27 October 2011

SA Blogging Awards

Just got a message to say that the SA Blogging Awards close today. I didn't realise they had opened because Telkom had reduced our bandwidth without informing us, and so we were without Web access for four days. Not that it makes much difference, because the SA Blogging Awards are just as narrow-minded this year as they were last year.

The categories to enter have been simplified this year, and are as follows:

  • Best Business / Political Blog
  • Best Entertainment / Lifestyle Blog
  • Best Environmental Blog
  • Best Fashion Blog
  • Best Food & Wine Blog
  • Best Music Blog
  • Best Photographic Blog
  • Best Science and Technology Blog
  • Best Sport Blog
  • Best Travel Blog

Please choose a category which best fits your blog.
None of my blogs, nor any of the blogs I regularly read, fits into any of those categories. The organisers seem to have a very blinkered view of human life. Or is is just me?

As far as I can see there are huge swathes of human life and experience (which is what most blogs are about) missing from the list. I think quite a large number of the missing ones are covered by the H*U*M*A*N*I*T*I*E*S. As, of course, are the categories in Digg, which I avoid for the same reason.

I really think that blogging awards thingies should not be run by technogeeks. For them things like art, literature, history and religion simply do not exist.

Is there anything else you can see that has been left out?


mommygosleepynow said...

You're right about the "humanities" being ignored. "Parenting" and "personal blogs" have been cut. Also the popular "Twitter" mini blog category. I think they just simply removed the categories that gave them problems last year. Very disappointing...

Clarissa said...

This are very limiting categories, indeed. I can barely find any categories to cover blogs I am interested in. My own blog also wouldn't fit into any one of them.

James Higham said...

Entertainment blog?


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