icethesite – ABBA Site Of The Year 2008
I must admit, I’m ever-so-slightly uncomfortable with the idea that a website created and maintained as a hobby and born from a genuine passion to inform should in effect be competing against other websites, also maintained as hobbies and also created from a similar passion.
I initially developed icethesite to be the ABBA-related website I most wanted to find on the internet. It’s really wonderful to know that it also hits the mark with others. However, I think that each of the website finalists, has its own unique angle on ABBA, and covers it fantastically.
Some people like news, some people like forums, some people love detailed columns, some love pictures and others are fantastically enthusiastic about ABBA videos and TV performances etc etc.
I think it’s really healthy that all these angles are so well covered by long-time fans who are all helping to keep the legacy and the music of ABBA and ABBA-related projects alive and kicking. We don’t rely on a certain movie or particular record company to do this for us, we’re out there fighting the fight anyway!
I’d like to wish all of icethesite‘s readers, plus everyone that voted for the site, Robert at ABBA Plaza, plus each of the other nominees for ABBA Plaza’s ABBA Site Of The Year award (we all do really important work!!) a very happy and healthy 2009.