6 thoughts on “Why Bloggies Suck”

  1. Yeah, website awards suck in general – it’s sooooo 1997 – bloggers have only just discovered all this shit though, bless ‘em heh..

  2. I can’t believe that the Bloggies website was down so many times. I mean how can we take them seriously when they can’t even manage their own infrastructure. How are people supposed to vote when the site’s bandwidth is constantly exceeded?

  3. Same here. Shocked not to see WordPress, but what was even worse is that in their Latin American Blogs section, they mix spanish and portuguese speaking blogs (as different as India and China), and what made me mad is that half of the nominees in that section are in English! And they all suck. (Well, I was mad too because my own blog was not nominated, but now that Om says it’s ok to hate them, I’m happy I’m not part of it!)

  4. Hey, I’m the guy who runs the Bloggies.

    The finalists were picked from a randomly selected panel of 150 people that nominated, and it’s up to them what makes the finals. I was disappointed to see WordPress not make it (it was one of my nominations too), but sometimes it just doesn’t work out. At least Blogger stepped out for the first time in history. Guess we’ll have to try again next year.

    If Asia were broken down any further, I’d have trouble even getting five nominees per category; Asian, Latin American, and African/Middle Eastern consistently get the smallest amount of nominations, mainly because the English-speaking voters have no clue what’s out there to nominate. There’s also not much room to add categories by dividing the geographic ones further; I’d sooner remove them all then double their number.

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