If you go down my sidebar, past the lists of beers I’m drinking and the movies I’m watching and the books I’m reading and the music I’m hearing and the shows I’m watching and the blogs I’m hitting and the pictures I’m taking and the Wal-Mart I’m hating, you’ll see a button for Philly Future. The button’s proximity to the bottom of my blog has much more to do with the enormity of my self-conceit than the value I place on Philly Future.
Philly Future is the brainchild of the web-famous (and quickly becoming real-world-famous) Karl Martino, one of the nicest guys you’ll ever meet. It’s a collection of Philadelphia blogs that goes way beyond just being the usual blog aggregator.
For blog readers, Philly Future offers access to a wide variety of views on what is going on in Philadelphia and the world. To blog writers, Philly Future offers online kinship with other local writers and a great opportunity to get your words seen.
If you’ve been reading this blog for a while, you may have seen me post about the Philadelphia Webloggers Meetup Group, the beer-drinking and wing-eating portion of Philly Future and a great source of offline kinship.
Just letting you guys know about Philly Future would make a great post in itself, but I also wanted to mention that the fine folks there have given me the honor of making The Long Cut their current featured blog. Me. Well, my blog actually, but still. This goes to show just how much beer drinking these guys do. They've announced it on Philly Future along with an interview of me conducted by Matt from the Tattered Coat.
Anyway, I wasn’t going to say anything about this because I'm a pretty humble guy. No, seriously. Quit laughing, I am so. But I did want to thank Karl, Matt, and everyone else who has anything to do with keeping Philly Future the wonderful site it is. I’m flattered that you saw my lowly blog as worthy of being featured.
I also wanted to welcome anyone who came here from Philly Future - I hope you like what you see. To everyone who knew me when, I promise not to get too big a head from this if you promise not to bring up any embarrassing stories about me to the new visitors. As far as they know, I’m normal.