Yes, I'm bowled over to find that Family Tree Magazine has eliminated the "Old Photographs and Heirlooms" category in its 2011 40 Best Genealogy Blogs contest.
I wrote the magazine and told them how very disappointed I was, given the fact I had declined their offer to be a panelist based on the fact that Shades and The Graveyard Rabbit Association would be unable to be considered. I told the Magazine that was my reason for declining.
You see, Shades and The Graveyard Rabbits are created through the efforts of many, not just me. I wanted everyone who worked so hard to have the opportunity to, at the very least, be considered for their body of work.
In response, Family Tree Magazine has added analyze photos to the "Research Advice and How To Category." They have indicated that is where they believe Shades belongs. Thank you to the Magazine.
Now, I understand an event such as the Top 40 can not please the entire Genealogy Blogging community. Not in the categories or the choices. But when it come to Family History, those treasured old photographs and heirlooms play a significant part in our research. It is sad to see that category eliminated.