- no marketing push
- no corporate backing
- no industry connections that I'm beholden to that would cloud my vision
- no way of rising through the clutter of the blogosphere and outsider wary media ranks without your "word of mouth" be that in the form of forum linkage, blog entries about the film experience, informal chitchat, e-mailing of posts, and whatever else.
On a less self-serving note: You can nominate more than one blog for each award so submit other favorites as well. Share the love.