The recently concluded contest “Australia’s Best Blog” was corporate sponsored and voting was done by a panel of judges. Even then there are doubts about what is “best” – read a commentary about it here.
Which brings us to the “Weblog Awards” – this is international and they have their own site here. This differs from the above by being peer and reader voted. No formal set of criterion, just who you like best. Thus it’s more of a popularity contest.
But being popular does not neccesarily make you best and vice-versa. Hey Xiaxue won “Best Asian Blog” previously but really, is her blog the best representative of the Asian blogosphere? Hardly. Because even as fluff, it’s poorly written fluff. 😉
Check out the blogs and vote, especially for the Asian one. Xiaxue is currently leading by a mile. If you don’t vote at all, you are helping her indirectly. There’s gotta be at least one or two blogs on the list that you would consider good reads, so vote for them. You can vote as many times as you want until the 15th of December – the only limit is you can only vote once every 24 hours (from the same IP anyway).
If Xiaxue wins it again, you do know what is going to happen don’t you? 😉
“I’m Xiaxue and I’m the Best Asian Blogger again! I can say whatever I want because I’m the BEST! You are all idiots! You are all just jealous! So you all can just shut up and f*ck off!”