The Bobs: I did not win, but I was at least nominated.
I was actually a little surprised, I received an email, I at with my blog “The Bobs”, the Deutsche Welle Blog Award as one of 11 German blog has been nominated in the Best German Blog. Now there are so many blog awards, but The Bobs is including a special. Not only was he one of the first, no, he is also one of the most prestigious, profoundest if not THE most equal, I know so.
The German wave is characterized in 11 Category Blogs aus:
Participation in the “The BOBs – Best Of The Blogs Awards” is not tied to a particular theme default. Applications of Blogs, Podcasts oder Video Blogs, which deal with social issues, by reporting on events in history or comment on such events, be in the language-specific category “Best Weblog” given special consideration. This also includes such Blogs, that deal with media content topics. The Blog Awards Deutsche Welle make the promotion of freedom of information on the Internet in the foreground. This is emphasized particularly with the award of the Reporters Without Borders Prize, awarded in collaboration with the same organization.
It's about freedom of information and topics to, who otherwise would not come so much to the language…. und um free Speech. I was a little surprised as I said, To be nominated there, but the German juror Kaltmamsel found the time ripe, that would once nominated one of my blog content.
I did not win of course, But as they say. “Being there is everything” And it's an uplifting feeling in an award with bloggers, for example, from the Congo, dem Iran, To be China or Russia nominated, the situation in the blog area is such a completely different, as my.
I need not worry about me, if my Meineung displeases some politicians, I will not put my equipment and I do not need expensive for a large part of my salary to visit internet cafes, because there is no other way, to reveal myself to the world. In short: I have a light and heavenly Blogger life and have great respect for many nominated blogs and bloggers.
But there is a somewhat strange situation, I believe that, I would have had more opportunities, my situation would have been different. In Berlin drag queens belong to the public image, my friends know about it, well my bsiherigen colleagues and I have hardly experienced really important negative situations. With my blog I do not need to improve the situation of transgender and Drags. It is – at least in my case – already nearly perfect. For many bloggers around the world looks different because of, and they have much more deserving of it, to get a price.
But at yesterday evening: I was nominated as Zoe and I came as Zoe. Even if, because already. But it was different than usual, Thank all the cameras were only interested in the winners ;-)… Then I chatted up with three ex-colleagues, an ex-ex-colleagues, Frl. Friedenau, Claudia from Capital Blog or just Kaltmamsel. Very refreshing conversation about blogging and blogs, and the question, why the German blog landscape is so inzestiös. It has moreover a great advantage, you would not have recognized me safe, if I had come as a man. So sprach man mich mehrfach an und beglückwünschte mich.Ã‚Â Zeit rotzuwerden.