Well, I’m going to have to take this blogging habit more seriously, now that I’m playing with the grown-ups!

CW Blog Awards
Public Sector IT
IT Blog Awards
When ComputerWeekly ran it’s IT Blog Awards 2008, I was surprised and pleased that this blog made it into the Nominations for the Public Sector Blog of 2008. And even more pleased when it made it into the shortlist of 8. But you could have knocked me over with a feather when the results were announced yesterday evening – I’d won the Public Sector category in the ComputerWeekly.com IT Blog Awards 2008!

I’m not the only one to have made it onto the winning podium from Microsoft – Steve Clayton (Geek in Disguise), Jason Langridge (Mr. Mobile) and Mike Taulty ("Bits and Bytes")won, with Steve getting a special mention from the judges. I’ve long respected both Steve’s and Jason’s blogs (sorry, but Mike's technical content goes whooshing over my head), as they provide a constant stream of interesting stories, and I’m honoured to be in their company.

So I get a nice badge to put on the blog, and I suddenly feel the pressure of expectations on my shoulders! Thanks to anybody who voted for me – I know it wasn’t my Mum, as she doesn’t ‘do online’

I’ve been able to rest a little from blogging over the summer, whilst you’ve all been (a) enjoying the break from school and (b) busy with updating your IT systems when the students aren’t around. But I guess it all goes back to normal at the end of next week, so I’ve got an interesting pile of things to tell you about.

Oh, and for many of you, good luck tomorrow with the GCSE A-Level results! (Thanks for the correction John)