I know these types of popularity contests aren’t always reflective of anything but strong social media campaigns but, hey, my job is pretty much like the rest — more opportunities for criticism than accolades — so I’ll take it where I can get it. Thanks much to everybody who voted. You don’t get to be on a list with Felix Hernandez, Osvaldo Alonso, Sue Bird and the Tulalip Resort Casino too many times in life.
Thanks also to the Seattle Weekly for such a heartfelt description of what CHS is about — *maybe* I’ll cut it out with those Little Nickel jokes on Twitter.
Jseattle, who cranks out news on his Capitol Hill Blog at the rate of cable news channel ticker, shows us what a neighborhood blog can be. Packed with context, Justin Carder—as jseattle is known to the IRS—is straight-forward with his treatment of an area of Seattle that can get a little bit abstract and overwrought. And by virtue of the fact that he covers the most vital neighborhood in Seattle, we all benefit. From documenting the rise of milk theft at grocery stores (it’s really a thing!) to Macklemore’s video shoot at Dick’s, his reporting has a way of engaging even those of us who try to avoid the area at all costs. And it’s sheer relentlessness is something at which to marvel.
Not sure if the relentlessness refers to me — or Capitol Hill.
In the meantime, there are lots of other Capitol Hill people, businesses, organizations and places honored in this year’s Best of lists. It’s a big, busy and much-loved part of the city and I’m lucky to have a place in it.