Saturday, June 02, 2007

Blogpower awards

I joined the informal Blogpower collective back in January. Within the social sphere that it creates, forty or so minor league bloggers (like me) support each other so that we are not voices in the wilderness. (This is where a lot of my comments come from).

Whilst I've been away on holiday, Nourishing Obscurity has, in a rebellious act of counter-anarchism, persuaded the others to support our very own set of awards. There are twenty categories, from the sublime to the ridiculous.

The big difference with the Blogpower awards is that they are considerably more transparent than the dead paper variety and have evolved via discussion within the community rather than be contrived in smoke filled rooms.

You can find them appearing HERE, summary below.

1 Best Britblog or Column
2 Best North American Blog or Column
3 Best Blog or Column outside North America and the U.K.
4 Best Fisker
5 Best Ranter
6 Best Political Blog or Column
7 Best Blogpower Blog or Column
8 Best Layout and Style
9 Best Post of All Time
10 Best Little Blogger [i.e. under 100 uniques a day]
11 Most Articulate Wordsmith
12 Most Under-rated Blog or Column
13 Most Over-rated Blog or Column
14 Most Politically Incorrect Blog or Column
15 Most Sadly Missed or Whom We Feel Sorry For
16 Most Unintentionally Humorous post
17 Most Consistently Entertaining Blog or Column
18 Prettiest or Tastiest Blog or Column [refers to food or domestic bloggers]
19 Award for Shameless Self-Promotion
20 Award for Services to Blogging

Hopefully, he will put up some clear guidelines for people so they don't have to go looking for them, in the meantime, look here.

(Cut & paste:)
How to nominate someone

1] Copy and paste the number of the category and its name directly from the appropriate post header into your e-mail message.

2] There are no restrictions on how many categories you nominate for, how many people you nominate and how often. The only restriction is that once you have nominated someone for a particular category, you may not nominate that person again within that category.

3] Nominate the person by name [if possible] then by blog name or column.

4] Please don't include extraneous words in the e-mail as I have to wade through this to get to your nomination. It's not necessary that you justify your nomination - just nominate!

5] Send this e-mail to: jameshighamatmaildotcom .(note for the thick- change "at" to "@" and "dot" to "."! Ian)

6] If you have no e-mail or wish to not reveal it, then create an e-mail just for this time at some freehost like MSN or Maildotcom or Googlemail.Nominations close
tuesday 9pm and I'll post when it is possible to vote.

1 comment:

james higham said...

Thanks, Ian. We need everyone now to get down and get nominating. Remember the adage:

"Vote early and vote often."