Hurry, hurry, step right up and cast your vote! The 2007 edublog Awards are now open for voting. I do have to give a big shout-out to Michael Feldstein for offering up my humble blog as one of his nominations (especially since Michael is a nominee himself!). Evidently though, I fell a few thousand votes short of an actual nomination but that's OK because then this would be even tougher.
You see, like any good incestuous community, I know and/or read a lot of the folks who have been nominated; especially in the "Best e-learning / corporate education" category. Clive's blog is great, so is Tony's and Wendy is a great, relative newcomer with wonderful insight into her daily worklife, I've read Susan Smith Nash's e-Learning Queen for a while and really respect her work and while I don't know Mohamed Amine, I'm sure he does great stuff too.
So who to vote for? Evidently this isn't Chicago, so I can't vote early and often...so I'll say two things:
1. People should look at the lists and vote, but more importantly than voting, visit those sites that you have ever been to.
2. Let's think about how we can do awards differently...now I don't mean some BS thing where everybody gets a ribbon for just showing up, but maybe we set a baseline and if you get so many votes, you get to display some sort of badge...I don't know the answer, I just know that there a ton of good, smart people in this community and awards tend to narrow the field vice expand the field that people look at. I want to both reward the hard, exceptional work of folks while helping to get visibility for the lesser-known or newer folks in our field as well.
Congrats to all the nominees!