Monday, April 18, 2011
On April 18, 2011, nominations began for the 2011 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. Nominations will close on May 7, 2011. Finalists will be announced on May 16, 2011, and voting for finalists will end on June 17, 2011. The winners will be announced and awards will be handed out LIVE in Los Angeles on July 9, 2011 at the Black Weblog Awards Ceremony during the second day of the Blogging While Brown Conference.
Of the 30 plus categories listed, I'm certain that my blog is eligible for nomination in the following five categories. Categories in italics are particularly stressed.
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 blog was a finalist in this category in 2010)
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. 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 Best Writing in a Blog in 2010. If you believe the material on this blog is well written based on the overall posts, feel free to nominate it in this category.
5. 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 five of the categories listed above. You can nominate this blog by clicking on the 2011 Black Weblog Awards icon in the upper right hand corner of this page, or by clicking on this link:
2011 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?