I encourage anyone who wants to be involved in the new awards happening at Israel Forum to do so – but just don’t call it the Jibs. The Jibs will be back in a few months under (G-d help me) my direction. I don’t plan on tackling this alone. No, I’m not insane, I am counting on you and you and 4 or 5 bloggers who have shown interest in helping me direct this massive project.
The Jibs will take sometime in the next few months and:
- It will be open to anyone who wants to be a part of it. No Registration required.
- It will be held on a neutral site and be run by a commission of bloggers.
- We will have SEPARATE categories for large blogs and (not yet as large blogs.)
- It will be based on YOUR votes, plain and simple.
- More focus will be put on individual posts and the actual promoting of J-Blogs, there will still be awards and finalists, but the award part of it will be toned down.
- Some of the categories will be voted on by a separate commission of Bloggers made up of past Jibs winners
I know that there were always be people who complain and the 2 Jews 3 opinions motto will always stand true. But I feel strongly that if we incorporate everyone’s ideas into one system – we can finally once and for all end the infighting with regards to the Jibs.
Anyone who wants is welcome to email me to either help create this years platform, offer support or help in any other that you can.
But for now, feel free to go over to Israel Forum and participate in Israel Forum’s Jewish Blog Awards. In fact, even though I may have my issues with the voting process and whatever, it doesn’t mean you shouldn’t support the Jblogs that are nominated.
Like I said, whats done is done. Now we look towards the future.