Saturday, August 18, 2007

Aussiejourno's Weekly Blog Awards

Top Blogs For Week Ending 18 August

Aussiejourno's Weekly Blog Awards are meant to encourage bloggers from all round the world and they give new bloggers the chance to get their work noticed in an increasingly popular forum, alongside the world's most-visited blogs. There is no monetary reward, no live TV coverage, no red carpet interview, but the exposure comes with international bragging rights. If you would like your blog (or someone else's) to be considered for next week's awards, please leave the url here, in the comment section. You can nominate as many blogs as you want. Entries close at midday Greenwich Mean Time each Friday.

1. Bob T Bear, 2. Deborah Gamble, 3. Carol Cooper,
4. Chewy, 5. Bartraeke, 6. Rambling Traveller,
7. Mushy, 8. Grumpy'n'Farting, 9. Victorya,
10. Dan Mega, 11. Cherished 79, 12. Jenera Healy,
13. Blue Yak, 14. Blog Guelph, 15. Hammer,
16. Phaseout Girl, 17. Ak-Man, 18. Yes But Images,
19. McGlinch, 20. Querkey Turkey, 21. Ianqui,
22. Random Blethers, 23. Pasture Musings, 24. Creek Journal,
25. Brian in Oxford, 26. FHB, 27. Oz Lady,
28. Woman Wandering, 29. Invisible Studio, 30. Ruth's Blog,
31. Cariboo Ponderer, 32. Goddess, 33. Craver vii,
34. Diesel, 35. Luke Dockery, 36. Lotus Reads,
37 Les Becker, 38. Mrs Nesbitt, 39. My Name Is Girl,
40. Mur 38, 41. Chumma Chumma, 42. Scooter Guy,
43. It's The Little Things. 44. Bellur, 45. Pope Terry,
46. Broken Man, 47. Merisi, 48. Cuckoo,
49. Nobody's Friend, 50. Kitchen Fire, Joint 50. Karoline.

WILDCARDS: I Gotta B, Danielle's Musings, Photoxification, Dan's Blah Blah Blog, Plumpie Mousie, Skinny Little Blonde, The Hippie Parade.

And honourable mentions go to:

Confused Sam, Shashikiran. Suz.50, Laurent, Gerald the Goat, Lady T, Bruno's Blusterings, Allan Cook, Aquarius2626, David's Pics, Unforeseen Paths, Prof Bush, Copper Stiletto, Terry's Playpen, Kalyan's Dreams, Near Post, Colorado Bob, Chalkhills Collective, Chess World, Lensational, Ubertramp, I'm On My Weigh Down, Daub du Jour, Chele 76, Movies Sans Frontiers, Sandip Madan, Who Dat Dare Pokah, Sketch and Colour, Love's Ragpicker, Coffee Conversation, Peace With Guns, Ms Creek, Roc Rebel Granny, Travellin' Mama, Magick River, Praveen Who Writes, Auto Parts, Savannah.

In conclusion, I would just like to say I've been mentoring several bloggers for a while and it is important to know that the work of a blogger whose url has only 10 hits can be ranked alongside a blogger whose url has 10,000 hits or more. I would like other would-be writers and bloggers to benefit from the fact that I am a bestselling novelist (`Vegemite Vindaloo', published by Penguin) and career journalist with almost 30 years' experience in writing, editing, design, newspaper technology and production.

33 comments:

Stacy said...

Thank you, David! Again, I don't know where you find the time, but I'm glad you do.

Helena said...

Oh wow! Bob will be so excited! (He's at football at the moment.)

Thanks, Dave!

BTW, here is another blog you should check out. Based in Melbourne, some lovely photo's:

Motifs

Thanks again, and for the honorable mench, too.

Helena

Victorya said...

oh my! thanks so much, amazing. When I first found you guys I never once imagined I'd be up there!

And yeah to Bob! He makes me smile, just pure awesome.

(is it me, of are these verifications getting longer and longer??)

Shrink Wrapped Scream said...

Gee, I can't believe I'm still up there! Wowsie, David, that's given me such a fix (just off for a celebratory swim round the garden - you haven't seen where I left my goggles, have you?) YEE-HAW! Thank you, my friend. x

Les Becker said...

Oooh! 37! That's how old I am today (I'm working my way back to 25).

Merisi said...

You got me hooked: Looking every Saturday evening to check if I am down there at the bottom of the cliff! *grin* I start peeking at no. 50 (was I 51?), 49?, 40-eeeeeeight=what? Forty-seven! I can't believe my luck. One small step for a blogger, a giant step for Merisi! Thank you, David.
P.S.: I am still wondering how the ranking is being done. Is this a trade secret or can I read about this somewhere?

May I nominate Lorenzo the LLama? http://lorenzollama.blogspot.com/
She (yes, she's a lady! *smile*) is the best "casual" blogger I know, pulling in up to a 100 comments, sometimes almost risking a riot, but at the end she pulls the hottest topics off with finesse. ;-)

karoline said...

thanks yet again david for your unwavering dedication..

:)
k

Diesel said...

I will make it my mission to track down and ki -- I mean, visit each one of these bloggers.

Shashikiran Mullur said...

Thanks David, it's gracious of you not to completely give up on me.

~Fathairybastard~ said...

Damn, I'm just slammin' up the charts. Thanks, I don't know where you find the time.

Deborah Gamble said...

David,
b. is a wild card!? Do I know what that is? Not really, but it seems to fit. Bye for now, Davy Mac.

Debbie

b. said...

I was going to say the same thing Deborah said.....I'm a wild card on so many levels! Thanks for the plug!

Hammer said...

Thank you David. You are a Scholar and a Gentleman.

Pope Terry said...

Ha, I found the key, serve the community instead of complaining about tv commercials, now if I can just be more useful... hmmm, this is going to be hard.

45 and rising.

david mcmahon said...

Hi Stacy,

You are always so appreciative. I never do it for the acknowledgement, as you know, but you are a wonderful human being.

Keep smiling

David

david mcmahon said...

Hi Helena,

Please congratulate Bob - and tell him I have not been able to find the Lisa Simpson clock, but I might be able to send him something else that he might enjoy.

It might be too late in the year to find on, but if that's the case, he can count on getting one (no, no details!) early next year.

Will check out that blog, for sure.

God bless

Keep smiling

David

david mcmahon said...

Hi Victorya,

You are a very powerful writer and you deserve to be in that echelon.

Bob is a very talented bear ....

Yes, the verifications are certainly getting longer!

Keep smiling

David

david mcmahon said...

Hi Carol,

Yes, your goggles are (concentrating fiercely) in the stomach of the goat that just visited from next door.

Quick, call the vet on 1234 56789 ....

Keep smiling

David

david mcmahon said...

Hi Les,

A very happy birthday to you. Have a wonderful day.

And when you find out how to wind 'em back to 25, let me know!

Keep smiling

David

david mcmahon said...

Hi Merisi,

It's been great seeing your blog making progress.

Maybe give us some of your writing as well - for added value.

The judging criteria is no secret at all. Will do a post on it in the next coupla days ...

Keep smiling

David

david mcmahon said...

Hi Karoline,

My pleasure. It's a privilege to look through so many great blogs every week.

Keep smiling

David

david mcmahon said...

G'day Diesel,

That is indeed your mission, should you choose to accept it!

Keep smiling

David

david mcmahon said...

Hi Shashikiran,

I'd never give up on anyone - as you know!

Keep smiling

David

david mcmahon said...

Hi FHB,

Simple - I just pretend each day has 36 hours!

Keep smiling

David

david mcmahon said...

Hi Debbie,

I introduced the category last week - and it shows my background in tennis. A wildcard is given to special cases who haven't made it into the main draw but deserve to be there.

Keep smiling

David, er Davy Mac

david mcmahon said...

Hi B,

You? Wild? I'll have to watch the video footage of you at the Keith Urban concert to confirm that!

Have a great weekend

Keep smiling

David, er Davy Mac

david mcmahon said...

G'day Hammer,

Scholar? Hmmmmm, I used to try!

Gentleman? Maybe there's more of Ned Flanders to me than I realise!

Many thanks for your support.

Keep smiling

David

david mcmahon said...

G'day Pope Terry,

The Bendigo Vatican staff tell me that you serve the wider community in many wonderful ways.

The drop bears confirmed that, too!

Keep smiling

David

Lotus Reads said...

Quelle horreur! I am slipping!

david mcmahon said...

Hi Lotus,

Only inasmuch as some of the bloggers on this list suddenly went into overdrive during the week.....

Keep smiling

David

Deborah Gamble said...

David,

b. is a "special case" so it fits.

Antares said...

Thought I'd swing by and hand you a cold beer or a hot coffee and a big hug! Cheers, mate! :-)

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

Mummy sed I havent been along to say thank cu yet. Oh deer. I thort I had! Onnist! Onnist Guv, I thort I had! Ssf! Ssf sfs fss ssf sf!

Thank yu, Mr David, Sir!

I'll send yu sum nose hugs, too. Eevn tho yu've got a cold an ar probly all snotty. Yu see- I doo do appreeshetiv, I do.

Bob.



(OK if I wear gluvs??? Ownly, I don't like barths.)