Thursday, October 21, 2010
Who Cares About the Blog Awards?
I was surprised to see that the Canadian Blog Awards are back.
Because after last year's fiasco I thought they were dead and BURIED.
Which is why I'm so amused to see that those who created the biggest fuss over the awards last year, are the ones most eager to be nominated this year.
But who really cares eh?
If it was a serious contest, where the nominees were chosen by a jury of other eminent bloggers, it might be worth something. But it's not. It's just a popularity contest where those who win have the most Facebook friends.
And besides I can never forget how two years ago, when I was nominated, a friend told me he wanted to vote for me, but couldn't because somebody had used his office computer to vote for somebody else.
Oh sure, I guess the "contest" does serve some purpose by introducing me to some blogs I'd never heard of before. But like most other Canadian awards, it's usually the same people nominated over and over again.
Who then bombard us with posts BEGGING us to vote for them, because they need to show us how much better they are than the rest of us. How annoying.
Or how BORING.
And as far as self promotion goes, well I don't call my dog Kerouac for nothing.
You know just do it eh? Write as honestly as possible, and leave it at that. If people want to read you they will, and if they don't too bad.
After 1,775 posts, all of them written by me, if I depended on the encouragement of others, I would have quit long ago.
Which reminds me, you don't think there is something we can do something about cross posting do you?
So two identical posts from some blogging conglomerates, don't force two other humbler ones into the blogging basement, before we have a chance to read them.
No. I didn't think so.
Oh well. To all the other bloggers out there who didn't make the short list, don't be discouraged, because it doesn't mean ANYTHING.
As for The Chosen... whoopee shit.
Gimme me a drum roll.
And cue the big monkey....