You can't tell right now but I am wearing my judgley robes again. Normally I aim to be quite a non-judgemental person but right now, needs must.
I have been asked to be a judge in the Kid Blog of the Year Award. All the details are here but essentially it's a blogging competition open to UK-based children aged 13 and under.
Competitions can be tricky in blogging as inevitably not everyone can win, which can lead to angst and mucho wailing in 140 characters or less.
What I like about this is that everybody who enters gets a prize, and so the focus really is on the taking part more than anything else.
I will be judging the entries on their individual merits, so it doesn't matter if the blogger has had lots of practice or if it's their very first blog post.
I'm hoping that this award will prove to be a catalyst to lots of children having fun and being creative when producing their posts. Lots of lighting little sparks that may ignite into who knows what. Something exciting for sure.
Obviously there may be a certain amount of parental support required, but I will be looking for something that has genuinely been produced by the child. So it can be a bit rough around the edges - things that are great often are.
Good luck to everyone who takes part.