Good post and good points.
As someone who was nominated both last year and this year (in different categories), I felt mixed on the matter — I was honored that anyone bothered to read my blog and then felt strongly enough to nominate me, and yet, it seemed odd to pick out just a few from the many great sites out there.
So, I see both sides of the coin, and I guess I am OK with that, too. We can have some dichotomy in the world.
Overall, I liked that I found new blogs and new links to follow through the nominating process. Anytime we can uncover a new colleague or resource … that’s a good day.