It’s that time of year again, when bloggers across the
blogosphe interweb start ranting about how they “only do it for themselves” or how “it’s not a competition” and so on and so forth. But that’s just the people who weren’t nominated.
But let’s not dwell on that.
This year there is another issue that has hit home, with two of my favourite blogs nominated in the same category! No fair!!
But I’m not going to dwell on that either.
Instead, once again, let’s discuss what the Bloggies stand for, and how they might be improved. Might.
On reading the nominations this year, one thing struck home. Are there really that few ‘good’ NEW blogs out there? It does seem to be the same blogs that feature, year after year (I mean that quite specifically, this is the third year of the some blogs re-appearing on the list) and again I start to wonder what the Bloggies are for.
For the record I think, fundamentally, the Bloggies are a good thing. They bring GOOD publicity to blogging, and as I’m part of that ‘hobby’ then I support the idea of having blog awards on a global scale.
This is not a dig at anyone who has been nominated for, or who has previously won, a Bloggie. As with previous years I take a little time to check most of the nominated sites and, as ever, the quality is very high indeed and I’ll happily admit that those sites who have been nominated deserve it far more than I.
I’ll also add that, yes, if I am ever nominated I’ll be more thrilled than I’d probably let on, and if I actually won a Bloggie? Well, I’d probably pee myself.
OK, caveat(s) out of the road, someone bring me a sharp knife and let’s slice this up a little… what an odd phrase.