Steli Efti is one of the most good natured souls I have met whilst blogging, and is truely an educator. As such, I feel it is fitting that he has started this initiative to hold a one day bloggers silence 30th April to honor the victims of the Virginia Tech tragedy.
I have spent some time today scrolling through the hundreds, neigh thousands of blogs that have so far been nominated for the Bloggers Choice Awards.
It is damn hard finding you!
For two years people have been struggling to remove Nofollow from Typepad so they can share the link love with their regular visitors who add great value to the conversation on the host blog.
Many blog owners are unaware that the links people leave on their blogs are shrouded with a “link condom” which tells the major search engines to ignore any links left that provide a benefit to the blog community.
As most of my readers are no doubt aware, I am a strong supporter of sharing the link love, but I always advocate sharing it in a focused manner, preferably from relevant content or from comments and trackbacks. If you trackback/pingback this blog you receive a reciprocal link between highly relevant content automatically, and not only Google and other major search engines count the links as relevant, but also blogging search engines such as Technorati, though with Technorati it is best to do it on a more recent post.
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
These are some highlights (in my opinion) of some of the content I have created over the last month. If I have missed anything out which you enjoyed or gained some value from, please let others know in the comments.