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Posted by on Sep 1, 2010 in BlaBla, Blogging, Computing, Writing | 11 comments

Vote For BlaBla in the 2010 SA Blog Awards

Vote for this BlogThanks to all the wonderful BlaBlanians who supported our nomination into the 2010 SA Blog Awards, we’re pleased to announce that The BlaBla Blog has been named as one of the Top 10 Finalists in the category Best Group Blog! If you are one of those that did support our nomination THANK YOU. But now we need to ask you to do it all again. Sort of.

Making the Top 10 Finalists list is already a huge achievement for us, especially when you consider that BlaBla is only a little over a year old in it’s present form. Add to that the fact that the category we’ve been nominated in (Best Group Blog) is the only category out of the 24 that includes entries from mainstream media sources -we’re up against sites like the Mail & Guardians’ Thought Leader for example – and you can appreciate that we are pretty darned stoked to be in the Finals alone.

The nomination phase is over, and it’s that phase that got us onto the list of Top 10 Finalists in our category. We now need you to again click on one of the links on the pages here,  and at the bottom of the Voting Page, enter your email address, confirm the anti-spam code and submit your votes. One final step needed to ensure that your vote counts is to click on the confirmation link that you’ll find in the email message you’ll receive shortly after submitting your votes. Again, this process is in place to ensure that only genuine votes are submitted to the judges, and that only one vote is made per person.

Here is an outline of the process:

Voting phase (vote for the best of the top ten nominees)

  • Final voting for the top ten nominees will be open to the public from the 1st September 2010 till midnight 17th September 2010.
  • Once again, only one vote per email address will be accepted.
  • Voters will be asked to review the ten blogs per category in the finals and vote for their favourite blog in each.

How does the judging work and winners decided?

  • Judges are each assigned 2 categories to judge (Best SA Blog of the Year, and 1 other).
  • They will be asked to take the number of nominations a blog has received into account, but not base their vote solely on the number of nominations.
  • Their vote during the voting phase will count 30% of the finalist weighting (the public’s will count 70%) so the number of public nominations still matter, however judges could sway a close public vote.

Here’s the list of the 10 Finalists in the Category Best Group Blog (Blogs with more than one author)

  • 1sttime2010.wordpress.com
  • almost-news.blogspot.com
  • blabla.co.za
  • blog.thebedroom.co.za
  • capetownalive.co.za
  • fishingec.com
  • journtau.blogspot.com
  • rlabs.org
  • stylescoop.co.za
  • thoughtleader.co.za
  • Some tough competition there. But with your vote counting up to 70% of the final decision, we could make the top 3 easily! So go Vote for us please. And tell your friends, family, colleagues, classmates, gang mates, tribe members and anyone else you know to do the same!

    11 Comments

    1. The link is not working dude!

        • Not your fault…..working, the site was down….

    2. Like my name says….

      VOTED!

      • It's thanks to your initial nomination and post that we made the Top 10, so like my name doesn't say… THANK YOU!

    3. Well done.

      Tried to vote but was told I could not vote more than once within a 24 hour period. So will need to reschedule.

      Would not mind a reciprocal vote seeing that I am in a different category.

      http://website.sablogawards.com/2010/vote/votefor

      • Thanks Robert! Have done just that for you – I see you have some pretty tough competition in your finalist category as well! Good luck 🙂

      • I VOTED! for you already! Good luck, see you at the awards ceremony!

    4. Oh wow, don't know how I missed spotting us on the list, this is fab news. Off I go to make some noise!

      (Can you send me the code so I can put a badge on my blog?)

      • Thanks for trying Voted, but you can't put code into comments – sorry. If you could you'd probably destroy the entire site structure! I'll send OC the codes via mail… /Bla

      • You Rock girlfriend xx

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