The voting for The Mobbies ended Friday. The “unofficial results show Tales of Two Cities as the number one in the political blog category and number three in the neighborhood blog category. Official results will be made public on Wednesday.
Here are four observations about this competition:
1) Number 1 political blog?
I mean, yeah sure I write about politics but only hyper local politics. I would think one of the more dedicated political blogs like The Hedgehog Report would be a better choice but he wasn’t even nominated.
2) I personally nominated one local blog, Dinosaur Mom Chronicles, in two categories, Family and Personal. She finished 9th in the Family and 11th in Personal.
3) In my opinion this was an odd way to select top area blogs. At a minimum, it seems that the contest would have been better served by a combination of public and editorial board nominations. Besides The Hedgehog Report, there are other excellent Maryland blogs that weren’t even nominated.
4) Though he didn’t finish first in the Food category, local food blogger HowChow was in the top ten of the Best Overall Blog for most of the competition. The Mobbie website doesn’t show the “unofficial” standings for that category. I guess we’ll just have to wait until Wednesday.
I am grateful for all those who took the time for vote for this blog. I freely admit that I wanted to win something. I’ve come to accept that I do have a small competitive streak.
More news on Wednesday but for now, thank you.
Summer reads from Bill Gates
2 hours ago