Blogging Awards

It is high time I thanked graciously all the bloggers who have awarded me. Nita awarded me Brilliant blog award for my “brilliantly thoughtful posts” as she says. I am honored, specifically because, to me,  she is epitome of professional and most regular blogger I have ever known. She does it without any commercial interests. Yet, day after day she churns out informative and well-researched posts about India.

Vaibhav bestowed me with another Brilliant Weblog award and so did Roop.

Roop awarded me brilliant blog award in her painstakingly long post. You can find me at number 30 in her long list. 🙂 Thank you, Roop!

Once I praised Roop’s idea of dedicating pictures in her blog (she clicks them herself) to others (blogger friends usually), she dedicated two of her next pictures to me. And you (Roop) thought I didn’t notice it? After Reema, Roop is another generous blogger I have come across. Generous to recognise you, your writings.

Nova gave me interesting blogger award while Sulz gave me educational blogger award.

Xylene mentioned me in his award post.

Amit mentioned me as an inspiration for blogging in his post for his blogging journey. Now I feel honored again if I could inspire someone to blog.

Reema had awarded me the best blogger award. And I gave her generous blogger award and a high-five. But she deserves more.

Visceral Observations started winning awards with Ashish awarding my interview with consumer court case winner Lt. Col. Rajesh Yadav as best post. This year, my Goa trip series was aso awared best travel post on Dabido’s bog. (Thanks to Ashish’s nomination and voting, which he did not fail to remind me 😛 ) My other blog, Being A Blogger had also earned best debut blog. Somewhere, it faltered with my usual inaction. No, I am not proud of it.

Bows to all of you! Thank you, it is very humbling thing to be recognised for this blog.

I think its time I dole out my own awards. I am planning different kind of awards, not those like most interesting blog, most informative blog, and so on. So many of them have been around.

I want to award that special post you wrote. Each of us has a masterpiece  post written in our blog that is waiting to be recognised. Many bloggers are like me who have no specific niche, we write about everything that comes to our mind: personal stories, anecdotes, social issues, news, movies, cartoons and so on. I don’t want a person who wrote a most courageous best piece miss out the recognition of that post under a most interest blog award.

Here are the tentative award categories:

1. Most courageous post
2. Best short story post (we can include short stories created by commentators. Ashish and Amit, you must thank me for making this provision 😛 )
3. Best off-beat post
4. Best book review post
5. Best movie review post
6. Most interesting tag post
7. Best How-to post
8. Most interesting personal rant post (sorry about carving out entertainment out of a rant)
9. Best regional post (posts about cities, regions and cultures)
10. Best current affairs post
11. Best eye-opener post
12. Most humorous post
13. Best satirical post
14. Best musical post
15. Best visual post
16. Best human interest story post
17. Best travel post
18. Best consumer rights post
19. Most informative post award (link blogging)
20. Best product review post
21. Best ‘culinery’ post
22. Best public interest post
23. Most insane post

Blog awards

1. Most beautiful header award
2. Most interesting sidebar award
3. Best about me page award
4. Best blog design award
5. Most disciplined blogger (one award I can never win)
6. Most networking blogger
7. Most responsive blogger

Other awards

1. Most interesting tag around
2. Most popular book (on blogs) award
3. Most popular movie (on blogs) award
4. Best blogging project award

I will write the rules for nomination and how winners will be decided in the next post. You, my reader, will play an important role in deciding the winner.

Please write your feedback for the categories for awards in the comments section. I will be waiting for it with crossed fingers. Ahem! 🙂

32 Responses to “Blogging Awards”

  1. 3 dinu September 25, 2008 at 6:21 pm

    good 😀
    I think I should award you ” the most awarded blogger ”

    its really great thing to get an award from Nita 🙂 congrats .

  2. 4 sulz September 25, 2008 at 6:34 pm

    can i vote for myself? (haha, shameless)

  3. 5 vimal September 25, 2008 at 6:42 pm

    heyy…Even I awarded you one, remember?? I didnt get your email id to send it across 😦
    But I did mention about the award in two of your posts too ( 😦 again )

  4. 6 Smita September 25, 2008 at 7:52 pm

    What an Idea ma’am 🙂

    Am with you 🙂

  5. 7 Amit September 25, 2008 at 8:58 pm

    Wow! So many awards! Congratulations! 🙂
    And this Blogging awards idea is cool. Will be fun.

  6. 8 Roop Rai September 25, 2008 at 9:06 pm

    u are right, poonam. it was painstaking indeed. 😦 thank u for acknowledging the pain, hun. 😦

    hee hee!!

    u are very welcome! now start writing regularly woman. am i bein too demanding? 😛

  7. 9 Reema September 25, 2008 at 9:30 pm

    Thanks for ur kind words!!!
    OMG!! so many categories!! Its going to one blog award competition and award ceremony!! Waiting for next post.

  8. 12 Liju Philip September 26, 2008 at 5:50 am

    Kongrats… 😉 Hamko party mangta.

  9. 13 Suda September 26, 2008 at 10:59 am

    I called you sexy, sweet, cute and edible ….but still I am not honoured to be mentioned here 😀 😀
    Okay jokes apart, I am looking forward to this award contest! But I didn’t get one thing. You mean people have to write a new post or they can simply submit an old post?

  10. 14 Nova September 26, 2008 at 11:18 am

    I loved the categories. They are new and innovative and such a good break from the regular awards we have!

    Way to go poonam 🙂

    And yeah congratulations on all your awards. You deserve them 🙂

  11. 15 Nova September 26, 2008 at 11:19 am

    Pssstt.. I think you have given the incorrect address of my blog.

  12. 16 pr3rna September 26, 2008 at 11:33 am

    You seem to be one of the most awarded blogger Poonam, congrats.
    You have put in a lot of effort in deciding the categories for your awards.Looking forward to it.

  13. 17 Poonam Sharma September 26, 2008 at 12:22 pm

    @Anshul: Thanks! I have changes the theme and header. What do you think?

    @Dinu: yes, award from Nita is coveted. And there many more brilliant and well awarded blogs around. 🙂 I am a minion blogger.

    @Sulz: Sure1 You can vote for yourself and also make your friends vote for you!

    @Vimal: Oh sorry, I forgot, blogmate. Why don’t u email me again soon. I forgot which one was it. 😦 I am writing an email to you.

    @Smita: Cool! Select your best book review post so far for the nominations. I will be inviting nominations in the next post.

    @Amit: Thanks! Yes, I hope to make these awards an success. And you, my redaers, will be an important part of deciding the awards.

    @Roop Rai: This post certainly a lour of love for bloggers. No, I am too lazy and less focussed when it comes to blog. To blog regularly was my new year reslution that I have clearly failed. 😦

    @Reema: Yes, I would need all you support to make it a worthwhile award competition. 🙂

    @Arvind, Liju: Congrats! Liju, if you promise to sponser my ticket to Singapore, I might be tempted to throw a party there. Or else I will organise a e-party, lol!

    @Suda: Edible! That’s why I didnt mention you. How can you even think og eating me. Oh yes, all the posts taht you ahve written this year are eligible. Watch out, I will soon be inviting nominations.

    @Nova: You are spon on. That is my intetion. To have new categories and to have awards where readers have their say. I am sorry, I will correct your blog URL.

    @Pr3rna: Thanks, I would need support from you guys to make these awards a success.

  14. 18 Suda September 26, 2008 at 12:41 pm

    😦 you took that joke so seriously? 😦 I feel like eating myself now 😦

  15. 19 vimal September 26, 2008 at 2:03 pm

    I had mentioned it in the ‘Contact-me’ page of yours.

    will wait for your mail….

    Btw, congratssss for all the awards!!!

  16. 20 Sakhi September 26, 2008 at 2:14 pm

    Am game for it!! 🙂 its a great idea and with so many categories each of us IS bound to get “some” award! 🙂

    And hey, congrates for so many awards! 🙂

  17. 21 Nita September 26, 2008 at 6:30 pm

    Poonam, you deserve all the recognition and more. And thank you for saying those nice things about me! 🙂
    And really sweet of you Poonam to create all these awards! However I feel that if an award has to have meaning, it should be given wisely. As you have created many different categories everyone will have a chance, but the awards need to be given wisely.

  18. 22 Arpit September 26, 2008 at 11:32 pm

    so many awards! poonam…you surely deserve it because your blog is so informative and i like to visit it every time i log in for new post……..congrats 🙂
    and so many categories of awards….seems to be interesting ! 🙂

  19. 23 Xylene September 27, 2008 at 7:35 pm

    Wow, that a good number of awards you have there. You deserve all the awards for sure !

    Yeah lets get the award season running !!!

  20. 24 Man of Roma September 27, 2008 at 11:29 pm

    Nice new header look. I’ll be a lurker of your initiative. Ciao

  21. 25 praneshachar September 28, 2008 at 6:37 am

    great acknowledging the awards given AND remembering all great again and more than that your idea of awarding bloggers in various categories superb an I wish you all success from the core of my heart
    go ahead and succeed in your effort and hope it will be a great experience for you and all judges have great time in th next one month plus

  22. 26 Poonam Sharma September 29, 2008 at 11:19 am

    @Suda: Nah! I didnt take it seriously. I was just kidding back.

    @Vimal: Ok, I will check contact me. I wrote you email too. And thanks! 🙂

    @Sakhi: All worthy blog posts get award, and yes I know all worthy bloggers. It should be interesting.

    @Nita: I menat every word I wrote there. 🙂

    I ahve all the plan to give awards wisely. I want the best to won.

    @Arpit: Thanks! Send in your nominations too for the awards!

    @Xylene: THanks, buddy! Yup, need your help to run the awards. Why don’t you send in a nomination for each ctegory. Nominations could be posts from your blog (you know your work better than anyone else) or posts from other blogs that made impact on you. Ans help to pread the word!

    @Manofroma: THanks! No lurking around! Send in your nominations. You can easily nominate your post in Best culutural/regional post category. YOu have written some worthy stuff ther4e.

    @Praneshachar: Lon time, no see! Or is it becayuse I was not writing enough! Its good to see your comemnt again. Thanks for your wishes! Your vote will be a deciding factor too. 🙂 Hope to provide you a ecelectic reading experience in the nominated post. 🙂

  23. 27 Arpit September 29, 2008 at 11:38 am

    yeh i will do that! 🙂
    but i think there are just a few categories for which i can send my post…..because i have written only limited no. of posts….so let me see which one to choose..any suggestions from your side????

  24. 28 Poonam Sharma September 29, 2008 at 1:35 pm

    @Arpit: I have responded in your blog. Send in your nominations soon.

  25. 29 Man of Roma September 29, 2008 at 9:55 pm

    Poonam, I am an overwhelmed poor old man who’s wondering why you have this power of persuasion … Ok, I guess now I’ll have to go around and look for some nice posts … I’ll try, cannot promise but I’ll try … 😦

  26. 30 Falcon September 29, 2008 at 11:52 pm

    Wah.. itne sare category.. sabke liye ek hai to mera no. Aa hi jayenga…

    Most crap Post.. ki category bhi rakhna… PLZ.. kyonki “BEST CRAP COMMENT” RAKHOGI TO YEH COMMENT TO oUTRIGHT WINNER HAI..rIGHT??

  27. 32 Poonam Sharma January 22, 2009 at 5:20 pm

    @Manofroma: I never thanked you for the effort. THank you for sending your nominations. 🙂

    @Falcon: Award for crap comment bestowed to you as desired. Your nomination too was noted at the time.

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