With 6 days left to nominate your favorite blogs and websites we thought you might be interested in what happens behind the scenes while the nominations flooding in…
And more importantly get some tips on making sure your nominations count!
Currently we work through your emails daily to sort nominations into lists for each category.
Each category has its own text file, and the process involves:
- Visiting your nomination blog post (submitted via our contact form)
- Copy/pasting each of your nominations, into the correct file.
This year there are 19 categories and our focus is ensuring the nomination lists are complete so when nominations close we’re ready to start the voting stage.
At this stage most nominations are transferred onto the lists except for those that:
- Obviously don’t fit the category
- Are self nominations
- Haven’t followed the nomination submission process
Once nominations close we comb through the lists to confirm all nominations fit their category and finalize the shortlisting process.
Here’s some important tips that’ll make sure your nominations count and make our job easier!
Tip # 1
You can’t nominate your own blog…especially in lots of categories….doesn’t work that way 🙂
Tip # 2
If category says it is a blog then it means a blog not a Ning, not a Wiki or other.
There are other categories for them such as:
- Best Educational Wiki
- Best use of a social networking service
Tip # 3
The nomination process is a two step process–miss one of the steps and your nominations don’t count!
The two step are:
- Write a post on your blog linking to the blogs & sites that you want to nominate (must be linked to!)
- Email us the link to your nomination post (submitted via our contact form)
If you’re nominated by someone you might want to check they remembered to send the link to their blog post via our contact form!
Tip # 4
Turn off your Snap Shots plugin for 24 hrs when you submit your nominations as we have to copy/paste each of your links from your blog post.
Snap Snots make this process incredibly slow and very frustrating!
Tip # 5
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