Saturday, April 28, 2007

Results of the Judging-Aussiejourno’s Weekly Blog Awards

As the first guest judge, and the first judge from the Northern Hemisphere, I completed my judging duties yesterday and am posting the results here. When David McMahon invited me to judge, he said that his criteria were readability, photographs and/or image content, and the x-factor which could be a great headline, witty remark or something else that caught his eye and tickled his brain. I added consistency of theme, relevance, title catchiness, accuracy, and the use of keywords.

It wasn’t easy to visit and rate 53 blogs, especially with so many good ones. In typical teacher fashion, I created a spreadsheet with my criteria across the top and the blog links down the left-hand column and entered my subjective rating from one to ten under each of the criteria for each of the blogs, totaled the numbers, and sorted from highest to lowest. Thus, I gave the appearance of objectivity to a purely subjective endeavor. I had a few ties and had to revisit those blogs in order to break the tie.

I gave higher scores to blogs with current content (posts in the last week) and, after making allowances for blogspeak, I did consider grammar and spelling. When I am visiting blogs, I frequently browse the tags, or labels that the authors have given their own posts in order to quickly see what they are about. So, I gave more credit to blogs with effective tags.

This was an impossible yet rewarding experience for me. It’s impossible to rank the personal thoughts and experiences of others, but taking a stab at it exposed me to the various ways other bloggers choose to present themselves to world and what they value and find interesting in their own lives. I had the feeling when I was doing it and that I was being slightly voyeuristic, and was sitting squarely in the eye of this postmodern phenomenon, the blogosphere.

Here are my rankings.

  1. http://www.blogguelph.com
  2. http://uncommonnotions.blogspot.com/
  3. http://shrinkwrappedscream.blogspot.com/
  4. http://thatblueyak.blogspot.com
  5. http://bobs-diary.blogspot.com/
  6. http://www.ramblingtraveler.com/
  7. http://adarkershadeofblack.blogspot.com/
  8. http://copperstiletto.blogspot.com/
  9. http://chewy-myblog.blogspot.com/
  10. http://www.autopartsplace.com/bg/
  11. http://dancewithsun.blogspot.com/
  12. http://grumpyandfarting.blogspot.com
  13. http://andreajoseph24.blogspot.com/
  14. http://www.mcglinch.com/blog
  15. http://invisiblestudio.blogspot.com
  16. http://web.mac.com/allancook/
  17. http://colorado-bob.blogspot.com/
  18. http://daubdujour.blogspot.com/
  19. http://aquarius2626.blogspot.com/
  20. http://jenerahealy.blogspot.com
  21. http://www.dressedandpressed.blogspot.com/
  22. http://4thavenueblues.blogspot.com/
  23. http://circlesinthesandbysamadhiwhitehouse.blogspot.com/
  24. http://chalkhills-collective.blogspot.com/
  25. http://toiletpaper56.blogspot.com
  26. http://scooterguy-doug.blogspot.com/
  27. http://chummachumma.blogspot.com/
  28. http://moviessansfrontiers.blogspot.com/
  29. http://escapingthroughfilm.blogspot.com/
  30. http://www.bartraeke.com/
  31. http://mur38.blogspot.com/
  32. http://mrjoeblogs.blogspot.com/
  33. http://www.megabluewave.com/blog/
  34. http://unforeseenpaths.blogspot.com/
  35. http://querkeyturkey.blogspot.com
  36. http://thedanmega.blogspot.com/
  37. http://magickriver.blogspot.com
  38. http://beginnerphotos.blogspot.com/
  39. http://geraldthemajesticgoat.blogspot.com/
  40. http://bonniescalhoun.blogspot.com
  41. http://inthenuthouse.blogspot.com/
  42. http://breakfastwithbwana.blogspot.com/
  43. www.thechosenonesupports.blogspot.com
  44. http://www.storybookphotos.blogspot.com
  45. http://webolee.blogspot.com
  46. http://chele76.blogspot.com/
  47. http://tytka.blogspot.com/
  48. http://aletterneversent.blogspot.com
  49. http://cash4blogging.blogspot.com/
  50. http://wwwscala.blogspot.com/

Honorable Mention

http://www.no-fing-way.blogspot.com/
http://rodentia.blogspot.com/
http://www.ubertramp.com/blogger.htm

Here is my dietary recap from yesterday.


Daily Dietary Recap-4/27/2007
Calories Protein Carbohydrates SodiumFat % Calories from Fat
1333 48.85 g 220.58 g968 mg 20.27 g 13.69%

16 comments:

B.T.Bear (esq.) said...

WOW! Thanks, Prof Bush!

Consider yourself nose-hugged!

Bob :@}

Ak-Man said...

Aye . . .

It's good to see that you enjoyed my site!

Ak-Man

Shrink wrapped scream said...

Hey, I've moved up! Cheers,Prof - thanks a bundle!

Chalkhills Collective said...

Hi Prof Bush
Thanks for looking at my site, I've moved up the rankings! Thanks again.

Liz

Jenera Healy said...

Thank you!! I was so happy to see BOTH of my blogs make it this week!

Jenera

Deborah Gamble said...

Prof Bush-

You are too kind. Thank you for the favorable ranking. Once again, I'll be spending D3's Saturday naptime checking out some new blogs.

Debbie

dressedandpressed said...

Hey Prof Bush,

You made my day. I forget what hard work it is sometimes and it's so nice to be recognised.Thanks for the ranking.

D&P

Gryffin said...

Great job. I like your organization idea, that must have made things easier.

Stacy said...

Thank you for the ranking, Prof Bush!

phaseoutgirl said...

Dear Prof Joel,

I am on your list, and I thank you from the bottom of my heart!!! Glad to know you liked it...

cheers!
Cecilia

Buscador said...

I'm so glad you liked my blogs. Thanks for the good rankings. It's nice to see others appreciate my random ramblings. :-) Have a great day!!!

Chewy said...

Thanks a bunch for visiting my site and listing it.

chewy sweetwater

ipodwheels said...

Hey man, thanks for thinking my site cool. I am now motivated to get back up with my rankings on this award.

David really is a great mentor.

F.J. Delgado said...

Thank you for the recognition, it is very much appreciated!

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