Monday, August 5, 2019
Nominations for the Best of Howard “Readers Poll” by Howard Magazine are open and once again I find it humorous that Best Blog is listed under the “Personalities”. category.
All of the other entries on the list honor the actual people who perform a task or provide a service. “Blog”? How does that fit? Perhaps it should say “Blogger” but what blogger in their right
mind wants to win a Personality contest?
I guess, like Eeyore, bloggers should just be grateful for being noticed at all. But I do think it’s a bit odd.
Another oddity is that there’s no local podcast on this list. (Surely podcasters have personality?) Perhaps some brave soul will buck the system and nominate “Elevate Maryland” in the Best Blog category instead. It’s hard to say what might happen. Change moves slowly with the Howard Magazine Poll. They have been known to nominate/award Best Blog to blogs long after they have ceased publication, so who knows how long it will take before they acknowledge local podcasts?
UPDATE: “Elevate Maryland” appreciates the thought but declines courteously. They’ll wait for the podcast category.
Want to add your own two cents to the nomination process this year? Start here. From the announcement:
Nominations will take place from 9 a.m. Aug. 1 to 5 p.m. Aug. 16. Voting will take place from 9 a.m. Sept. 9 to 5 p.m. Sept. 27. Eligible nominees will appear on the voting ballot. Winners are determined by popular vote.
Go on over and give them the benefit of your local knowledge and opinions.