The Avant Garde Bloggies Awards 2009 – Kick Off

It’s that time of year again. On public demand, Avant Garde Bloggies Awards 2009 are here.

As you know from 2008, Avant Garde Bloggies awards aim to recognise the best posts from your blog. It is an award competition where your entries are voted and judged by fellow, expert bloggers. It is a competition to recognise your blog. And as always, its meant to be fun and healthy.

A repeat of how the award winners will be decided:

Phase 1: Nominations

The invitations for nominations close on 20 December at 10 pm IST.

Phase 2: Judgement by a panel of judges

The panel of judges will comprise of bloggers. There are two separate judges for each category. Judges’ score will decide which 6 best posts will go for poll.

Phase 3: Polling

You, my readers, will poll for your favorite post in each category. Polls for each category will be created at Avant Garde Bloggies Awards Blog. (The blog is at the moment private, will be open at the time of polls.)

Phase 4: Judgement day

All the winners will be decided on 15th January, 2010.

Please feel free to ask any questions. I want to keep this decision process transparent and smooth. You question may also point out a fact/situation I may have overlooked.

How to nominate blog posts?

You can nominate your own posts and blog posts written by your friends. Since no one knows your best work on the blog other than you, I recommend that you start by nominating your own posts. And then nominate posts of your friends.

Rules of Nomination:

1. Only the posts published from 1st January to December 15 this year can be nominated.
2. You can nominate your own blog posts as well as blogs of your friends. Anonymous nominations will be accepted as long as the post is worthy for the given category.
4. You cannot nominate star bloggers like Zen Habits, Web Worker Daily, Tech Crunch and so on.
5. The nominated posts need to be original. Anything copied, from forwarded emails, books, etc is not acceptable. Nominations will be canceled automatically, if the nominated post is plagiarised.
6. Same post can not be entered into more than one category.
7. Multiple entries by same author in a category is not allowed. In case of too many nominations by same author, the author has to tell us which one to consider. Or, decision will be taken at the hands of Avant Garde Committee. (Members to be announced.)
8. We agree there are all rounders. However, same blogger can not participate in more than three categories. (Excluding all the blog award categories, they are free for all.)
9. Judges and volunteers can not participate in any category. Neither can any of my own posts can be nominated or awarded.
10. If there are less than 6 nominations in a category, that category will be dismissed.
11. I and the judges’ panel have the final authority to add and reject any nomination or delete a category in case of unworthy nominations.

Nominate Posts Now

You can see the list of award categories and nominate now. Please write in your nominations in the comments section of this post. Please mention the award category along with the name of the writer and link to the blog post. In case any of these vital information is missing, nomination will be automatically rejected.

Volunteers

Nikhil is officially working as a publicist for the Avant Garde Bloggies awards 2009. Vee and Vimal are the two volunteers who have graciously offered their services. :)

I can not certainly organise these awards single-handedly. Volunteers are invited. I need some volunteers for promotion, communication and execution. Those who are interested and would have some time on hands, please write in the comments section. I will be very grateful to have your helping hand.

Judges

Judges’ panel will be announced soon.

What can you do?

I would appreciate if you too could spread the word to have worthy nominations pouring in for each category. Please join the Avant Garde Bloggies Awards Group on Facebook.

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519 Responses to “The Avant Garde Bloggies Awards 2009 – Kick Off”


  1. 1 Chirag Chamoli December 3, 2009 at 1:10 pm

    for the people by the people …. great !!!

  2. 3 Prerna December 3, 2009 at 1:28 pm

    Best of luck, great effort!

  3. 4 vishesh unni raghunathan December 3, 2009 at 1:30 pm

    yay! yup..I want to be a judge :P

    • 5 Poonam Sharma December 4, 2009 at 11:13 am

      Do not need any volunteers for judge. Need them for managing work, communication and promotion. :)

      In a way, all of you who help me promote are my volunteers. Thank you!

      P.S: I have judges’ panel in place already. I will announce soon.

  4. 7 Mahak December 3, 2009 at 2:09 pm

    Cool. Good luck. Still coping with uni. Will spread the word fr sure. Good job :)

  5. 8 hitchwriter December 3, 2009 at 2:23 pm

    I aint nominating myself… but will nominate people I love reading !!!

    and yes… I would like to register as a volunteer !!!

    I hope that gives me some good food when I travel to Pune !!!! ;)

  6. 13 Indy December 3, 2009 at 2:44 pm

    This is really nice! :)

  7. 14 Vimmuuu December 3, 2009 at 3:02 pm

    I like the new rules :D :D :D :D

    and this time, there are a lot of volunteers too !!! Gr888 !!

    btw, is it possible for you to include a Best 55-er post nomination ??

  8. 15 Prats December 3, 2009 at 3:03 pm

    Yay!!! Finally you kick off :-)

  9. 16 Radha December 3, 2009 at 3:16 pm

    Soopar!
    Count me in for any help you need Poonam :)

  10. 18 Vee December 3, 2009 at 5:03 pm

    All Set To Go… Let’s Rock… .Chak De Phatte…

  11. 19 VIKAS |vikas-gupta.in December 3, 2009 at 5:16 pm

    Wow! Looking forward to voting and nominating.

  12. 21 Pal December 3, 2009 at 8:03 pm

    Woohoo!! Excellent!

  13. 22 Pal December 3, 2009 at 8:13 pm

    OK, one nomination in the ‘Most Humourous Post’ cagtegory:
    http://diemos.blogspot.com/2009/08/rakhi-ka-swayamvar-aftermath.html by Mayuri Sharma.

  14. 24 Praveen December 3, 2009 at 9:22 pm

    I would like to nominate a post written by me;

    Post Link:
    Those were the best days of my life-2

    Post Category: Best Personal Post
    Written by: Praveen

  15. 25 Praveen December 3, 2009 at 10:21 pm

    I nominate;

    Post Category: Best Public Interest Post
    Post Link:
    The Art of Winning by Losing
    Written by: Usha Vaidyanathan

    Post Category: Best Travel Post
    Post Link:
    Bali Notes
    Written by: Usha Vaidyanathan

    Post Category: Best How-to Post
    Post Link:
    10 Secrets
    Written by: rads

    Post Category: Best Most Interesting Personal Rant Post
    Post Link:
    pull a kramer
    Written by: rads

  16. 26 Nimmy December 3, 2009 at 10:30 pm

    I enjoyed it last time and i am sure it will be more fun and more interesting this time..I appreciate yours and your team members efforts.. I can’t be a volunteer,as i am hardly online these days,but i will spread your word..

    Good luck buddy

  17. 28 Solilo December 3, 2009 at 10:40 pm

    I wish all bloggers could list some of their best in a new blogpost and leave a link here.

    That will give us a chance to read and nominate them as it is not easy to dig the archives of each blog.

  18. 29 oorja December 3, 2009 at 11:44 pm

    great…

    i second Vimmuuu.. 55ers deserve a chance… :-)

  19. 32 Vee December 4, 2009 at 1:17 am

    Thanks Pal and Praveen, Nominations received.

  20. 33 Ava December 4, 2009 at 7:48 am

    wowiee.. I wish I could volunteer but that would be foolhardy because my online time is very limited :(

    Join and nominate and vote I certainly will ..

  21. 35 Quakeboy December 4, 2009 at 11:15 am

    Kinda odd to nominate my own posts :P

    Category :- Best Satirical Post
    Branded Crazy World

    Category :- Interesting Personal Rant Post
    Are you reading a book ? Hahaha !

    Category :- Best Public Interest Post
    What Others think about you is none of your business

  22. 37 Milana December 4, 2009 at 12:00 pm

    Hey this is a great idea and I would want to nominate one of my posts.

    Category: Best Personal Post
    http://milana-blog.blogspot.com/2009/11/love-of-game.html

  23. 38 Chiranjib December 4, 2009 at 12:06 pm

    Here are my nominations:

    Most Humorous Post: http://chiranjibmazumdar.blogspot.com/2009/07/synthetic-sperms-future-for-men.html

    Best Short Story Post: http://chiranjibmazumdar.blogspot.com/2008/11/crush.html <– not sure if the story fits the 'short' category though

    Best Off Beat Post: http://chiranjibmazumdar.blogspot.com/2009/11/where-is-peace.html

    I have many friends who have done superior jobs in these categories. I would nominate their posts as well.. :D

  24. 39 ian in hamburg December 4, 2009 at 3:59 pm

    It is against my humble origins to vote for myself, however since you have left the opportunity open, I hereby submit:

    Best travel post. (Ice skating in Holland.)
    http://lettershometoyou.wordpress.com/2009/01/13/10-things-i-learned-about-skating-in-holland/
    That post can also go into best visual if you like.

    Best humor post: 10 more facts and opinions about Canada
    http://lettershometoyou.wordpress.com/2009/06/30/10-more-facts-and-opinions-about-canada/

    Off-beat: What’s missing from this post?
    http://lettershometoyou.wordpress.com/2009/04/16/whats-missing-from-this-post/

    Best How-to: (upgrade your old iPod mini)
    http://lettershometoyou.wordpress.com/2009/10/11/why-buy-new-how-to-boost-that-old-ipod-mini-for-under-50-bucks/

    Personal story
    http://lettershometoyou.wordpress.com/2009/11/25/climbing-the-pyramids-of-giza-egypt/

  25. 41 Harsh December 4, 2009 at 4:02 pm

    Hey ..!!!! voting time .. :-D

    One query … a limit of 2 nominations in “award category” or a maximum of 2 nomainations in “award category + blog awards” ??? :O

    • 45 Poonam Sharma December 28, 2009 at 6:15 pm

      HI Uma,

      I have received all your nominations. Thank you for being such an ardent supporter and participant. Feels good to know people like you. :)

      However, it seems I have receive many nomination for your blog both from you and your other readers. As per nomination rules, (please see the category list at the link here: http://spreadsheets.google.com/pub?key=tPulp211Kvw49H5oF5fzOeA&output=html), you can select your blogpost *only in three *of the categories in the first group of awards. Though, you can nominate yourself in all the categories in the second group.

      Irrespective of the fact how many other people nominate you, your nominations for your blog are final.

      Keeping these rules in mind, could you please let me know which three categories (plus the blog award categories, if any) you would like to nominate yourself in?

      Please reply as soon as you can.

      Regards, Poonam

  26. 46 Laksh December 4, 2009 at 7:33 pm

    Poonam,

    Here are what I think are my best posts this year. All of them are in the category of Best Personal Post.

    http://www.lakshmusings.com/musings/2009/10/15/hope-and-grief-twin-emotions/

    http://www.lakshmusings.com/musings/2009/06/09/layer-by-layer-it-adds-up/

    http://www.lakshmusings.com/musings/2009/11/27/remembering-appa/

    I will go ahead and link up to spread the word about the bloggies.

    • 49 Poonam Sharma December 31, 2009 at 1:30 am

      Hey Laksh,

      Thank you for nominating in Avant Garde Bloggies. Also, thanks for helping me with promoting the awards. That’s as selfless help as it can get. :)

      While sorting the nominations, I noticed that you had nominated more than one post in personal and culinary category. However, as per rules, you can nominate only one post in a category. Could you please let me know which post (single post) you would like to nominate in each category?

      Please reply as soon as you can.

      Thanks, Poonam :)

  27. 50 Harsh December 4, 2009 at 9:22 pm

    And here are my nominations >>>

    Award Category >>

    Best How-To post >> http://magicalharsh.com/assignment-26-mass-bunk/

    Most Interesting Personal Rant Post >> http://magicalharsh.com/the-haunted-room/

    Blog Awards >>

    Most Beautiful Header >> http://magicalharsh.com/
    Best Blog Design >> http://magicalharsh.com/
    About me Page >> http://magicalharsh.com/magical_me/

    :D :D :D :D :D :D

  28. 51 Harsh December 4, 2009 at 9:23 pm

    P.S. I think my last comment has gone into spam …. lol … or is it?? :O

  29. 52 Arpit December 4, 2009 at 11:22 pm

    whoa! feels great that avante garde is back :P
    here are my nominations
    Best social issue : http://bitsnbytesoflife.wordpress.com/2009/08/08/prejudiced-education/
    Best movie review : http://bitsnbytesoflife.wordpress.com/2009/08/16/movie-review-kaminey/
    Best book review : http://bitsnbytesoflife.wordpress.com/2008/10/25/memoirs-revealed/
    Best poetic post : http://bitsnbytesoflife.wordpress.com/2009/05/04/the-prison-of-thoughts/
    Best personal rant post: http://bitsnbytesoflife.wordpress.com/2009/09/27/singing-a-silent-song/
    Best about me page : http://bitsnbytesoflife.wordpress.com/about-me/

    that would be all for now. this year i certainly have greater no. of posts :P
    and i too want to volunteer for it. please let me know whenever any help is needed. :)

    • 53 Poonam Sharma December 9, 2009 at 10:47 pm

      Arpit, thanks, I have enough volunteers now. (And volunteers can not participate.) But if I need something, sure will let you know. :)

      Spread more word, we need more nominations. :)

      Your nominations have been received, thank you! :)

    • 55 Poonam Sharma December 28, 2009 at 6:55 pm

      Hi Shweta,

      Thank you for sending in your nominations for Avant Garde. All your nominations have ben accepted except the one in the best culinery post category. Multiple entries by same author in a category are not acceptable. So I request you to choose one of the posts you have mentioned there (in best culinery post category) as your final nomination?

      Please reply as soon as you can.

      Regards, Poonam

  30. 57 Chittaranjan December 5, 2009 at 3:53 am

    All the best to the nominaters (er, is that correct), shortlisters, decision-makers and the organizers…. :cool:

    • 60 Poonam Sharma December 14, 2009 at 10:32 pm

      Hey, as per rules, no multiple entries in same category. And you must nominate our only in three blog post categories plus n number og blog award categories.

    • 61 Poonam Sharma December 28, 2009 at 6:47 pm

      Hi,

      Thank you for sending in your nominations for Avant Garde Bloggies. While sorting through the nominations, I realised your nominations are not in compliance with the rules.

      As per rules, (please see the category list at the link here: http://spreadsheets.google.com/pub?key=tPulp211Kvw49H5oF5fzOeA&output=html), you can select your blogpost *only in three *of the categories in the first group of awards. Though, you can nominate yourself in all the categories in the second group.

      Also, multiple entries by same author in a category is not allowed.

      Could you please let me know which three categories (and other categories from second group, if any) you would like to nominate yourself in? Please reply as soon as you can.

      Regards, Poonam

  31. 63 Arpit December 5, 2009 at 10:47 am

    i guess my comment has gone into spam or is it still awaiting moderation?

    • 64 Poonam Sharma December 9, 2009 at 10:48 pm

      Nope, have approved your comment. Some wordpress things, comments got to spam instead of for moderation. But I am checking my spam regularly, don’t worry. Nothing will be lost. :)

  32. 66 umsreflections December 5, 2009 at 12:10 pm

    Hello, I’ve commented twice….but not to be seen….is moderation on ?????

  33. 68 Rakesh December 5, 2009 at 1:39 pm

    That is a cool video ! What do the winners get :P

  34. 69 Anu December 5, 2009 at 11:47 pm

    The Avant Garde awards again.. Naaiiice!!! :)

  35. 70 dinu December 5, 2009 at 11:48 pm

    oh, award time again :D will nominate few soon ..

  36. 71 calvy December 6, 2009 at 1:48 am

    Here are my nominations…

    Best Visual Post (Photos, Cartoons, etc.) http://abhi.aminus3.com/image/2009-01-05.html

    Most Interesting Personal Rant Post
    http://calvy.wordpress.com/2009/11/01/losing-my-religion/

    thanks!

  37. 72 Arpit December 6, 2009 at 6:27 pm

    poonam my nomination comment is still missing . should i nominate again?

  38. 73 Vee December 7, 2009 at 10:21 am

    @Arpit, I guess moderation is on, anyways u can post again…. no harm if it gets published twice… thanks

  39. 74 Kiran December 7, 2009 at 11:41 am

    Welcome back, AGBA! Congrats on the efforts Poonam :) Hats off to you and the gang…

  40. 75 Senthil Ramesh December 7, 2009 at 5:37 pm

    Interesting to know about this. cool to be participated in this kind of function.

  41. 76 leetgamer December 7, 2009 at 7:06 pm

    Yo, mind if I participate? The gaming community on WordPress is extremely scarce, so I doubt I’ll get anywhere, but hey, I’ll give it a go. All my posts are public interest I guess cause I do game reviews, if you could add that as a category maybe.

    Best Public Interest Post

    http://leetgamerblog.com/2009/05/10/club-penguin-total-cakewalk-but-still-fun-to-play/
    http://leetgamerblog.com/2009/04/14/travian-vs-tribal-wars/
    http://leetgamerblog.com/2009/04/24/call-of-duty-4-modern-warfare/
    http://leetgamerblog.com/2009/11/18/modern-warfare-2-2/

    Best Personal Post

    http://leetgamerblog.com/2009/06/30/thoughts-on-upcoming-titles/

    Best Blog Design

    http://leetgamerblog.com/

    Most Interesting Sidebar

    http://leetgamerblog.com/

    I would also like to wish everyone else good luck! :D

    • 77 Poonam Sharma December 28, 2009 at 6:22 pm

      Hey, your participation for Avant Garde Bloggies Awards are welcome. However, as per rules, you can nominate only one post in a category? That is, no multiple entries by same author in a category are allowed.

      Could you please let me know which post would you like to nominate in the public interest post category? Please reply as soon as you can.

  42. 78 Robert @ CoolAppSite December 8, 2009 at 9:44 am

    I’m going to nominate one of my blog posts which stirred up quite alot of discussion!

    Most Interesting Personal Rant Post: http://www.coolappsite.com/10-things-i-hate-about-google/

  43. 81 kanagu December 8, 2009 at 10:51 pm

    wow… its great see the action back :) :)

    Last time I didn’t participated… but this I like to nominate some of my posts and also like to volunteer… :)

    • 82 Poonam Sharma December 28, 2009 at 5:08 pm

      Oops, Kanagu, I saw your comment about volunteering just now. Thank you so much, I will keep you in mind if I have something for you. You have been a great help by creating your two nomination posts, participating and writing about it on your blog. All, without my even asking. Thank you so much. Nomination lists are still being sorted. :)

      I will keep you updated. :)

  44. 83 Minal December 9, 2009 at 10:43 am

    Poonam,
    Neat work! Keep it up!

  45. 84 Indy December 9, 2009 at 11:14 am

    There are three posts from the same blog and I am unsure if they can be clubbed together ,and what the rules are regarding this,as they are actually a continuation of the same story!

    And I think that they are …perhaps because they are my son’s work! :)

    http://farhanfyzee.blogspot.com/2009/08/new-begining-chapter-1.html

    http://farhanfyzee.blogspot.com/2009/08/new-begining-chapter-2-alleyway.html

    http://farhanfyzee.blogspot.com/2009/08/new-beginning-chapter-3-update-home.html

    Hope the entry is accepted!

    • 89 Poonam Sharma December 28, 2009 at 7:00 pm

      Hi Maddie,

      Thanks for sending in your nominations for Avant Garde. Your nomination for bets poetry category has been accepted. Thank you. :)

      I see that you have well understood the three category nomination limit very well. However, there is another nomination rule that multiple entries by same author in a category is not acceptable.

      Could you please let me which post would you like to nominate in both Personal and Personal Rant categories? Plese reply as soon as possible.

      Regards, Poonam

  46. 90 Monika December 9, 2009 at 11:38 am

    wow I am gonna have reading all the nominated posts… will come back and nominate some too :)

    this is great effort poonam

  47. 91 Deeps December 9, 2009 at 11:40 am

    Wonderful concept,Poonam. Will definitely participate and nominate my choice. I’m off to click the link you provided.

    Thanks :)

  48. 93 manju December 9, 2009 at 12:42 pm

    Came over here after seeing Solilo’s post about these awards. Great concept, Poonam!

  49. 97 Priti December 9, 2009 at 3:48 pm

    This is interesting! Will nominate and vote! :)

  50. 99 tikulicious December 9, 2009 at 5:46 pm

    Thank you for the tweet. will vote and participate. congratulations for this venture. way to go ..

  51. 103 shilpadesh December 9, 2009 at 7:48 pm

    Nice. Came here from Hitchy’s. Will put up a post about these awards on my blog too.

    • 104 Lakshmi December 9, 2009 at 9:15 pm

      Great going! I have to bookmark this and read all the nominations, months worth of good reading :)

      Thanks Solilo for the info through your blog.

      Will try to put some nominations soon.

      Best wishes to all nominated.

  52. 107 Man of Roma December 9, 2009 at 9:36 pm

    Poonam, what can I say, what can I ever say, you are soooo crazy about these awards, so darn enthusiastic!!!

    But I nonetheless like the fact that, in an ever changing world, Poonam is there – immutable, perpetual, and unalterable.

    Like an Indian Goddess ….
    :-)
    :-)

    • 108 Poonam Sharma December 9, 2009 at 10:41 pm

      @Manofroma: Lol! :)

      You have to got to participate in this and let more people know about it. You are one of my oldest readers. :)

      And I am very very flattered to be called as “Indian Goddess” ;)

  53. 109 tikulicious December 9, 2009 at 9:54 pm

    hi Poonam
    posting my links again. don’t know why they are not being accepted. trying once more

    Here are my nominations … would like to share some of my own posts in various categories. If 55s are added can we post link again for that?

    All posts are original and written by me.

    Best Poetry Post:

    http://tikulicious.wordpress.com/2009/11/23/held-captive-by/

    http://tikulicious.wordpress.com/2009/08/13/the-song-of-love-for-my-krishna/

    Best Public Interest Post:

    http://tikulicious.wordpress.com/2009/03/23/in-silence-i-suffer-hidden-hurt/

    http://tikulicious.wordpress.com/2008/11/18/intimate-betrayal-%E2%80%A6the-untold-trauma/

    Best Travel Post:

    http://tikulicious.wordpress.com/2009/12/09/patal-bhubaneshwar-a-gateway-to-the-belly-of-earth/

    Best Personal Post ;

    http://tikulicious.wordpress.com/2009/11/17/delicious-dilli-nights/

    http://tikulicious.wordpress.com/2009/11/13/summer-love-fireflies-and-stardust/

    • 110 Poonam Sharma December 28, 2009 at 6:28 pm

      Hi Tikuli,

      Thank you for sending in your nominations. While sorting through the nominations, I realised your nominations are not in compliance with the rules.

      As per rules, (please see the category list at the link here: http://spreadsheets.google.com/pub?key=tPulp211Kvw49H5oF5fzOeA&output=html), you can select your blogpost *only in three *of the categories in the first group of awards. Though, you can nominate yourself in all the categories in the second group.

      Also, multiple entries by same author in a category is not allowed.

      Could you please let me know which three categories (and other categories from second group, if any) you would like to nominate yourself in? Please reply as soon as you can.

      Regards, Poonam

  54. 111 Sahil Rizwan December 9, 2009 at 10:00 pm

    1)Best Movie Review Post:
    http://www.thevigilidiot.com/2009/11/21/kurbaan/

    2)Most Humorous Post:
    http://www.thevigilidiot.com/2009/10/23/blue/

    3)Best Visual Post:
    http://www.thevigilidiot.com/2009/11/02/london-dreams/

    Also, Most Beautiful Header:
    http://www.thevigilidiot.com

    Shameless Self-Plus Alert – They’re all mine, Sahil Rizwan. =)

  55. 112 tikulicious December 9, 2009 at 10:01 pm

    My reply post must have gone for moderation or spam.. can’t post.. Please check Poonam . Tried many a times .

  56. 113 Shalini December 9, 2009 at 10:36 pm

    Hi Poonam.

    I am throwing in my lot with a lot of heavyweights I am sure. However so be it and may the best person win.

    I nominate my posts in three categories.

    For the category – Most Interesting Personal Rant Post, I nominate
    http://www.ubiquitense.com/2009/08/a-tweet-on-twitter-that-caused-such-a-flutter/

    For the category – Best Personal Post, I nominate http://www.ubiquitense.com/2009/10/shimmering-memories-and-a-leap-back-in-time/

    For the category – Best Poetry Post, I nominate
    http://www.ubiquitense.com/2009/12/all-in-a-days-work/

    There you are. Thanks for inviting me to be part of this contest.

    Good luck to all contestants.

    • 115 Poonam Sharma December 28, 2009 at 7:03 pm

      Hi Narendra,

      Thank you for sending in your nominations for Avant Garde. Your nominations in the best humor and poetry category have been accepted. However, as per rules, multiple entries by same author in a category is not acceptable. Therefore, I will have to request you to let me know which single post (you have mentioned two posts) do you want to nominate for the Best social issues category?

      Please reply as soon as you can.

      Regards, Poonam

    • 117 Poonam Sharma December 28, 2009 at 6:04 pm

      Hi,

      Your nominations in following categories have been accepted: Best Blog Design, Most Responsive Blogger, Most Beautiful Header, and Best About Me Page.

      However, rest of your nominations are not in compliance with the rules. As per nomination rules, (please see the category list at the link here: http://spreadsheets.google.com/pub?key=tPulp211Kvw49H5oF5fzOeA&output=html), you can select your blogpost only in three of the categories in the first group of awards. (Though, you can nominate yourself in all the categories in the second group, which is why all other nominations have been accepted.)

      Also, multiple entries by same person in a category is not allowed.

      Could you please let me know which three categories you would like to nominate yourself in? Please reply ASAP since sorting of lists is going to finish soon.

      Regards, Poonam

  57. 118 tikulicious December 10, 2009 at 8:56 am

    lol .. well it seems my entries have come in multiples ..thanks Poonam. looking forward for the fun to begin. It is a pleasure to read some awesome stuff here.

  58. 119 Desi Ninja December 10, 2009 at 5:01 pm

    i don like to talk bout myself but yet i feel there should be a category for best newbies… ;)

  59. 121 hitchwriter December 10, 2009 at 6:46 pm

    Here are a few nominations from my side :

    • Best How-to Post

    1.) http://mesoliloquy.wordpress.com/2009/10/08/10-lol-ways-to-get-traffic-to-your-blog/ – By Solilo

    2.) http://quintessentialhope.wordpress.com/2009/11/11/the-advanced-guide-to-cutting-your-fingers/ – By Ordinary Guy.

    3.) http://crackedchronicles.wordpress.com/2009/08/21/swadisht-khana-sakshi-ke-saath/ – By Sakshi

    • Best Public Interest Post

    http://craftyshines.wordpress.com/2009/06/20/from-copywriter-to-con-artist/ – By Craftyshines.

    • Most Beautiful Header

    http://indyeahforever.wordpress.com/
    Indyeah’s header designed by Chirag !!!

    • Best About Me Page

    http://quintessentialhope.wordpress.com/about/ by – Ordinary Guy You must read this…

  60. 126 VIKAS |vikas-gupta.in December 10, 2009 at 11:13 pm

    WOW! 118 responses! I soon look forward to submitting my posts. :)

    BTW, I shifted to self-hosting (wordpress.org)! See my blog; it has a new look (still has lot of bugs). It was such huge time waste, among other things!

  61. 127 Man of Roma December 11, 2009 at 3:03 am

    Yes, I am one of your oldest readers, so …let me think, which category can I fit into:

    Best book and movie review: http://iamyouasheisme.wordpress.com/2008/12/28/2001-a-space-odyssey/

    Most humorous post: http://manofroma.wordpress.com/2009/10/21/patriarchy/

    Best interest: http://manofroma.wordpress.com/2008/12/20/is-homophobia-an-alien-legacy-of-the-victorians/

    Most Interesting Personal Rant Post (gosh, so wiildd and looong): http://manofroma.wordpress.com/2007/11/09/force-venom-ghosts-in-the-mind/

    Poonam, I have affection for you. You have been one of my first commenters as well. Pls continue blogging, ok?

    And where THE HELL is the *Emperor* gone????

  62. 129 Anup Deshpande December 11, 2009 at 3:51 am

    I would like to Nominate Lazy Pineapple for the follwing categories.

    Most Interesting Personal Rant post:

    http://www.lazypineapple.com/2009/03/hairy-tales.html

    Best Satirical Post :

    http://www.lazypineapple.com/2009/03/hairy-tales.html

    Best Public Interest Post:

    http://www.lazypineapple.com/2008/04/vanishing-girls.html

    Best Personal Post :

    http://www.lazypineapple.com/2009/10/highway-glory.html

    • 131 Poonam Sharma December 14, 2009 at 10:35 pm

      Hey Madhu, as per rules, no muliple entries in same category. And there is a limitation of nominating yourself in three blog post categories. THough nomiantions in all blog categories (like blog design and others) are acceptable.

      Could you please let me know which three categories you like to nominate yourself in?

  63. 132 Antara December 11, 2009 at 5:44 am

    Ok I nominate the “Lazy Pinapple”‘s posts for the following categories.

    Most Interesting Personal Rant Post :

    http://www.lazypineapple.com/2009/03/hairy-tales.html

    Best Satirical Post :

    http://www.lazypineapple.com/2009/03/hairy-tales.html

    Best Public Interest Post :

    http://www.lazypineapple.com/2008/04/vanishing-girls.html

    Best Personal Post :

    http://www.lazypineapple.com/2009/10/highway-glory.html

  64. 136 Sangeeta John December 11, 2009 at 9:31 am

    I would like to Nominate Lazy Pineapple for the follwing categories. All the best Vinita!

    Most Interesting Personal Rant post:

    http://www.lazypineapple.com/2009/03/hairy-tales.html

    Best Satirical Post :

    http://www.lazypineapple.com/2009/03/hairy-tales.html

    Best Public Interest Post:

    http://www.lazypineapple.com/2008/04/vanishing-girls.html

    Best Personal Post :

    http://www.lazypineapple.com/2009/10/highway-glory.html

  65. 138 Ambika December 11, 2009 at 11:16 am

    Ok, Here I go…

    Best Movie Review – http://ambikadarolia.wordpress.com/2009/02/26/delhi-6-exposed

    I think this entire thing is brilliant!! I’m excited!!! :)

  66. 140 Pawan December 11, 2009 at 12:15 pm

    I would like to nominate a few of my posts from my blog “The Other Perspective”

    The Best Public Interest post: http://m4maruvada.blogspot.com/2009/12/all-in-days-work.html

    Best Short Story: “Psycho Boy Jack” @ http://m4maruvada.blogspot.com/2009/11/behind-eye.html

    Best Off Beat Post: “A Face in the Mirror and a voice Within” @ http://m4maruvada.blogspot.com/2009/09/face-in-mirror-and-voice-within.html

    Best Poem: “What a Fanatic Death Abyss” @ http://m4maruvada.blogspot.com/2009/07/what-fanatic-death-abyss.html

  67. 141 VIKAS |vikas-gupta.in December 11, 2009 at 12:26 pm

    I nominate D Bennison: A no-nonsense guide to political correctness

    Best Public Interest Post: http://dbennison.wordpress.com/2009/10/28/am-i-allowed-to-say-that-2/

  68. 142 psychedchick December 11, 2009 at 12:34 pm

    This is my blog (http://psychedchick.wordpress.com) and if you need help, let me know! Especially with publicity!

  69. 143 hitchwriter December 11, 2009 at 12:56 pm

    Best Satirical Post

    http://quirkyindian.wordpress.com/2009/07/16/bijli-ya-sex/

    By Quirky Indian – The king of Satire !!!!

    Most Disciplined Blogger

    http://kaimhanta.blogspot.com/

    Ugich Konitari of Gappa !!! I simply love her posts and her dedication to blogging !!!!

    Most Responsive Blogger

    http://indianhomemaker.wordpress.com/

    IHM – No one else but just her… in my opinion !!!

    Here are a few more !!! :D :D :D coming up with more !!!! soon !

  70. 145 Pal December 11, 2009 at 7:45 pm

    Here are my moninations:

    1) Best Off-Beat Post -(by) Saurabh:
    http://stuffilearnttoday.blogspot.com/2009/11/luck-jury.html

    2) Best Movie Review Post -(by) Mayuri Sharma: http://diemos.blogspot.com/2009/11/movie-review-de-dana-dan.html

    3) Best How-to Post -(by) Dreamer: http://gawdsowncountry.blogspot.com/2009/12/how-to-achieve-zero-figure-with-minimal.html

    4) Most Humorous Post -(by) Mayuri Sharma again:
    http://diemos.blogspot.com/2009/08/rakhi-ka-swayamvar-aftermath.html

    5) Best Satirical Post – (by NONE OTHER THAN) Quirky Indian (the King of satire):
    http://quirkyindian.wordpress.com/2009/10/28/there%E2%80%99s-no-stopping-progress/

    6) Best Travel Post – (by) Swaram:
    http://thesongoflife.wordpress.com/2009/11/06/straight-from-gods-own-country/

    7) Best Travel Post – (by) Pixie:
    http://mytakeoneverything9.wordpress.com/2009/09/25/yercaud/

    8) Best Visual Post – (by) Monika:
    http://monikamanchanda.wordpress.com/2009/12/10/where-i-secure-my-place-in-mommy-heaven/

    9) Best Poetry Post -(by) Ozzymandias:
    http://autophony.blogspot.com/2009/12/history.html

    10) Best Poetry Post (again) -(by) Piper:
    http://mishyroy.blogspot.com/search/label/attempt%20at%20poetry

    11) Most Networking Blogger – Our very own Kanhaiya : the one and only Hitchy Bhai!
    http://hitchwriter.wordpress.com/

    12) Most Responsive Blogger- Our Don Solilo: http://mesoliloquy.wordpress.com/

  71. 146 Preeti December 11, 2009 at 10:49 pm

    Loved this concept of Blog Awards! I know it feels very weird to nominate myself, but I have been consoling myself with the thought that it’s ok to be selfish the first time! :P
    Next time, I will definitely vote for other probably more deserving Bloggers!
    My Nominations:
    Best Personal Post: http://preetireviews.blogspot.com/2009/11/i-am-superstitious-in-funny-way.html
    Most Humorous Post: http://preetireviews.blogspot.com/2009/05/disclaimer-all-characters-appearing-in.html
    Best Satirical Post : http://preetireviews.blogspot.com/2009/08/k-factor-in-my-life.html

    Cheers!

  72. 147 Indian Homemaker December 12, 2009 at 12:05 am

    11. Best Visual Post (Photos, Cartoons, etc.) – (Joru Ka Gulaam Badges) http://indianhomemaker.wordpress.com/2009/10/22/jkg-badges/

  73. 150 hitchwriter December 12, 2009 at 12:41 pm

    Best Satirical Post
    http://whatnonsanz.blogspot.com/2009/09/tweet-that-wasnt.html

    Tweet that wasnt – By Gopinath Manikurve :

    Best Off-Beat Post :

    1.) http://monikamanchanda.wordpress.com/2009/08/24/a-sunday-for-all-religions/
    A sunday for all religions – By Monika

    2.) http://indyeahforever.wordpress.com/2009/07/17/laicite/
    Laicite – By Indyeah

    3.) http://wordsndreamz.wordpress.com/2009/10/22/unharnessed-thinking/
    Unharnessed thinking – By Smitha

    4.) http://ramblingsbybones.wordpress.com/2009/09/30/i-dont-mind-being-a-bitch-sometimes/
    I dont mind being a bitch sometimes – By Sraboney Ghose.

    5.) http://craftyshines.wordpress.com/2009/10/05/free-hugs/
    Free Hugs – By Craftyshines

    6.) http://kislaychandra.blogspot.com/2009/10/show-them-no-fear.html
    Show them no fear – By Kislay Chandra

    7.) http://indianhomemaker.wordpress.com/2009/10/05/draupadi-sita-and-helen-of-troy/
    Draupadi, Sita and Helen of Troy – By IHM

  74. 151 Kapil December 12, 2009 at 2:52 pm

    I don’t know why I can’t see the links I posted. They just seem to have disappeared. Is moderation on?

  75. 152 Aarti December 12, 2009 at 5:18 pm

    i did it… :) yayyy.. sent in my nominations!!!

  76. 153 Aarti December 12, 2009 at 5:19 pm

    why cant i see the nominations i posted? but can see the comment i wrote after that??? :9

  77. 154 Aarti December 12, 2009 at 5:20 pm

    Best off-beat post
    http://words-flow.blogspot.com/2009/02/i-won-i-reallly-did.html

    Best book review post
    http://diemos.blogspot.com/2009/09/now-reading.html

    Best movie review post
    http://reeltreat.blogspot.com/2009/01/movie-changeling.html

    Most interesting tag post
    http://words-flow.blogspot.com/2008/09/tag-for-appleaaarti-ant-b-for.html

    Most interesting personal rant post (sorry about carving out entertainment out of a rant)
    http://myheadtrip.wordpress.com/2009/08/15/am-alive/

    Best regional post (posts about cities, regions and cultures)
    http://www.ghumakkar.com/2008/07/03/mylai-some-things-dont-change-thankfully/

    Best musical post
    http://reeltreat.blogspot.com/2009/03/music-jazz-all-way.html

    Best visual post
    http://stavirs007.blogspot.com/2009/09/bonjour-eiffel-euro-trip-1.html

    Best travel post
    http://travellerspeaks.blogspot.com/2009/08/holy-trails.html

    Best ‘culinery’ post
    http://shakaharisapadu.wordpress.com/2009/01/20/335/

    Best public interest post

    Most insane post
    http://words-flow.blogspot.com/2009/05/i-remember.html

    Best blogging project award
    http://7days7gifts.ning.com/profiles/blogs/giving-is-joy

    Best social issues post award
    http://indianhomemaker.wordpress.com/

    Best poetic post award
    http://www.visheshunni.com/2009/08/music-is-passion.html

    Blog awards

    1. Most beautiful header award
    http://backpakker.blogspot.com/

    4. Best blog design award
    http://whitesroad.blogspot.com/

    5. Most disciplined blogger (one award I can never win)
    http://blogwithadifference.blogspot.com/?zx=75cf41f6131e8982

    6. Most networking blogger
    http://words-flow.blogspot.com/

    7. Most responsive blogger
    http://supershanki.blogspot.com/

  78. 156 Tejaswy December 12, 2009 at 5:30 pm

    I don’t have many nominations…only one for the best personal rant
    Sameer dev Bike trip
    http://www.tejaswy.com/2009/09/29/sameer-devs-haridwar-trip/

  79. 157 Varunkumar Nagarajan December 12, 2009 at 6:04 pm

    Blogger: Varunkumar Nagarajan
    http://varunkumar-n.blogspot.com

    Best How-to Post
    [How To] Try out Google Real-Time Search – http://varunkumar-n.blogspot.com/2009/12/how-to-try-out-google-real-time-search.html

    Most Humorous Post
    Meet our rock star – Ajay Bhatt! -http://varunkumar-n.blogspot.com/2009/10/meet-our-rock-star-ajay-bhatt.html

    Best Tech Post
    Su|do|ku on GMail – http://varunkumar-n.blogspot.com/2008/09/sudoku-on-gmail.html

    Best Public Interest Post
    Links to e-Services of Indian Govt – http://varunkumar-n.blogspot.com/2009/11/links-to-e-services-of-indian-govt.html

    — Varun

  80. 158 Brijesh December 12, 2009 at 6:49 pm

    Here are my nominations…Pls feel free to change the category if you guys think so..

    Personal

    The Myth About Saving in US
    http://www.sonyvellayani.com/2009/02/myth-about-savings-in-us.html

    Going Back to India for Good – Tale of Two of My Friends
    http://www.sonyvellayani.com/2009/08/going-back-to-india-for-good-tale-of.html

    Thus a “Goonda” is Born in Kerala!
    http://www.sonyvellayani.com/2009/09/thus-goonda-is-born-in-kerala.html

    Pregnancy 101 – Where East Does Not Meet West As Yet
    http://www.sonyvellayani.com/2009/10/pregnancy-101-where-east-does-not-meet.html

    Solving the Puzzle – How Many More Kids
    http://www.sonyvellayani.com/2009/11/solving-puzzle-how-many-more-kids.html

    Joy and Pain of Blogging
    http://www.sonyvellayani.com/2009/06/joy-and-pain-of-blogging.html

    Public Interest

    Recession in ‘02/03 and ‘09 –What does it mean to a Graduate Student?
    http://www.sonyvellayani.com/2009/03/recession-in-0203-and-09-what-does-it.html

    A to Z of Graduate Study in US
    http://www.sonyvellayani.com/2009/07/to-z-of-graduate-study-in-us.html

    Five Tips to Help You Find a Job/Scholarship in Graduate School
    http://www.sonyvellayani.com/2009/11/five-tips-that-can-help-you-find.html

  81. 159 Rakesh December 12, 2009 at 6:59 pm

    One of my favourite bloggers but he has very little readership…

    Best Satirical Post

    http://oratedocast.blogspot.com/2009/09/if-only-julia-roberts-could-fight.html

    Each one of his posts is a satirical gem but there are so many, i just selected one of them.

    • 160 Poonam Sharma December 12, 2009 at 7:08 pm

      Avant Garde awards ARE meant for people who actually are good but are not recognised yet. Their number of readership doesn’t count, only quality does. Please send in more such nominations.

      Thanks again, Rakesh! :)

  82. 162 Brijesh December 12, 2009 at 7:15 pm

    I sent in my nominations few minutes back but could not see them in this sections. Comments posted after mine is appearing. Why is it so?

    • 163 Poonam Sharma December 12, 2009 at 7:24 pm

      Don’t worry. It must have gone for moderation since it had link. I will approve it when I login to WordPress. Thank you for nomination, Brijesh. There are few more days to go, bring more on! :)

  83. 164 Solilo December 13, 2009 at 12:11 am

    I am pressed for time. I need to go through a lot more blogs to make entire list. For now just few posts that I remember:

    Best Personal Post:
    1. http://indyeahforever.wordpress.com/2009/01/17/%E0%A4%B9%E0%A4%B0-%E0%A4%98%E0%A4%B0-%E0%A4%95%E0%A5%81%E0%A4%9B-%E0%A4%95%E0%A4%B9%E0%A4%A4%E0%A4%BE-%E0%A4%B9%E0%A5%88/ (Best post ever)

    Best How-to Post :
    1. http://quintessentialhope.wordpress.com/2009/11/11/the-advanced-guide-to-cutting-your-fingers/

    2. http://vlokam.wordpress.com/2009/10/07/my-first-post-on-cooking/

    Best Poetry Post:
    1. http://questforheaven.blogspot.com/2008/02/for-daughter-i-
    wish-id-had.html

    Best Off-Beat Post:
    1. http://indianhomemaker.wordpress.com/2008/06/21/she-does-not-invite-it/
    2. http://indyeahforever.wordpress.com/2009/07/17/laicite/

    Best Satirical Post:
    1. http://quirkyindian.wordpress.com/2009/07/16/bijli-ya-sex/

    Most Beautiful Header:
    1. http://indyeahforever.wordpress.com/

    These are some of the posts I have in mind. I need to go through a lot more and come up with a list. Till then……

    • 165 Poonam Sharma December 13, 2009 at 1:50 am

      All good nominations, Solilo. Thanks for making them. Bring on more when you have time.

      Wish I could add a new category. But those gender equality posts can be added in public interest category, won’t they?

  84. 166 Solilo December 13, 2009 at 12:13 am

    Poonam, my comment with the list went into spam.

    I wish there was a category for ‘Best Gender equality post’ and I could have just posted IHM’s brilliant posts in that.

  85. 169 bouncing-bubble December 13, 2009 at 5:21 am

    Hi!
    My first time here. Reall heartening to see all your efforts.

    Here goes my list:
    1.Best Book Review:
    http://booksbyrotten.blogspot.com/2009/06/two-by-truman-capote.html

    2.Best Travel post:
    http://couchpapaya.blogspot.com/2009/10/hiking-kalalau-trail-to-hanakapiai.html

    3.Best Personal post:
    http://boosbabytalk.blogspot.com/2009/08/with-heavy-heart.html

    4.Best Movie Review post:
    http://udtahaathi.wordpress.com/2009/10/06/wake-up-sid-serene-serendipity/

    5.Best humourous post:
    http://towriteornot.blogspot.com/2008/10/new-karrrrrrrrzzzzz.html

    What I understand is we shouldn’t be nominating the volunteers.Please correct me if I’ve not got it right.

  86. 171 bouncing-bubble December 13, 2009 at 5:27 am

    I just posted my nominations, but they don’t appear here! let me know if I need to list them again.

    • 172 Poonam Sharma December 13, 2009 at 5:49 am

      Approved your nominations. As per your query about the volunteer in the comment, I think you can nominate a volunteer’s post since they really will have no bearing on any kind of judgment. So it is unfair to deprive them of the nominations, I think. I will write another post with amends in new rules.

      So if you wish to nominate a volunteer’s post, you are welcome to do so. Thank you for sending in nominations!

  87. 174 Daisyblue December 13, 2009 at 9:26 am

    First time here and couldn’t be a better time :). Here are my nominations from my own blog :

    1.Most humorous Post
    Author: Daisyblue
    http://daisyblueblooms.blogspot.com/2009/08/cream-and-scum-of-blogging.html

    2.Best Travel Post
    Author: Daisyblue
    http://daisyblueblooms.blogspot.com/2009/10/mackinac-island.html

    3.Best Short Story Post
    Author:Daisyblue
    http://daisyblueblooms.blogspot.com/2009/11/if-i-were-baby-again.html

    And I nominate my blog http://daisyblueblooms.blogspot.com/ for
    1.Best Blog Design
    2.Most Beautiful Header

  88. 175 Daisyblue December 13, 2009 at 9:28 am

    Appreciate the effort in pulling up so many bloggers under one roof and coordinating with many judges & volunteers. And I have a query here,
    I see people nominating in more than 3 categories. But the rule restricts to 3 categories. Pls clarify.

  89. 180 Sandy December 13, 2009 at 11:31 am

    Here are my nominations-

    Best Off-Beat Post: http://sandywriter.blogspot.com/2009/11/why-is-billion-strong-india-laggard-in.html

    Best Public Interest Post: http://sandywriter.blogspot.com/2009/11/bollywood-miles-away-from-bharat.html

    I am willing to be a volunteer as well. But i am not sure if that would be possible since I have nominated my posts as well.

  90. 181 Psych Babbler December 13, 2009 at 11:45 am

    This is a great initiative! I wasn’t sure about nominating my own stuff (feels a bit strange…and a bit up myself) but after contemplating long an hard, I decided to give it a go.

    Most Beautiful Header:
    http://www.overacuppacoffee.com/ [The credit has to go to my sister Sunaynna who designed and created it. Unfortunately, she doesn't have a blog I can link to]

    Best Poetry Post:
    http://www.overacuppacoffee.com/2009/09/break-up.html
    http://www.overacuppacoffee.com/2009/04/reason_7704.html

    Most Humourous post:
    http://www.overacuppacoffee.com/2009/09/you-know-you-are-addicted-to-blogging.html

    Best Book Review:
    http://www.overacuppacoffee.com/2009/04/handle-with-care.html

    Best Movie Review post:
    http://www.overacuppacoffee.com/2009/06/reader.html

    Best Public Interest post:
    http://www.overacuppacoffee.com/2009/10/violence-against-women.html

  91. 182 oorja December 13, 2009 at 12:00 pm

    hi Poonam & the team i want to nominate my post in the short story category –

    http://oorjas.wordpress.com/2009/02/14/secret-admirer/

  92. 183 Nita December 13, 2009 at 7:43 pm

    Best of luck Poonam. I have mentioned this on my sidebar. I hope it helps.

  93. 186 Ashwin Baindur December 13, 2009 at 9:07 pm

    Poonam,

    I am a nature & science blogger! Where do I nominate such posts?

  94. 188 Ashwin Baindur December 13, 2009 at 9:16 pm

    Despite no appropriate categories for nature/science, I would like to enter a few posts from my blog:

    MY BLOG – The Butterfly Diaries – The natural travails of an army officer in Hindostan. (http://thebutterflydiaries.wordpress.com/)

    * Most humorous – Post ‘The Tribes on my Frontier’ (http://thebutterflydiaries.wordpress.com/2009/01/15/the-tribes-on-my-frontier/)

    * Best travel posts – ‘Sarson Patal’ (http://thebutterflydiaries.wordpress.com/2009/03/11/sarson-patal/)

    * Best short story – ‘Ghost'(http://thebutterflydiaries.wordpress.com/2009/08/01/ghost-story/)

  95. 189 Ashwin Baindur December 13, 2009 at 9:43 pm

    on the other hand,

    please change my best short story entry to :-

    Man’s`best friend! (http://thebutterflydiaries.wordpress.com/2009/07/13/mans-best-friend/)

  96. 190 Man of Roma December 13, 2009 at 9:49 pm

    Stealing the idea from Nita, I also have added a note about your award on my right sidebar.

    My best wishes!

  97. 197 Ekta Khetan December 13, 2009 at 10:26 pm

    Hi Poonam

    Where shall i send nominations?

  98. 200 binoyparikh December 14, 2009 at 12:54 am

    These are the 3 posts I’d like to nominate… All 3 posts belong to Binoy Parikh, that’s me. :P

    –> Best Off-Beat Post
    http://www.squidoo.com/theoryofkarma

    –> Best Humorous Post
    http://ashesanddunes.blogspot.com/2009/08/things-you-dont-wanna-hear-doctor.html

    –> Best Satirical Post
    http://ashesanddunes.blogspot.com/2009/08/what-if-parent-child-relationship-was.html

    You can consider my blogspot account… i.e. http://ashesanddunes.blogspot.com for the other Blog Awards.

  99. 203 Dr Roshan December 14, 2009 at 8:01 am

    I could have sworn I sent in my nominations last night.. not sure if there was an error cause I cant see them over here.. should I send them again ?

    • 204 Poonam Sharma December 14, 2009 at 1:08 pm

      Hi Roshan, received your nominations. Since it had so many links, it went into spam. I have retrieved it. Your comment appears now. Thanks for sending in your nominations! :)

  100. 205 Hypermom December 14, 2009 at 9:45 am

    I am confused-why do we have two list one for categories and one for awards?
    Dumb Question? anyway you know my tech/networking skills so u shouldn’t be surprised. Anyway-here is my list of nominations. If you think something doesn’t fit can you please move it to the appropriate category?

    Best Short Story Post: Sakhi; http://laghukatha0shortstories.wordpress.com/2009/06/23/blessings/

    Best How-to Post: Hypermom;
    http://thehypermom.blogspot.com/2009/12/day-in-life-of-mom-with-computer-savvy.html

    Most Humorous Post: Hypermom;
    http://thehypermom.blogspot.com/2009/03/time-flies-yeah_26.html

    Best Public Interest Post: Hypermom;
    http://thehypermom.blogspot.com/2009/07/hsbc-credit-card-and-unending-trauma.html
    (or would this qualify as a public interest post?)

    Best Personal Post: Hypermom;
    http://thehypermom.blogspot.com/2009/05/sibling-bonds-is-this-what-they-mean.html

    Most Disciplined Blogger:
    IHM; http://indianhomemaker.wordpress.com/
    Swaram; thesongoflife.wordpress.com/

    Most Responsive Blogger:
    Swaram; thesongoflife.wordpress.com/

    Best 55 er: Sakhi;
    http://laghukatha0shortstories.wordpress.com/2009/06/15/fire/

    Best post by Mommy blogger: Hypermom;
    http://thehypermom.blogspot.com/2009/11/some-other-children.html

    Done :)
    Take care

    • 206 Poonam Sharma December 14, 2009 at 11:01 pm

      No question is stupid, we learnt that together long ago. :)

      First list has categories where only single blog post can be nominated. While the blog awards categories are where the blogger himself/herself or the complete blog is nominated. Hope the explanation helps.

  101. 207 chithira December 14, 2009 at 1:03 pm

    nominating myself..:)

    Best Off-Beat Post:
    http://cheamanu.blogspot.com/2009/09/of-dreams-and-life.html

    Best Short Story Post:
    http://cheamanu.blogspot.com/2009/11/red-roses.html

    Best Personal Post :
    http://cheamanu.blogspot.com/2009/09/reality-check.html

    and nominating my blog again for all the other Blog Awards:
    http://www.cheamanu.blogspot.com

    Cheers

    Chitz…

  102. 208 Man of Roma December 14, 2009 at 2:08 pm

    Ok, you have provoked me, it’s time to play it dirty.

    Best porn post:

    Sex and the city (of Rome)

    http://manofroma.wordpress.com/2007/10/13/permanences-iii-sex-and-the-city-of-rome/
    :-)

  103. 210 Ashwin Baindur December 14, 2009 at 2:51 pm

    Am I missing something here?

    I thought we could only nominate to three categories! But large number of people have nominated more posts/categories than that.

    Poonam, what about the nature/science post category?

  104. 214 Man of Roma December 14, 2009 at 3:22 pm

    Ok, *Sex and the city (of Rome)* is off-beat, humorous and satirical at the same time.

    Although I didn’t quite get which are the categories are at this point. But don’t worry. Plus it’s your fault if I’m here now. ;-)

  105. 216 Man of Roma December 14, 2009 at 4:32 pm

    And I know bribes wouldn’t work with you :-)

    Ok, in the satirical, humorous post category:

    http://manofroma.wordpress.com/2009/12/11/silvestri-berlusconi-and-the-emperor-tiberius/

  106. 219 Ashwin Baindur December 14, 2009 at 8:24 pm

    Thanks for changing Tech to Science, Poonam. However to use this option, you still need to answer my previous query. Can one nominate for more than three categories. Multiple nominations from others are not drawing any comment from your side.

  107. 221 Ashwin Baindur December 14, 2009 at 8:44 pm

    My bad, thank you once again for the clarification.

    • 223 Deeps December 15, 2009 at 8:51 pm

      Poonam,I realize now that I have nominated my posts in more than three categories. Sorry for the misinterpretation.

      Please accept my nominations for the Best Personal Post, Best Off-beat Post & Most Humorous Post. You can disregard the other two categories that I have mentioned.

      Hope I’ve done it the right way this time.

      Thanks :)

  108. 226 Madhu Rao | INDImag.com December 14, 2009 at 10:09 pm

    Poonam,
    My corrected re-submission with just 3 categories :

    Best Short Story Post :
    =======================
    1. http://www.indimag.com/2009/11/19/risk-analysis-of-marriage/ (Part-1)
    http://www.indimag.com/2009/11/22/country-roads-take-me-home/ (Part-2)

    2. http://www.indimag.com/2009/12/04/all-in-a-days-work/
    3. http://www.indimag.com/2009/11/08/a-valiant-birds-tale/

    Most Interesting Personal Rant Post :
    ====================================
    1. http://www.indimag.com/2009/11/05/if-i-were-a-baby-again/

    Best Personal Post :
    ====================
    1. http://www.indimag.com/2009/06/04/pedalling-thoughts/
    2. http://www.indimag.com/2008/05/11/my-name-is-gulmohar/
    3. http://www.indimag.com/2009/06/13/a-box-of-saffron/

    ====================================
    Blog http://www.indimag.com
    ====================================

    in the following categories

    Best Blog Design
    Most Responsive Blogger
    Most Beautiful Header
    Most Interesting Sidebar

    • 227 Poonam Sharma December 15, 2009 at 1:21 am

      Madhu, thanks for reducing it to three categories. But neither are multiple nominations allowed. Let me know which is your best post. For short though, since it has been written in two parts, give me both links, which we will consider as one. Thanks!

  109. 228 Sathish December 14, 2009 at 10:49 pm

    This is a gr8 intiative ,am looking forward to participate :)

    Here is my nomination…

    Category – BEST MOVIE BLOG – http://WWW.MOVIESDIGEST.BLOGSPOT.COM

    • 229 Poonam Sharma December 15, 2009 at 1:19 am

      Satish, thanks for sending in nomination. However, you need to nominate your best blog post in the movie review category and not the entire blog. Could you please send me your nomination again (with the link to a specific blogpost)? Thanks!

  110. 230 Deeps December 14, 2009 at 11:05 pm

    I’m a little short on time right now,Poonam,hence haven’t been able to dig into very many archives of other blogs. Off the top of my head that I remember I’m listing down here. Will be back as soon as I can squeeze some time out to list down a few more of my picks :)

    Best Off Beat Post:

    http://wordsndreamz.wordpress.com/2009/10/22/unharnessed-thinking/

    Most Humorous Post:

    http://crackedchronicles.wordpress.com/2009/08/05/the-name-is-budhi-sucks-budhi-007/

    http://mesoliloquy.wordpress.com/2009/08/05/bloggers-in-sachai-ka-saamna/

    Best Short Story:

    http://shailsnest.com/wp/fiction/the-rejection/

    http://www.indimag.com/2009/12/04/all-in-a-days-work/

    Best Personal Post:

    http://mesoliloquy.wordpress.com/2009/09/04/the-first-step-towards-empty-nest/

    Best How-to Post

    http://vlokam.wordpress.com/2009/10/07/my-first-post-on-cooking/

    Best About-me page:

    http://rakeshzone.wordpress.com/about/

    Most Networking Blogger: Hitchwriter

    http://hitchwriter.wordpress.com/

    Most Responsive Blogger: Swaram

    http://thesongoflife.wordpress.com/

    • 231 Poonam Sharma December 15, 2009 at 1:22 am

      Great compilation. Deeps! (I can see you have digged several blogs around) Nominations received, thank you!

    • 232 sakshi December 17, 2009 at 10:27 am

      Ayyo Deeps what would life be without friends like you and hitchy :cry: I think you guys are the true caretakers of my blog what with digging into it’s archives which I have long forgotten :sad: Thanks and muahhh for nominating the Sucks Budhi post as I think I love it too :grin: :twisted:

  111. 233 shraddha December 15, 2009 at 1:17 am

    Best Blog Design

    Leo @Figments of Imagination

    Best Short Story Post

    Saraswathan @ My musings for Adrian’s Wish

    Best Personal Post

    Marina for Prayer of a child

    Lost World for Shamshabad

    Best Movie Review Post

    Aniruddha for Inglorious Basterds

    Best Visual Post (Photos, Cartoons, etc.)

    Swaram for Musical Friday. I wish i can attend some evening like that too!

    Neha for Happy Birthday Mom .It is also the sweetest post of the year.

    UmaS for Karthigai Deepam

    Best Poetry Post

    Tan for Girl in Rain

    Prats for Death of Star

    Vidya for Fate of Martyr

    Best Music Review Post

    Shruthi for Rahman Unseen

    Most Humorous Post

    Saraswathan for What they say and what it means

    Best Public Interest Post

    Sukhmandir for Unhappy Halloween

    Most Responsive Blogger

    Dhiren @ My attempt to Write

    Most Networking Blogger

    Me who else? @ The Self Love Project

    Best How- to Post

    Prerna for How to deal with toddler tantrums

  112. 234 shraddha December 15, 2009 at 1:18 am

    check your spam folder..for my nominations :)

  113. 235 shraddha December 15, 2009 at 1:22 am

    if you can not see my nominations even on the spam folder…i have listed them on my blog too..

    your trackback is not showing my blog post too..

  114. 238 Dreamer December 15, 2009 at 9:43 am
  115. 240 hitchwriter December 15, 2009 at 10:51 am

    Best Short Story Post

    http://writerzblock.wordpress.com/2009/09/22/the-house-of-the-sunk-fiction/

    By Pal – fiction at its best… she is my guru too !

    http://mytakeoneverything9.wordpress.com/2009/09/29/the-homecoming/

    By Pixie – Fiction stories fascinate me.. a happy one this.. !

    http://oorjas.wordpress.com/2009/02/14/secret-admirer/

    By Oorja !

    Best Movie Review Post :

    http://rakeshzone.wordpress.com/2009/02/21/delhi-6-movie-review/

    By Rakesh with an Indian heart from Dubai !!!! Rarely does he praise a movie.. !!!

    http://indyeahforever.wordpress.com/2009/03/13/dilli-6/

    By Indyeah… same movie… and it’s a review by a girl who knows the soul of Delhi !!!!

    Most Interesting Personal Rant Post

    http://shailsnest.com/wp/challenge/what-does-it-mean-to-be-a-mother/

    By Shail – the most intriguing blogger for me… !! do read this post about a mother who is a woman too !!!

    http://books-life-n-more.blogspot.com/2009/06/cry-baby-cry.html

    By Smita – no she aint crying yet !!!

    http://churningthewordmill.wordpress.com/2009/08/21/we-wake-up-late-here/

    By Mandira – only she can put up with the sanitizing her office came up with !!!

    Most Humorous Post

    http://mesoliloquy.wordpress.com/2009/08/05/bloggers-in-sachai-ka-saamna/

    By Solilo – The funny Don, AGAIN tells you what is inside the hearts of the bloggers !!!!

    http://www.whatay.com/2009/04/05/romance-%e0%a4%b9%e0%a5%80-romance/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+whatay%2FPosts+%28Domain+Maximus%29

    By Sidin Vadikutt – Love in a friends life can be quite an event… Check it !

    Best Visual Post (Photos, Cartoons, etc.)

    http://lifesacomicstrip.blogspot.com/2009/10/i-know-what-you-did.html

    By Meera Sapra – She knew what happened last summer ! Highly Recommended by me !

    Best Culinery Post

    http://mykitchenaroma.blogspot.com/2009/06/hyderabadi-dum-gosh-biryani.html

    By Saritha – About my favourite Dish the Hyderabadi Biryani !

    Best Poetry Post

    http://questforheaven.blogspot.com/2009/05/in-reassurance.html

    By Usha – My favourite poetess !!! How I wish she would get back to regular posting !!

    http://partywithneha.wordpress.com/2009/08/04/just-a-lil’-piece/

    By Neha – a lil piece of heart !

    Best Personal Post

    http://thatslifemyfriend.blogspot.com/2009/06/my-very-first-marriage-proposal-from-uk.html

    By Ashwathi – About her first marriage proposal !!! and its funny alright !!!

    http://tarabhatt.blogspot.com/2009/06/aur-mera-popat-ho-gaya.html

    By Tara – uska popat ho gaya tha… read it here !!!!

    Best Blog Design

    http://prats.co.in/

    By Prateek Gupta – I think it’s the most sleek of them all !!!

  116. 250 hitchwriter December 15, 2009 at 7:17 pm

    Best Humourous Post

    Ashwathy at her best !!! Do read this !!!! – http://thatslifemyfriend.blogspot.com/2009/11/matrimonial-mish-mashes-part-ii.html

    Best Personal Post:

    I am Deeps adopted son !!!! I had to nominate this !!!! : http://deepsspeakingup.wordpress.com/2009/04/23/i-love-being-a-mom-no-five-ways-about-it/

    Best Travel Post :

    This post by Pixie even has my name in it !!! – http://mytakeoneverything9.wordpress.com/2009/09/25/yercaud/

    Best Culinery Post –

    One of my favourite cook !!! a simple dish is made so drool worthy by Monu, simply coz she loves this dish so much !!!! – http://monikamanchanda.wordpress.com/2009/11/21/kadhi-chawal/

    Best Off Beat Post :

    Manju tells us how running barefoot is a different experience and how we are forgetting it !!!! http://indiancabbagesandkings.blogspot.com/2009/10/running-barefoot.html

    A sad truth about how we Indians forget our martyr’s, Indyeah in this hard hitting post – http://indyeahforever.wordpress.com/2009/07/26/a-nation-forgets/

    Ugich tells us how google fascinates us bloggers !!! – http://kaimhanta.blogspot.com/2009/04/googlees-of-my-life.html

    Best Satirical Post :

    A short post but one line that always stuck in my brain – By Solilo : http://mesoliloquy.wordpress.com/2009/05/20/what-were-they-thinking/

    Best Visual Post (Photos, Cartoons, etc.)

    By Sandhya a very gentle blogger who always comes up with the sweetest of posts, she just came up with a lovely life story of a bird family in her garden : http://maradhimanni.blogspot.com/2009/08/new-guests-in-our-garden-bird-family.html

  117. 251 The Solitary Writer December 15, 2009 at 7:23 pm

    here are my nominations
    1.Best Visual post
    by Guria – multitalented maverick
    http://me-the-maverick.blogspot.com/2009/11/multi-talented-maverick.html

    2.Best evocative Post on Parenting
    Lets talk about Sex
    http://thesolitarywriter.blogspot.com/2009/11/172-lets-talk-about-sex.html

    3.Best Humorous post
    The birth of Snake dance – a hidden history :)
    http://thesolitarywriter.blogspot.com/2009/07/birth-of-snake-dance-hidden-history.html

    4.Most Interesting Personal Rant Post
    Advantages of being a girl
    http://thesolitarywriter.blogspot.com/2009/08/advantages-of-being-girl.html

    5.Best Short Story Post
    The Proposal http://thesolitarywriter.blogspot.com/search/label/proposol

    6.Best Personal Post
    My Angel ,my best friend
    http://thesolitarywriter.blogspot.com/2009/09/161my-angelmy-best-friend.html

    7.Best Poetry Post
    If you think,you can
    http://thesolitarywriter.blogspot.com/2009/04/if-you-think-you-can.html

    8.Most Networking Blogger: ChronicWriter
    http://www.chronicwriter.com

    9.Most Responsive Blogger – Esther Evelyn
    http://wearinganinvisiblecrown.blogspot.com

    10.Most Beautiful Header
    htttp://thesolitarywriter.blogspot.com

    11.Best off-beat post
    by parzi – when explain and pain go hand in hand
    http://xpressive-thoughts.blogspot.com/2009/12/when-explain-pain-go-hand-in-hand.html

    12.Most Disciplined Blogger – Blogger Parzi
    http://www.xpressive-thoughts.blogspot.com/

    13.Best Satirical Post
    ‘Shut up ya’
    http://thesolitarywriter.blogspot.com/2009/11/175-shut-up-ya.html

    14.Best 55’er
    The Dark Knight
    http://thesolitarywriter.blogspot.com/2009/11/173-dark-knight.html

    I hope my nominations are accepted :)
    cheerios

    Regards,
    ~The Solitary Writer~

    • 253 Poonam Sharma December 17, 2009 at 12:20 am

      A previous winner is more than welcome. Which means we will have quality nominations again. Welcome! :) But as per new rules, you can nominate yourself only on 3 categories for blog posts plus n number of blog award categories. Would you like to tell me again which three categories would you like to enter your nomiantions in?

  118. 255 Abhishek Chopra December 16, 2009 at 2:47 am

    Hello everyone,

    I am a big, big fan of Neha Kapoor’s blog, especially her touching poetry and so all my nominations are from her blog.

    Post Awards
    Best Poetry Post – This poem manages to wet the corners of my eyes everytime I read it. http://partywithneha.wordpress.com/2009/05/28/i-still-love-you-and-it%e2%80%99s-not-a-cliche-nablopomo-post-23/
    Another poem which makes your heart skip a beat – http://partywithneha.wordpress.com/2009/04/13/i-thought-we%e2%80%99d-never-be-apart%e2%80%a6/

    Best Offbeat Post – Well, I have never ever read a poem like this one!! http://partywithneha.wordpress.com/2009/07/05/mirror-mirror-on-the-wall/

    Most Interesting Personal Rant Post – This post is a rant of a different kind, expressing the feelings of most of India’s youth. http://partywithneha.wordpress.com/2009/08/15/i-dream-bigger-dreams-for-my-motherland/

    Best Visual Post – All I can say is Neha’s mom is super lucky to have such a nice daughter. http://partywithneha.wordpress.com/2009/08/12/happy-birthday-mom/

    Best Humorous Post – I still find it difficult to pronounce the Gulab Jamun name. LOL!! http://partywithneha.wordpress.com/2009/07/10/kids-eat-the-most-crazily-named-food/

    Best Public Interest Post – This is one of the few no-frills public interest posts that strike you into action. http://partywithneha.wordpress.com/2009/06/05/are-you-doing-your-bit-nablopomo-post-31/

    Best Personal Post – Whatay thoughtful sister!! And how cute do the siblings look in the pics! http://partywithneha.wordpress.com/2009/08/05/i-love-you-my-little-brother/

    Best Book Review Post – I have read many a review of this superb book but few have thought about its central tenets so deeply. http://partywithneha.wordpress.com/2009/04/18/282/

    Best Movie Review Post – I watched the movie after reading this post and I loved it to the core. Guess that’s what a good, accurate movie review is all about. http://partywithneha.wordpress.com/2009/04/11/music-and-lyrics/

    Blog Awards
    Most Beautiful Header – The new Christmas header @ http://partywithneha.wordpress.com. There just cannot be a cuter header!

    Most Disciplined Blogger – That NaBloPoMo streak of blog posts was discipline personified. http://partywithneha.wordpress.com

    Best About Me Page – That one-liner is so curt and yet, it says everything that needs to be said. http://partywithneha.wordpress.com

    That completes my nominations for now. Let us see if I come back with more.

    Regards
    Abhishek :D

    PS: Though it may seem the case, Neha did not bribe me for writing this comment. :lol:

  119. 259 anishthomas December 16, 2009 at 11:13 am

    Best Professional Blog : http://www.scorpiogenius.com/

    Most Networking Blogger : vlokam.wordpress.com/

    Most Responsive Blogger : thesongoflife.wordpress.com/

    Best Public Interest Post :
    http://www.scorpiogenius.com/2009/12/from-copenhagen-to-kerala.html

    Most Humorous Post : http://poomanam.blogspot.com/2009/08/slide-showsand-how.html

  120. 261 Deeps December 16, 2009 at 11:54 am

    Most Beautiful Header

    http://indyeahforever.wordpress.com/

    Most Interesting Sidebar

    http://indianhomemaker.wordpress.com/

    Best Blog-design

    http://www.indimag.com/

    Most Disciplined Blogger

    http://maradhimanni.blogspot.com/
    http://wordsndreamz.wordpress.com/
    http://sujatasengupta.blogspot.com/

    Most Responsive Blogger

    http://thesongoflife.wordpress.com/(have already nominated her in my previous list)

    http://craftyshines.wordpress.com/
    http://konnotation.blogspot.com/

    I wish you had had a ‘Best Photo Blog’ category too.Would have nominated Sakshi’s & Hitchy’s Photoblogs. Just a suggestion though :)

  121. 264 Sandhya December 16, 2009 at 1:15 pm

    Hello Poonam,

    Is my list there please?!! Sent it twice! Sorry!

  122. 266 Sandhya December 16, 2009 at 1:18 pm

    Best Off-beat Posts:

    1. http://indianhomemaker.wordpress.com/2008/03/25/can-an-indian-daughter-say-“mere-paas-maa-hai”/

    2. http://wordsndreamz.wordpress.com/2009/06/26/what-we-learn-with-pleasure-we-never-forget/

    3. http://mesoliloquy.wordpress.com/2009/09/29/professional-mourner-rudaali/

    4. http://mesoliloquy.wordpress.com/2009/10/08/10-lol-ways-to-get-traffic-to-your-blog/

    5. http://aparnadasgupta.blogspot.com/2009/11/rootless-in-city.html

    6. http://indyeahforever.wordpress.com/2009/07/26/a-nation-forgets/

    7. http://indiancabbagesandkings.blogspot.com/2009/05/confusion-of-languages.html

    8. http://deepsspeakingup.wordpress.com/2009/01/22/how-superstitious-are-you/

    9. http://varunavisworld.wordpress.com/2009/06/21/i-want-a-son/

    Best Visual Post (Photos, Cartoons, etc.):

    1. http://maradhimanni.blogspot.com/2009/08/new-guests-in-our-garden-bird-family.html

    Best Short Story:

    1. http://shailsnest.com/wp/fiction/i-am-a-ghost/

    2. http://destinationinfinity.wordpress.com/2009/10/16/plus-and-minus/

    Best How-to Post :

    1. http://vlokam.wordpress.com/2009/10/07/my-first-post-on-cooking/

    Best Music Review Post:

    1. http://maradhimanni.blogspot.com/2009/02/begum-parween-sultana-flawless-queen-of.html

    Best Poetry Post:

    1. http://shailsnest.com/wp/poetry/blue/

    Best Personal Post:

    1. http://hitchwriter.wordpress.com/2009/04/30/ma/

    Best Movie Review Post:

    1. http://maradhimanni.blogspot.com/2009/11/firaaq-nandita-dass-well-directed-debut.html

    Most Interesting Personal Rant Post:

    1. http://maradhimanni.blogspot.com/2009/12/my-dream-of-riding-two-wheeler.html

    Best Book Review:

    http://maradhimanni.blogspot.com/search/label/Book%20Review

  123. 274 Swaram December 16, 2009 at 5:33 pm

    Thanks a lot Deeps and Shraddha for the nominations :)

  124. 280 Nimmy December 16, 2009 at 8:01 pm

    This time,you are going to get more crazy Poonam and team..Good luck..

    Let me add my bunch of nominations..

    Best off-best post- ..
    …of Vande Matharam and of dealing with bored guys..
    http://nimis540.wordpress.com/2009/11/06/of-vande-matharam-indian-muslims/

    The drama of divorce over phone,email and SMS..
    http://nimis540.wordpress.com/2009/03/15/the-drama-of-divorce-over-phoneemail-and-sms/

    Best movie review
    Firaaq Movie Review
    http://nitawriter.wordpress.com/2009/03/25/firaaq-movie-review/

    Most Interesting Personal Rant Post
    Why/why not should women dress modestly/provocatively?
    http://nimis540.wordpress.com/2009/02/28/whywhy-not-should-women-dress-provocativelymodestly/

    Most interesting sidebar
    http://indianhomemaker.wordpress.com/

    Best personal rant.
    Do feminists ruin families?
    http://nimis540.wordpress.com/2009/03/08/do-feminists-ruin-families/

    Best how-to post
    http://vlokam.wordpress.com/2009/10/07/my-first-post-on-cooking/

    Best public interest post
    ..Of girls’s education and marrying off them early….
    http://nimis540.wordpress.com/2009/10/07/girls-marrying-early-without-education/
    Who decides the fine line between absolute and relative freedom of expression?
    http://nimis540.wordpress.com/2009/02/10/limits-on-freedom-of-expression/

    Best Book Review
    Monsoon : children’s book review
    http://mesoliloquy.wordpress.com/2009/12/02/monsoon-childrens-book-review/

    Best About Me – http://nimis540.wordpress.com/2009/12/02/about-me/

    Most networking blogger
    Hitchy
    http://hitchwriter.wordpress.com/

    Most responsive blogger
    http://indianhomemaker.wordpress.com/

    Best Professional Blog
    http://nitawriter.wordpress.com/

    Best Tech post
    http://www.offlineblog.net/2009/08/most-useful-google-wave-plugins/

    Best visual post
    My lovely garden
    http://nimis540.wordpress.com/2009/02/26/my-lovely-garden/

    —————-

    Good luck with your efforts Poonam…

  125. 282 Nimmy December 16, 2009 at 8:04 pm

    Oh my god..Did my nomination list got submitted..or did it fly away in b/w longin and logout session :(

  126. 284 Reema December 16, 2009 at 8:59 pm

    Further I nominate
    Most Beautiful Header
    PsychBabbler
    http://www.overacuppacoffee.com/

    Most Interesting Sidebar
    Roshmi
    http://notapennyformythoughts.blogspot.com

    Best Blog Design
    Vikas
    http://vikas-gupta.in/

    Most Disciplined Blogger
    Nita

    Most Networking Blogger
    Vimal

    Most Responsive Blogger
    Myself

  127. 287 Reema December 16, 2009 at 9:41 pm

    Ok then Most Disciplined Blogger
    IHM

    • 289 Poonam Sharma December 30, 2009 at 8:08 pm

      Hi Ekta,

      Thank you for sending in your nominations. While sorting through the nominations, I realised your nominations are not in compliance with the rules.

      As per rules, (please see the category list at the link here: http://spreadsheets.google.com/pub?key=tPulp211Kvw49H5oF5fzOeA&output=html), you can select your blogpost *only in three *of the categories in the first group of awards. Though, you can nominate yourself in all the categories in the second group.

      Also, multiple entries by same author in a category is not allowed.

      Could you please let me know which three categories (out of the four you have nominated yourself in) you would like to nominate yourself in? Please reply as soon as you can.

      Regards, Poonam

  128. 290 Ekta Khetan December 16, 2009 at 10:38 pm

    WEll I cannt comment on most reponsive blogger. I for myself def ensure to send responses at earliest on my blog- http://ektakhetan.com.

    Yeah self nominations as I can see no body nominated me :(

  129. 292 Sumeet Sharma [Punkster] December 16, 2009 at 11:23 pm

    Hello.

    I want to nominate my post in the BEST HUMOUROUS POST category.

    http://bit.ly/6u572A

    Thanks :-)

    • 294 Poonam Sharma December 29, 2009 at 6:39 pm

      Hi Nothingman,

      Thank you for sending in your nominations for Avant. While sorting through the nominations, I realised your nominations are not in compliance with the rules.

      As per rules, (please see the category list at the link here: http://spreadsheets.google.com/pub?key=tPulp211Kvw49H5oF5fzOeA&output=html), you can select your blogpost *only in three *of the categories in the first group of awards. Though, you can nominate yourself in all the categories in the second group.

      Also, multiple entries by same author in a category is not allowed.

      Could you please let me know which three categories you would like to nominate yourself in? Please reply as soon as you can.

      Regards, Poonam

  130. 296 Nothingman December 17, 2009 at 12:11 am

    my post went into spam i think. Please pull it out of there. thanks :)

  131. 301 Neha Kapoor December 17, 2009 at 1:30 am

    I think some of my comments went to spam :(

  132. 302 monikamanchanda December 17, 2009 at 1:37 am

    my nominations are here in this post
    http://monikamanchanda.wordpress.com/2009/12/17/the-list/

    will this work? or do u want me to copy all here?

  133. 303 theregoesathought December 17, 2009 at 1:40 am

    Here is a narcissist’s contribution to the Avant Garde Bloggies 2009:

    After much profound brain things in my head(and learning that I can only nominate my stuff for three categories), here are my nominations:

    Best How to Post: How to make a Yash Raj Film? – http://theregoesathought.wordpress.com/2009/07/19/how-to-make-a-yash-raj-film/

    Most Interesting Personal Rant Post: Stoned. – http://theregoesathought.wordpress.com/2009/10/10/stoned/

    Most Humorous Post: Daaru Pradesh – Gawd’s Own State –
    http://theregoesathought.wordpress.com/2009/12/13/daaru-pradesh-gawds-own-state/

    Also for the other awards:

    Best About Me Page: http://theregoesathought.wordpress.com/about-me-v2-0/

    And since I don’t understand what is meant by an ‘Interesting Sidebar’, I’ll nominate my blog’s sidebar for the same.

    Most Interesting Sidebar: http://theregoesathought.wordpress.com/

    Now, to play the good Samaritan

    Best Poetry Post: Kahani http://delhidreams.blogspot.com/2009/12/kahani.html (In Hindi)

    Didn’t see any sports categories, so nominating this one under:

    Best Off-beat post: My Sachin Tendulkars

    http://chroniclesofdementia.blogspot.com/2009/11/my-sachin-tendulkars.html

    I guess that will be all. Its difficult being good. Phew.

    Cheers!

  134. 305 Vaibhav Gadodia December 17, 2009 at 2:09 am

    Well, here you go. Late, but here are my nominations:

    Most Interesting Personal Rant Post:
    http://blog.gadodia.net/when-will-people-stop-stealing-content/

    Best Visual Post (Photos, Cartoons, etc.): from my flickr blog:
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/whoisvaibhav/4131770905/

    Best How-to Post:
    http://blog.gadodia.net/taking-control-of-your-inbox-inbox-zero/

    “My” Most Humorous Post: LOL –
    http://blog.gadodia.net/the-real-effect-of-the-jaago-re-anti-corruption-campaign/

  135. 310 Smitha December 17, 2009 at 2:57 am

    Here are some more nominations.
    Best Short story:

    http://destinationinfinity.wordpress.com/2009/10/16/plus-and-minus/

    http://mytakeoneverything9.wordpress.com/2009/09/29/the-homecoming/

    http://writerzblock.wordpress.com/2009/04/19/mothers-day/

    A story in 2 parts

    http://books-life-n-more.blogspot.com/2009/10/as-it-blooms-over-books-my-1st-semi.html

    and

    http://books-life-n-more.blogspot.com/2009/11/part-ii-of-my-story.html

    Best off-beat post:

    http://indyeahforever.wordpress.com/2009/07/26/a-nation-forgets/

    http://craftyshines.wordpress.com/2009/10/05/free-hugs/

    Best Book Review

    http://books-life-n-more.blogspot.com/2009/07/my-kind-of-girl.html

    Best Movie Review Post

    http://rakeshzone.wordpress.com/2009/11/24/kurbaan-movie-review

    Best How-to Post

    http://books-life-n-more.blogspot.com/2009/11/continued-from.html

    http://vlokam.wordpress.com/2009/10/07/my-first-post-on-cooking/

    Best Travel Post

    http://vlokam.wordpress.com/2009/10/20/once-upon-a-time-in-europe-part-3-chateau-de-chillon

    Most Interesting Personal Rant Post

    http://thatslifemyfriend.blogspot.com/2009/11/matrimonial-mish-mashes-part-ii.html

    http://thatslifemyfriend.blogspot.com/2009/07/visa-power.html

    Most Humorous Post

    http://thatslifemyfriend.blogspot.com/2009/06/my-very-first-marriage-proposal-from-uk.html

    http://crackedchronicles.wordpress.com/2009/07/09/i-have-been-annoyed-royally/

    Best Visual post

    http://crackedchronicles.wordpress.com/2009/07/24/i-am-going-on-a-short-break/

    Best evocative Post on Parenting

    http://impassionedchronicles.blogspot.com/2009/10/can-we-hear-sobs-of-tiny-voices.html

  136. 313 Kiran December 17, 2009 at 9:22 am

    Best Book Review: Blogger – Kiran Rao. Link – http://www.hopehorizons.in/2009/03/book-review-bitter-chocolate-child.html

    Best Off-Beat Post: Blogger – Kiran Rao. Link – http://www.hopehorizons.in/2009/03/neighbour-did-it-beta.html

    Best Personal Post: Blogger – Di. Link – http://di-space.blogspot.com/2009/06/crossroads.html

    Best Satirical Post: Blogger – Kiran Rao. Link – http://www.hopehorizons.in/2009/10/when-i-interviewed-ambika-soni-in-my.html

  137. 316 sakshi December 17, 2009 at 10:35 am

    Thanks Poonam for hosting such a wonderful event and thanks and huggss galore to my friends who nominated me (I wonder if they want me to retire after this and stop torturing them with my comments :roll: )

  138. 318 Indian Homemaker December 17, 2009 at 3:08 pm

    Best Consumer Rights Posts –

    http://mytake-charakan.blogspot.com/2009/11/newspaper-columns-for-sale.html

    Sraboney Gosh
    http://ramblingsbybones.wordpress.com/2009/08/17/newspaper-myths-deconstructed/

    I feel we pay for reading the news when we buy a newspaper, and when the newspapers sell their columns- we the consumers are cheated – so these posts do fall in this category.

  139. 328 Mahendra December 17, 2009 at 9:41 pm

    Best Satirical Post: The Straight Dope FAQ on Indian Elections 2009

    Best Tech Post: Analyzing Twitter Lists-Follower Ratio As An Indicator Of Influence

    Best Public Interest Post: Mentally Challenged, Raped. Abort?

    Blog Awards
    Most Beautiful Header, Best Blog Design: An Unquiet Mind

    Best Professional Blog: Skeptic Geek

    Most Networking Blogger: Me: Twitter (1000+ followers), Facebook (247 friends), Google Reader (138 followers), FriendFeed (444 subscribers).

  140. 334 Vee December 17, 2009 at 11:55 pm

    I do not see my post on header and blog design here… I posted more than 24 hours ago….

  141. 335 anjugandhi December 18, 2009 at 12:42 am

    i nominate all my posts till now
    for me each and every post is like my cherished child.
    how to select the best of the lot?

  142. 341 Vipul Grover December 18, 2009 at 1:44 am

    Hi, a great initiative. As of now, I am nominating some of my own posts though will try to return to nominate others’ too.
    Name of author for all is ofcourse Vipul Grover.

    Best Short Story Post – The Last Number Dialled
    http://vipulgrover.blogspot.com/2009/10/last-number-dialled.html

    Best Poetry Post – The Eternal Labyrinth of a Materialistic Life
    http://vipulgrover.blogspot.com/2009/07/eternal-labyrinth.html

    Best 55er Post – The Four Seasons
    http://vipulgrover.blogspot.com/2009/07/four-seasons.html

    I addition to these, I also nominate my blog for the following blog awards –
    Most Networking Blogger and Most Responsive Blogger
    http://vipulgrover.blogspot.com

  143. 342 Vipul Grover December 18, 2009 at 1:48 am

    Hey just nominated some posts.. bt can’t c thm.. does approval of comments takes place here? (rather commenting again to check that :)

  144. 345 Priya Q December 18, 2009 at 10:42 am

    hi there,

    here are my nominations

    Best Travel Post: http://www.composedvolcano.com/wp/montpellier/
    Best Movie Review Post: http://www.composedvolcano.com/wp/outstanding/
    Best Culinary Post: http://www.akshayapatram.com/wp/healthy-sprouts-with-chicken-recipe/

    I would like to nominate a post by a guest contributor to my blog who doesn’t have his own blog…

    Best Travel Post: http://www.composedvolcano.com/wp/life-around-tour-de-france-stage-20/

  145. 346 Kiran December 18, 2009 at 11:00 am

    Nominations for my posts:

    1) Most Interesting Personal Rant Post
    http://kirantarun.com/2009/01/07/fashionably-late/

    2) Best Travel Post
    (Travelogues 1 to 5) http://kirantarun.com/category/travels/

    3) Best Visual Post (Photos, Cartoons, etc.)
    http://kirantarun.com/2009/11/20/i-needed-a-break-from/ — does photo-blog count?

    Nominations for blog awards:
    1) Most Beautiful Header
    http://kirantarun.com

    2) Most Interesting Sidebar
    http://kirantarun.com

    3) Best Blog Design
    http://kirantarun.com

    I am the author of all the above mentioned posts. Would return to nominate other bloggers soon! :)

    • 347 Poonam Sharma January 1, 2010 at 8:24 pm

      Hi Kiran,

      How are you doing? Hope Malaysia and parents are making you happy.

      I had a query about your Avant Garde nomination about the travel category. You have provide me with whole tag and multiple nominations in a category by same author are not allowed. I see that it is a series but a series will be nominated as one. Are you ok with that or do you want to nominate a single post for the same. I ask this because in your case, every post details a different place/phase of same travel.

      Think over it and let me know. Your word in this matter will be treated as final.

      Wish you a very happy new year!

      Regards, Poonam

  146. 348 Indian Homemaker December 18, 2009 at 11:18 am

    I wish there were more subcategories!

    Most Interesting Personal Rant Post
    http://mytakeoneverything9.wordpress.com/2009/04/29/long-overdue-post/

  147. 352 Swaram December 18, 2009 at 1:07 pm

    Thanks a lot Smitha for the nominations.
    I see that most of the posts I want to nominate r already here :)

    Another one I wud like to add:

    Best movie review :
    http://kanaguonline.wordpress.com/2009/12/12/he-loves-me-he-loves-me-not-2002/

    http://rakeshzone.wordpress.com/2009/10/03/wake-up-sid-movie-review/

  148. 355 debosmita December 18, 2009 at 2:05 pm

    I submitted my nominations, however can’t see them :-( Did it go to spam?

  149. 356 Pal December 18, 2009 at 3:46 pm

    Glad to see the 55-ers category here :-) Would like to nominate a post of mine:
    http://writerzblock.wordpress.com/2009/09/23/the-silence-of-the-noise-55-er/

  150. 359 Gyanban December 18, 2009 at 5:39 pm

    anand-bala.blogspot.com

    A very tangy, issue based social blog.Like it for it s clear crisp writing and addressing difficult issues ranging from media to politics.

    Also, if you can share your email,i wanted to send an excel table which i d created to evaluate a blog.

    Take a look and let me know.
    thanks
    GB

  151. 360 Indian Homemaker December 18, 2009 at 5:55 pm

    Poonam I miss a category called Social Issues! This would now qualify for
    Best Public Interest Post –

    Unmana’s post has two parts on ‘In -Law advice’.
    Part I
    http://www.unmana.com/2009/08/in-law-advice-what-husbands-should-do.html
    Part II
    http://www.unmana.com/2009/09/in-law-advice-what-wives-should-do.html

  152. 363 softypinkngloriousred December 18, 2009 at 7:07 pm

    Hey Poonam,

    First timer here… loved the concept..

    Find that all the good reads have been already nominated… feels like a treasure for someone like me :).. links to all the best stuff at one place…

    Humbly nominating some of my posts… I hope the categories are right..

    Best personal post
    http://softypinkngloriousred.wordpress.com/2009/05/08/mothers-day/

    Best interesting personal rant post
    http://softypinkngloriousred.wordpress.com/2009/12/10/ammu-thinks/

    Best visual post
    http://softypinkngloriousred.wordpress.com/2009/11/12/a-picture/

    Best wishes to everyone… :)

    Cheers,
    Priya.

  153. 370 gkam December 18, 2009 at 10:33 pm

    Oh, okay then. I’ll nominate myself for the following:

    Author name: Gauri Kamath aka Gkam

    Best Short Story Post: Sweet Agony
    http://survivaloftheoptimist.blogspot.com/2009/09/sweet-agony.html

    Most humorous post: You Know you are in Engineering..
    http://survivaloftheoptimist.blogspot.com/2009/07/you-know-you-are-in-engineering.html

    Best Off-Best Post: Speaking of a Post
    http://survivaloftheoptimist.blogspot.com/2009/10/speaking-of-post.html

    Thanks Poonam :)

  154. 371 Urmila Santosh December 18, 2009 at 10:54 pm

    A BIG thank you to my soul sister Pallavi, who posted the link to the awards n categories on her blog !!

    So here now, are my nominations.. :-) Most of them are posts in my blog; and the rest belong to other lovely women [Janaki Gopikrishna, Jaya Ashok (who is my aunt), and Ammupaati] whose blogs interest me greatly. These ladies hugely deserve to be included here; especially Pallavi, in the humorous post category =) =)

    ————————————————

    Best Poetry Post
    http://raagfusion.blogspot.com/2007/09/reverie.html

    Best Visual Post
    http://raagfusion.blogspot.com/2009/09/pookalams-onam-2009.html
    http://raagfusion.blogspot.com/2008/09/ganesh-chaturthi.html
    http://raagfusion.blogspot.com/2009/06/interior-decoration-my-house-in-abu.html

    Best evocative post on parenting
    http://raagfusion.blogspot.com/2009/04/to-my-darling-samarth-with-oodles-of.html

    Best Culinery Post:
    http://indikitchen.blogspot.com/2009/04/microwave-therattipal-is-one-of.html

    Most Humorous Post
    http://writerzblock.wordpress.com/2009/11/05/the-two-minute-tikka/
    http://writerzblock.wordpress.com/2009/04/14/5-easy-steps-to-making-semiya-payasam-vermicelli-kheer/

    Best Short Story Post
    http://raagfusion.blogspot.com/2009/08/arranged-re-arranged.html
    http://raagfusion.blogspot.com/2009/04/married-to-stranger.html

    Best Travel Post
    http://theindianticket.blogspot.com/2009/02/divine-is-valentine-om-namo-narayani.html

    Best Personal Post
    http://bhagavathy.blogspot.com/2009/03/in-memory-of-manni.html

  155. 375 Sourabh Biswas December 19, 2009 at 12:10 am

    My own posts actually, hope that doesn’t foist a “The Most Boastful” tag on me :D

    Best Interesting Personal Rant post
    http://bakwaasbybiswas.wordpress.com/2009/11/26/saala-ek-macchar-aadmi-ko/

    Most Humorous post
    http://bakwaasbybiswas.wordpress.com/2009/10/02/bong-appettite/

    Best Satirical post
    http://bakwaasbybiswas.wordpress.com/2009/12/09/jay-maharashtra/

  156. 379 Ravindran December 19, 2009 at 10:04 am

    I like the book review about constant-princess-by-philippa-gregory

    Check the following link for review

    http://chasingstarzz.blogspot.com/2009/12/constant-princess-by-philippa-gregory.html

  157. 385 hitchwriter December 19, 2009 at 10:56 am

    Best Post in Off beat Category

    By Shilpa on Hindutva !

    http://shilpadesh.wordpress.com/2009/11/16/hindutva/

    how a term has been twisted completely !

  158. 395 SiD December 19, 2009 at 1:17 pm

    Hey Poonam, Nice initiative… i traveled a long distance to reach this blog.

    Now, I am really new to this concept so am nominating my blog post first…do inform me if i screw up something.

    I would like to nominate my post in the following categories.

    Best Short Story Post:
    http://www.sidoscope.co.in/2009/10/short-story-incomplete-desire.html

    Most Humorous Post:
    http://www.sidoscope.co.in/2009/08/kahani-kahaniyon-kii-story-of-all.html

    Best 55er Post:
    http://www.sidoscope.co.in/2009/08/fiction-55-sid-kid-broken-window.html

    • 396 SiD December 20, 2009 at 5:26 pm

      hey m back…

      I was under impression we can nominate in only three categories…am i right, poonam? Please correct me if I am wrong.

    • 397 Poonam Sharma December 20, 2009 at 5:53 pm

      You are under right impression, Sid. Nominations in more than three categories would not be accepted. But yes, am sure, you are aware in addition to these three categories you can nominate yourself in ‘N’ number of blog awards categories. See the category list if you have a confusion.

  159. 398 Pawan December 19, 2009 at 1:26 pm

    Best short story, or Fiction,

    Sonya Gayatri’s, “Nine Lives”

    http://loveacrossbridges.wordpress.com/2009/09/25/nine-lives/

    • 401 Poonam Sharma January 1, 2010 at 7:33 pm

      Hi Titaxy,

      Thank you for sending in your nominations. While sorting through the nominations, I realised that since your blog has been nominated by several other people, nominations for your blog do not meet the rules. :(

      As per rules, (please see the category list at the link here: http://spreadsheets.google.com/pub?key=tPulp211Kvw49H5oF5fzOeA&output=html), you can select your blogpost *only in three *of the categories in the first group of awards. Though, you can nominate yourself in all the categories in the second group.

      Also, multiple entries by same author in a category is not allowed.

      Could you please let me know which three categories (and other categories from second group, if any except responsive blogger) you would like to nominate yourself in? Your nominations for your blog will be considered final and I will ignore the nominations made by other people for you blog. Please reply as soon as you can.

      Regards, Poonam

  160. 402 Dew December 19, 2009 at 3:45 pm

    Good attempt to acknowledge!!

  161. 408 Indy December 19, 2009 at 7:47 pm

    Best personal post

    http://www.everydaygyaan.com/2009/01/marriage-creative-duet.html

    Most disciplined blogger

    http://umsreflections.wordpress.com/

    As she has kept her word at attempting to post a post everyday this whole month!!

    Most responsive blogger

    http://indianhomemaker.wordpress.com/ (undoubtedly)

    And if there was a most inspirational blog category (I wish there was)…I would say…

    http://www.everydaygyaan.com/

    • 411 Poonam Sharma January 2, 2010 at 2:20 pm

      Hey Masood,

      Thank you for sending in your nominations in Avant Garde Bloggies Awards. While sorting through the nominations, I realised your nominations are not in compliance with the rules.

      As per rules, though (please see the category list at the link here: http://spreadsheets.google.com/pub?key=tPulp211Kvw49H5oF5fzOeA&output=html) you can select your blogpost *in three *of the categories in the first group of awards, but *multiple entries by same author in a category is not allowed. * Could you please let me know which post would you like to nominate in the best evocative post of parenting category? Please reply as soon as you can.

      Regards, Poonam

  162. 413 mandira December 19, 2009 at 9:23 pm

    hi! here’s my list of nominations-

    Award category
    Best How-to Post-Easy peasy wordpress tips and tricks by Solilio- http://mesoliloquy.wordpress.com/2009/05/25/easy-peasy-wordpress-tips-n-tricks/

    Best off beat post-Free hugs by Craftyshines-http://craftyshines.wordpress.com/2009/10/05/free-hugs/

    Most interesting personal rant-We wake up late here by Churningthewordmill- http://churningthewordmill.wordpress.com/2009/08/21/we-wake-up-late-here/

    Most Humorous Post-
    • The times of fatherhood by Hitchwriter- http://hitchwriter.wordpress.com/2009/04/03/the-times-of-fatherhood/
    • Letter long due by Churningthewordmill- http://churningthewordmill.wordpress.com/2009/06/08/letters-long-due/

    Travel Post-
    • We are the same but different by Abha-http://amateurabe.blogspot.com/2009/10/we-are-same-same-but-different.html
    • London files by Parul- http://orangeicecandy.blogspot.com/2009/08/london-files.html

    Best Visual Post (Photos, Cartoons, etc.)-
    • The flame by Reema-http://thekaleidoscopicworld.wordpress.com/2009/11/28/the-flame/
    • Hunted and caged by Colormesunshine-http://colormesunshine.wordpress.com/2009/09/08/hunted-caged/
    • Uttarayan by Cinnmint-http://cinnmint.wordpress.com/2009/01/18/uttarayan/
    • Pride of India by Hitchwriter-http://amateurclicker.blogspot.com/2009/10/pride-of-india.html

    Best Culinery Post-
    • Dolmas by A mad tea party- http://madteaparty.wordpress.com/2009/06/28/dolmas-stuffed-grape-leaves/#comments
    • Anniversary cake by Homecooked- http://homecooked.wordpress.com/2009/05/18/anniversary-cake/
    • French macarons by Parita-http://paritaskitchen.blogspot.com/2009/09/french-macarons-with-chocolate.html
    • Paneer butter masala by Divya-http://divya-dilse.blogspot.com/2009/11/paneer-butter-masala.html
    • Orange and grape drink by Ishani-http://irbfoodworld.wordpress.com/2009/02/28/orange-grapes-drink/
    • Veggie flatbread pizza with bean puree by Siri’s Corner-http://siri-corner.blogspot.com/2009/05/veggie-flatbread-pizza-with-bean-puree.html
    • Thumbprint cookies by Bakingbuddies-http://bakingbuddies.wordpress.com/2009/06/29/thumbprint-cookies/

    Best poetry post- Ode to my once slim waist by Ritu- http://www.phoenixritu.com/2009/05/25/ode-to-my-once-slim-waist/

    Best evocative post on parenting- Ready, get, set by Maggie- http://moppettales.blogspot.com/2009/10/ready-get-set.html

    Blog Awards
    Most Beautiful Header-
    • IndianHomeMaker(http://indianhomemaker.wordpress.com/)
    • Iindyeah (www.indyeahforever.wordpress.com),
    • Craftyshines(http://craftyshines.wordpress.com/)

    Most Interesting Sidebar-Monika(http://monikamanchanda.wordpress.com/)

    Best Blog Design-
    • Aathira- http://vectorgaming.blogspot.com/,
    • MAYG&UTP ( http://maygandutp.blogspot.com/ )
    • Parita’s world(http://paritaskitchen.blogspot.com/)
    • Rohini(http://rohinified.com/)

    Most Disciplined Blogger-IndianHomeMaker(http://indianhomemaker.wordpress.com/) and Monika (http://monikamanchanda.wordpress.com/)

    Most Networking Blogger- Hitchwriter( http://hitchwriter.wordpress.com)

    Most Responsive Blogger-Solilio(http://mesoliloquy.wordpress.com/)

  163. 414 mandira December 19, 2009 at 9:24 pm

    hi poonam, submitted a list of nominations.. i hope u got them!

  164. 415 Minal December 19, 2009 at 10:16 pm

    Poonam,
    Here are my nominations from my blog – Granger Gab
    Author Name: Minal

    Best Movie Review Post
    http://grangergab.blogspot.com/2009/11/my-sisters-keeper.html

    Most Interesting Personal Rant Post
    http://grangergab.blogspot.com/2009/11/do-you-do-home-audit.html

    Best Personal Post
    http://grangergab.blogspot.com/2009/10/if-i-knew-then-what-i-know-now.html

  165. 418 sandygautam December 20, 2009 at 12:05 am

    Nominations for
    1. Best Tech Post
    http://trak.in/tags/business/2009/12/04/google-public-dns-a-ploy-to-get-handle-on-the-real-time-pulse-of-the-internet/
    blog: trak.in
    author: sandeep gautam
    2. Best Public Interest Post
    http://my2brains.wordpress.com/2009/11/15/voting-reforms-the-future-beckons/
    blog:my2brains.com
    author: sandeep gautam

    • 420 Poonam Sharma January 2, 2010 at 2:12 am

      Hi Aditi,

      Thank you for sending in your nominations in Avant Garde Bloggies Awards. While sorting through the nominations, I realised your nominations in the public interest category are not in compliance with the rules.

      As per rules, multiple entries by same author in a category is not allowed.

      Your nominations for best movie review and best poetry categories have been accepted. Could you please let me know which single post would you would like to nominate in public interest category? Please reply as soon as you can.

      Regards, Poonam

      On Sun, Dec 20, 2 009 at 12:09 AM,

  166. 422 Noyon Jyoti Parasara December 20, 2009 at 12:18 am

    Drums of heaven
    http://noyonblogging.blogspot.com/2009/03/drums-of-heaven-its-not-that-i-dont-eat.html

    Best Visual Post (Photos, Cartoons, etc.):
    Peace in Madh –
    http://noyonblogging.blogspot.com/2009/04/peace-from-mad-birds-chip-outside-my_27.html


    Best Off-Beat Post
    Poems sigh!
    http://noyonblogging.blogspot.com/2009/04/poems-sigh-t-he-woods-lovely-dark-and.html

    —-

    Best Personal post –
    Middle class dream
    http://noyonblogging.blogspot.com/2009/04/middle-class-dream-shoe-shoe-there-i.html

    Best Public Interest Post –
    Who gave india the right?
    http://noyonblogging.blogspot.com/2009/06/who-gives-india-right-to-complain-about.html

    Most Interesting Personal Rant Post –
    Depressions, school friends and one-liners!
    http://noyonblogging.blogspot.com/2009/06/depressions-school-friends-and-one_558.html


    Best Movie Review Post
    Review – Zor Lagaa Ke haaiya
    http://noyonblogging.blogspot.com/2009/06/zor-lagaa-ke.html


    Best Tech Post –
    Tweet tweet… blogwish!
    http://noyonblogging.blogspot.com/2009/10/tweet-tweet-blogwish-twitter-i.html

    —-
    Most Humorous Post
    Playing football with fingers
    http://noyonblogging.blogspot.com/2009/10/playing-football-with-fingers-promises.html

    Being LADIES in Guwahati!
    http://noyonblogging.blogspot.com/2009/12/being-ladies-in-guwahati-if-you-have.html

    Cut above the head… and rest!
    http://noyonblogging.blogspot.com/2009/11/cut-above-head-and-rest-at-recent-press.html

    Best Travel Post
    The cool side
    http://noyonblogging.blogspot.com/2009/12/cool-side-recently-when-i-took-go-air.html

    Best Short Story Post –
    The intital excitement
    http://noyonblogging.blogspot.com/2009/12/intital-excitement-even-as-auto-bumped.html

    Best Satirical Post –
    We are the journalists… film journalists.
    http://noyonblogging.blogspot.com/2009/07/we-are-journalists-film-journalists_25.html

    Best About Me Page
    http://www.blogger.com/profile/11510180142665142783

    Most Disciplined Blogger
    http://noyonblogging.blogspot.com/

    • 423 Poonam Sharma January 1, 2010 at 7:53 pm

      Hi Noyon,

      Thank you for sending in your nominations. While sorting through the nominations, I realised your nominations are not in compliance with the rules.

      As per rules, (please see the category list at the link here: http://spreadsheets.google.com/pub?key=tPulp211Kvw49H5oF5fzOeA&output=html), you can select your blogpost *only in three *of the categories in the first group of awards. Though, you can nominate yourself in all the categories in the second group.

      Also, multiple entries by same author in a category is not allowed.

      Your nominations for best about me and Disciplined blogger have been accepted. Could you please let me know which three categories (and other categories from second group, if any) you would like to nominate yourself in? You nominations for your own blog will be treated as final, I will ignore all nominations by others for your blog. Please reply as soon as you can.

      Regards, Poonam

  167. 424 Destination Infinity December 20, 2009 at 12:34 am

    I nominate this blog for the best professional blog:

    http://www.excitingip.com

    Destination Infinity

  168. 425 Azad December 20, 2009 at 12:39 am

    Hey friends!
    Here are my nominations:-

    1. Best Post on India’s forgotten heroes
    http://hshekhar.blogspot.com/2009/12/forgotten-heroes-khudiram-bose-and.html

    2. Best post on Public awareness
    http://hshekhar.blogspot.com/2009/11/dear-mr-president.html

    3. Best post highlighting human tragedy
    http://hshekhar.blogspot.com/2009/12/25-years-of-poison-bhopal.html

    Best regards

  169. 427 Gyanban December 20, 2009 at 6:47 am

    I nominate anand-bala.blogspot.com for the following –

    1.Best Public Interest Post:

    http://anand-bala.blogspot.com/2009/10/can-red-paint-camouflage-blood-bath-and.html

  170. 428 Gyanban December 20, 2009 at 7:04 am

    I self- nominate my blog gyan.blogspot.com for the following categories –

    1.Best Poetry Post –

    The Big O – http://gyanban.blogspot.com/2009/10/fact-of-life.html

    2.Best Short Story Post –

    Paa – http://gyanban.blogspot.com/2009/11/paa.html

  171. 429 Gyanban December 20, 2009 at 7:07 am

    please correct a small typo in my previous post the blog address should read as – gyanban.blogspot.com
    thanks

  172. 430 Titaxy December 20, 2009 at 9:40 am

    hi, i have a correction…i had made a mistake in my previous comment..

    for -Most Interesting Sidebar

    http://www.nupurphatak.com is WRONG

    it should be nupurphatak.blogspot.com

    please consider the correction…thanks!

  173. 431 Bharathi Subbarayan December 20, 2009 at 10:38 am

    Please find my nominations.

    Nominated for: Best off beat post
    Author: Bharathi subbarayan
    Link: http://clickbharathi.blogspot.com/2009/07/lessons-from-dead-body.html

    Nominated for: Best 55 er
    Author: Bharathi subbarayan
    Link: http://clickbharathi.blogspot.com/2009/10/my-war-55-fiction.html

    Nominated for: Best public interest post
    Author: Bharathi subbarayan
    Link: http://clickbharathi.blogspot.com/2009/07/my-experience-with-transgenders.html

  174. 432 Darrah Ford December 20, 2009 at 11:09 am

    Do you accept nominations for adult blogs? I write an adult industry news blog. It’s usually against the people who run the porn industry. But I support most female porn stars.

    http://pornstarbabylon.wordpress.com/

  175. 433 Nu December 20, 2009 at 11:16 am

    I’m unsure if my nominations have been posted already..Am unable to see them here..so posting the final list again

    Best Travel Post:
    1.http://trot-along.blogspot.com/search/label/Nainital
    2.http://gunjaaish.blogspot.com/2009/10/coorg-beckons-part-i.html [part 1]
    3.http://gunjaaish.blogspot.com/2009/10/coorg-beckons-part-ii.html [part 2]

    Best Personal Post:
    1.http://nupurphatak.blogspot.com/2009/07/meeting-with-senior-ab.html
    2.http://aparnadasgupta.blogspot.com/2009/10/my-raison-detre.html

    Best Poetry:
    1.http://nupurphatak.blogspot.com/2009/08/she-and-him-set-me-free.html
    2.http://www.overacuppacoffee.com/2009/12/writers-block.html
    3.http://memoriesandmirages.wordpress.com/2009/11/17/true-love-lasts-forever/
    4.http://partywithneha.wordpress.com/2009/10/30/ever-since/
    5.http://silentlyexpress.wordpress.com/2009/12/17/letting-go/
    6.http://thesongoflife.wordpress.com/2009/11/04/silence-is-not-always-golden/

    Best Humorous Post:
    1.http://memoriesandmirages.wordpress.com/2009/04/29/“amma-i’m-pregnant…”/
    2.http://aparnadasgupta.blogspot.com/2009/11/car-trouble.html
    3.http://thesongoflife.wordpress.com/2009/10/23/a-pat-on-the-back/
    4.http://happyhoursbeginhere.wordpress.com/2009/11/04/boys-2-men-2-boys/
    5.http://nehasilam.blogspot.com/2009/12/story-of-four-idiots.html

    Best Book Review:
    1.http://bondwithbooks.wordpress.com/2009/12/12/look-me-in-the-eye-my-life-with-aspergers/
    2.http://bondwithbooks.wordpress.com/2009/12/11/three-cups-of-tea/

    Best Public Intrest Post:
    1.http://www.overacuppacoffee.com/2009/09/say-no-to-child-abuse.html
    2.http://gunjaaish.blogspot.com/2009/09/she-said-her-name-was-nikita.html
    3.http://aparnadasgupta.blogspot.com/2009/10/borders_24.html
    4.http://kavismusings.blogspot.com/2009/12/journeys.html
    5.http://kaimhanta.blogspot.com/2009/12/technology-and-parking.html

    Best Culinery Post:
    1.http://gunjaaish.blogspot.com/2009/08/not-so-boring-potato.html

    Best Visual Post:
    1.http://thesongoflife.wordpress.com/2009/11/25/whatz-in-a-title/

  176. 434 Crazy Sam December 20, 2009 at 11:27 am

    Best Off-Beat Post
    ‘Yuva’ Dares To Break Open The Closet
    Author: Crazy Sam
    http://samsbloginess.blogspot.com/2009/07/yuva-dares-to-break-open-closet.html

    Best Public Interest Post
    An Equal Love
    Author: Crazy Sam
    http://samsbloginess.blogspot.com/2009/02/equal-love.html

    Best Personal Post
    All For A Kiss! – A Crazy Confession From Sam
    Author: Crazy Sam
    http://samsbloginess.blogspot.com/2009/08/all-for-kiss-crazy-confession-from-sam.html

    Most Beautiful Header
    Crazy Sam’s Bloginess
    http://samsbloginess.blogspot.com/

    Most Interesting Sidebar
    Crazy Sam’s Bloginess
    http://samsbloginess.blogspot.com/

    Best Blog Design
    Crazy Sam’s Bloginess
    http://samsbloginess.blogspot.com/

    Most Networking Blogger
    Crazy Sam
    http://samsbloginess.blogspot.com/

    • 436 Poonam Sharma January 2, 2010 at 12:31 am

      Hi,

      Thank you for sending in your nominations in Avant Garde. While sorting through the nominations, I realised your nominations are not in compliance with the rules.

      As per rules, multiple entries by same author in a category is not allowed.

      Could you please let me know which post would you like to nominate for the best short story category? Your nomination for best personal rant post is accepted. Please reply as soon as you can.

      Regards, Poonam

  177. 440 Anu December 20, 2009 at 12:10 pm

    Done.. hope you got the nominations!

    • 445 Poonam Sharma January 2, 2010 at 12:25 am

      Hi Anubha,

      Thank you for sending in your nominations in Avant Garde. While sorting through the nominations, I realised your nominations are not in compliance with the rules.

      As per rules, multiple entries by same author in a category is not allowed.

      Could you please let me know which post do you want to nominate in each of the three categories: personal, short story, book review. Your nominations for beautiful header and beautiful blog design have been duly accepted. Please reply as soon as you can.

      Regards, Poonam

  178. 447 Madhurie Singh December 20, 2009 at 12:28 pm

    I can’t see my second comment on my other nominations? Can you?

  179. 449 Smita December 20, 2009 at 12:51 pm

    Hi Poonam,

    Hope you received my nomination. :)

    Regards,
    Smita.

  180. 451 Shujaat Khan December 20, 2009 at 2:24 pm

    I have the guts to vouch for my post !

    Best Poetry Post:

    http://anguishoflove.blogspot.com/2009/12/anguish-of-love.html

    hoping for the best !

  181. 452 VIKAS |vikas-gupta.in December 20, 2009 at 2:31 pm

    WOw, almost 500 comments and trackbacks!

  182. 453 BlueMist December 20, 2009 at 3:02 pm

    here are my nominations.
    Best Short Story Post
    http://chandni.wordpress.com/2009/06/17/the-pretty-yellow-canary/
    http://thetinywindow.wordpress.com/2009/07/21/unsai/
    http://chandni.wordpress.com/2009/06/01/of-hands-that-held-and-promises-not-kept/
    Best Movie Review Post
    http://indiequill.wordpress.com/2009/08/01/love-aaj-kal-review/
    Best Satirical Post
    http://ouchmytoe.com/archives/2009/11/30/india-tourism-india-travel-guide-india-tours-in-india/
    Best Visual Post (Photos, Cartoons, etc.)
    http://thetinywindow.wordpress.com/2009/08/12/hope/
    http://ecstasyexemplified.wordpress.com/2009/12/11/reflection/
    http://thetinywindow.wordpress.com/2009/12/09/good-bye/
    Best Culinary Post
    http://onehotstove.blogspot.com/2009/12/birthday-cheesecake.html
    http://jugalbandi.info/2009/11/cashew-and-pistachio-marzipan-kajupista-katli/
    Best Poetry Post
    http://thetinywindow.wordpress.com/2009/10/22/frangrance-o-old-memory-pages/
    http://memoriesandmirages.wordpress.com/2009/12/06/snow/
    Best 55er Post
    http://thetinywindow.wordpress.com/2009/09/14/fiction-55-survival/
    http://thetinywindow.wordpress.com/2009/10/22/binary-choices/
    http://chandni.wordpress.com/2008/08/20/hide-and-seek-55/
    Most Beautiful Header
    • http:// thetinywindow.wordpress.com
    http://maidinmalaysia.wordpress.com
    http://indianhomemaker.wordpress.com/
    http://mesoliloquy.wordpress.com/
    Most Interesting Sidebar
    http://mesoliloquy.wordpress.com/
    http://indianhomemaker.wordpress.com/

    Best about Me Page
    http://memoriesandmirages.wordpress.com/about/
    Most Networking Blogger
    http://memoriesandmirages.wordpress.com
    http://chandni.wordpress.com
    http://britishthoughts.com
    Most Responsive Blogger
    http://memoriesandmirages.wordpress.com
    http://theindianhomemaker.wordpress.com
    http://chroniclesofdee.wordpress.com

  183. 454 BlueMist December 20, 2009 at 3:03 pm

    hi poonam hope you have received my nominations

    Best Short Story Post
    http://chandni.wordpress.com/2009/06/17/the-pretty-yellow-canary/
    http://thetinywindow.wordpress.com/2009/07/21/unsai/
    http://chandni.wordpress.com/2009/06/01/of-hands-that-held-and-promises-not-kept/
    Best Movie Review Post
    http://indiequill.wordpress.com/2009/08/01/love-aaj-kal-review/
    Best Satirical Post
    http://ouchmytoe.com/archives/2009/11/30/india-tourism-india-travel-guide-india-tours-in-india/
    Best Visual Post (Photos, Cartoons, etc.)
    http://thetinywindow.wordpress.com/2009/08/12/hope/
    http://ecstasyexemplified.wordpress.com/2009/12/11/reflection/
    http://thetinywindow.wordpress.com/2009/12/09/good-bye/
    Best Culinary Post
    http://onehotstove.blogspot.com/2009/12/birthday-cheesecake.html
    http://jugalbandi.info/2009/11/cashew-and-pistachio-marzipan-kajupista-katli/
    Best Poetry Post
    http://thetinywindow.wordpress.com/2009/10/22/frangrance-o-old-memory-pages/
    http://memoriesandmirages.wordpress.com/2009/12/06/snow/
    Best 55er Post
    http://thetinywindow.wordpress.com/2009/09/14/fiction-55-survival/
    http://thetinywindow.wordpress.com/2009/10/22/binary-choices/
    http://chandni.wordpress.com/2008/08/20/hide-and-seek-55/
    Most Beautiful Header
    • http:// thetinywindow.wordpress.com
    http://maidinmalaysia.wordpress.com
    http://indianhomemaker.wordpress.com/
    http://mesoliloquy.wordpress.com/
    Most Interesting Sidebar
    http://mesoliloquy.wordpress.com/
    http://indianhomemaker.wordpress.com/

    Best about Me Page
    http://memoriesandmirages.wordpress.com/about/
    Most Networking Blogger
    http://memoriesandmirages.wordpress.com
    http://chandni.wordpress.com
    http://britishthoughts.com
    Most Responsive Blogger
    http://memoriesandmirages.wordpress.com
    http://theindianhomemaker.wordpress.com
    http://chroniclesofdee.wordpress.com

  184. 456 homecooked December 20, 2009 at 3:33 pm

    Here’s my list of nominations

    Best How-to Post-
    WordPress tips and tricks by Solilio-
    http://mesoliloquy.wordpress.com/2009/05/25/easy-peasy-wordpress-tips-n-tricks/
    Srivalli’s gulab jamun
    http://spicingyourlife.blogspot.com/2009/11/gulab-jamun-recipe-for-indian-cooking.html

    Best off beat post-
    Free hugs by Craftyshines-
    http://craftyshines.wordpress.com/2009/10/05/free-hugs/

    Most interesting personal rant-
    We wake up late here by Churningthewordmill-
    http://churningthewordmill.wordpress.com/2009/08/21/we-wake-up-late-here/
    Lovely post by Indian Homemaker
    http://indianhomemaker.wordpress.com/2009/06/23/the-night-i-was-not-an-easy-prey/
    I’ve been had by Mad Momma-
    http://themadmomma.wordpress.com/2009/11/15/apparently-ive-been-had/

    Most Humorous Post-
    The times of fatherhood by Hitchwriter-
    http://hitchwriter.wordpress.com/2009/04/03/the-times-of-fatherhood
    Monday Morning Blues by Mandira
    http://churningthewordmill.wordpress.com/2009/08/03/how-to-fight-monday-morning-blues/

    Travel Post-
    We are the same but different by Abha-
    http://amateurabe.blogspot.com/2009/10/we-are-same-same-but-different.html
    Beautiful write-up and pics from Mandira
    http://churningthewordmill.wordpress.com/2009/10/17/pack-it-all-in/

    Best Visual Post (Photos, Cartoons, etc.)-
    Pride of India by Hitchwriter-
    http://amateurclicker.blogspot.com/2009/10/pride-of-india.html
    My post on my summer travels
    http://homecooked.wordpress.com/2009/09/10/what-have-i-been-upto-this-summer/
    Another one by Hitchy
    http://amateurclicker.blogspot.com/2009/10/few-impressions.html

    Best poetry post
    http://indianhomemaker.wordpress.com/2009/02/20/what-are-little-girls-made-of/

    Best evocative post on parenting-
    Ready, get, set by Maggie-
    http://moppettales.blogspot.com/2009/10/ready-get-set.html
    3 generations by Mad momma
    http://themadmomma.wordpress.com/2009/11/19/three-generations/
    Brought a smile on my face on reading this post from IHM-
    http://indianhomemaker.wordpress.com/2009/03/08/tattoo-tales/
    A lovely post by Poppins Mom
    http://babiesanon.wordpress.com/2009/08/27/perfect-poppin/

    Best Culinary Post:
    Thumbprint cookies by Mandira
    http://bakingbuddies.wordpress.com/2009/06/29/thumbprint-cookies/
    Suparna’s Tiramisu
    http://therecipehunter.blogspot.com/2009/06/tiramisua-delightful-dessert.html
    Dhanya’s Bread
    http://myhomecooking-dhanya.blogspot.com/2009/11/roses-hearth-bread.html

    Best Public Interest Blog
    India Helps by Kiran-
    http://indiahelps.blogspot.com/

  185. 457 Reema December 20, 2009 at 3:43 pm

    I nominate
    Best Visual Post (Photos, Cartoons, etc.)
    http://howyoudoin.wordpress.com/2009/05/24/diversity-of-wildlife/
    http://www.brainstuck.com/2009/02/02/bloggers-meet/

    Best Short Story Post
    http://thetimepassofindia.blogspot.com/2009/04/they-should-put-them-in-jail-for-that.html

    Best Book Review
    http://prats.co.in/2-states-a-review/
    http://books-life-n-more.blogspot.com/2009/07/case-of-missing-servant.html

    Best Music Review
    http://harryjerry.com/music/delhi6-review/

    Best Poetry Post
    http://visheshunni.wordpress.com/2009/07/13/in-the-end-i-walk-this-road-alone/
    http://theregoesathought.wordpress.com/2009/07/11/aaj-bachche-school-ja-rahein-hain/

    Best Tech Post
    http://www.offlineblog.net/2009/08/most-useful-google-wave-plugins/
    http://www.offlineblog.net/2009/03/rss-feed-reader-full-of-unwanted-blog-posts-easy-solution-subscribe-to-categories/
    http://harryjerry.com/tech/repair-pc-using-usb-utility-kit/

    Best How-to Post
    http://elekhni.com/2009/11/how-to-add-a-custom-header-for-the-arras-theme/
    http://www.offlineblog.net/2009/10/how-to-uninstall-an-extension-plugin-addon-on-google-wave/
    http://mesoliloquy.wordpress.com/2009/05/25/easy-peasy-wordpress-tips-n-tricks/

    Best Satirical Post
    http://pr3rna.wordpress.com/2009/11/05/madhu-koda-knows-not-easy-to-make-money/
    http://theregoesathought.wordpress.com/2009/10/17/nominees-for-nobel-peace-prize-2010/

    Best Movie Review
    http://quirkyindian.wordpress.com/2009/09/20/review-dil-bole-hadippa/

    Best Public Interest Post
    http://mashedmusings.wordpress.com/2009/04/24/cancer-a-survivors-tale/

    Best Personal Post
    http://mashedmusings.wordpress.com/2009/01/04/friends-forever/

    Best Evocative Post on Parenting
    http://indianhomemaker.wordpress.com/2009/04/19/sex-education-has-nothing-to-do-with-blue-films/

    Best 55er Post
    http://nonsense123.wordpress.com/2009/08/11/invisible/

  186. 458 Reema December 20, 2009 at 3:44 pm

    again nominated few posts. comment in spam.

  187. 459 Nu December 20, 2009 at 3:51 pm

    Best Travel Post:
    http://trot-along.blogspot.com/search/label/Nainital
    http://gunjaaish.blogspot.com/2009/10/coorg-beckons-part-i.html [part 1]
    http://gunjaaish.blogspot.com/2009/10/coorg-beckons-part-ii.html [part 2]

    Best Personal Post:
    http://nupurphatak.blogspot.com/2009/07/meeting-with-senior-ab.html
    http://aparnadasgupta.blogspot.com/2009/10/my-raison-detre.html

    Best Poetry:
    http://nupurphatak.blogspot.com/2009/08/she-and-him-set-me-free.html
    http://www.overacuppacoffee.com/2009/12/writers-block.html
    http://memoriesandmirages.wordpress.com/2009/11/17/true-love-lasts-forever/
    http://partywithneha.wordpress.com/2009/10/30/ever-since/
    http://silentlyexpress.wordpress.com/2009/12/17/letting-go/
    http://thesongoflife.wordpress.com/2009/11/04/silence-is-not-always-golden/

    Best Humorous Post:
    http://memoriesandmirages.wordpress.com/2009/04/29/“amma-i’m-pregnant…”/
    http://aparnadasgupta.blogspot.com/2009/11/car-trouble.html
    http://thesongoflife.wordpress.com/2009/10/23/a-pat-on-the-back/
    http://happyhoursbeginhere.wordpress.com/2009/11/04/boys-2-men-2-boys/
    http://nehasilam.blogspot.com/2009/12/story-of-four-idiots.html

    Best Book Review:
    http://bondwithbooks.wordpress.com/2009/12/12/look-me-in-the-eye-my-life-with-aspergers/
    http://bondwithbooks.wordpress.com/2009/12/11/three-cups-of-tea/

    Best Public Intrest Post:
    http://www.overacuppacoffee.com/2009/09/say-no-to-child-abuse.html
    http://gunjaaish.blogspot.com/2009/09/she-said-her-name-was-nikita.html
    http://aparnadasgupta.blogspot.com/2009/10/borders_24.html
    http://kavismusings.blogspot.com/2009/12/journeys.html
    http://kaimhanta.blogspot.com/2009/12/technology-and-parking.html

    Best Culinery Post:
    http://gunjaaish.blogspot.com/2009/08/not-so-boring-potato.html

    Best Visual Post:
    http://thesongoflife.wordpress.com/2009/11/25/whatz-in-a-title/

    • 462 Poonam Sharma December 20, 2009 at 5:51 pm

      Nope, you are in time, Dev. Till 10 pm today, nominations can be entered. But no multiple entries by same author in a category. Could you please send me your nominations again. Also, you can nominate youself in two more categories. Please read the rules once, thank you for dropping by! :)

    • 464 Poonam Sharma December 20, 2009 at 7:49 pm

      Dev, your about me nomination is accepted. But out if the rest categories, you can nominate yourself in only three categories. Rules. :( Could you please tell me again which three categories would you like to enter your nominations in?

    • 466 Poonam Sharma December 20, 2009 at 8:42 pm

      Hey, Pins and Ashes, as per rules, multiple entries by same author in a category is not allowed. Could you please provide me you one, best nomination for the visual post category?

  188. 467 Pins N Ashes December 20, 2009 at 7:07 pm

    Poonam, I have nominated 3 posts of Rocksea in the best visual post category, please feel free to choose the best, I like them all… so upto the judges and u to choose one

    Thanks

  189. 469 kanagu December 20, 2009 at 7:22 pm

    Hi Poonam,

    Please find my second list of nominations in this post:

    http://kanaguonline.wordpress.com/2009/12/20/my-nomination-list-2/

  190. 470 kanagu December 20, 2009 at 7:23 pm

    I think my comment went into spam… please check it Poonam…

  191. 473 Amrita December 20, 2009 at 7:41 pm

    I want to nominate these posts

    The Best Culinary Post

    http://banaraskakhana.blogspot.com/2009/11/making-rasgulle-step-by-step.html

    http://healthfooddesivideshi.blogspot.com/2009/07/daliya-oothappam.html

    I am aware that multiple entries by the same author in a category is being discouraged. Although both these posts are by the same author, but they are from two different blogs. I hope these nominations are accepted.

    Best How-To Post

    http://ayurvedaonmyplate.blogspot.com/2009/11/wonderful-coconutextracting-extra.html

    Best Personal Post

    http://sangeeta-homealone.blogspot.com/2009/05/when-life-gives-you-lemons.html

  192. 476 Vinoth December 20, 2009 at 9:13 pm

    Hi, these kinda awards will definitely be an encouraging factors for the amateur bloggers out here and I hope this award will stand upto its expectation and remarkable response :o) and here comes mine

    Best Short Story Post :

    http://me-as-a-blogger.blogspot.com/2009/08/and-today-she-has-got-married.html

    Best Personal Post :

    http://me-as-a-blogger.blogspot.com/2009/10/he-and-she-is-it-because-of-destiny-or.html

    Best Off-Beat Post :

    http://me-as-a-blogger.blogspot.com/2009/10/x-factor-is-it-serious-or-am-i-taking_23.html

  193. 477 amreekandesi December 20, 2009 at 9:15 pm

    Alright, here’s my nominations:

    1. Best Off-Beat Post: Blood On My Hands
    http://amreekandesi.com/2009/11/08/blood-on-my-hands/

    3. Best Satirical Post: Driving in Delhi
    http://amreekandesi.com/2009/07/28/driving-in-delhi/

    4. Best Personal Post: All About Returning to India
    http://amreekandesi.com/2009/10/29/all-about-returning-to-india/

    Blog Awards:

    1. Most Beautiful Header : amreekandesi.com

    2. Best About Me Page: amreekandesi.com/about

    3. Most Networking Blogger: Solilo

    4. Most Disciplined Blogger: Kavi (kavismusings.blogspot.com)

    Just about made it before the deadline…reminded of those last minute assignment submissions back in college!

  194. 478 amreekandesi December 20, 2009 at 9:16 pm

    BTW, thanks for this initiative. Great job organizing this thing!

    On another note, i would have liked to see a category for best political post as well. Maybe next year!

    • 479 Poonam Sharma December 20, 2009 at 10:09 pm

      Thank you AD for your appreciation. Means a lot. :) Pur abhi to whole executing thing baaki rehta hai. Lots to work on, now.

      That’s a great suggestion. I will keep that in mind for next year. Wish I had got suggestions before I started. So many good suggestions that I could not work upon this year. :(


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  2. 2 The long and short of it… « Mashed Musings Trackback on December 4, 2009 at 12:46 pm
  3. 3 my first scooter !!! « My attempt to write Trackback on December 4, 2009 at 3:22 pm
  4. 4 Nominate your blog for the avant-garde bloggies awards 2009 « EMOTIONALLY SPEAKING Trackback on December 7, 2009 at 4:59 pm
  5. 5 The Avant Garde Bloggies Awards 2009 « Soliloquies of an Opinionated mind… Trackback on December 9, 2009 at 9:39 am
  6. 6 11 days to go… ! « My attempt to write Trackback on December 9, 2009 at 2:44 pm
  7. 7 Twitted by hitchwriter Trackback on December 9, 2009 at 2:49 pm
  8. 8 Avant Garde Bloggies Awards (2009) « And the Music plays! Trackback on December 9, 2009 at 9:08 pm
  9. 9 First list of my nominations for Avant Garde Bloggies Awards 2009 « My attempt to write Trackback on December 11, 2009 at 9:53 am
  10. 10 second list of nominations « My attempt to write Trackback on December 11, 2009 at 11:44 am
  11. 11 Nomination list # 3 « My attempt to write Trackback on December 11, 2009 at 5:52 pm
  12. 12 Avant Garde Awards – Nominations List 1 « Crocodile's Tales Trackback on December 11, 2009 at 7:52 pm
  13. 13 Review: Rocket Singh « The Quirky Indian Trackback on December 12, 2009 at 6:05 pm
  14. 14 Avant Garde Bloggies Awards 2009 | Just Jo Trackback on December 13, 2009 at 12:45 pm
  15. 15 Avant-Garde blog awards… « Raji's Reflections Trackback on December 14, 2009 at 4:59 am
  16. 16 list – 4 « My attempt to write Trackback on December 14, 2009 at 4:44 pm
  17. 17 Avant Garde Bloggies Awards 2009 – Addition of Categories « Visceral Observations Trackback on December 15, 2009 at 3:05 am
  18. 18 Nomination list – 5 !! « My attempt to write Trackback on December 15, 2009 at 11:08 am
  19. 19 Nomination list – 6 ! « My attempt to write Trackback on December 15, 2009 at 7:08 pm
  20. 20 Announcing AGB 2009 « My Random Thoughts Trackback on December 15, 2009 at 7:51 pm
  21. 21 See who I nominated for the Avant Garde Bloggies Awards 2009!! « Serendipity Trackback on December 16, 2009 at 1:49 am
  22. 22 How to make girlfriend? « Desi Ninja Trackback on December 16, 2009 at 11:58 am
  23. 23 The Avant Garde Bloggies Awards 2009 « Nimmy’s Experiment with Blogging Trackback on December 16, 2009 at 7:43 pm
  24. 24 My nomination list – I « Straight Drive Trackback on December 16, 2009 at 11:55 pm
  25. 25 Its now or never ……. « V-Lokam Trackback on December 17, 2009 at 1:13 am
  26. 26 How to make a list of all your posts published this year. « The Life and Times of an Indian Homemaker Trackback on December 17, 2009 at 1:19 am
  27. 27 The List « Monika's World Trackback on December 17, 2009 at 1:33 am
  28. 28 Smartass becomes Jackass – a 55er « V-Lokam Trackback on December 18, 2009 at 2:57 am
  29. 29 The Avant Garde Bloggies Awards 2009 Trackback on December 18, 2009 at 4:05 am
  30. 30 He loves me ….. « The Song of Life Trackback on December 18, 2009 at 9:35 am
  31. 31 Reviewing this year « Churningthewordmill Trackback on December 18, 2009 at 9:48 am
  32. 32 The Song of Life in ‘09 « The Song of Life Trackback on December 18, 2009 at 2:13 pm
  33. 33 2009 year of blogging!! « Crocodile's Tales Trackback on December 18, 2009 at 3:39 pm
  34. 34 You have just another day « Churningthewordmill Trackback on December 19, 2009 at 9:45 pm
  35. 35 Nominations « Colors And Lights Trackback on December 20, 2009 at 3:05 pm
  36. 36 Nominations for the Avant Grade Awards… « Trackback on December 20, 2009 at 3:26 pm
  37. 37 My nomination list – 2 « Straight Drive Trackback on December 27, 2009 at 12:53 am
  38. 38 Poonam Sharma, Indian Woman Blogger & Instructional Designer. Interview - Part 2 Trackback on January 14, 2010 at 5:41 pm
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