I just got my first email from someone begging for votes in this year’s Podcast Circle Jerk. Sorry chochachos. I’ve never voted for myself, so there is no chance I’m going to vote for you. I truly hate the sheer ridiculousness of the claim that these couple nominees are the best podcasts out of 100,000 of them as if anyone could possibly know that fact.
The only thing worse is the way otherwise sensible people turn into weird vote whores. Anyone who thinks about it for a few seconds knows that what is being measured is not quality of the show but willingness to shill for votes. It doesn’t matter who take the award, the only winner is Podcast Connect Inc, who gets to make you their sales rep for driving traffic to them. Sorry Todd, but I find any award process that involves multiple voting per day to be completely corrupt. It makes it obvious that the primary goal is driving traffic and repeat visits. The awards are just a framework to hang that off of.
I could care less if anyone votes for me in these awards, or on Podcast Alley or anything. If you do rate me on AmigoFish I like that (obviously), but you are doing that for yourself not me. I’m definitely not voting for you in the awards, no matter how much I like your show. Sorry to be the hardass, but that’s the way we play the game here.