Let’s get better Best Blog Awards

Whale Oil, Cactus Kate and Oswald Bastable  aren’t impressed with the nominations in the blog category of the Qantas Media Awards.

I agree.

Let’s do something about it with the Best Blog Awards.

Your views on categories, criteria, how and by whom they should be judged are welcome.

Once that’s been determined we can open nominations.

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7 Responses to Let’s get better Best Blog Awards

  1. Motella says:

    From a quick look of the nominees, the blog category of the Qantas Media Awards will celebrate politically correct mediocrity.

    Before someone else suggests it – An obvious additional category is a “Blog written by a follicly challenged, free-market loving 40-something male-motelier”

  2. scrubone says:

    I just don’t get why media organisations call their columns blogs.

    The whole point of running a blog is because you’re *not* a member of a MSM organisation.

  3. scrubone says:

    Your views on categories, criteria, how and by whom they should be judged are welcome.

    Categories:
    * Best left Leaning,
    * Right leaning,
    * Religious/philosophical,
    * Lifestyle/Special interest (sewing, music)
    * Best new blog

    Criteria: must be written by non-professional writer, resident or citizen of New Zealand

    Who: top 5 selected by online vote, panel of bloggers and media personalities select best.

    You can’t have a vote for the top, as they’re too easy to skew, but you can use them to see what comes to the top. Who is on the panel would be the tricky part, you’d have to be careful to chose people who are widely respected, while acknowledging that no one is universally respected in the blogging world! DPF and Chris Trotter, plus say a political editor and a lifestyle columnist.

  4. homepaddock says:

    Thanks for the suggestions, Motella and Scrubone. Others have come up with a more cunning plan but it’s not for publication yet.

  5. pmofnz says:

    And a ‘grumpy old prick’ category.

  6. La says:

    It’s about bloody time.

  7. Oswald Bastable says:

    And it did come to pass!

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