A little bit of recognition goes a long way :)

I just noticed (on the award page for the Book Blogger Appreciation Week) that I have been longlisted for the Best Written Blog Award (along with 22 others, but I’ll take any recognition I can get!).  If any of you voted for me at the pre-voting stage – thank you very much 🙂

I won’t be writing a speech just yet though 😉

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9 thoughts on “A little bit of recognition goes a long way :)

  1. Apparently, what happens next is that during the voting period, some anonymous judges look at my site for a matter of minutes (or seconds – my records tell me that someone looked at six pages in 26 seconds then left again…), before kicking me off the shortlist! Again, the only way I know this is because my name is now not on the updated voting list.

    I'm a little underwhelmed by BBAW so far…

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  2. All the people who looked at my site also only looked for a couple seconds at a time. I figured they were just writing me off. Now, though, I have a feeling they all bounced off each link on different pages before perusing them, so it looks weird in the statcounters. I'm not sure what the second lists were considered – not short lists, though. Like medium lists or something.

    Did you participate in BBAW last year? The best part really has nothing to do with the awards. The week-of is a weeklong festival of book blogger celebration, including interview swaps and bookish topics. It's a good way to meet new people.

    Next year, I'm actually not going to sign up to be considered for an award. Just to vote and participate in the other stuff.

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  3. I hope the week is better than the build up; I haven't been impressed so far. Also, a lot of talk in my circle of bloggers (and tweeters) has been on the lack of focus on translated and classic literature. It does all seem a little parochial to be honest (I hadn't heard of the majority of the books on the Best Reads lists).

    Still, I suppose I'll find out soon enough if it's worth it 🙂

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  4. A couple of us have put in our votes/suggestions for there to be a classics blogger category next year. At some point they'll hand out a suggestion sheet and that would be a great thing to mention!

    The reason there's a lack of classic lit on the list though is because it's celebrating the Sept 2009 to Aug 2010 year. Translated lit, I can't answer for though.

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