It is that time of year again where part of the edublogging/twittering world gets all excited about awarding those blogs they like with the “edublog award”. Then there is the other part of the edublogging/twittering world that gets all upset about the awards. I fall into neither camp. I am not offended nor am I motivated to nominate or vote in the proceedings. I have a rather simple proposal. If you feel you need to nominate blogs for an award, then also nominate educators that have yet to connect to this powerful community for us to contact an persuade to join twitter or start a blog. What do you think? My thoughts on this started today after hearing Diane Ravitch speak in Chicago and being amazed at the number of educators who had never heard her views nor knew about the facts she talks about. Those of us on Twitter know of her quite well and many of us advocate in our sphere of influence in the same ways, BUT, we are still the minority. So along with nominating the most loquacious writers, I think we should nominate other educators to join our community. We will be stronger in larger numbers and we can use something that sometimes divides us (edublog awards) into something that unites us and makes us strong as well as smarter. What do you think? Answer with a comment.