Best of the Blogs Awards 2006: Yawn!
The Deutsche Welle 2006 has given the top award for Best Weblog to the Sunlight Foundation.
I don’t know about you but I’ve always viewed these blog “awards” with a cynical eye. I know, many will probably say it’s because I’ve never been a winner.
But seriously, I don’t believe they add any value to the blogosphere except to those individuals whose egos that have been temporarily titillated.
Admittedly, there is another added benefit — it makes their next post real easy:
Guess who was nominated for…? Yeah — it was me.
YIPPEE! THEY LOVE ME! THEY REALLY (REALLY) LOVE ME!
Uh-huh. Soooooo, the fact that the best blogs don’t even get nominated let alone win is a real turn off for the Bloke. There’s just way too much politics and behind the scenes finagling for my liking. I don’t play the game.
I mean, don’t you get tired of stuff like this:
“The nominations came through and I’ve been nominated for a… award… so help me nab the prize! Vote early, vote often!”
(That is a real quote folks). Talk about stuffing the ballot box.
So what do you think? Am I being cynical? (Or am I just getting old). I can take it.
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