What do you get when you combine some backend functionality similar to MyBlogLog and Blogcatalog with a Blogging Award?
The Bloggers Choice Awards
Here are some key points
- Accountability – you can see the unique votes and who voted – they do ask for some personal details from the voters which I think is a good thing for that accountability. If they ever release the demographics it will be interesting
- Real Time – you make a vote, you see it happen instantly
- Multiple votes – you can vote for multiple blogs in the same category
- Multiple votes – you can vote for the same blog in multiple categories
- Professional Design – the website looks cool and is easy to navigate
A couple of negative things:-
The badges don’t link through by default to a particular blog – with so many blogs being nominated, it would be good to allow some level of direction (you can hack the code though)
I want the option to see more blogs on one page
Some fun or funny nominations I have seen so far:-
WordPress.com for Best Blogging Host – why funny? – Can you imagine Matt going to Postiecon to collect his prize?
Best Blogging Host really isn’t the same as best blogging software, and with the majority of the votes probably so far cast by posties, I can’t believe they are voting for a platform that doesn’t allow any monetization.
Best Corporate Blog – PayPerPost are currently knocking Google for 6 (a cricket expression for you Yanks) – yes they are the host, but have you actually read the PPP blog recently? They highlight their bloggers, they highlight their advertisers and really have their finger on the pulse of their business.
Apparently Paul (from BlogPaul) wants to be nominated for Best Daddie Blogger, but maybe best Animal Blogger would be more appropriate.
5XMom is currently knocking the stuffing out of Jason Calacanis
I have been nominated for 2 awards, Best Blog About Blogging and Best Marketing Blog, and I am actually doing fairly well in both so far.
Now for those that don’t like PayPerPost just ignore that for once, and go take a look. If you organise blog awards, this is the kind of platform that will be expected this year.
Remember you can vote for as many blogs as you like once you have registered.
Hopefully from Monday / Tuesday I will have a lot more time to go and vote for lots of my favorite readers.