While I'm here, I wanted to discuss some of the 'eligibility requirements' for the awards this year. I put quotes around that because technically everyone in the list is eligible, but I did apply a certain amount of weight to a few key things this year. Before I announce the finalists and initiate the voting, I figured I should share what those things were. These are listed in no particular order:
- Longevity - As this is the first year for these style awards, long standing members have been given a certain amount more consideration.
- Frequency of posting - Those who post more were considered more. Makes sense to me anyway. :)
- Design - This was totally based on my opinion and believe me when I say that all were awesome, so this was moot really.
I can't stress enough how difficult it was to select the final 30 to be put up for vote. I can only imagine how tough it'll get as this grows each year, but I best not get ahead of myself at this point. Let's get this year down first. Stay tuned!