Vote For BlaBla in the 2010 SA Blog Awards
Thanks 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)
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!