There's awards for all sorts of blogs, but no one ever pays enough attention to the home blogs, so we're starting a little impromptu reader nominated and voted awards ceremony this year, and we're calling it The Homies. There are five categories and none of our five blogs is eligible (we're hosting). The prizes? $100 to the winner of each category and lots of traffic as we publish the five winners in a big congratulatory post across our network on January 6th. We want to elevate good home blogs, see who you love and gain awareness for the home niche. • Home Decor & Design • Home Cooking & Food • Kid's Design @ Home • Home Technology • Green Home Ideas
• Home Decor & Design nominations on ApartmentTherapy.com • Home Cooking & Food nominations on TheKitchn.com • Kid's Design @ Home nominations on Ohdeedoh.com • Home Technology nominations on Unplggd.com • Green Home nominations on Re-Nest.comWhen do we vote? • After a week of nominations, we'll collect up all your comments on the five individual posts and sort them down to the top six contenders. The, on Monday, January 29th we'll post a voting survey of these top six and repost it all week so that you have plenty of time to see it and vote. With one week of nominating and one week of voting, we should have a good turnout. Can we vote more than once? • Not in any one survey, but you certainly can vote in all five surveys. Can we encourage our friends to vote (for us) • Yes. Not only can't we stop it, we know that the web is a community and word of mouth is how it works.