Thursday, April 28, 2011

2010 Winners and Recap

After a whirlwind couple of weeks for myself and this blog which followed a response that completely blindsided me, this day came pretty quick. It seems like the contest just started, but now the votes have been cast and counted for our first ever NL Bloggers Choice award. It's now the moment we've all been waiting for; announcing the winners!  Let's get right to it shall we?

As you may have read, there are 2 winners for this award with those being the top 2 blogs out of the 24 listed with the most votes (by way of a Poll worth 1 point and Comments worth 2). The two winners this time around did a brilliant job getting out the vote and truly commanded the lead in votes by doing so. In the end though, there is only one top winner and for this round, nobody got out a vote like John Gushue did. With that, his blog is declared the first place choice NL Blogger.

NL Bloggers Choice Award - Top Winner
2722 Points


NL Bloggers Choice Award - 2nd Place Winner
1774 Points


Congratulations to both of you.  It is well deserved!

Besides the 2 winners, I'd like to share some love to the 5 blogs who were runners up in the contest.  They are as listed below.  Please take the time to visit and say hello.
To further recap how the Awards initiative went this year, see below:
  • Due to heavy promotion by the blog owners in the first round, an explosion of traffic came to this site resulting in thousands of votes.  It was complete madness, in fact.  With over 550 comments posted in the vote thread and 4800 votes cast via the Poll, I was completely blown away by the response. 
  • 'The Maintream Media' caught wind of the initiative and thought it interesting enough to talk about.  I was on the Morning Show with Jeff Gilhooly, had a wonderful article by Kerri Breen  published in The Telegram and was interviewed by Angela Antle of CBC's Weekend Arts Magazine who provided me with a link to a podcast of our talk.
This was all very exciting folks. Until next time, congratulations to all once again!

Reposted from original NL BlogRoll posts found here and here.

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