Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Help! Reader’s Choice Top Dance Blogs of 2010

So...I've been blogging here on Off Center since the summer of 2007. Yes, I've taken time off. Yes, I've had some slow times (ahem, lately...). But I really feel like the blog has been a big part of my dancing life over the years.

You've been with me through beginnings, Nutcrackers, graduations, summer intensives, performance reviews, rats and realities, bear heads and Santa beardsthe best time of my life, and the worst. Even people from The New York Times and Vanity Fair have been supportive. I am forever grateful for the amazing people I've met through the blog, the opportunities that have come up, and the kind words I've heard in response to my experiences.

But now I need YOUR help...

Dance Advantage is hosting the Reader's Choice Top Dance Blogs of 2010 and I'm entering in the Dancer Musings Category.

Here's the deal: the more comments on this post, the better. If you comment here showing your support and I'm one of the top 10 most supported, I enter the voting round after December 22. Voting takes place December 27-30. So...comment away :)

For your (or mostly my) enjoyment - a photo timeline of the blog coming soon...

57 comments:

Michael said...

Go, Taylor, go! I fully support your musings!

The Ballet Bag said...

Hi Taylor,

We love your posts, good luck & all the best from E&L.

Kat said...

Go Taylor! Best wishes, as always.

huliganjetta said...

Yay Taylor!! Love your blog! Best wishes

Alanna said...

I vote for Taylor... :)

Lauren Pellettieri said...

yyyaayyy Taylor! Definitely a top blog!

M Asofsky said...

my favorite blog & blogger!

www.Traceysdancectr.net said...

Thanks for your insights...Love your blog

Sara said...

Coming out of the woodwork to show my support! I love reading your blog and cheer for all of your acheivements from afar!

Sara said...

Coming out of the woodwork to show my support! I love reading your blog and cheer for all of your acheivements from afar!

Jillian said...

I absolutely love reading your blog. You're incredibly inspiring, and a beautiful person! Good luck :)

sylphide said...

Just discovered your blog this morning..what a delight..thanks!

J said...

Loved your post about eating disorders- it's nice to hear from someone so passionate yet grounded!

Victoria said...

Tayloroni macaroni Taylorudel strudel Gordon! You're blog is definitely the best, just like YOU are definitely the best! I will vote for you the second the polls open!

James said...

Taylor,

Your blog is a joy to read—so thoughtful and informative.

Anonymous said...

I am thrilled that you are entering the competition! I'll vote for you for sure!

Melinda P. said...

I discovered you wonderful blog in May of 2008 and have followed it ever since. Thanks for your insight into the dance world!

Tina Ballerina said...

Best of luck! I'm voting for you!

Victoria said...

Taylor = best roomie, blogger, dancer, writer, and friend in the world!

<3

Anonymous said...

I very much appreciated your post on eating disorders.

Anna E. Cunningham said...

Taylor,
Your blog is always such a pleasure to read—a perfect balance between the personal and the professional. Bravo. You've got my vote!

Elliejen240 said...

I rooting for you!

Victoria said...

Hey! Did I mention how fabulous you are???

kat_wildish said...

Hey Taylor we just adore your bloggs

K & A

Diane said...

I'm so happy to have discovered your blog! What a gem!

Dawnette Niro said...

Keeps me up to date with NYC and my favorite dancer/writer! So interesting and informative.
Good luck with this.
Love you the most much
Gram

Erin G said...

Taylor is great! Her blog is great too!!

Richard Leighton Dixon said...

Really enjoy your insights about dance and existing in NYC as a freelancer. Amazed to find somebody who drinks as much coffee as I do, too!

Anonymous said...

Hey Taylor,

I think your blog is one of the best blog sites for dancers in NYC (esp freelance dancers) to get an informed insightful look at what's going on in the dance scene in the Big Apple. It is honest direct, it's on the ball with timely info. It is SUPERB! Go Taylor Go!!! Best, Robyn

Taylor said...

Thank you all SO SO SO much for all these comments!
They mean so much to me, regardless of the contest...thank you all for your support and for bothering to read my ramblings :) It is much appreciated!

Keep 'em coming, those who haven't voted here! :)

Catherine said...

All the best!

Alice said...

I vote for Taylor!! Yay Taylor!! I won't repeat everyone else who said you're awesome, but...it's all true! :-D

Kira said...

Love this blog! As an aspiring dancer it is so cool to read about somebody who is living the dream :)

dennis said...

It is great having an active professional in class, who writes about the NYC dance world

Melissa said...

Woohoo! Hug a dancer day!!

GO TAYLOR!!! *hug*

Anonymous said...

Taylor,
I love reading your blog, Good luck!! Bonnie

Patty said...

Go Taylor! We love your blog!

Anonymous said...

Taylor is an amazing dancer and writer. The world is a better place with these as your passions!
Debra

Anonymous said...

Good luck Taylor!

Dave said...

This is one of the best dance blogs I have ever encountered...and I have been reading dance blogs for a long time!
-D

Gretta said...

Oh my goodness! You're the dancer from the New York Times article! What a great read (both the article and you're blog).

dancergrl360 said...

ur blog is my fave!

Jillian said...

This blog is great! Taylor, your sense of humor is wonderful and I love your insights and interesting info that you post!
Thanks for a great blog!

Marc said...

Merde Taylor!

Anonymous said...

Love your blog...keep us updated!

Anonymous said...

Love your blog! Keep it up!

Anonymous said...

Love, love, love your blog. Follow it several times a day...

Ella said...

have been reading your blog for some time now. love it!

Miss Dawnette said...

oH Taylor, we are so proud of your blog and posts. It keeps us up to date on the dance world with knowledge and humor! Thank you
Miss Dawnette

Anonymous said...

Your blog is the most informative!
By your keeping in touch with all of the Dance Companies and their performances, we are truly informed. Thank you!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for NYC life and the ballet world.

Anonymous said...

Taylor you are very talented in so very many ways. Please keep blogging. We love your insight!

Anonymous said...

Love reading how you balance your life and love of your art! Keep up the good work.

Anonymous said...

keep writing!! best dance blog, period.

Bella Figura said...

I hope it's not too late to comment - I've long enjoyed reading your blog & Twitter feed, so good luck for the competition, and merry Christmas!

Anonymous said...

Hi Taylor,

We want to see you back on stage at Radio City next Christmas so take care and keep up the hard work! Thanks for blogging about all of your experiences.

Bunhead said...

LOVE your blog, Taylor!!! I've been reading it... for a while. (I'm kind of the silent observer in the background, and was thrilled when recently you started posting again with the lovely new format!) Finding your blog awhile back helped me through the time when I was yearning to actually dance. Now I'm studying Ballet in NYC and loving every minute of it - who knew?!

Keep writing and keep dancing... and Best of luck and very Merry Christmas to you!