Thursday , May 30 2024

Speaking of Awards

Dawn Olsen doesn’t recognize anyone nominated for the Weblog Awards other than Michele and us, and she questions their selection methods. She proposes a transparent straight voting system and is looking for your help.

My view of the situation is that the massive blog community – now somewhere between 500K and 1M people – is still very sociologically divided, and that unless any given awards system represents a circle in which you roam, you aren’t going to recognize a lot of names and the system will feel unrepresentative to you.

I don’t recognize a lot of names on the list either, but I am still very happy to see ours – how’s that for diplomacy?

About Eric Olsen

Career media professional and serial entrepreneur Eric Olsen flung himself into the paranormal world in 2012, creating the America's Most Haunted brand and co-authoring the award-winning America's Most Haunted book, published by Berkley/Penguin in Sept, 2014. Olsen is co-host of the nationally syndicated broadcast and Internet radio talk show After Hours AM; his entertaining and informative America's Most Haunted website and social media outlets are must-reads: Twitter@amhaunted,, Pinterest America's Most Haunted. Olsen is also guitarist/singer for popular and wildly eclectic Cleveland cover band The Props.

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