On June 1, 2010, nominations began for the 2010 Black Weblog Awards. The Black Weblog Awards started in 2005 as a way to honor and showcase Black bloggers and their blogs, both of which have generally been overlooked by mainstream Internet awards. Submissions for nominations can be sent in through July 25, 2010. Finalists will be announced on August 1, 2010, and voting for finalists will end on August 31, 2010. The winners will be announced on September 1, 2010.
Of the 35 categories listed, I'm certain that my blog is eligible for nomination in the following five categories.
1. Best Culture Blog
This category is for blogs which analyze and discuss Black culture and/or the African diaspora with respect to art, dance, Black history, music, and other related content.
2. Best Faith-Based Blog
This category is for blogs which feature unique religious and spiritual content from any religion or faith.
3. Best Music Blog
This category is for blogs that focus on music; blogs can provide downloadable mp3s, and may cover more than one genre of music. The majority of the blog should be about music, not satire on pop culture.
4. Best New Blog
This category is for blogs of any topic which have been started on or after September 1, 2009. (Just for the record, this blog was started on September 23, 2009.)
5. Blog to Watch
This category is for that great blog that not everyone knows about…but should! It’s undiscovered. It’s a best kept secret. (Although it won’t be anymore if they win this award!)
A reader notified me that they nominated this blog for a sixth category for Best Writing in a Blog. If you believe the material on this blog is well written based on the overall posts, you can go ahead a nominate it in the following category.
6. Best Writing in a Blog
This category is for blogs which have exceptional writing.
A blog can be nominated in more than one category, so you can nominate this blog in just one, or all six of the categories listed above. You can nominate this blog by clicking on the 2010 Black Weblogs Award icon in the upper right hand corner of this page, or by clicking on this link:
2010 Black Weblog Awards Nomination Form
It will ask you for the URL of the blog you wish to nominate, so remember, this blog's URL is http://goldeneragospel.blogspot.com/
So, why not take a few minutes and help out by nominating this blog?