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How long have I been penning spittoon? Those (embarrassing, inadequate) early posts stretch back to August 2004. Thats nearly six years people! Six years... can hardly believe it myself. Over those 1664 blog entires, this is the 1665th, the content has I think evolved and improved markedly. I also think my photography has also improved over the time. These photographs are vital in 'telling the story', whether it is as part of my foreign jaunts or simply to show a bottle and the food served alongside. The photographs are what I am most proud of. Now, with the purchase of a video enabled camera, Spittoon evolves again to include film snippets.

My love of the medium, photography and blogging, I trust shows; well it must do as I have been nominated for the Wine Blog Awards. Not just once either, but twice! There it is,, listed in the voting line up for 'Best Graphics, Photography, Presentation' and 'Best Wine Reviews'. I am well chuffed.

Over the last few years the readership of Spittoon has grown substantially. Where once I was astounded that 1,000, then 5,000 and then 8,000 subscribers read my scribbles though RSS (let alone the number visiting the site direct or subscribing to updates by email) the number now stands a little shy of 28,000 according to Feedburner. Unbelievable. Thank you one and all.

If just one percent of you could just pop over to the Wine Blog Awards voting page and show your appreciation for those years of slog and spitting that I've pummelled into this little drink blog I would be really, really grateful. ;-)

After six years of blogging a little award would mean a lot. I realise I don't stand an earthly when compared with the fine blogs Spittoon is competing against but even one vote would mean plenty to me. Huge thanks if you take the time...

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I'll vote for you in Best Wine Review if you vote for me in Best Graphic, photo, etc... ;)


Congratulations, great recognition and very well deserved! I have just voted for you for best wine review and Denise for best graphics. Fingers crossed, and I hope you guys will make it.

Luiz @ The London Foodie

I think your online presence has been going far longer than you think my friend!

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