What have the Lib Dem e-campaign team got against the month of September ?
The nominations for Lib Dem blog of the year are closing tomorrow (on the last day of August), yet, if you want to qualify as a new blog, you have to have set your blog up since the first October 2006. A very odd situation has occurred for me in the "new blog" category. People have told me that they wanted to nominate my blog, so they tell me, in the "new blog" category but I do not qualify as I set my blog up on 1st September 2006.
Apparently I have to have set my blog after 1st October. Assuming that the last day of August is the last day for nominations every year, including last year, that means that I cannot qualify in the best new blog category last year because on the close of nominations last year my blog did not exist on the closing date (31/8/06). However, I also do not qualify this year either.
It appears that the very odd set of rules set up by the Lib Dem e-campaign team precludes any blog ever set up in the month of September from qualifying ever in the category of "best new blog".
Yes,I might be sounding disgruntled. However, I am not whinging because it has cost me the chance to win (although I admit I am competitive by nature), but it seems odd that the party could introduce an arbitrary rule that discriminates on such an odd basis.
Update: Okay, so there was not a "best new blog" last year. However, it does pose an interestgin question about what happens to blogs created this September should the same process happen next year.