Many blogs get abandoned within the first year, blogs that last more than a year are rare. Blogging is said to have died and been reborn so many times, with millions of blogs, big and small falling by the wayside. But we haven’t!
Amazing growth, a growing social influence, and ranked in the top 275 technology blogs on the internet by Technorati, Technology Bloggers has had an amazing two years; and there is loads more to come!
Slightly later than last year (I was on holiday in Italy over New Year this year), I am now going to announce the winners of Technology Bloggers community awards!
This is the second year of community awards, and this year, the awards were democratic. I gave you (the community), the opportunity to suggest awards and nominations, and then you voted on who you wanted to win each of the six awards.
This year each award had 4 nominees, meaning that there were 24 nominations; which were filled by 13 different people.
You have voted, and the results are now in. Here are this years winners.
In around three weeks time I hope to reveal the winners of Technology Bloggers 2012 community awards.
To do that, there are a few things that need to happen, one of which is for you (the community) to vote as to who you feel deserves each award.
The aim of the awards is to recognise key and valued members of the community, and to celebrate the brilliant personalities that make up our blog.
Here is a quote from my article on the awards last year:
“…at the end of the year, we shall celebrate the people who have helped make this blog the huge success it is today.”
Last week I asked for your award suggestions and comments, and from the response I received, I am assuming that everyone pretty much liked the awards we had last year, so we are going to stick with them.
Last week I emailed Jonny to let him know that I had just published my 150th article. I thought it was about time I checked up on the rest of the blogs stats, to see if we had any other milestones coming up, and as it turns out we do! In fact, we have a lot.
For starters this is post number 300 and today the blog turns one and a half!
The blog launched on the 13th of April 2011, making it 1 year and 6 months old – 549 days old today. That means that we post a new article on average every 1.8 days, averaging 3.9 posts a week. Basically we publish around 4 posts a week. Not bad.
On the 10th of July, we launched our second competition, which saw three blogs (Technology Bloggers, Blogging Fever and TechAtLast) join together, to give you, the readers of Technology Bloggers the chance to win one of three $50 USD prizes.
The competition was a huge success, with a total of 6,590 entries!
I had initially set a personal target of 10,000 entries, however soon realised this was probably a little out of reach. I changed the target to 5,000 entries which I thought we could just about achieve, however we smashed this, gaining close to 7,000!
Entrants could achieve a total of 59 entries, and then a further 5 entries every day, were they to revisit and share the giveaway again.
In total 342 people took part in the competition, which works out at an average of 19 (19.269) entries per person.
Today marks the launch of Technology Bloggers second ever competition, with a total prize fund of $150 USD PayPal cash!
Technology Bloggers has teamed up with Blogging Fever (a blog by Alan who is one of our writers) and Tech At Last (run by the techie Olawale Daniel) to provide 3 $50 USD prizes in a $150 joint blog giveaway!
Some would call today an unlucky day, as it is Friday the 13th, a day renowned for its link to bad luck. It is not an unlucky day for Technology Bloggers though, as today we are celebrating our first birthday!
I want to use this post to thank everyone who has been instrumental in creating this fantastic community blog we have, and also to showcase the blogs fantastic achievements, just 1 year in.
The first thing I want to say about Technology Bloggers, is how blow away I am by the traffic we have received. Excluding December, every single month, the number of people visiting the blog has grown.