Sunday, May 20, 2007

Aussiejourno's Weekly Blog Awards

Top Blogs For Week Ending 19 May

I'm sorry this is later than normal, but it's been a busy 24 hours. Also, it's been a tough week to judge - as you can see by the fact that we have our first tie.

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.

Joint #1. http://shrinkwrappedscream.blogspot.com/
Joint #1. http://uncommonnotions.blogspot.com/
3. http://dancewithsun.blogspot.com/
4.
http://bobs-diary.blogspot.com/
5. http://www.ramblingtraveler.com/
6. http://chewy-myblog.blogspot.com/
7. http://www.bartraeke.com/
8.
http://adarkershadeofblack.blogspot.com/
9. http://www.blogguelph.com
10.
http://web.mac.com/allancook/
11.
http://thedanmega.blogspot.com/
12. http://grumpyandfarting.blogspot.com
13.
http://www.mcglinch.com/blog
14.
http://copperstiletto.blogspot.com/
15.
http://invisiblestudio.blogspot.com
16.
http://chalkhills-collective.blogspot.com/
17.
http://www.autopartsplace.com/bg/
18.
http://jenerahealy.blogspot.com
19.
http://andreajoseph24.blogspot.com/
20. http://scooterguy-doug.blogspot.com/
21.
http://toiletpaper56.blogspot.com
22. http://www.ubertramp.com/
23.
http://profbush.blogspot.com
24. http://4thavenueblues.blogspot.com/
25. http://inthenuthouse.blogspot.com/
26.
http://thatblueyak.blogspot.com
27. http://daubdujour.blogspot.com/
28. http://querkeyturkey.blogspot.com
29. http://unforeseenpaths.blogspot.com/
30.
http://escapingthroughfilm.blogspot.com/
31. http://magickriver.blogspot.com
32.
http://geraldthemajesticgoat.blogspot.com/
33. http://www.dressedandpressed.blogspot.com/
34.
http://chummachumma.blogspot.com/
35. http://colorado-bob.blogspot.com/
36. http://memoirsofabrokenman.blogspot.com/
37. http://randomblethers.blogspot.com/
38.
http://chele76.blogspot.com/
39. http://karolineswednesdayschild.blogspot.com/
40. http://wwwscala.blogspot.com/
41.
http://moviessansfrontiers.blogspot.com/
42. http://yesbut-images.blogspot.com/
43. http://achessworld.blogspot.com
45. http://ianqui365.blogspot.com
46.
http://travellinmama.blogspot.com/
47. http://mur38.blogspot.com/
48. http://cuculus.blogspot.com
49.
http://pasturemusings.blogspot.com/
50.
http://davids-pics.blogspot.com

And honourable mentions go to:

http://aquarius2626.blogspot.com/
http://www.tcosgarage.blogspot.com/
http://www.ozlady.com/
http://necronomipod-podcast.blogspot.com/
http://tytka.blogspot.com/
http://beginnerphotos.blogspot.com/
http://www.megabluewave.com/blog/
http://smadanpersonal.blogspot.com/
http://whodatdarepokah.blogspot.com
http://sketchandcolour.blogspot.com
http://aquarius2626.blogspot.com/
http://cash4blogging.blogspot.com/
http://aletterneversent.blogspot.com/

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.

45 comments:

Deborah Gamble said...

David,

Wowsers! Thank you for the high rating. The pressure is on to live up to it!

Debbie

david mcmahon said...

Hi Debbie,

Well done - the first-ever tied position, and it's for No.1 spot.

It's been a great week to judge the blogs - and an absolute pleasure.

You don't have to thank me - just keep blogging the way you do.

Keep smiling

David

Viper said...

Cool..how do you keep track of all these blogs??? Saw a familiar blog there(tcosgarage)

Viper said...

By the way, I nominate me! Haha, seriously. :) I am a new blogger though.

david mcmahon said...

Hi Viper,

Yes, I saw mention of you on tcosgarage. I keep track of the sites thru the week and monitor their progress. Not sure how I find the time, though!

Cheers

David

david mcmahon said...

Hi Viper,

Got that nomination. No worries - we were all newbies at one stage. And a lot of blogs on this list were noobs when they cracked a spot on the list.

That's the point of the Awards - you don;t have to have 10,000 hits to make it.

Cheers

David

Shrink Wrapped Scream said...

Oh, I'm way behind here! I thought (and was delighted with) the Blue Yak's judging - I had no idea this was on in here.. David - my head is spinning!! Oh, Deb's - you sure are giving me a run for the money (darn it, I'm gonna have to up my game, now).

Just when I was going to ease up a bit, too! David, you make blogging so much fun, where would we be without you? Thank you, bonny lad. x

david mcmahon said...

Hi Carol,

I guess the essential message there is the phrase ``you make blogging so much fun''.

Thank you.

If indeed I do make blogging fun, I guess it's just a simple reflection of my life credo.

That said, it's a pleasure to read your work.

Good luck with everything.

David

phaseoutgirl said...

David..

Thank you! Hopefully this is not going to be a "one week wonder". I agree with Deb, pressure, pressure, pressure... but this is quite fun!!!

And Debs and Carol are quite "up there" you know... cool chicks and even cooler blogs!!!

cheers,
Cecilia

Cuckoo said...

Hi David,

Hmmm.. I slipped down 4 positions. Got to work hard.

Thanks for the mention though.

Cheers,

Cuckoo

Papoosue said...

I'm on the list! Thanks.

Unknown said...

woohoo!!! we thought #37 was great but #32 feels even better!! thanks!

gerald, penelope, we think moosey but he's still in rehab

karoline in the morning said...

well, hells bells...i had no idea.. thankyou most sincerely!...i cannot believe i made a list of any sort with my head buried in the sand...tsk..shame on me..

thanking you ..

k

Anonymous said...

I'm on the list - thanks, David!

Work to do, though, so I can make the rating!

Will you be publishing criteria on how you rank? Just out of interest! ;)

Living is hard dying seems easy said...

David, Thank you for all you have done for me and thank you for your kind words about my Father. He has not been there for me as much as I had wished when I was a child however he is still my Father and I love him for trying.

Living is hard dying seems easy said...

David any suggestions for my Blog? I trully value any and all of your ideas.Thank you.

david mcmahon said...

Hi Cecilia,

It's fantastic to see your blog up there in the pressure position - you've done some great work for so long.

Now comes the fun part - to hold on to your spot when you know that everyone is going to try and knock you off!

You can cope with that. Easy.

Keep smiling and say hi to the girls for me.

David

david mcmahon said...

Hi Cuckoo,

Don't stress about slipping four spots. A couple of blogs went from the mid-20s to oblivion in the past.

Be proud of the way you started at 43 in your very first week (from memory it was 43, wasn't it?)

Look forward to more of your work.

Cheers

David

david mcmahon said...

Hi Papoosue,

From memory, you;ve been there at least two or three weeks.

Just don;t forgot to get all those other assignments in on time, though!

Cheers

David

david mcmahon said...

Hi animals with opinions,

Yep, I thought you'd be pleased with that. Great work all round in the animal kingdom.

Cheers

David

david mcmahon said...

Hi Ozlady,

Great to see your work on the list.

As for criteria - the two things I studiously avoid are:
a) how many hits your site has
b) how many other blogers link to your site

I rate blogs on editorial content, layout, originality, overall presentation and any X-factor that might pop up as a unique attribute.

Cheers and good luck

David

david mcmahon said...

Hi Happyinmy40s,

Great to hear from you. I hope your father's recovery continues.

Our parents grew up in a different time from us, and they way they looked on us is not always a way we can understand.

But they are our guides, our mentors and our life examples. I hear you so deeply and I hope you and your father take this gifted time to strike an even stronger bond.

God bless

David

david mcmahon said...

Hi Karoline,

No worries at all. I don't think you've ever had your head stuck in the sand!

I enjoy your blog - and look forward to more of your work.

Cheers

David

david mcmahon said...

Hi happy in my 40s,

Yep, sure. No worries at all. Will visit your site in the next 24-48 hours and give you some feedback.

Do me a favour - if you haven;t heard from me by Wednesday, just drop me a ``get on with it, buddy'' comment here!

Cheers and take care of yourself.

David

Anonymous said...

David, thank you for the honorable mention.. Best of luck.
PJs and Coffee
http://cash4blogging.blogspot.com

mcglinch said...

I'm all confused. What goes on here with thatblueyak and their judging? Methinks there's some sniffing the cleaning supplies over there at the factory...are they sanctioned to do the rewarding? can i truly claim that prize?

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

Good Lord!

Wow!

Number 4?

(((blush)))

Gosh, thank you!

Consider yourself nose-hugged.

Bob :@}

Prof. Jim Greer said...

Hey,
Glad to see that my blog managed to get honourable mention. I am amazed that you manage to keep track of all these blogs then have the time to rate them. Also, how do you manage to put out so many different post a day? It is quite amazing!

Bye for now,
THe Chosen One

Sam said...

hi david

great list!! will go through all of them (there are so many!!!) :)

cheerio!!

Sam

Buscador said...

David! You are too kind to me. I can't believe you still put me on the list despite not having the time to update. I promise I'm going to try much harder in balancing blogging with work. Thank you.

mcglinch said...

Thanks for the rankings boost, McM! By the way, i've posted my rendering of me receiving my dubious ThatBlueYak award over at my place.

david mcmahon said...

Hi kcdc627,

No worries at all. Good luck with blogging - keep in touch.

Cheers

David

david mcmahon said...

Hi Big Mac,

Absolutely! Collect the award, smile for the TV cameras - and make sure the paparazzi get your best angle.

Loved the Glinch-doodle that you posted of your triumphant moment!

The Other Mac

david mcmahon said...

Hi BTBear,

You can't keep a good bear down. Your blog really is fun to read - because you never know what's going to happen next!

Cheers

David

david mcmahon said...

Hi the chosen one,

Congratulations. You deserve it. How do I do all that? I just pretend every day has six hours extra!

Cheers

David

david mcmahon said...

Hi Buscador,

And you still have not one but two blogs on this list!

Your academic work is always your first priority - blogging is what you and I do for fun.

Well done

David

david mcmahon said...

Hi Big Mac,

Yep, I actually checked out your site about two or three hours ago and left a comment telling you how much I loved the Glinch-doodle.

Great work.

David

david mcmahon said...

Hi Sam,

It's a great list - some terrific reading there.

Nice of you to drop by again.

Cheers

David

Chele76 said...

yea :)

Thank you! I am glad to have you as a visitor in blogland! :)

Scala said...

Hi David
Thanks again for put my blog on the list…
Have a nice week my friend.

david mcmahon said...

Hi Chele,

You can count on me. Just wish there were enough hours in the day so I could visit every blog on the list at least once every day.

Cheers

David

david mcmahon said...

Hi Scala,

No worries at all. I hope you enjoy your week too.

Cheers

David

Rachelle said...

Wow, I can't believe my little old blog is still in the top 50! Who'da thunk?? In such great company??

Thanks ever so much Dave! Here in my town we have a "Dave Da Handyman" You are just "Dave Da Man"! :))
Slainte~
Rachelle

david mcmahon said...

Hi Rachelle,

Dave Da Man? I like that!

Thank you

David

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