Saturday, October 06, 2007

Aussiejourno's Weekly Blog Awards

Top Blogs For Week Ending 6 October

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.

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

WILDCARDS: Allan Cook, Photoxification, Brookville Daily Photo, Danielle's Musings, Dan's Blah Blah Blog, Plumpie Mousie, Skinny Little Blonde, The Hippie Parade, Broken Man, Blog Guelph, Chumma Chumma, Bellur, Rabaul Daily Photo, Anna, BC Mom, Squiggles Mom, Chris Online, Ohara, Michal, The Max-e Files, Sketch and Colour, Bruno's Blusterings, Scooter Guy,

And honourable mentions go to: Confused Sam, Shashikiran. Suz.50, Laurent, Gerald the Goat, Lady T, 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, 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.


Jeni said...

David -I don't know if in your blog travels you've checked in on "A Twist of Humor" (click into his sight from my blog if you have a chance) but his return to blogging post today is absolutely awesome. Just wanted to give you a head's up in case you've never seen his place before.
Keep doing the great posts you've been doing and passing on advice to us as you go too. Love it!

Ak-Man said...

A boost in the rankings . . . Cheers.

The plan is to tooth and claw my way back into the top 10!

Merisi said...

I always start reading your Awards post from the honourable mentions to Wildcards (what? My name not there? Hope? Or dropped entirely? Heartbeat rising!). Then I look immediately at no. 47: Nobody's Friend? Congratulations, that's a great spot to be in! 46? Karoline! Congratulations here too! Been there last week, loved it. Truth is, my heart is sinking. Well, not entirely. I had fun, another week of winging it (me, a blogger? natch!) and, would you believe it, visitors who left incredibly generous comments. My little picture book, er, blog give me back much more than I could ever put in (who's in charge of time up there, I ask?). Sorry, I digress. Yes, heart still beating. A glance at number 45: Merisi! Now my heart stops. Wow. David. Amazing. Thank you (takes a sip of water).

I don't know, how you do it, but I sure know I am really grateful for your encouragement. I never ever expected something like that when I started out, me who didn't even know what blogging meant.

Dankeschön from Vienna,

Shrink Wrapped Scream said...

Wey-hey, I'm creeping back up there again - amazing! (I sometimes wonder if you've mixed me up with any other Carol Cooper's out there, it is a very common name when all is said and done, but I don't want to push my luck by exploring that one too deeply.) Saturday simply wouldn't be the same without Aussiejourno's Weekly Blog Awards to peek in to - I cannot even begin to imagine how much hard work you must put in to this. It is enormously appreceiated by all of us, David - hats off to you, my friend. Oh, and thank you (smile).

WalksFarWoman said...

David - we should forget browsing and just make this our homepage as you have links to such a phenomenal list of informative and entertaining bloggers. There's truly something for everyone in 'David's Bag'.

Thank you once again for the endorsement, it means so much. x

Expat Traveler said...

Hi David - I think what you are doing is brillant!

I think its a really great thing you are doing by taking the time to notice bloggers. That's how people are noticed and at least once in your life it does feel great to be noticed..

And thanks again for stopping by more than once! Your history is intriguing for sure.

Nap Warden said...

Hey David, I found you through the Photohunt...Now I have been checking out the rest of your blog, you have quite an intersting background. I have to ask, what exactly is blog mentoring? Just curious...

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

Oh my! Oh my!
Nose hugs!
THank cu!!


Papoosue said...

Thanks for your comments David. I've been sadly neglecting you lately, but you are not forgotten :-)

The course is going okay - just into my second week.

Mark said...

Just come across you from Photo Hunt, good to see you giving fellow bloggers a bit of a leg up, I do the same thing every now and then but not to the scale you do.
Nice photos by the way.

Cheers Mark

smilnsigh said...

Thank you much for stopping by and commenting in my blog. As you can see, I do love balconies! And since my city boasts quite a collection of them, I'm loving showing them.

I look forward to seeing your balcony pictures from around the world.


Christine said...

I found you through Mrs. Nesbitt...I'm planning on joining her ABC Wednesday. I'm a free-lance photographer with a photoblog that's hardly taken off the ground. The blog linked here is the one getting most of my attention...I'd love for you to check it out, and I'd love to hear more about your mentoring.


ozlady said...

I've dropped, but from some of posts of the days I've deserved it. Well done to everyone!

david mcmahon said...

Hi Jeni,

Thank you for the heads-up. I always enjoy the chance to visit a good site.

Will check him out. And thank you for your support.

Keep smiling


david mcmahon said...

Hi Ak-Man,

I know you've been busy writing - but it's great to see more work on your blog. It's high quality and we're acustomed to regular updates!

The Top Ten awaits you .....

Keep smiling


david mcmahon said...

Hi Merisi,

You don;t have to thank me. It is my privilege to read these wonderful blogs each week.

Keep smiling


david mcmahon said...

Hi Carol,

There is only ONE Carol Cooper as far as I;m concerned!

Keep smiling


david mcmahon said...


Thank you, ma'am. That is a huge, HUGE endorsement and I am very grateful.

Keep smiling


david mcmahon said...

Hi Expat Traveller,

It is my very great pleasure to provide this service. I feel it is my duty to help other writers and photographers - and to draw attention to their work.

But thank you for your kind words. I really do appreciate your message.

Keep smiling


david mcmahon said...

Hi Nap Warden,

Blog mentoring is not a formal thing I do - it's just a process by which bloggers can contact me for advice on writing, photography, graphic presentation and the editorial package that is blogging.

That just happens to be my background, so I am more than happy to act as a mentor to anyone who asks.

Do keep in touch

Keep smiling


david mcmahon said...

Hi Bob,

Your nose hugs make my day. Always.

Keep smiling


david mcmahon said...

Hi Papoosue,

No, you're not neglecting me. You just paying attention to the family and the course - and that's the way it should be.

I'll always be here for you and my other friends.

Keep smiling


david mcmahon said...

Hi Mark,

Thanks for visiting - and thank you for the generous comment. Good on you for giving others a leg up; it's one of life's greatest graces.

Keep smiling


david mcmahon said...

Hi Mari-Nanci,

Thanks for visiting. Righty-o, I'll dog out some of my shots from the ``archives''!

Watch this space ....

Keep smiling


david mcmahon said...

Hi Christine,

Thanks for getting in touch. Mrs Nesbit is a good friend, a great blogger and a whirling dervish of total energy.

I'll certainly check out your blog. I'm happy to mentor anyone, anywhere.

Do keep in touch.

Keep smiling


david mcmahon said...

Hi Steph,

There has been a lot of movement (uo and down) the past three weeks.

Last week one very good blogger dropped about 20 spots.

Keep smiling


savannah said...

thank you for the honorable mention, sugar ;-)

Vic Grace said...

Thanks again David, this is a great thing that you do

david mcmahon said...

Hi Savannah,

No worries at all. Enjoy the rest of your weekend.

Keep smiling


david mcmahon said...

Hi Vic,

Thank you for those kind words. But I have to admit, it is a lot of fun as well!

Keep smiling


Lin said...

David, I still don't know how you do it - I cannot keep up with a dozen enjoyable blogs. Congrats on being a multi-tasker supreme and dropping by when you can. I always, always look forward to your comments.

The Egel Nest said...

That is really nice of you to do blog mentoring to help people get started and help people improve what they are working on :)

Good Stuff!

The Egel Nest

mrsnesbitt said...

Ooooooooooooooooooooooooh! David! I am moving up!


Well Sunday here, just getting the motorbike out for an adventure!


I am looking for something beginning with L!
So spontaneous eh??

mrsnesbitt said...

Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm forget last comment's raining!

Will catch up with reading some of my favourite blogs!

pat houseworth said...

David....not to get personal, but, how many hours a day/week are you on the blogs?

Living in the beautiful down under, with summer coming up, you must know how to space your computer and outdoor times well.

Jo Beaufoix said...

Oooo I'm not wild anymore. I'm on the list. Hooray.

Thanks David. :D

Animals with Opinions said...

we are finally back. our human is warming up the camera and scrubbing us clean!! we have a new home and lots of room to roam. thanks for the mention.

gerald and antonio

Mushy said...

Again I'm humbled...thanks.

lime said...

very late getting here sa i have been out all weekend but thanks so much for this. up in the top 50. whoda thunk it? i'm shocked and pleased. many thanks.

Stacy said...

Thank you, David!

Digital Flower Pictures said...

What joy to be listed! Thank you, sir for considering my blog for your list and pointing out some great blogs to visit.

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