That old beast, The Aniblog Tourney, has started up for the second time. The aim is quite simple. Smash the egos of bloggers who get crushed under the weight of voters from well-established blogs who barely register the tourney’s existence. Actually the aim of the tourney is to provide a tool for people to discover new blogs in the form of a competition. This early on with a full 168 blogs, it can be a bit intimidating to jump in and start checking everyone out, but it will give you a good idea of the general standard of quality in anime blogging (ie not very high). If you don’t follow many blogs, or were barely even aware that there were this many, I might recommend leaving it for now and coming back a month later when the group stages come around. By then you should have a *cough* slightly higher quality selection of blogs to check out and possibly add to your reading list.
My blog is the last blog out of every single one in the tourney to actually get a chance to compete, being the very last group leader in the very final bracket. As one of the tourney admins, I’m not particularly bothered whether I do well or not, although I have to admit a potential rematch against Sea Slugs does sound appealing. However really I’d just like for people to visit, vote, and hopefully find new blogs that they like.