There will be no Bloggies this year, an era ends, life changes.
2001 .. 2015 is good going.
The Weblog Awards
After 15 years, I have decided to bring the Weblog Awards to a close. Visitor participation has declined to the point where there just aren’t enough nominees to form a broad enough spectrum of competition.
Thanks to all of those who supported the Bloggies in one way or another. I’m proud we were able to create such a notable ceremony without advertising or corporate sponsorship.
I congratulate all the winners of the past fifteen years and look forward to seeing how blogs will evolve in the future.
I agree with NIkolai’s analysis, there has to be “critical mass” for a group to hang together, a lesson I learnt 20 to 30 years ago.
In discussion groups there is a sweet point where discussion takes place freely, copious. Too many people is also death, unmanageable.
Nikolai also suggested the nature of blogs has changed. Has it?
I was pleased last year when Roger decided to leave the field open, let Paul Homewood have a free reign. We didn’t know this was the last time, his winning was fitting. How he keeps on going is a mystery.
Last couple of years I got the impression the Bloggie finalists contained an uncomfortable number of commercial adverti-blogs. When is a blog a blog?
Post by Tim,
This is an experimental or test blog article being written on a tablet from a bluetooth keyboard and punted up to WordPress via a radio link. Roger has helped make this possible.