(Sticky) Nominations Open for Third Annual Best Criminal Law Blawg Post
NOMINATIONS ARE NOW CLOSED
The winner of the 1st Annual Best Criminal Law Blawg Post was Jeff Gamso. The winner of the 2d was Gideon at A Public Defender. And this is the time to show your appreciation by nominating a post for the third.
So here's the deal:
- Anybody can "nominate" a post for the honor, including their own. SJ posts are off limits. You can nominate them anonymously, with great fanfare, just by name or with a detailed explanation of why you think a post is the best. It can be a post from a criminal defense lawyer, a prosecutor or a non-lawyer, provided it's subject is criminal law. It can even be a post by a lawprof. You can nominate up to five posts.
- For this contest, and for this contest only, I will allow links to be included in comments to the posts (not just the blawgs, but the actual posts) nominated. Spam links will be treated harshly.
This is a chance to think back over the year and give everyone some great posts to read, to ponder, to discuss and maybe even change some minds.
And just to be clear, it doesn't matter if you're brand-spanking new or an old hand, a dear friend or a complete unknown. This is all about substance, not popularity, tribes, networking, branding or bonding. If I smell anyone trying to use this as a marketing opportunity, they're out of here. Spam = banned. If I smell anyone trying to use this for inappropriate purposes, it will end up backfiring. Trust me.
I invite anyone and everyone to offer the best the blawgosphere has in criminal law. Spread the word, and let others know that this is their opportunity to show their stuff, get a backlink, and let the rest of the blawgosphere know what they're doing.
To avoid a problem that arose with last year's nominations, I'm putting a limit on nominations of five posts, so no laundry lists this year. This is about quality, not quantity. Put some effort into coming up with posts you think are best. Yes, it's hard work. Tough it out.
Nothing here at Simple Justice is eligible, so don't waste a brain cell thinking about it.
The winner will be announced on New Years Day.
Judging will be entirely on my shoulders, and I will be as arbitrary and capricious as I please, so there's no complaining about the choice. That said, I will do my best to select the blawg post that best reflects our finest work, our highest tradition, our deepest thoughts and our best purpose in putting words on a computer screen. For anyone who doesn't trust me to be fair, find a better offer elsewhere.
Best of luck and I look forward to seeing some great stuff.
Clarification: First, all nominations must be in the comment to this post. DO NOT SEND ME EMAILS. You can comment anonymously if you want, but you have to do it yourself. For the purpose of his post, I will not do the dirty work for you.
Second, this is for best blawg POST. This means a specific post, not a blawg (or blog) in general. You like X Blog? Groovy, but irrelevant for this purpose.