One of 25 Texas Social Media Award Winners


A while back, I found out I was nominated for a Texas Social Media Award and after browsing the list of nominees, knew I had no chance.  So you can only imagine my surprise to find out that I (little ol’ me) actually won an award, me and 24 others.  I was uber excited to say the least and honored of course! I’m sure the judges, Internet Editor Robert Quigley, food writer Addie Broyles and technology culture writer Omar Gallaga had hard time narrowing the winners down from the big list of nominees and an even harder time to pick an overall winner so I just want to say thank you for recognizing me, my blogs, and my social media efforts.  And an even bigger thank you to the person(s) that nominated me and left such beautiful comments.  Thank you.

There will be one overall winner and that will be announced and held in Austin at the same time as SXSW, which I’ll be at with the rest of the Eleven Moms so it works out perfectly for me to attend!  I can’t wait to get my little trophy!

You can attend the awards show and party on March 15 at Ballet Austin’s downtown building (501 W. 3rd Street). The public is invited to honor and celebrate with the winners. Tickets are on sale now for the event, which will include a cocktail party and an awards show. WOOT!

All the award recipients are residents of Texas who are leaders in the growing field of social mediasocialtexas and I want to recognize them here, right now!

  • Henry “Rizoh” Adaso, Houston
  • Joshua Baer, Austin
  • Perry Belcher, Austin
  • Michael Chapman, Austin
  • J.R. Cohen, Houston
  • Michael Cote, Austin
  • Jenn Deering Davis, Austin
  • Sam Decker, Austin
  • Lori Falcon, Abilene (ME)!!
  • Kyle Flaherty, Austin
  • Matt Glazer, Austin
  • Lisa Goddard, Austin
  • Michelle Greer, Austin
  • David Guenthner, Austin
  • Kami Huyse, Houston
  • Cali Lewis, Dallas
  • David Neff, Austin
  • Erica O’Grady, Houston
  • Bryan Person, Austin
  • Connie Reece, Austin
  • Benn and Lani Rosales, Pflugerville
  • Dwight Silverman, Houston
  • Aaron Strout, Austin
  • Paul Terry Walhus, Austin
  • Michael Williams, Austin

So congratulations to all of you and I look forward to meeting you social media folks in Austin!

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    Congrats, babe! You totally deserve it!!!

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    Christine says


    Congrats, hun!

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    Lisa says


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    Sheena says


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    And you won it? Because you are AWESOME!!!!!!!

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    WOOHOO!!! Congrats! you so deserve it!!!

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    Lori this is really great! Congratulations (nice crown btw)

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    Lori – congrats! Hope to see you at the award ceremony in a few weeks. Love the pic by the way. Very clever!

    Aaron | @aaronstrout

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    Congrats! Saw you tootin’ your own horn on Twitter. :) Love your crown, by the way!!

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    Jennifer says

    YEEHAW Lori Way to go!!!!!!!! Couldn’t be a more deserving person!!

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    A Cowboy's Wife says

    I LOVE that you left your comment here Donna instead of at Twitter! That deserves a YEEHAW in itself!

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    Christy says

    Lori – Awesome news!!! Congrats!!! You def deserve it. :)

    Oh, yeah…

    Whoop whoop!!! ;)

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    Julie Castell says

    Lori – Major congrats! You so deserve this. Your Twitter posts as well as your blog are fun to read, informational and interesting even to a single city gal!

    Whoop Whoop for you!

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    Brenda says


    Big Congratulations!


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    Mariana says

    You’ve worked so hard, Lori – you totally deserve the recognition! Congrats!! :)

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    YEEHAW! Dern, now I really need to move to Texas. Ranches, horses, cowboys, social media winners … :D Congrats girl!

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    A hearty congratulations, and a yeehaw! lol. They knew what they were doing when they picked you :)

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    Katja says

    Congrats Lori! I agree with Jennae, they knew what they were doing :)

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    Dana says

    Congrats on winning an award! That is awesome! :)

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    Shelley K says

    How about a WOO hoo!!

    Congrats!! You deserve it!!

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    Hannah B. says

    YEEHAW from me as well! Congratulations, Lori!

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    From one Texan to another, “Spank my bottom and call me Mama!” Congratulations!

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    angela says

    wooo hooo!!! congrats!!

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    Angela says

    Yeehaw and congrats!

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    Jerri Ann says

    woohhhoooooo Congrats!

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    valmg says

    Yeehaw! Way to go Lori!

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    Yeehaw! Yippee! Well deserved my dear. Bravo!

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    Tia says

    Congratulations! Rock on!

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    Sharon says

    You deserve it–congrats….and Yahoo,,whoop la!!!!

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    TexasRed says

    Congratulations! That’s fantastic!

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    Yeehaw! Lori, I am looking forward to meeting you at the awards party. Can I borrow your tiara? :-)

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    Lucrecia says

    Yee HAW!! And good grief we need to get San Antonio recognized! :-)

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    Connie says

    Woo Hoo! You so deserve this :) Congrats on being recognized for your hard work and awesomeness.

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    Woohoo! Congratulations – you deserve the award!

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    Cindy says

    I absolutely LOVE your blog and you totally deserve the recognition. Keep up the great work!

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    Megan says

    Congratulations! That’s awesome that you’re being recognized!

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    Whoop whoop and then some! So glad they know good stuff when they see it!