Okay, this might be a little self-serving, but I’ll throw it out just for fun.
The 2005 Reader’s Choice Blog Awards are in full swing over at MarketingSherpa.com. Every year they ask readers to nominate and vote on what they consider to be the best business blogs.
They are rated on these categories:
Is there a clear personality? Do you feel like you know the writer(s)? Is there a feeling of intimacy that may be missing from mainstream media?
Is the information either darned useful or very enjoyable to read? Did it make you think, or laugh, or click? Are there handy links to other places?
#3. Writing style:
Is it a sales pitch badly disguised as a Blog? Is it a long-winded column instead of a quick Blog? Is it just news briefs without analysis or insight?
#4. Usability & design:
Is the typeface easy to read? Can you find links to archives? Is the writing concise and skimmable? Are graphics useful?
#5. Would you revisit?:
Is it useful or engaging enough for you to visit it again someday? Or will you forget it the minute after you vote?
So, here’s my request for you. If you think Better Local Marketing fits these criteria, please cast your vote today.
To cast your vote, go to the voting page and scroll to the bottom to item #10 where it says “Write-in vote”. Here you can type in:
Voting ends on Wednesday, June 8 so if you want to vote, hurry over there now.
While you’re there, take a look around. There are some good blogs there that are well worth the time to browse. Have fun!