Please don’t vote for me in the Portland Phoenix “Best Of” poll


Here I am eating a pile of meat for some reason.

I was again nominated for Best Of… in the Twitter category this year.

The other nominees included @nurse_abby, @missbumptious, @unnegatron (friend and former professor Jason Read) and @SoPoHomo.

I am beyond flattered, largely because I am pretty much just straight up myself on Twitter and so when I am nominated it is basically like people are saying, “I like this guy.” As a professional narcissist that goes a long way (kidding aside, I do appreciate it). All of this said, I am familiar with and fond of all of them (I just learned on @SoPoHomo, but with a name like @SoPoHomo, how can you go wrong?) and every single one of the other nominees are much more deserving of it than I am. I won last year and I feel like this should be a one-and-done situation.

And this isn’t false modesty. It isn’t that I don’t think I am awesome. It is that I think they do the Twitter thing way better and bring a lot more to that game than I do. A philosopher, two gals and a homo? The world doesn’t need to give another award to a white man with a bachelors degree.

So please take a minute and vote for one of them.

Alex Steed

About Alex Steed

Alex Steed has written about and engaged in politics since he was an insufferable teenager. He has run for the Statehouse and produced a successful web series. He now runs a content firm called Knack Factory with two guys who are a lot more talented than himself.