IB of the Month May 2009 - Category Selection

Renie Ravin
Renie Ravin
from Chennai
12 years ago

Let's all congratulate Kiran Manral for winning the April 2009 Award for best blog on Social Causes. Clap, clap! Smile

It's time to decide on a new category for next month - please post your suggestions!

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Roshmi Sinha
Roshmi Sinha
from Bangalore
12 years ago

Hi Folks!

"IndiBlogger of the Month May 2009" is long over... what about "IB of the Month June 2009"...???

 

Hammy
Hammy
from Bangalore
12 years ago

I expected Silverine from poomanam.blogspot.com to be one of the contenders for Humor blog. I understand she's a member of Indiblogger as well. But I don't find her listed... I definitely want to cast my vote for her. Is she in or not?

Prateek Shah
Prateek Shah
from Delhi
12 years ago

Last shot at Blogwhoring! 

All you IndiBloggers cant u see cant u see, how your vote's affecting my 'nominee',

everytime someone votes, my chances go high,

and i hope this makes you vote for my..

blog, blog blog, blog blog blog blog(music!)

 

U see? @ http://i-dout.blogspot.com/

If that tickles you, then please vote for me @ http://www.indiblogger.in/vote.php?entry=453 !

Please dont ban me for this moderators! :D

Regards,

Prateek

 

Ravi Matah
Ravi Matah
from DehraDun
12 years ago

My blog too is missing from the nomination list, please let me know if my blog didnt qualify in the category, or was mine another victim of the technical fault above.

Please help me people,

Ravi,

Siddhesh Kabe
Siddhesh Kabe
from London
12 years ago
aaah...dammm office work...i missed nominating my blog...and humour being my home ground!!!... ne ways...al the best guys...
Suchi
Suchi
from Kolkata
12 years ago

Humour was a great topic! Allowed me to participate for the first time in this. Great going!

pankaj Rokade
pankaj Rokade
from mumbai
12 years ago

68 got converted into 73 humm it will keep changeing or what

 

Hey where r the rules n regulation for the contest .. m unable to find it

Prateek Shah
Prateek Shah
from Delhi
12 years ago

So any public tips anyone on how to promote your blog during the voting period and make people vote?? 

Saurabh Hirani
from Bangalore
12 years ago

Either you have to be so good that others will automatically promote your blog (I loved the works of crucifire, reema and gauri - I pasted their links just because they deserved to be read) or you can resort to these measures:

1. Promising post dated cheques in the mutliples of 500 with a written guarantee that they won't bounce

2. Pasting jpg or gif format images of movie tickets to Terminator Salvation or Ice Age 3 and having them up for grabs to anyone who votes first to your blog.

3. Replying to queries about blog promotion in a manner which makes others think that you are really funny which in turn makes you go to the nominations page and search for the string "saurabh" or "nascent stages" and then by some act of God makes you click on the voting link.

I am pinning my hopes on the 3rd one. : )

Prateek Shah
from Delhi
12 years ago

Hahaha, good one man good one :) 

Well i hope that a lot of people genuinely like my blog! In no mood to try out the other two, third one can still be given a shot!

All the Best people!

 

Saurabh Hirani
Saurabh Hirani
from Bangalore
12 years ago

(Psst... Anoop - is the stunt I talked about still on? I can contact that cheap hindi news channel if you want me to. : ) )

My blog too has not been approved. If it doesn't fall into the category as per your views then please let me know. I understand that you guys must be swamped with these requests. So please take your time. Thanks for going through this post.

By the way read the following blogs and found them to be way too good:

http://litterateuse.wordpress.com/2009/03/15/to-the-expressively-challenged/

http://crucifirex.blogspot.com/2008/03/aaifone-technological-marvel.html

http://opinionsandexpressions.wordpress.com/2009/04/14/road-rash-in-real-life/

These guys put the H in humor. Because if they didn't it would be umor, which is not even a word. :)

Anoop Zombie
from Bangalore
12 years ago

Buggers! LOL .. Its been approved now.. chk and lemme know..

Saurabh Hirani
from Bangalore
12 years ago

@Anoop - To quote from the movie Frankenstein

"Look! It’s moving. It’s alive. It’s alive… It’s alive, it’s moving, it’s alive, it’s alive, it’s alive, it’s alive. It’s alive!! Oh, in the name of God! Now I know what it feels like to be God!"

My blog is up for brickbats and boquets. Thank you boss.

Roshmi Sinha
Roshmi Sinha
from Bangalore
12 years ago

@Anoop and Renie:

I thought you were going to approve my blog for the "Original Humor" category. But I can't find it among the nominations... Frown Sob! Sob! Sniff! Sniff!

That too... after Anoop's "assurance" yesterday: "And you will definitely be approved soon." Surprised

Yeh fowl hai... ! Mummy!!! I won't play (stamping my foot...)

http://notapennyformythoughts.blogspot.com/

 

Anoop Zombie
from Bangalore
12 years ago

Hey Roshmi .. hold on for a bit. It should be done soon. Tech issues on the admin panel .. sorry :)

Anoop Zombie
from Bangalore
12 years ago

Word from HQ : blog approved :) chk and lemme know

Roshmi Sinha
from Bangalore
12 years ago

Yayyyy!!!!!!!!! *Clap! Clap! Clap!*

Thanks a bunch, Anoop! I am now flaunting my pearly whites... again!!! LaughingLaughingLaughing

(I am finally out of my extended April fool's day...!)

 

Shekhar
from Guwahati
12 years ago

This happens when your blog's title is 'not a penny for my thoughts'

Roshmi Sinha
from Bangalore
12 years ago

@ Shekhar: My blog is priceless... you see! Smile

Musings of an Unknown Indian / notapennyformythoughts

Ravi Lobo
Ravi Lobo
from Wisconsin
12 years ago

I just found - I can not vote myself! Ha Ha

My hopes of getting atleast one vote are now flickering.

 

Anoop Zombie
from Bangalore
12 years ago

I tried that too .. last time.. didnt work! :)

Prateek Shah
Prateek Shah
from Delhi
12 years ago

The contest's on and me still not approved! Please do something abt it!! Not even in the top 68 Humorous blogs!! I am heartbroken!!  :( :( 

Anoop Zombie
from Bangalore
12 years ago

Soon my friend! Admin panel is currently been given CPR and a stomach pump :) . It should be done soon

Prateek Shah
from Delhi
12 years ago

Thank you Soo much Anoop! The smile just came back :) 

Anoop Zombie
from Bangalore
12 years ago

Your blog has been approved dude .. chk and lemme know! :)

Prateek Shah
from Delhi
12 years ago

Yiipppeeeee!!! Thanks again Anoop!!! this means so much!! Smile for amateurs like me, this is like the ideal encouragement!

@Anoop and Renie

I thought you were going to approve me in for the Humor category....But I can't find my blog there in nominations......haaji cheating cheating, madam se shikayat jaayegi, Haa ji....Laughing. Its like yesterday Anoop gave me, a poor kid, a sugar-free, sugar candy! (i don't even know if there is any such thing)....Smile

Anoop Zombie
from Bangalore
12 years ago

Ha ha ! Technical issues.. there is a prob in reapproving after we reject LOL .. getting it sorted out.. hold on..

Anoop Zombie
from Bangalore
12 years ago

Your blog is approved dude .. get bloggers to vote for you :)

Prateek Shah
Prateek Shah
from Delhi
12 years ago

Guess i posted my comment too soon.. just went through others who have faced the same fate..(hope mine is not for real! :D )

 

fingers crossed, hope to get approved.. been wating for this category for some time now!

 

Prateek Shah
Prateek Shah
from Delhi
12 years ago

My blog got rejected for the Humour Category! and i need some answers!! :O

Have a look people and kindly help me out, is it that bad? or is it not humorous?

http://i-dout.blogspot.com/

do have a look here as well - http://www.indiblogger.in/forum/topic.php?id=662

Regards,

Prateek

Diana Samson
from Bangalore
12 years ago

Let the community decide and I guess you have a followers on IndiBlogger following your work :). Will approve your blog for the contest.

Prateek Shah
from Delhi
12 years ago

Thanks a tonne Diana! Guys please do support me and my blog! 

Anoop Zombie
Anoop Zombie
from Bangalore
12 years ago

LOL.. I am not brave enough to pull this off as a marketing stunt my friend :). As for "leftovers" , I have learnt that IndiBlogger cant decide on humor so its up to the community now to think whos funny and who is not .. good luck :)

 

Saurabh Hirani
Saurabh Hirani
from Bangalore
12 years ago

Hi Anoop,

Thanks for the update and reverting back promptly.

Now that I think about it, the rejection-boohoo-approval-smileysmiley cycle in a way gave us some market visibility. It was as if  we were the Rakhi Sawants of this forum, crying hoarse for being left out and fanning the flames of the controversies. Heck, I could even throw in a cheap hindi news channel flashing the headlines of "Bharatiya yuva ke mazakiye blogo ka mazaak" (blogo - sick). We could be interviewed, shed crocodile tears, and be a reason for morchas and news channel debates. We would be the "wide-eyed-why-me-why-me-boohoo-waaah" victimized media darlings.

Anoop, now I see that you were secretly planning this publicity stunt to shoot up our blog market ratings, but we had to mess it up without waiting for the opportune moment. Why, o why, did we complain? Why didn't we contact that news channel and initiate a sting operation? But there's no use crying now. Sorry Anoop, we couldn't comprehend the big picture.

Yaay, my blog is approved - where the yaay sounds more like a whimpering dog who given a choice of the choicest of pedigree dog food and 15 days ago's leftovers chose the leftovers. The saddest yaay ever : (  : )

Jokes apart, thanks for the approval Anoop. Looking forward to the showdown.

Shekhar
Shekhar
from Guwahati
12 years ago

And here I was taking the your-nomination-confirmed mail too lightly, marking it spam actually. So is it time for 'shameless self-promoion' ?

http://summer-diary.blogspot.com

by the way, gaurav had me in splits.

Renie Ravin
from Chennai
12 years ago

Surprised You marked an IndiMail as spam? That hurts dude... I wouldn't mind you pushing my grandmom down the stairs, but this is too much to bear! Frown

Shekhar
from Guwahati
12 years ago

ok, make that almost Cool

Anoop Zombie
from Bangalore
12 years ago

I slave and I slave and for what ? LOL

Renie Ravin
Renie Ravin
from Chennai
12 years ago

As for the moderation, I'm on a short vacation at the moment, so Anoop is the one who rejected you guys - I'll let him provide the answers. Laughing

Anoop Zombie
from Bangalore
12 years ago

%#%$#@% No more vacations for you :)

Renie Ravin
Renie Ravin
from Chennai
12 years ago

We've had to push the date for voting a couple of times, which is why you all saw 10 hours, and then 1 day, and so on. Sorry about that - let's just say that the reasons were far from technical. Smile

pankaj Rokade
from mumbai
12 years ago

we thought ur clock battery went out....


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