Category selection for IndiBlogger of the Month - Sep 2009

Renie Ravin
Renie Ravin
from Chennai
12 years ago

Voting has begun for August - let's decide on a category for September in the meantime! Smile

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rocksea & sarah
rocksea & sarah
from Pune
12 years ago

I prefer nature above technology, that is what we miss a lot Foot in mouth

I am in for poetry of course Kiss

Nithin Jayan
Nithin Jayan
from Kollam
12 years ago

fictionnnnnnnnnnnnn

Asmi
Asmi
from Bhopal
12 years ago

Poetry.. I'm sure we'll find tough competition.. :)

Ravindra
Ravindra
from Maharashtra
12 years ago

Poetry to be considered

narendra
narendra
from karkala
12 years ago

where is IB of the month this month ???waiting waiting waiting... :P

pushpendra pandya
pushpendra pandya
from Mumbai
12 years ago

poetry is just perfect !

Manasi Vaidya
Manasi Vaidya
from Pune
12 years ago

Hi Renie! How about dedicating this month to the joy and spirit of "motherhood"?

Shrinath Vashishtha
Shrinath Vashishtha
from Port Blair
12 years ago

Well, I suppose, it's done, Renie!Smile

It's "poetry" written all over the board, here. Hahahaaa!!! Wish I were also into poetry. Anyways, let me utilize the chance to express my choice so far as it's open, here.

I would like some votes for "social causes". :) You knew it; didn't you? Hahhahaaa... Well, never mind; September would pass by to allow category selection for October, when both of us can try out our luck - me for the above and you for "technology".

kumarsaran
kumarsaran
from Chennai
12 years ago

Sports Blog is my choice

narendra
narendra
from karkala
12 years ago

hmm Renie ,most of us would be having a long holiday becuase of the SECOND extended weekend!!hence submitting,voting and prachaar will be tough...might i suggest that we keep IB of the month-sept in OCT???? its ok ,we can have a month without IB of the month right?? :)

 

just a suggestion..

Urmika Agarwal
Urmika Agarwal
from Mumbai
12 years ago

How about something to do with sarcasm?

Renie Ravin
Renie Ravin
from Chennai
12 years ago

All right decided - we're going to run 2 contests at the same time, September as well as October! September - Poetry, October - Technology.

Both contests will open on the 1st of October. Every person can vote five times per contest, unlike the single vote restriction that was there earlier. And we'll open the voting phase for a longer period this time.

What say, everyone? Smile

Aditya Tibrewala
from Mumbai
12 years ago

im still averse to both the categories selected.

Poetry because we just recently had an IB on literature

Tech because there are way too many blogs on it and we would have just too many nominations and many peoples knowledge is restricted in that field. Cant we specify something within tech? isnt tech as a whole too broad? probably something like computers, cellphones, software, hardware etc.

Renie Ravin
from Chennai
12 years ago

Narrowing down Technology isn't too bad... Let's make it Technology - Gadgets then?

narendra
from karkala
12 years ago

NO!!no two categories..it makes life tough..and 5 vote thing is also not a good idea according to me..!!

why?

earlier with one vote you could have voted whom u considered best and after voting u cud see other votes(that ways it dint influence ur decision)..now after 1 votes u cud clearly see who is the top and all that..and naturally u tend to vote the topmost..i dunno why ,there must hav been a research on this somewhere in the world :P

if 5 vote,then why vote ??

 

Aditya Tibrewala
from Mumbai
12 years ago

@narendra

two categories seems a little tedious to me too. I dont think that after casting your first vote you can see the results. In fact if im  not mistaken, Renie is planning to scrap the entire idea of displaying the results and he wishes to hold the suspense till the very end.

narendra
from karkala
12 years ago

@Aditya

the 2 category idea is scaring the hell out of me..i have exams this month :P(not that i care..LOL...but i am not allowed to use internet,,:P)

 

but if the votes are all secret then i am game for it...but can u have one category pls....either poetry or tech...keep tech this time and peotry next time or vice versa..:)

Anil Kant
Anil Kant
from Faridabad
12 years ago

Poetry !!

Saurabh Hirani
Saurabh Hirani
from Bangalore
12 years ago

Renie, thanks for taking both the far ends of the spectrum - tech and poetry into considerations. The poets can withdraw their scathingly searing ammo of rhyming words and the techies can lock their carbine powered semi automatics to safe mode.

If we having multiple votes i.e. no. of votes same as no. of blogs, we may be choosing the best poetry/tech blog post and not blog, which is also cool. It may also occur that a user has 5 blog posts - each of which gather 5 votes = 25 but he is beaten by someone whose 1 blog posts is a killer lapping up 30 votes. But as Sri Harsha said, if it doesn't create a mess, its fine with us.

But we are glad that we have a verdict. As someone rightly said, Gentlemen (and ladies if I may add), start your engines!

narendra
from karkala
12 years ago

I am sorry no.of votes same as no.of blogs??that is so not going to happen...is it Renie?

Renie Ravin
from Chennai
12 years ago

Yo Saurabh, you just gave me serious heebiedabajeebies with this one... I was wondering if I had come up with this idea when I was half asleep! Smile We're keeping it simple - 5 votes per bloggers, and it's unrelated to the number of nominations.

Saurabh Hirani
from Bangalore
12 years ago

Okay. I just thought that the no. of nominations are 5 and the no. of votes too. The similarity between the two made me think so.

Sanskar
Sanskar
from New Delhi
12 years ago

How about journalism on international affairs?

Sonya Gee
Sonya Gee
from New Delhi
12 years ago

Hey Renie,look forward to your post to start the nominations :)

 

 

K!ru
K!ru
from chennai
12 years ago

techie sounds great to me y cant some one choose it

http://kiru-2009.blogspot.com/

Somebody Somewhere
Somebody Somewhere
from Kolkata
12 years ago

How about random ramblings... a lot of people ramble randomly....

Im even up for "dear diary" - posts about everyday life and happenings... its the only thing my blog would ever qualify for... plus its classic, the very reason why online journals came into being.

Renie Ravin
Renie Ravin
from Chennai
12 years ago

And.... we're back! Smile

VIKAS GUPTA
VIKAS GUPTA
from NEW DELHI
12 years ago

There should be some rules for voting. Those bloggers who are more networked get the votes in the competition. The deserving blogs don't get the awards! Often, most entries have 1 votes or 2 votes while those bloggers who have more followers and friends get more votes and win! If anybody thinks real talent is rewarded in these competitions, he/she would be barking up the wrong tree! A group of eminent people and bloggers should choose the winners in my opinion. Presently friends come and vote and leave [nobody reads others' posts]!

There may be 126 comments here while I am writing this post but when it comes to voting, people hardly read the posts and vote! Indiblogger has failed in becoming popular like Blog Catalog [notwithstanding its huge Indi rank logos and Indi logos that Indian bloggers proudly publish on their blogs; also people pine for a Blogadda tangy tuesday selection etc. When a social post of mine was selected in Blogadda Tangy Tuesday, all it got was 6 visitors from them!].

In future you should include a package of domain name, hosting account and a premium theme in the awards.

 

 

 

 

narendra
from karkala
12 years ago

i suggested the same sometime back.....say a panel of bloggers will decide...and how do u decide who gets to be in the panel??of course the older IB of the month..lol...:P

 

but anyways i am happy to be a part of this IB of the month...


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