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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  1. I literally screamed in the middle of HEB when I found out. So all the people in the bread aisle know that OMG, AUTOSTRADDLE WON. Congratulations guys! You deserve to win all the things. :)

  2. Yes! I was wondering when you were going to post about this so we could have a proper thread to celebrate in.
    You guys, you all deserve this. I don’t know what I’d do without Autostraddle.

  3. Yay!!!! Congrats! This is amazing!!

    Can we please have Riese in a ball gown accepting a Bloggie and making a Lea Michelle pose? I mean.. you brought it up!

  4. 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.

  5. I interrupted the Oscar party I was attending to announce the wins. You’ve managed to beat out Meryl Streep’s acceptance speech as my favorite thing of February. Good job, ladies :)

  6. Yey, so fab! And totally 100% completely deserved. Not sure I could make it through the day without Autostraddle’s sarcastic insights on life.


    So… does this mean Riese has to down an entire bottle of whiskey?

    If you do, I will sponsor a purchase of hangover-curing pancakes.

  8. 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!

  9. 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

  10. 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

    • I wish I could express to you
      How very much I think you’re coo’
      Unfortunately I write like poo
      So this right here will have to do

      • If you’re looking to express
        I’m not too hard to impress
        But I’ll take the work out of your guess
        And I’ll tell you, I’ll profess
        Like the Gettysburg Address
        More or less
        Okay, I lied, less
        Less fancy dress
        And if you’ll let me progress
        I mean, I’d love if you’d say yes
        Unless you start to second-guess
        Consent is sexy, I’ll confess
        You could start to maybes undress
        But this is getting too dirty for the press
        Don’t want anyone in duress
        Deffs don’t want to oppress
        So I’ll end it with, “caress”
        And let you guess the rest

    • Just standing out here in the dark, holding up my flickering lighter and basking in the glow of your awesomeness!

    • Specifically for 0033232 and generally for anyone else…

      Rap battle, live, on AS
      It’s all in fun
      so don’t distress
      I like your style,
      your homogayness
      It’s right on time
      for lesbo greatness
      on AS,
      it’s all around
      the whole crew is so profound
      with style and Grace, Riese leads the way
      with recaps that pop back
      like chocolate souffle
      With whiskey
      It’s risky, but oh so divine
      She took the first step
      now it’s yours & mine.
      So get out ya glasses & go shake ya asses
      As is THE BEST
      Now go tell the masses!

      Love e’rybody here. <3

  11. I’m so stoked for Autostraddle that I’m using the work stoked to explain my feelings!

    Go Team Lady Gays!

  12. 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!

  13. YALL. This is awesome and very, VERY well deserved! Congrats! Thank you for continuing to be amazing. I want to hug errbody.

  14. Maybe Taylor Swift will write a song about Autostraddle..She’s written a song about every other fucking thing! Yay team Autostraddle..”It’s a trophy for your heart that you won with your fingers.” Sigh

  15. 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!

  16. THANK YOU GUYS SO MUCH FOR ALL THE LOVE AND STUFF! and for voting and believing. you’re all just so fantastic!

  17. the magical appearance of the actual gif in this comment is brought to you by the autostraddle community managerettes

  18. Dear Autostraddle,
    I just wanted to let you know how much I appreciate your excellentness. Keep on being wonderful!

    Lots of love,
    a sortof-lurker-type-person

  19. 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.

  20. This is such good news I just +1ed every single comment. Completely and totally deserved in every category. Congrats guys!

  21. Wait. This is a lesbian blog???
    I came here looking for car-themed porn.

    Oh well, congratulations anyway!

    • I’m sorry. All we have to offer is cat-themed porn. I suppose it’ll have to do, but it shouldn’t be a problem because that right over there is where the whiskey comes from! Hooorayyyyy whiskey!

  22. 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

  23. 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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