I'll be out of town all next week on a much-needed vacation, so posts to The Big Picture will resume again on May 18th. The past few months have been... stressful to say the least, with threats of the Boston Globe closing down, last-minute negotiations, concessions and more.
Also, as many of you know, this blog is not my primary job, and the other, larger part of my job has been extremely busy and deadline-driven lately, so my mental gears are crumbling a bit lately and I look forward to unplugging for a week.
On the plus side (still somewhat stressfull, but in the best way), The Big Picture has won a number of nominations and awards, including nominations for the SXSW Web Awards and Editor & Publishers Eppy Awards. The Big Picture was honored with an internal annual award from the New York times Company called the Punch Award, for Journalism and Community Service, and also recently won a Webby Award for Best Use of Photography (and People's Voice award too, thank you all).
But the best immediate reward I've received recently has to be an invitation from a fan of the blog from NASA - she offered me and my family an invitation to the upcoming launch of the Space Shuttle (STS-125) on Monday, and I'm so excited to be able to go - it's a lifelong dream.
All the best to you and thanks for your continued support and feedback. I can't believe that in a few weeks it will have been one year since the first entry on The Big Picture. What a crazy and amazing year.
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