OK, I have not once asked for votes for the JIB awards and I'm not going to start now, despite this blog's abysmal performance in the voting for Best Designed Blog.
But to see Cross-Currents in first place in this category?
I just asked the esteemed Daughter of Ziyon her opinion of the CC design, without telling her that it was in first place, and she said, "Honestly? Ewwww."
It is plain, it is boring, and worst of all - it has ugly ads tacked on to the side.
It is certainly readable and it is far from the worst blog designed out there, but, come on, people! Vote for a blog that actually deserves the award, like Jewlicious or The View from Here!
Not that I would complain if you want to tell DoZ how much you like her design....
(I am not kvetching about the awards themselves, of course, but how could I resist that title?)