Yesterday I blogged about MyBlogLog’s recently announced Problogger contest which is limited to US based bloggers.I argued that by limiting the eligibility zone, MyBlogLog had made a serious mistake. I submitted my post to Sphinn and fortunately enough it was read by Todd Sampson, the co-founder of MyBlogLog. I am impressed with his humble response. Here it goes:
Thanks for the feedback Clement. We tried hard to make the contest at MyBlogLog international. But, at the end of the day, could not do so for legal reasons. We will keep trying to do our best to be open to everyone. Please continue to call us out when we don’t get it right.
Todd, this is great! I now understand you. I hope that other MyBlogLog international members will also understand this explanation. I am of the view the legal hassles that prevented the internationalization of the contest should have been pointed out clearly in the Problogger contest announcement on the MyBlogLog blog.
Finally let me ask MBL to come up with an international competition before this year ends!