That’s exactly what the awards should be there for – greater public awareness, because here in SA we are a million miles beind. For any of us who make any money out of the web or even those who only use it for fun, it is a case of the more the merrier.
SA bloggers need to smarten up – it is not about awards – that should be a little bonus that strokes the ego – it is about networking and creating a community and getting the word out and encouraging more people to join in… or have I got it all wrong?
And everybody must now get over themselves, in the cat fancy or dog world or horses and I guess most other “hobbies” the enthusiasts themselves are judges and officials.
If the bloggers want a professional competition, then they must pay an entry fee for each category and hire an events organiser to hire impartial judges from overseas and organise the competition.