Congratulations are officially in order for one of my recent clients, Andi O’Conor, who won the Westword Web Award for Best Personal Blog of 2010 for her blog, Burning Down the House. Andi lost her home in September’s Four Mile Fire in Boulder, Colorado. Nominations for the Web Awards were reviewed by a panel of judges as well as the Westword editorial staff. Click here for photos of the awards ceremony and a full list of winners.
In October, Andi and I worked together to create a beautiful WordPress blog for her so that she could publish her poignant, moving essays about loss, love and life. Andi’s blog has caught on quickly, because anyone who has been through a wrenching loss can relate to her experience, and her blog audience is growing larger and larger each month. Some of Andi’s blog posts quite literally take my breath away.
Here’s a review from the Westword judges:
“A touching, incredibly well-written blog by a woman whose house has burned down twice — once at the age of twelve and again in the Four Mile Canyon fire earlier this year. No persona, just enthralling entries from a rare perspective.”
Andi, I’m honored to have been a part of your incredible blogging journey. Thanks for letting me build you an online house to write in!