2008 Weblog Awards: Open for Nominations

By Daniel Scocco

What makes a web award a success? There are many factors that we could consider, but I still think that the traffic and exposure that it attracts are the main ones. If that is the case, the Weblog Awards (also known as Bloggies) is certainly one of the most important blog awards.

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I can tell that from personal experience. Last year Daily Blog Tips was nominated a finalist together with four other heavy weights (Problogger, Copyblogger, A List Apart and Learning Movable Type) on the “Best Web Development Blog” category. By the time I was not even aware of the award, but soon after the nominations I started to notice some sheer traffic on my server. The award was sending to my site over 500 uniques every day (with peaks of 1,500), and after the first week my RSS subscriber count had jumped by 600 subscribers.

Overall it was an awesome experience (even if I did not win!), and now the 2008 edition is getting started. The nomination phase opened yesterday and it will run until January 11. On January 22 the 5 finalists for each category will be announced, and another voting session starts to declare the winners.

You can nominate up to 3 blogs for each category, and there is a whole bunch of them. The “Best Web Development Blog” category was dropped, unfortunately, so Daily Blog Tips is not fitted for any category now.

If you are going to cast your votes, though, please nominate Daily Writing Tips on the “Best Topical Weblog” category, which is destined to blogs that cover very specific topics not listed on the other categories.

I still need to cast my votes also; let me know if you want your blog nominated under any category and I will try to squeeze it in!

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19 Responses to “2008 Weblog Awards: Open for Nominations”

  • unclewilco

    Thanks for the headsup…

    I wonder where my shed based blog could fit?

    “Best Topical Weblog” seems to be the one.. If you have a spare vote of course

    thanks

    wilco

  • TheBloggerTips

    Hi,

    What are the guidelines or common criteria to nominate weblogawards?

  • Daniel

    # The contest is open to any weblogs that existed for a period of time during the year 2007, so weblogs that were discontinued during 2007 are also eligible.
    # Only one nomination form and one finalist voting form may be submitted per person.
    # E-mail addresses are required to vote. You must use your own address and confirm the validation e-mail.
    # If you attempt to submit a second ballot, your first one will be replaced.
    # In the nomination phase:

    * URLs are required.
    * The maximum number of weblogs you may nominate for a category is three (3) for most categories and four (4) for Weblog of the Year.
    * At least three (3) different weblogs total must be nominated.
    * There is no limit to the number of categories a weblog may be nominated for.
    * Nominees have to fit the category they are placed in.

    # Weblogs may win a category over multiple years a maximum of three times.

  • Famous Quotes

    Thanks for the heads up. My blog is relatively new but I am going to check out the Bloggies anyways.

  • Vijay

    Thanks Daniel for headsup..
    I have nominated my softwaretestinghelp.com blog in “Best Asian Weblog” category
    Also nominated “Daily writing tips” in Topical weblog section.

  • Daniel

    Thanks Vijay, I will nonimate yoirs also.

    @unclewilco, yeah your blog could fit in the “topical category” also, I will add it.

  • Suresh Chowhan

    Best of luck for to be win the award of 2008 Weblog Awards again.

  • uncle wilco

    re: #10

    Cheers Daniel

  • Chip

    Hi, and thanks. I am a loyal reader, subscriber of DBT, and I already voted for you. I also voted for 2 of my blogs. If you could vote for them, I would appreciate it.

    Best European Weblog:
    http://blog.butterflymedia.ro/

    and

    Best New Weblog:
    http://dnd.clubcafe.org/

    Thanks again and cheers! Chip.

  • Daniel

    Will include you guys, thanks.

  • Tibi Puiu

    Hey Daniel, thanks for headsup, wasn’t aware of the contest :D. I nominated you on best webdevelopment blog and best blog of the year :P.

    Maybe you can do the same with:

    best webdevelopement blog: http://www.lostartofblogging.com

    and best music blog: http://www.zmemusic.com

    thanks a lot

  • Carol

    If you have not cast your vote yet, please consider my site for the following:

    Best Kept Secret Blog

    ConchoLakeAZ.com
    http://Blog.ConchoLakeAZ.com

    The Blog site is for a small town: Concho, AZ
    I post local and development news, community events, fishing/hunting reports, and any information that affects the community residents.

    The site was developed in relationship with the informational website http://www.ConchoLakeAZ.com (showing sudivision information, photos, maps, business links, etc…)

    THANKS for your help on getting the word out about this wonderful little community.

    PS: My husband & I cast our votes today… Two more votes for you in the “Best Topical Weblog” category. Good Luck and keep up the GREAT work that you do! I really enjoy your site.

  • Renee Ashley Baker

    Great New Weblog…
    FOR NOMINATION CONSIDERATION:
    “About Renee Ashley Baker” (On WordPress)
    http://reneeashleybaker.wordpress.com

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