Congratulations to the SA Blog Award organisers for pulling in some big judges on the local awards this year. Getting in Marshall Kirkpatrick from Read Write Web as a judge is certainly a coup. Read Write Web is a world-famous blog that focuses on social media, web 2.0, and web technology news and analysis.

The local judges which include Cape Talk host John Maythem aren’t too bad either. The awards came in for some stick last year as there was a conflict of interest between some judges who were nominees too, but thankfully this seems to have been addressed this year. But still, there is no pleasing some people.

I think constructive criticism is always welcome, but come on guys, aren’t you being a little harsh? How can you possibly think that this is anything but a good initiative? We all agree the awards has flaws, but still it’s a good initiative. I don’t think we should write it off, but support it and help it grow.

Talk about deja vu.

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