November 10, 2007

Back from Vegas, Off to Fallujah

I'm briefly home from the Blog World and New Media Expo in Las Vegas and will be leaving for Fallujah in less than 24 hours. Sorry I haven't had much content here lately, but I've been busy and it has been difficult to find time to write. I should have a bit of downtime in Kuwait, though, before I go up into Iraq. I can write then.

The good news is that I won the 2007 Weblog Awards in the Best Middle East or Africa Blog category. Thanks so much to everyone who supported me. I had some tough competition, not only from my friends at Iraq the Model, but also from My Marrakesh, which took second place. That site is a delightful discovery if you haven't yet seen it. The photos are luscious, and much better than mine.

Posted by Michael J. Totten at November 10, 2007 1:14 PM
Winner, The 2007 Weblog Awards, Best Middle East or Africa Blog

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