In 2011, the Michigan Associated Press Editorial Association gave me a second-place award for my digital presence.
The honors came in Division II, created for newspapers of 15,000-50,000 circulation across Michigan. The new category of award was created for journalists who use social media and websites to promote their work and interact with readers.
Let's be clear: I'm no boy wonder. But I have worked with social media for years, before many of my peers picked it up. For instance, I helped the Holland Sentinel launch its Facebook presence in 2008.
You can go directly to my social media accounts by clicking on the icons in the column to the right. You can also see a feed from my Twitter account in the right column by scrolling down.