The premis is simply, vote for your favorite blog/blogger of 2008. The winner will be announced at BALD in Orlando and tweeted to the world. Prize yet to be determined.
I would like to start this first year off simple, one winner. Maybe next year it will expand to different categories, more collaboration on this in 2009.
This year, thanks to Nathan, there might also be MTV like categories, from our bleedyellow IM chat..."Best Lotus Meme, Best Single Post, Best Technical Post, Best Skewering of a Competitor, Best Flame War". This will come in the following days/weeks, hopfully in time for last minute voting.
Good luck and Happy New Year!
How about a Planet Lotus Blogger of the Year? I'm looking for ideas on how to structure the winner(s). Have you any ideas?
I will try and make this a part one of two, part one being the stats and part two being reflections, lessons learned, etc. I'll try and write this up over the holiday break. For now the numbers...
Dec 20, 2007 - Dec 20, 2008
Active Blogs 310
Blog Posts 27,834
Keywords indexed from feeds 241,111
Jan 1, 2008 - Dec 22, 2008 - google.com/analytics
1,328,201 Unique Views
88.54% (front page)
And my favorite stat of all... $6,484.72 raised from the Lotus community for Cancer research!
This is priceless. I was in search of a complex url, one with many different characters, so I did a search at ebay.com. The first thing that came to mind was Notes, and boy did i find something amazing... Apparently for a bid of $60 you can get Lotus Notes 6.5.2! It sounds like an amazing piece of software. I must warn you, after reading the details, "... There's a lot to it, so you may need a reference manual that unfortunately cannot be supplied.", you've been warned.
And what about the box you might ask? Well, you're screwed; "Additionally there isn't a box, but it does come safely and securely packaged." all this functionality and no box! This could be the deal breaker for me. "
The best part? If you're new to "Lotus Notes"... the seller is available for questions after the sale, so free tech support, potentially FOREVER, you know, for when 'Notes' is unable to find 'Domino'!... "I am easily accessible to answer all and any questions post sale date!!"
I'm guessing the motivation behind the winning bidder is this... "It is full and perfectly 100% functional and does some very intuitive stuff that Microsoft just didn't consider.".
....Notes 6.5.2 ebay post....