Technology Bloggers community awards

At the end of 2011, here at Technology Bloggers we are going to celebrate with an award ceremony. We are a community blog, and thought the year, loads of fantastic people have been working on continuously improving the blog, taking it to new heights!

Now, at the end of the year, we shall celebrate the people who have helped make this blog the huge success it is today.

This year the awards have all been awarded by me (Christopher Roberts) as a member of the admin team. However next year I hope that we can vote on the awards, so that the community decide who in the community deserves the award.

So, without further ado, the awards!

This year we have 6 awards up for grabs:

  • Top Commenter – The person who posts valuable comments which help to create the fantastic community we have on the blog
  • Top Writer (Contributor) – The contributor who has made the most valuable contribution to the blog – in terms of the quantity and quality of articles published – this year
  • Top Writer (Author and Admin) – The author – or higher rank – who has made the greatest contribution in terms of the quantity and quality of articles published this year
  • Rising Star – Who is really going places? Who is helping to improve the blog and has great potential?
  • Most Friendly Member of the Community – Who has been the most pleasant and kind person on the blog this year?
  • Top All Rounder – The big one! Technology Bloggers ultimate award, who is the best example of a fantastic member of the community?

So, to the awards!

Top Commenter

The Nominations:

  • Alan Tay – Always among the first to add his view, Alan almost always adds interesting information to an article, and he also likes to interact with other commenters – the characteristic of a really good commenter
  • Diana Studer – Diana has taught me many lessons about respect in blogging and always writes very interesting and thought provoking comments!
  • David (from TheOnlyCog) – David speaks his mind, asks questions, adds information, therefore contributing a great deal to the commenting community
  • Chadrack Irobogo – Although Chadrack does not comment very often, when he does, he makes very valuable points, has very good grammar and is always full of support

And the winner is…

Chadrack's AvatarChadrack Irobogo! Pleasant mannered and well written, Chadrack’s comments often bring new information and ideas to the table, which help to improve the community.

Top Writer (Contributor)

The Nominations:

  • Marc Madrigal – Marc likes writing about technology and the web, and he does it very well – useful articles which can be both constructive and thought provoking
  • Alan Tay – Alan’s articles are always popular, probably due to them being well written, interesting and helpful
  • Andrew Doyle – Andrew writes well written articles, which often attract attention from the community

And the winner is…

Alan's AvatarAlan Tay! Alan is a really big member of the Technology Bloggers community, commenting, reading and writing, his articles make great reading and really do add value to the blog :-)

Top Writer (Author and Admin)

The Nominations:

  • Ron Fletcher - Ron’s articles are among some of the most popular on the blog, he focuses mainly on apps, and always writes good, interesting articles, and then often replies to the comments that arise from what he has written
  • Jonny Hankins – Jonny is new to WordPress, but is making giant steps towards becoming a really good author, he wrights interesting and insightful posts, which usually fire up a debate
  • Christopher Roberts (Admin Team) – Okay, I can’t give an award to myself, but the category was looking a bit empty, since we only have two authors, so I chucked myself in too :-)

And the winner is…

Jonny's AvatarJonny Hankins! With 8 articles in his inventory, Jonny is quickly gaining experience and becoming a very good writer, who is liked by the community.

Rising Star

Nominations:

  • Jonny Hankins
  • Alan Tay
  • Ron Fletcher

And the winner is…

Ron's AvatarRon Fletcher! Ron has been a great contributor to the blog since he joined us in July, he is getting really good at replying to his commenters, is writing more and more, and what he is writing is getting better as time goes on.

Most Friendly Member of the Community

The Nominations:

  • Chadrack Irobogo – Always giving support, Chadrack is a very friendly character
  • Marc Madrigal – Marc grins from ear to ear in his profile pick, and that happiness seems to come across in the friendliness of his comments
  • Goodwin A I Manson – A very new member of the community with just a handful of comments (3 I think!) Goodwin writes pleasant and friendly comments
  • Lillie Ammann – Lillie is always full of support and always writes in a kind way

And the winner is…

Marc’s AvatarMarc Madrigal! Marc has been with the blog almost since the beginning, and he has contributed many helpful articles as well as interesting comments, the pleasant manner in which he conducts his writing and replying, makes the experience all the better :-)

Top All Rounder

Nominations:

  • Alan Tay
  • Jonny Hankins

And the winner is…

Jonny's AvatarJonny Hankins! I felt I had to choose someone who writes for us and comments for this award, and I didn’t want to nominate myself, so I had the choice of Jonny and Alan, both fantastic candidates, however I feel that because of the outstanding progress he has made, Jonny deserves this award :-)

Winners of Technology Bloggers Community Awards - 2011

The Nominees

Here are the 2011 nominees who didn’t get an award. They are also very deserving individuals, and I urge you to check out their sites!

To Conclude

There we have it, we had 6 awards, and 11 different people were nominated for those awards. Of those 11 people 5 of them now have one (or more – Jonny!) of Technology Bloggers first ever awards! Well done all :-)

I know I have only mentioned a few people, but it is all of us that make this blog what it is, so thank you everyone!

And finally…

A big big thank you to everyone for a fantastic year! 2011 has been great, so lets have have an even better 2012 :-)

Happy New Year!

21 thoughts on “Technology Bloggers community awards

    • Christopher (admin team)

      Jonny. You have worked very hard for the blog, and your participation and efforts seem to be growing by the month. Technology Bloggers would not be the same without you.

      I very much appreciate your offer to give me one of your awards, however as I said in the article, I made the awards, so this year I am not taking one. Next year however, I hope the awards will be democratic, hence it would be possible for me to be a nominee too.

      Well done Jonny, lets keep up our great work in 2012 :-)

      P.S Looking forward to the rest of your series!

  1. Brilliant post — It’s a great slant on acknowledging others in your field.

    I am honoured to have been included in the list of nominees, especially with so many worthy people. A huge credit must go to Christopher for his tireless work with the blog. Well done.

    I wish you, and everyone else, great success for 2012.

    • Christopher (admin team)

      Thanks very much for your support David :-)

      Congratulations to you for your nomination, that is a really big achievement on your behalf!

  2. Christopher,

    Thank you for nominating me in these first-ever awards. Congratulations to the nominees and winners–they have all contributed to the success of this blog.

    And I agree with others that you deserve an award. You have done so much work to start this blog and line up the great contributors and attract commenters. The blog has enjoyed great success in its first year, and much of that is due to your efforts.

    • Christopher (admin team)

      Your kindness is appreciated Lillie, maybe next year when I hope to have democratic awards I may be in with a chance ;-)

      Happy 2012!
      Christopher

  3. I’m rolling on the carpet laughing… not good at my age…

    The “in joke”? Well, I found this blog by accident when googling good-English-related topics, and up came the comment policy for this blog. I’m an ex-teacher, so a bit fussy about spelling and grammar.

    So now I read, “Goodwin writes pleasat and friendly comments…” I was just about to groan, when I realised the subtle in-joke.

    (It was a joke. I’m sure it was a joke. My New Year’s resolution is to think the best of people…)

    • Christopher (admin team)

      Goodwin you are a worthy nominee, I only apologise that I missed the ‘n’ out of pleasant, it was not done out of humour, although it could have been!
      All corrected now :-)

      Well done again!
      Christopher

  4. Whoa! this was a surprise… I never thought I would win when you mailed me regarding this, Christopher.

    Thanks. By the way, you do an awesome job on keeping this community alive :)

    Hope we keep growing and wishing everyone a great new year!

  5. Wooots

    Surprise to see my name there and thank you so much for giving away such great award to me. I think it is fair that we have voting for next after announcing the nominations. People like Christopher would not award yourself for an award, would you? ;)

    If TB is a success for 2011, I would give all the credit to Christopher for administrating the entire site and also the effort to connect all the writers here. I wish the best to TB for 2012. So…what’s the resolution for TB in 2012?

    Alexa Ranking: Less than 10k ?
    Google PR: 5 ?
    Number of Writers: 20 over ?
    Number of Articles: 250 over ?

    Am I setting things too high here? ^_^

    • Christopher (admin team)

      “If TB is a success for 2011, I would give all the credit to Christopher” – Wow wow wow Alan!
      “I would give all the credit to Christopher” – I may deserve some credit, but it really is people like you that make this blog a success, after all, you can’t have a community with one person!

      “Alexa Ranking: Less than 10k ?” – I would settle for 25k ;-)
      “Google PR: 5 ?” – 5 would be good :-)
      “Number of Writers: 20 over ?” – We currently have 28, but that’s not what matters, what matters is what we write…
      “Number of Articles: 250 over ?” – We currently have 146 published, so that shouldn’t be too hard, the thing is I would rather have us post 100 fantastic posts rather than 300 bland/mediocre posts, if you know what I mean :-)

      Thanks again Alan
      Christopher

  6. That is so nice of you Christopher to acknowledge everybody who are really loyal in helping you out for this blog to be successful and I just want to say Congratulations to all of the winners. Keep it up and Happy New Year! :)

    • Christopher (admin team)

      Well it’s not really me Angel, I am just one piece in the jigsaw :-)

      Everyone deserves thanks anyway :-)

      Happy New Year to you too, and welcome to the community!
      Christopher – Admin Team

  7. Wow, Top Commenter?

    Never really been a top commenter on any blog. Like you said I do not comment much but that’s not because I don’t like commenting. I just don’t like adding a comment when I think there’s not much to say. Comments like, “good post” and things like that are not really good by me.

    If you have awarded me this prestigious prize for that reasoning then who is me to refuse it! :)

    Christopher, I appreciate you and every other contributors on the Technology Bloggers Community Blog. Keep up the good work you’re doing here. Wishing you the best of 2012.

    • Christopher (admin team)

      Chadrack, that is exactly why you won, you comment only when you feel you have something to contribute, and when you do contribute, it usually adds a lot of value :-)

      Well done, and thanks for the praise, our community really is fantastic!

      All the best.
      Christopher

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