This year I've been asked to be one of the ten [esteemed] panelists to judge the competition. We even got a special badge that I'm currently having ironed-on to my whole wardrobe of white t-shirts:
This means if you were going to vote for TAN (duh), you shouldn't, because it won't count. Actually it will count, but I will of course be ineligible to win. Also, it will be a major drain on my time resources if I have to keep coming to this site to check out my content and design and such, so best to just leave me out.
Anyjudge, armed with this
Which raises an issue: if these Black Bloggies are going to take off we need a good nickname. No nickname underscores how wack it is that we can't use the portmanteau "blogger" to reference black bloggers. Friggin' white people steal everything dammit! They definitely could have gone with "Whoggies," and then we could have "The Bloggies" to ourselves. Maybe we can just steal from another group, and go with "The Chinoggies." Eh.
There's the "Negroggies." Or the "Blabloggies?" We could try retro-ironic with "The Jim Croggies." Oooh that might be a good black-hipster-band name.
Well, whatever. I'm a judge. I need not concern myself with these trifling affairs.
Here's the page to get you started. There's 30 categories, so I think that means every black blogger wins. Yay!
Good luck to everyone.
- Judge TAN
The REAL BlaBloggies [Black Weblog Awards]