Avant Garde Bloggie 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. Its meant to be fun and healthy.

Here is how the award winners are 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. Together they will select 6 best posts in each category. These 6 posts will go for polls in Phase 3.

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.

Phase 4: Judgement day

Final decision of the awards will be announced on 15 January 15 March, 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 others. Who knows your best work in the blog other than you. I recommend that you start by nominating your own posts and then nominate posts of your friends.

You can find rules of nominations and award categories here.

Please write in your nominations in the comments section. 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 rejected.

Volunteers who are making it possible

Nikhil is officially working as a publicist for the Avant Garde Bloggies awards 2009 Volunteers are invited. 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.

Note: All the blog awards winners for 2008 were announced on 11 December, 2008, here at Visceral Observations. You can see the list of winners for Avant Garde Bloggies 2008 here: Click to view the list of winners.

125 Responses to “Avant Garde Bloggies Awards”


  1. 1 Nova September 29, 2008 at 2:18 pm

    Hi Poonam

    I am confused. and I am sure a lot of people are.

    I have an idea… Why dont you pick up say top 5 nominations chosen by the judges and have people select the best amongst them. That will make the voters work also easier…

    What do you think?

  2. 2 Poonam Sharma September 29, 2008 at 2:24 pm

    @Nova: Don’t be confused girl! You are the one, as a writer, who knows your blog best. So nomination should come from the blogger. There are thousands of blog posts there, how can any other person find a best work there. Readers can nominate the posts because they read and know that a particular post made an impact on them, so that says you can nominate blog osts written by other that you liked.

    Once nominations are decided, I will put a poll on the blog. So voting will be easier for teh readers. Judges also step in when nominations are decided.

    Nomination is the just recognition phase. It has to start with write(self-recognition) and the reader(appreciations). Judgement comes later. Did I make things any clearer now? Tell me, or I will write a new post.

    P.S: I have few nominations in mind for some categories, I will publish them.

  3. 3 Anshul September 29, 2008 at 2:38 pm

    @Nova: There is nothing to be confused about, all you have to do is nominate your own post and then just threaten the judges, so that they give you the award. Thats it, simple.

  4. 5 Poonam Sharma September 29, 2008 at 2:49 pm

    @Dinu: Nomination noted. That was our first official nomination.

  5. 6 Nikhil September 29, 2008 at 3:13 pm

    Here’re my nominations:

    1. Most courageous Blog:

    http://visio159.com/2008/09/25/first-breathe-after-coma/

    Author: T

    2. Best Short Story Post:

    http://mirrorcracked.wordpress.com/2008/04/15/pokie/

    Author: Me! :D

    3. Most Interesting Tag Post:

    http://opinionsandexpressions.wordpress.com/2008/09/20/and-thats-how-a-tag-is-done/

    Author: Reema

    4. Best How-to post:

    http://mirrorcracked.wordpress.com/2008/09/20/the-dummys-guide-to-destroying-your-computer/

    Author: Me! :D

    5. Best musical post:

    http://pricelessjunk.wordpress.com/2008/05/08/in-spuh-rey-shuh-n/

    Author: Priya

    6. Most networking blogger AND 7. Most responsive blogger:
    Me!

    8. Most humorous post:

    http://mirrorcracked.wordpress.com/2008/07/16/the-love-guru/

    Author: Me! :D

    These are my nominations!

  6. 7 Suda September 29, 2008 at 3:26 pm

    Damn, I was about to nominate first, just missed.
    Anyway,
    for # Best How-to-post

    http://lifeloveandlogic.wordpress.com/2008/05/09/noisewaremy-reccomendations/

    for #Best how-to-post

    http://lifeloveandlogic.wordpress.com/2008/06/17/watermark-tutorial/

    Note both or one of them, your choice judges!!

  7. 8 Poonam Sharma September 29, 2008 at 3:40 pm

    @Suda, Nikhil, Dinu: Nominations noted! Come back with more if something else comes to mind. I will publish a post for collated post end of teh day. I will keep that updated.

  8. 10 Suda September 29, 2008 at 4:32 pm

    Can you make one more category called Most Sweet/Cute/Lovely post?

    e.g. #Cute Post

    http://laghukatha0shortstories.wordpress.com/2008/04/05/this-is-too-sweet-for-words/

  9. 11 Poonam Sharma September 29, 2008 at 4:32 pm

    @Suda: You could nominate in best off-beat post or best human interest story. Final decision lies with you.

  10. 13 Anshul September 29, 2008 at 5:16 pm

    Best How to post (How to make a stupid camera + Kaliedoscope in comments) :

    http://craftyvillage.wordpress.com/2008/09/14/pinhole-scopecamera/

  11. 16 Rahul September 29, 2008 at 8:58 pm

    I have tons of post lining up and i cant figure out what to do and what not to do , please ave a look at – http://www.ablogwithadifference.com and please help me out ;[

  12. 17 Nita September 29, 2008 at 9:36 pm

    I have several more nominations but one post has stuck in my mind and that is Reema’s on Education:

    http://opinionsandexpressions.wordpress.com/2008/07/21/education-boom-or-education-doom/

    This will go in the public interest post category.
    But I have many other nominations.

  13. 19 Nita September 29, 2008 at 9:58 pm

    Most interesting personal rant post:

    http://lifeofanindianhomemaker.blogspot.com/2008/09/theres-still-time-consider-yourself.html

    Best human interest story post

    http://pr3rna.wordpress.com/page/3/

    Most humorous post:

    http://rambodoc.wordpress.com/2008/08/18/link-love/

    Best offbeat post:

    http://virtualrambling.wordpress.com/page/5/

    I haven’t finished my nominations. These are just for today. :)

  14. 20 Amit September 30, 2008 at 12:01 am

    Here are my nominations. Although it was very tough with you and Nita out of the race. :(

    Most courageous post – http://mashedmusings.wordpress.com/2008/05/07/incest-forced-vs-consensual/

    Best short story post – http://mashedmusings.wordpress.com/2008/02/13/valentine-valium/

    Best off-beat post – http://mashedmusings.wordpress.com/2008/07/27/the-price-of-being-different/

    Best book review post – http://mashedmusings.wordpress.com/2008/09/27/the-book-thief/

    Best movie review post – http://mashedmusings.wordpress.com/2008/09/06/a-wednesday-movie-review/

    Most interesting tag post – http://opinionsandexpressions.wordpress.com/2008/09/20/and-thats-how-a-tag-is-done/

    Best How-to post – http://geekwrestler.wordpress.com/2008/07/31/how-to-create-web-headers/

    Most interesting personal rant post (sorry about carving out entertainment out of a rant) –

    http://ishmeet.wordpress.com/2008/09/03/i-observe-some-things-i-realise-others/

    Best regional post (posts about cities, regions and cultures) –

    http://archanaraghuram.wordpress.com/2008/05/31/temple-dairies-part-1/

    Best current affairs post – http://mashedmusings.wordpress.com/2008/08/19/the-indian-olympic-medal-dream/

    Most humorous post – http://rambodoc.wordpress.com/2008/08/18/link-love/

    Best satirical post – http://mashedmusings.wordpress.com/2008/09/14/delhi-bomb-blasts-a-pigeons-view/

    Best musical post – http://geekwrestler.wordpress.com/2008/08/11/what-is-that-i-hear/

    Best visual post – http://mashedmusings.wordpress.com/2008/07/11/on-my-journey-home/

    Best human interest story post – http://archanaraghuram.wordpress.com/2008/01/30/she-is-positive/

    Best travel post – http://priyank.com/weblog/2008/09/10/lost-city-of-incas-machu-picchu/

    Best consumer rights post – http://opinionsandexpressions.wordpress.com/2008/07/09/the-postal-scam/

    Best product review post – http://blog.gadodia.net/google-chrome-vs-mozilla-firefox/

    Best ‘culinery’ post – http://laviequotidienne.wordpress.com/2008/04/21/on-having-gone-awol-1/

    Best public interest post – http://opinionsandexpressions.wordpress.com/2008/07/02/the-undesirable-child/

    Most insane post – http://mirrorcracked.wordpress.com/2008/09/26/farting-etiquettes/

    Most beautiful header award – http://mashedmusings.wordpress.com/
    Most interesting sidebar award – http://mashedmusings.wordpress.com/
    Best about me page award – http://mashedmusings.wordpress.com/
    Best blog design award – http://mashedmusings.wordpress.com/
    Most disciplined blogger (one award I can never win) – http://mirrorcracked.wordpress.com/
    Most networking blogger – http://mirrorcracked.wordpress.com/
    Most responsive blogger – http://mirrorcracked.wordpress.com/

  15. 21 Amit September 30, 2008 at 12:03 am

    Hi Poonam. I have posted my nominations. Guess its gone in spam. :)

  16. 22 Devaki September 30, 2008 at 1:00 am

    Great idea Poonam!

    Most beautiful header award – Me!

    http://jottingsnmusings.wordpress.com

    Most interesting personal rant post – Indian Homemaker
    lifeofanindianhomemaker.blogspot.com/2008/07/joint-family-and-indian-daughters.html

    Best public interest post – Nita Writer

    http://nitawriter.wordpress.com/2008/06/16/the-devaluation-of-cooking/

    Will be back with more…

  17. 23 Nita September 30, 2008 at 10:30 am

    Thanks Devki for nominating me!
    Amit, please send in your nomination on the post about homosexuals. I nominate that post on your behalf in the public interest category. Can’t think of another category but I think there should be a category for social issues. this is one of your best posts Amit.
    I am still confused whether I am participating or not! That’s typical of me I guess! :)
    Anyway, for me it’s simple. Either I participate fully (Being able to nominate my posts in any category I wish) or I simply remain on the judges panel like Poonam and do not participate. In any case, I think Poonam should participate.
    Now all this sounds confusing huh!

  18. 24 leo September 30, 2008 at 11:44 am

    Hi poonum, How are you after long time i am commenting sry for that.
    :) Your blog becomes famouse soon by your good ideas!

    Please check my blog i dont know where to fit my posts…since all are general. It is a Mixture

    i am also nominating my blog….you can add it in any category.

    http://www.leopix.com

    thx keep Doing !!!

  19. 26 Sakhi September 30, 2008 at 12:19 pm

    arey where did my nominations go? :( :cry:

  20. 28 Poonam Sharma September 30, 2008 at 2:11 pm

    @Anshul, Smita: Nominations noted!

    @Rahul: I checked out your blog. YOU have some how-to posts. YOU will have to pick your best posts yourself and nominate for each category. As a blogger, you know your work best. Please take time to write in your nominations of blog posts.

    @Nita, Amit, Devki: Nominations noted and listed! Let me know if I have missed any.

    @Nita: Before you started anything professional, your blog has given us best content. I would appreciate if you are part of the awards. THe competition would lose some lustre without your presence.

    If I participate, Avant Garde awards may lose crediblity. Though I am missing it, I will participate in someone else’s. :)

    @Leo: I checked your blog. YOu could nominate your best post in best visual category. You will have choose your best post yourself, you can choose any post published thsi year. Send in your nominations. I have written a detailed email to you.

    @Sakhi: Noted your nominations. I will update the list tomorrow.

  21. 31 nick September 30, 2008 at 7:20 pm

    why are my nominations not appearing here ? :-(

  22. 33 chirax September 30, 2008 at 7:33 pm

    Guys Thanks for the mail. Here are my nomination.

    1.Best short story post

    http://mirrorcracked.wordpress.com/2008/04/15/pokie/

    Best off-beat post

    http://crapbook.wordpress.com/2008/09/03/the-plastic-fever/

    Best How-to post

    http://www.offlineblog.net/2008/07/backup-your-wordpresscom-blogs-in-three-steps/

    Most interesting personal rant post (sorry about carving out entertainment out of a rant)

    http://lifeofanindianhomemaker.blogspot.com/2008/09/theres-still-time-consider-yourself.html

    Best current affairs post(Technology and Business only) :D

    http://thetoptenme.wordpress.com/

    Best product review post

    http://thetoptenme.wordpress.com/2008/07/09/top-10-reasons-why-iphone-sucks-in-india/

    Most insane post

    http://mirrorcracked.wordpress.com/2008/09/10/psycho-kid-saves-the-world/

    Best blogging project award
    .this

    Blog awards

    1. Most beautiful header award
    Hmm.. Can I say me..I change my header everyday. Here are all of em

    http://flickr.com/photos/chirax/sets/72157607422697400/

    2. Most interesting sidebar award

    http://nitawriter.wordpress.com/

    3. Best about me page award

    http://pricelessjunk.wordpress.com/aboutme/

    4. Best blog design award

    http://www.offlineblog.net/

    5. Most disciplined blogger

    http://tarunreflex.wordpress.com/

    6. Most networking blogger

    http://mirrorcracked.wordpress.com

    7. Most responsive blogger

    http://tarunreflex.wordpress.com/

  23. 34 chirax September 30, 2008 at 7:37 pm

    Also if I can be of any help.Do let me know. eg. Making Logo for the awards or something.

  24. 39 Smita September 30, 2008 at 9:32 pm

    I have posted my nominations twice…but still not visible :(

  25. 43 vinayak October 1, 2008 at 9:47 am

    Poonam,

    I am directed to this site by one of my fellow blogger.
    He showed me this opportunity.

    After going through all your posts i got one doubt.
    Can i nominate more than one post for any category…
    I mean suppose if i feel i got two stories worth nominating, can i do that..?
    please let me know on this..
    :)

  26. 45 nick October 1, 2008 at 2:45 pm

    Just noticed that I gave my nominations twice :-P
    here are two more

    Most informative post :-

    http://nikipedia87.wordpress.com/2008/09/30/astro-gyaan-part-2/

    Most beautiful header award :-

    http://nikipedia87.wordpress.com

    All the best to all the participants :-)

  27. 49 Rupa October 1, 2008 at 3:33 pm

    Hey

    This looks really interesting.

    Why dont you do something similar for professional blogs too ;)

    I will be nominate myself in all possible categories. :)

  28. 50 Dinesh Babu October 1, 2008 at 5:25 pm

    I nominate Arvind’s Navarathiri Golu for Best Regional post – http://arvind1187.wordpress.com/2008/09/30/navarathri-golu/

  29. 52 Man of Roma October 1, 2008 at 8:23 pm

    Hi Poonam. Here’s a selection. Others will follow.

    Best regional post:

    http://geekwrestler.wordpress.com/2008/07/12/geek-wrestler-and-the-party-of-doom/

    Most humorous post:

    http://geekwrestler.wordpress.com/2008/07/19/fucking-unbelievable/

    (it’s been reposted, don’t know if valid)

    Most interesting personal rant post:

    http://falcon-eyes.blogspot.com/2008/08/blah.html

    Best off-beat post:

    http://manofroma.wordpress.com/2008/03/12/locking-horns-with-a-young-roman/

    (I might have not matched categories & posts correctly, I know)

  30. 53 ManofRoma October 2, 2008 at 10:38 pm

    Best human interest story post:

    http://opinionsandexpressions.wordpress.com/2008/08/05/sibling-possessiveness-and-poem-tag/

    Best “About me” page award:

    http://manofroma.wordpress.com/2007/09/09/man-of-rome/

    Since my theme dosen’t allow an about tab, I linked to this post as an About page, as you can see from my blog. The post was though written three months before 1rst of jan 2008. I guess an ‘about page’ should be born when the blog started, although it is up to you if it is compliant or not

  31. 55 Paul October 4, 2008 at 2:09 am

    Yikes! I don’t know what categories to put these under. I’ll guess. :D By the way, I’m the author of all of these (Paul Sunstone).

    Most Courageous Post:

    http://cafephilos.wordpress.com/2008/06/25/eolake-stobblehouse-and-the-simple-nudes-movement/

    Best Off Beat Post:

    http://cafephilos.wordpress.com/2008/09/04/transcending-nihilism-through-wanton-girl-watching/

    Best Human Interest Story Post:

    http://cafephilos.wordpress.com/2008/09/07/how-to-get-away-with-buying-a-playboy-circa-1970/

    http://cafephilos.wordpress.com/2008/09/23/the-fool-who-knows-hes-a-fool-is-wise/

    Most Informative Post:

    http://cafephilos.wordpress.com/2008/06/20/the-firing-of-john-freshwater/

    Best Public Interest Post:

    http://cafephilos.wordpress.com/2007/11/10/new-study-damns-abstinence-only-sex-education/

    Would it be possible to have a category for Most Thought Provoking Post? Something for posts that are more reflective, philosophical, etc. than anything else.

  32. 56 Nimmy October 4, 2008 at 1:07 pm

    Hi Poonam..Came here through Nikhil’s email link :)

    Thanks for providing opportunity to know and reach out to more n more fellow bloggers…

    Err..I don’t know to which category can I nominate my post..Bcoz they are neither funny nor any story type..It would be very thankful if you could see my link and help me in categorizing the post..Anyways,im trying to do it myelf,pls feel free to correct..

    Best post on interfaith relationships

    http://nimis540.wordpress.com/2008/09/20/quran-non-muslims/

    Best post on understanding war ethics n rules in Islam

    http://nimis540.wordpress.com/2008/09/14/war-ethics-n-rules-in-islam/

    Best post on muslim women

    http://nimis540.wordpress.com/2008/08/12/indian-muslim-women-status-rights/

    Best post on understanding why people interpret Quran,the way they like it..

    http://nimis540.wordpress.com/2008/09/18/one-quranbut-infinite-interpretationswhy/

    Best post on psychology

    http://nimis540.wordpress.com/2008/08/07/why-to-importance-holding-hands/

    Best recipe

    http://nimis540.wordpress.com/2008/08/07/why-to-importance-holding-hands/

    Best how-to-springroll

    http://nimis540.wordpress.com/2008/08/11/easy-indian-spring-roll/

    Lol..that was crappy categorizing..Sorry..Just excited about it..

  33. 57 Amyth October 6, 2008 at 5:01 pm

    Best How-to post:
    PODCASTING 101 – http://talkingtails.wordpress.com/2007/11/14/pod-casting-101/

    … and this other post I wrote on Maslow gets around 100 hits every day from Search Engines and some amazing comments … I couldn’t find an appropriate category to put it into – So please include it in whichever category you think it can fit into – Of course, if you think it can be fitted into something…. But I can tell you one thing – It is 100% original content – my thoughts on Maslow’s Need heirarchy, Greek Philsophy and Indian Mysticism..
    Herez the link –

    http://talkingtails.wordpress.com/2007/07/23/maslow-greek-philosophy-indian-mysticism/#comment-2255

  34. 58 Amyth October 6, 2008 at 5:02 pm

    And one for Best Book Review – TUESDAYS WITH MORRIE – A Short Review..

    http://talkingtails.wordpress.com/2007/10/14/tuesdays-with-morrie-a-short-review/

  35. 59 Dev October 7, 2008 at 2:03 am

    Best current affairs post –
    “EVEN WARREN BUFFET MADE MISTAKES IN HIS LOVE LIFE”

    http://lumuhuku.wordpress.com/2008/09/27/even-warren-buffet-made-mistakes-in-his-love-life/

  36. 61 myst October 7, 2008 at 4:59 pm

    for best short-story post

    author : mystique (me)

    link: http://randomizedmadness.blogspot.com/2008/09/imperfect-circle.html

    cheers.

  37. 63 Poonam Sharma October 9, 2008 at 11:42 am

    @Nick, Dinesh Babu: Nominations updated!

    @Chirax: Nominations noted! Yes, I wanted to ask you to create logo, but never had access to Internet and time to let you know that I wnated one. Some peopel did make one for me, nothing that made me happy. Thanks for the offer1 :)

    @Smita: Nominations noted!

    @Balu: All of them were good nominations! Noted. Where are nominations from your own blog? This post by Ishmeet explains well the reason for self-nominations: http://ishmeet.wordpress.com/2008/10/06/avant-garde-bloggies-awards-some-clarifications/#comment-27985

    @Dinesh Babu: I am a regular reader of Twisted DNA, ever since I discovered his blog. Its fun, good to see nominations from this blog. I have updated almost all nominations from you. If I have missed any, please let me know.

    I would not be able to add one more category, but you can certainly recategorise these anecdotal nominations. Also, do not enter same post in multiple entries as I will get back to blogger to put their same post only in one category.

    @Vinayak: Welcome here! Eentually before polls, I will ask bloggers to selct their best two posts. Why? Because, as you can see, nominations are overflowing. We will open only 6 best posts fro poll. No reader can be motivated to read more than 6 posts in a category.

  38. 64 Poonam Sharma October 9, 2008 at 2:56 pm

    @Kaddu: Nomination noted!

    @Chirax: Nomination noted! I have not included astro gyan as eventually we are going to ask blogger to put his/her best post in a single category and ot multiple posts. There could be exceptions but in this case astro gyan 2 is aprt of next series, so they can be counted together as single entry.

    @Anshul: All three nominations noted!

    @Rupa: I understand what you mean. Would keeping a best progessional blog category help your cause?

    @Dinesh Babu, Mith: Nominations accepted!

    @Manofroma: Nominations accepted! As for Ashish’s republished post, I would ask my scrutinising team to decide. About Me nomination is fine!

    @DestinationInfinity: Nominations listed!

    @Paul: I included Playboy post in howto category, without reading. (My work firewall would not let me open that page). We are going to ask bloggers to put their best enntry in a category instead of putting multiple posts in a category.

    @Nimmy: I have listed all that could be easily categorised. Other I couldn’t think where to place. Why don’t you take help from my scrutinising team? I will email you about it. Please bear with me till then.

    @Amyth: Your entries are fantastic but they are not published between 1st jan-14 Oct, 2008, which is part of the rule. Please send e your nomination for your 2008 posts.

    @Dev, Nik, Mist: Nominations noted and listed!

    @Jottingsnmusings: Nominations noted, I will update them today. remind me if it is not done by today.

  39. 68 ManofRoma October 10, 2008 at 7:57 am

    Don’t know if this post I have already nominated. I do it now.
    Category, you decide.. It moved me.

    http://opinionsandexpressions.wordpress.com/2008/08/05/sibling-possessiveness-and-poem-tag/

  40. 70 JOthi Prasad October 10, 2008 at 7:08 pm

    My nominations are

    Best regional post / Best off-beat post

    Author : Krishna Babu

    http://krishnababug.blogspot.com/2008/09/andhra-to-america.html

    Best short story post

    http://deephunts.blogspot.com/2008/04/forgive-myself.html

    Best travel post
    Author : Krishna Babu

    http://krishnababug.blogspot.com/2008/06/sashay-to-madhurai-rameswaram

  41. 74 cool4u October 11, 2008 at 7:41 pm

    Most of the blogs submitted for the awards are from regular visitors to your blog. Here is one from someone who is brand new, not only to your blog, but also to the wondrous world of blogging :

    Category : Best current affairs post.

    http://soldierrecalls.blogspot.com/2008/10/religious-strife-in-india.html

    Regards
    cool4u

  42. 76 Hades October 12, 2008 at 12:51 am

    Most humorous post:

    Sub-Continent Declares War on China Over No Cricket in the Olympics : http://thetimesofbullshit.blogspot.com/2008/08/sub-continent-declares-war-on-china.html

    Best satirical post :

    CPI(M) Calls Bandh; People Shocked: http://thetimesofbullshit.blogspot.com/2008/06/cpim-calls-bandh-people-shocked.html

    Most insane post:

    Rock On Sweeps Wall Street Off its Feet: http://thetimesofbullshit.blogspot.com/2008/09/rock-on-sweeps-wall-street-of-its-feet.html

    Best short story post:

    Delhi Belly: http://thetimesofbullshit.blogspot.com/2008/09/delhi-belly.html

    Best off-beat post:

    What’s in a Name?:

    http://thetimesofbullshit.blogspot.com/2008/09/whats-in-name.html

  43. 77 Destination Infinity October 14, 2008 at 7:53 am

    Most Interesting Personal Rant Post:

    http://tamizhpenn.blogspot.com/2008/08/lotus-feet-of-rama.html

    Author: ATP

    Destination Infinity

  44. 78 Rupa October 14, 2008 at 2:12 pm

    Hi Poonam

    I nominate myself for the best progessional blog category, if you have included that category as mentioned in the comments section.

    regards
    Rupa

  45. 81 The seeker October 31, 2008 at 8:59 am

    Where can we vote on the 6 best nominated and where’s the public polling???
    Also I can’t see the list of nominations.

    Waiting for answer, thanks.

  46. 82 Poonam Sharma November 19, 2008 at 2:07 pm

    @All: All nominations were noted, except Nimmy;s which nominated a blog instead of a post.

    Polls for each category are live now at http://avantgardebloggies.wordpress.com. Please select the category from the tag cloud in the sidebar and vote for the best post/blog/blogger.

  47. 83 Ashish December 27, 2008 at 4:08 pm

    I would appreciate that you replace this page with the winners now! :)

    Hope you had a good Christmas and have a rocking new year! :)

  48. 84 saurabh April 12, 2009 at 8:02 pm

    hey…
    I know it;s over.

    But what next..??
    Anything for the person who missed lat year’s..

    Try your luck next year! :)

  49. 85 Minal October 8, 2009 at 10:15 am

    @Poonam: I’ve just got back to my blogging after a sabbatical. Thought I’d give this one a try and nominate some posts. I went through last year’s awards and thought this is fantastic effort from your end.

  50. 86 Rupa December 4, 2009 at 10:20 pm

    Hi Poonam,

    I nominate my blog for the professional blog category.

    My blog url – http://blog.thewritersgateway.com

    regards
    Rupa

  51. 87 Chirag Chamoli December 5, 2009 at 6:25 am

    I nominate my blog :) in the professional blog category.

    http://chiragchamoli.indiameme.com/

    • 89 thoughtsunparalleled December 7, 2009 at 6:06 pm

      I forgot to mention in the comment section, superb effort from you and the team kudos!

    • 90 Poonam Sharma December 31, 2009 at 12:41 am

      Thanks Abhishek for the appreciation. It actually means a lot. :)

    • 91 thoughtsunparalleled December 7, 2009 at 6:06 pm

      I forgot to mention in the comment section, superb effort from you and the team kudos! Abhishek

    • 92 Poonam Sharma December 31, 2009 at 1:03 am

      Hey Abhishek,

      While sorting through nominations, noted that you have provided me with 3 nominations in the best humorous post category. However, as per rules, multiple entries by same author in a category is not allowed. :(

      Could you please let me know which post (give me a single link) would you like me to nominate for best humorous category? Please reply as soon as you can.

      Regards, Poonam

    • 95 Poonam Sharma December 12, 2009 at 6:37 pm

      Freya, multiple entries by same author in a category is anot allowed. Could you please tell me which is your best post on best personal rant, best visual, best social issues category?

  52. 96 Freya December 12, 2009 at 5:02 pm

    ooops! I didn’t read the update and posted multiple posts in the same category!

  53. 98 Aarti December 12, 2009 at 5:15 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/

    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/


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