Earlier this week I was asked to judge the Best Photography Blog for 2011 at the Jamaican Blog Awards. Not only was this an honour to be recognised as an industry professional and having others value my opinion, but this was also close to my heart, having just been awarded runner up Best Photography Blog in South Africa for 2011.
The judging process was in-depth and looked at various aspects of the blog from concept, design and aesthetic value, to reader engagement and clarity of navigation. The process took several hours to complete, but in the end I was happy with the Blog that came in first position.
Having had the disappointment of not winning the title of Best Photography Blog in South Africa, I would like the other four finalists to not be disheartened. Remember why you love blogging, look at ways to improve, and try again next year, I know I will.