RFT Announces Its 2011 Web Awards, And I’m Freaking Out Just A Little Bit

Rizzo Tees Wins Best Twitterer Award

The Riverfront Times announced its 2011 St. Louis Web Awards this evening, and I was a bit freaked to find that I won in the category of Best Twitterer in St. Louis. A link to the page where I’m mentioned is here. I saw a tweet from @IShotGuyDebord congratulating me, and I wasn’t sure what it meant. Then I remembered the RFT awards, and I booted up RiverfrontTimes.com. I was honestly really nervous as I pulled up the story and scanned through the results!

Thank you to the Riverfront Times, the judges that votes for me, my friends at Scorch, and big big thanks to Falk Harrison for recently bringing me on staff. And shoutouts to fellow nominees @CosmosGirl, @Tojosan, @MayorSlay, and @Nelly_MO. All are deserving of this for sure. Nelly, I’ll see you at the awards ceremony at The Firebird.

What does this all mean?

I’m thrilled to no longer be working in accounting, and I’m finally happy with what I’m doing with my work life. When it comes to winning awards like this, the fact that I enjoy what I do can’t hurt. Are buzz words like transparency and passion getting tired? If they are for you, that’s OK. They remain important in social media, and really really important in my life, so I’m going to keep doing what I’m doing and let the chips fall where they may. I am enjoying the hell out of myself.

Time for celebratory wine!

Congrats to @RizzoTees for RFT Best Twitterer award. Chris already has an E-key to the city. #fgs

Mayor Slay and Rizzo Tes

p.s. In reference to the RFT story, yes, I DO work, but I take Twitter breaks instead of smoke breaks. :-)

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  • http://mrssmartypants.com Melody Meiners

    Congrats Chris!! Hope you guys have a blast at the party :)

    • http://www.rizzotees.com/ Chris @ Rizzo Tees

      Thanks Melody! Hope to see you again soon

  • http://twitter.com/dim Dim!

    You are the Man!..congrats from Cold and rainy Holland

    • http://www.rizzotees.com/ Chris @ Rizzo Tees

      I need to make my trip to Holland! I need that special Pomme Frites dish you told me about

  • http://twitter.com/MarketPathAC Aaron Corson

    Congrats again, Chris… just thought this @Nelly_Mo song might be a good fit for the moment…

    Summer in the City – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SRr35_UU9sY

    • http://www.rizzotees.com/ Chris @ Rizzo Tees

      ahhahaaaa thanks

  • http://www.creativexicana.blogspot.com @laura_luna

    Congrats! Well deserved!

  • http://twitter.com/twileyx twileyx

    Congrats Chris, guess I can finally say I know someone famous.

    • http://www.rizzotees.com/ Chris @ Rizzo Tees

      Sweet, thanks!

  • http://www.erwinfelicilda.com Erwin Felicild@

    A big Congrats to you Chris!

    • http://www.rizzotees.com/ Chris @ Rizzo Tees

      Thank you very much Erwin. Thanks for coming by my blog

  • David Siteman Garland

    We all know you don’t work :)

    • http://www.rizzotees.com/ Chris @ Rizzo Tees

      lol our meeting for mid-February is confirmed.

  • Ladyumbrellaltd

    Nice dude, congrats…Shirt and tweet on…

    • http://www.rizzotees.com/ Chris @ Rizzo Tees

      The Rizzolution (your coined phrase) will go on!

  • http://twitter.com/OnDaRoad R Kinney

    Woot! Congrats Chris!

    • http://www.rizzotees.com/ Chris @ Rizzo Tees

      Thanks! Keep on truckin on the open road…. I can only imagine what warm locale you’re currently inhabiting