The 2006 edition of the Weblog awards is just about over with. As always it is fun to participate in it. I usually enjoy the back and forth with the other contestants.
As you can see from this link the Shack placed in the bottom half of my category. I feel good about it. Aside from a couple of posts here I didn’t engage in any campaigning. There was no blegging for votes. Unlike some others I didn’t try to win by offering endorsements.
It is a fine line to walk. If you are going to participate in a competition you should play to win but at the same time the manner in which you play is important. I tried to straddle that center line as best I could. I wanted to make sure that people knew of my nomination, but at the same time I didn’t want to end/begin every post with a plea for a vote.
I wanted to win without engaging in any of that. I am not slamming any of my competition or anyone else for that matter. If you have spent any real time here you’ll see that I haven’t any compunction about calling someone out. If it irritated me enough I would have certainly done so.
What I like most about the Weblog awards is the opportunity it provides to go out and discover new blogs to read. There are some phenomenal writers and people out there and given the vast number of blogs it always helps to have some sort of guide to follow.
In any case I want to congratulate all of those who participated. I wish you all good luck and hope to see you again next year.