
    Why? Because it’s fuckin’ ACE
    Winning every single race
    Always getting to home base
    More awesome than outer space
    Sickest of ALL the webspace
    More splendid than ANY PLACE
    Let’s drink whiskey, thump the bass
    Dance here on our database
    Then go to A-camp, FACE TO FACE
    See, A.S. is our breathing space
    Our lesbionic saving grace
    When we need a change of pace
    Or need to see hot girls in lace
    Autostraddle, WE EMBRACE

  5. I’m doing shots of Bulleit as I type… or…in between typing. I can finally feel vindicated in rambling on & on to anyone who would listen about this Award-Winning Website/Community/Outlet-for-our-feelings!

  6. Autostraddle deserves this times a kajillion. This site has made such a great impact on my life! It is the best site on the internet, by far. Also, I was so excited about this that I actually commented, which never happens. So, GO AUTOSTRADDLE!

  7. Ahhh, this makes me so happy. I would elaborate, but I need to study, but YES. We won multiple things! This is better than that time I won a book about dinosaurs from a raffle that included 200 other children. SO MUCH EXCITEMENT. SO MUCH WIN. SO MUCH LOVE OF DINOSAURS.

  8. I kid you not, I found myself randomly singing this out loud in my (really quiet and conservative) office today. I have no idea where it came from, but it was a pretty intense sing along I had all by myself.

    Autostraddle wins a thing
    wins a thing
    win a thing
    Autostraddle wins a thing
    it wins
    it wins

  9. Seriously, U GUYS ROCK! I’m sooo happy you guys won all three awards. I love this site. I’m on here every night. Between watching Ellen during the day and coming on here is the small amount of time out of my day where I can find peace,positivity, humor, happiness, relevance, and just all around awesomeness :). You make my days a whole lot better (more than you’ll ever know) and I mean that from the heart. Okay, I feel a girl moment coming on, gotta go! LOL

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