Discussion: Should bloggers be awarded?

This discussion has a little homework attached to it. Recently I was made aware of an article written by Stefan Raets about… well, I’ll have you read it here or here.

The topic really interests me because I’ve never thought of bloggers being able to receive Hugo-type awards, but it makes sense. The world is changing, and the blogger-verse is vast and getting larger each day. Many well known bloggers can influence an author’s career, so do we deserve credit for our blogging? Should we get awards?

Read the article and let me know what you think. This is one discussion I’m VERY interested in seeing what you think (not that I’m not interested in the others, this one just really peaked my curiosity).