Voting in last year’s Best of WNC poll might have seemed like an endurance test, with its 240-plus categories — but, hey, that’s the sacrifice we make for living in such a diverse, exciting, top-shelf region. With the exception of velvet and perfume, you can never have too much of a good thing.
So, we’re adding more categories to this year’s Best of WNC ballot. How else can we do justice to WNC’s passions, eccentricities and expertise? Sure, 240 categories was a big ballot, but consider all the categories we were missing.
That’s what we thought. So, what did we miss last year?
We’re open to any and all suggestions as we consider what to include in the 2013 ballot. Although we may not use everything, our minds are open.
First, consider your own expertise and gifts: How can we best represent them in our poll? You can make specific suggestions for individual categories, such as “Best Downtown Street,” or suggest a broader topic that includes multiple categories, such as “best local beers by type: Best IPA, Best Porter, Best Hooch etc.”
While this year’s ballot is likely to get longer, we’re developing a new, streamlined balloting system. So don’t worry about there being too many categories. You’ll be able to vote for as many or as few as your tastes dictate, and what you’re looking for will be easy to find.
Please leave your suggestions in the comments field below. If someone has already suggested your idea, give it a thumbs up or reply in support and we’ll call it a gang opinion.
We also have an open poll on our Facebook page where you can add your suggestions to the list.