As you may know, I occasionally contribute to this blog. Since I contribute to a Times Union blog, and am a (fairly) active commenter on several of its other blogs, I knew right away when voting opened for the 2011 Best of Survey.
When the 2010 results were released - I wasn't all that impressed. In fact, I was downright disappointed with the capital region. We voted for so many big box stores and chain restaurants, you'd think this was Stepford, for crying out loud.
The 518 has a lot to offer that is unique and fun and all our own. We should be proud of that; and we should use a survey like this to show it off. If you don't know a lot of local places - a survey like this should be a place to find something new to try. Instead it turned into a listing of all the major GPS destinations in the area.
So, I'm pointing you to the survey and encouraging you to take it, and vote for local events/people/businesses. Online voting ends April 22. I'm also taking this chance to plug myself - because it's my blog, and I can.
When you're asked to vote for best local tweeter, please write in @sue215. Am I the best locally? Who knows. I'm sure I'm as good as any other choice. Plus, my name is the shortest and most easy to remember.
Please and thank you.