My objective in having voting for these categories is for there to be some membership participation in the process and to encourage members to participate in all areas of the Celticsblog site in the hope of eventually getting recognized for an excellent Best of the Year type piece of work.
I will say when all is said and done, I think people should look to self nominate what they believe is their best work. It should not be looked upon as something that is conceited or self effacing. I remember my best posts and threads and fanposts more than others because when I was done with them I remember saying to myself, "wow, that's a [dang] good piece of writing". I'm sure others feel the same way.
If next year more people get to realize that self nominating is a good way to get their best work recognized then with more interest and more voting I think this will eventually be a successful way of getting the membership involved.
What I think a lot of people are looking for is to see their name as one of the permanent inductees and want a way of being able to be involved in that end. I think that would be a colossal mistake and would spurn a lot of rumors of cliques, vote pandering, mod interference and just animosity, the type of which this site was littered with this summer.
I pray upon Jeff never to let the inductees be allowed to be voted upon or nominated in this manner. I think the group that will be inducted this year is a fantastic group and indicative of type of contributions that are needed in order to be inducted. I seriously think it will be a few years before just regular members ever make the list and that will be a good thing.