The JIB Sour Grapes Award
Ok, I admit it. I would have loved to be even nominated to be considered for the JIB Awards. Unfortunately, at this point in time my blog doesn't even qualify to be in the "Small Blog " category (at least, I hope it doesn't; because if it does, then it means that - yikes - nobody likes it, and my ego couldn't take that!)
But I must say, at this time of the year when nominations are in progress and THE AWARD is imminent, I see a kind of cutthroat, ultra-competitive-but-whiny pick mmmeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee attitude among the various bloggers, and it seems a bit much. Shouldn't we be blogging for blogging's-sake, not for the sake of receiving a prize? Shouldn't we be writing what is important to us and/or the Jewish People and/or the State of Israel, rather than publishing entire posts on being nominated (for which I thank my wife, my children, my party and my adoring public for all their wonderful support in my candidacy) and asking, no, begging, for votes??!
I am wondering whether these awards are necessary, even advisable. I have seen many blogs concentrating on marketing themselves in the last few posts. It just, epes, doesn't feel right.
Maybe they (who are they, anyway?) should legislate a new "law," that no-one is allowed to promote themselves on their blogs, even after having been nominated. Institute a requirement that blogs continue to be written on their subject matter, without any self-advertising permitted; it gets a bit annoying to read and re-read posts which basically say, 'vote for ME, vote for ME - nu, you might as well vote for ME because I was nominated already (and p.s. thank you my adoring public blah blah blah).'
Ok, fine. I got this off my chest.
Now, if they only had a very tiny blog award. . .