Friday, April 21, 2006

award



I am extremely proud to announce that this evening "The Farmers Wife" photoblog will receive an award at the 18th annual dinner and awards ceremony hosted by the Friends of Garfield Farm Museum. The board of the museum has voted to present the blog their "2006 Agricultural Preservation Award" stating, "Your documentation to an internet wide audience of the changes in rural life that are engulfing our community will be a valuable future record. These awards are established to bring attention and publicity to efforts that parallel Garfield Farm Museum's three themes: history, farming and the environment."

This holds special meaning for me because it comes from a dedicated group whose work I greatly admire.

In addition, the award is important for the larger world of bloggers who struggle to gain credibility. A former CBS new executive described bloggers as, "guys sitting in their living rooms in their pajamas, writing and publishing."

Blogging in fact levels the playing field, allowing anyone with a computer and internet access to have a voice. The challenge remaining is to find interesting subject matter, hopefully something you love and are passionate about. If you can do this, chances are that your message will resonate with readers.

And yes, I publish regularly in my pajamas, and it doesn't detract from my statements. Thanks to all my loyal readers.

The photo above is the fenceline at Garfield Farm Museum.

10 comments:

Brad Bachelor said...

Cogratulations!! I have to tell you, I look forward to your photographs every day. It reminds me of the midwest I grew up in. Your winter pictures also remind me of why I moved to the south. Keep it up!!

Barb said...

Good Job! I enjoy coming to see your site every day too. We live in Michigan's Upper Peninsula and I love the midwest. Your photos and commentary are especially insightful. Thank you for sharing your part of the world with the rest of the world

Juli said...

*applause* That's great news Z!

Floridacracker said...

Hooray!!!!!

sugarcreekfarm said...

Congratulations! That is so wonderful, and so deserved!

srp said...

Congratulations!!!!
Now you need to transfer your entries with pictures and the comments to a Word document so they can be archived for the future preservationists to be inspired.

Paul said...

Congratulations!

I'm sorta new here, but I'll probably become a regular. I came here from Nyssa's Mom's joint. I love great photos and there are lots of 'em here.

Tim Rice said...

Congratulations! It is clear that you put a lot of work into this blog. And you are definitely documenting the history of your area. Keep up the good work.

pablo said...

Super congratulations! Your blog certainly is the most worthy of all that I visit each day.

I think traditional media mavens are quaking with fear at the potential blogging has for journalism. (Having "committed journalism" a little myself, I can verify that they write in their pajamas too!)

I'm pleased to know you and your blog.

Lynne said...

Whoo hoo!!! Congratulations! They clearly know talent when they read/see it! Keep it comin'!