Saturday, September 29, 2007

Blog Asheville Awards Voting Is Up!

{There's new posts underneath this one, so don't be afraid to scroll past this one if you've already read it}

O.K. Here it is. There are two pages of voting. If I find that people are voting for one page but not the other, I will glare sternly and remind you that your favorite blogs are also nominated on the other page. I used Survey Monkey, and they only allow ten questions per survey. So work with me here people.

UPDATE: *stern glare*

Your favorite blogs are also in Part Two of the Survey. If you took Part One without taking Part Two (and so far eleven twenty-one of you have), then you're missing out on voting for more of your favorite blogs in the second half of the voting.

UPDATE II: Some of you are already doing this, but please post something about the voting at your blogs if you're so inclined. Would you emphasize the fact there are two parts?

Also - many folks are skipping some categories. Take your time to look at the links below and vote, vote, vote!

UPDATE III: Ive just learned that Survey Monkey allows a maximum of 100 responses on their basic (free) accounts. I've copied part one of the survey and linked it below in order to continue to take your votes. This will probably happen with part two as well, if y'all will go to both pages.

BlogAsheville Awards 1-10
BlogAsheville Awards 1-10
BlogAsheville Awards 11-20

Feel free to copy and paste these links and the following list to your blogs. Or just send folks to this post. I'll leave it up top until Saturday night.

Voting Will Close at 8pm on September 29th. The multiple choice responses are randomized, so they'll appear in a different order for each voter. You can vote only once, so take your time and enjoy it. The answers at the SurveyMonkey pages aren't hotlinked. Take a minute to take a look at our nominees below, and click away. Thanks to everyone who submitted nominations!

Most Likely to Make Money by Blogging
Edgy Mama
Scrutiny Hooligans
Brainshrub

Least Likely to Make Money by Blogging
Brainshrub
Easy Bake Coven
Modern Peasant
Susan From The Right
So Much For Tact
George "The" Bastard

Best Design
Scrutiny Hooligans
Skippy Ha Ha
Bird On a Wire
Zenography
Raphael Doxos
Ashevillein
Easy Bake Coven

Most Likely to Make You Laugh Out Loud
So Much For Tact
What The Hell?
Hangover Journals
Ashvegas
Scrutiny Hooligans

Best Art/Photos
Ashvegas
Zenography
Blue Ridge Blog
Lowell Allen's Serial Photo
Hangover Journals
Modern Peasant

Blogger you'd most like to see naked
Ashvegas
syntax/Arratik of Scrutiny Hooligans
A Girl Who Wears Glasses
What The Hell?
Thunder Pig
Edgy Mama
Charm Of The Highway Strip

Best Local Happenings
Ashvegas
BlogAsheville
Around Asheville
Scrutiny Hooligans

Best Political
Scrutiny Hooligans
Easy Bake Coven
Et In Arcadia Ego
Ashvegas

Makes Me Feel Happiest
Zenography
What The Hell?
The Charm of the Highway Strip
Hangover Journals
Petulant Rumblings
Ashvegas
Carolina Stompers

Most Inspirational
Zenography
Moon Meadow Farms
Easy Bake Coven
Asheville On The Ground
Modern Peasant
Through The Fears

Most in Need of a Redesign
Brainshrub
Thunder Pig
Spicy Elf
So Much For Tact
The Avant Gardener
Susan From The Right

Most Likely to Have New Material
Ashvegas
Scrutiny Hooligans
War in Context
Thunder Pig

Best Post 2006-2007
"Thistle Flower and the Green Bee" from Zenography
"Attention Asheville Tourists" from She Who Eats
"Goodbye Screwy Hoolie" from Scrutiny Hooligans

Best New Blog
She Who Eats
Bothwell's Blog
Jennifer Saylor
Ashevillein

Most Deserving of Wider Recognition
Zenography
Virtual Inanity
The Charm of the Highway Strip
Scrutiny Hooligans
Undercover Blue
Jennifer Saylor
Listless on Lexington
Petulant Rumblings
Ruminations From The Hills
Blue Ridge Blog

Best Writing
Scrutiny Hooligans
Ashvegas
What The Hell?
Hangover Journals
Edgy Mama

Best Overall
Ashvegas
Hangover Journals
Jennifer Saylor
Scrutiny Hooligans
Edgy Mama

Blogger I'd Most Like to Have a Beer With
Jason Bugg
Jennifer Saylor
Susan from Easy Bake Coven
Asheville Beer Blog
She Who Eats
Hangover Journals

Least Likely to Care About Traffic
So Much For Tact
Raphael Doxos
Modern Peasant
What The Hell?
Thunder Pig
Brainshrub
Et In Arcadia Ego

Biggest Slacker
Domestic Bliss
Restless Mama
What The Hell?
The Avant-Garde Patriot
DEM bloggers
Susan From The Right
West and Center

8 comments:

Jennifer Saylor said...

Gordon,

The link for She Who Easts is wrong.

Try this:

http://shewhoeats.wordpress.com/

Edgy Mama said...

Gordon,
You rock! Thanks for doing this!

Gordon Smith said...

Thanks, Jennifer.

Jennifer Saylor said...

I just voted! Both pages, even.

I'm with EM -- Gordon, you ROCK. This must have been a logistical PITA. Thanks for doing this for the rest of us to have fun with.

Gordon Smith said...

Interesting. A lot of people still aren't going to Page Two.

I'm also noticing that, while the numbers of people going to page one is significantly higher, many of them are skipping questions. I'm thinking there's a lot of people who go to vote, realize they don't know these sites, and just quit.

People who go to page two tend to vote in every category.

There's some real close races going on, and some real surprises.

Petulant said...

Two Questions:
1. When you click done with part one, is it suppose to take you to part two? It took me to the survey monkey front page.

Thus I came back to blogasheville and clicked the link for the second part.

2. Is that how it is suppose to work?

Gordon Smith said...

Sadly, yes.

sujaco said...

Thanks for posting this so nicely that even I could understand it.