Just another list I’m not on, an analogy of Don Meador’s post Lists that didn’t list “Get a Room”, sigh.
However I really want to congratulate my colleagues with their first ever competition at Lonely Planet
Matthew Cashmore had the good idea of having Lonely Planet organize a Travel Blog Award.
He announced today thatuntil March 20, 2009:
The results are in, we’ve run the figures and we present the top five nominated blogs in each category.
You can vote for one blog in each category. Please do only vote once – weâ€™re sure there are ways you can get around the tech, but please, do only vote once. We reserve the right to remove votes we think are fraudulent – and remember – public voting will make up 50% of the overall score.
Voting will close at 12am on Wednesday 20th March 2009 Pacific Time USA
Best Destination Blog
Best Expat Blog
Best Consumer Travel Blog
Best non-english Travel Blog
Best Spanish Language Blog
Best French Language Blog
Best Italian Language Blog
Best Video Blog
Best Themed Blog
Best Image Blog
Best Group Authored Blog
Interesting categories and for me many new names..well there can always be critique, I for instance miss an industry category and a one author blog category, but all in all I’m glad that the Travvies initiative that was started in 2007 and dropped in 2008 so enthusiastically by Upgrade, Travel Better has now a decent sequel.
On Twitter Matthew commented that more than 500 Blogs were nominated by the public and that the top 5 in the categories got more than 100 nominations. He promised me to publish the whole list with the results. That will be interesting, especially to compare with my sortable list of Travel Blogs.
Next year Matthew considers to have the nominations also judged on beforehand for 50%, like he will do now with the public voting outcome. That could prevent multiple nominations like now.
Added February 26:
After monitoring one day of voting It seems that the Spanish “voting posse” is much better organized that the English langguage “voting posse” ….