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Performancing Opens Up Nominations

Performancing Blog Awards

Performancing.com has opened up nominations for a number of categories to see who has the best blogs in the business. Each category will have one winner with two runners up and possibly a few that could be honorable mentions. The categories that are opened for nominations include:

  1. The Best Overall Blog
  2. The Most Influential Blogger
  3. The Best Blog Design
  4. The Best Blog Typography
  5. The Best Blog Name
  6. The Best New Blog
  7. The Best Blog Community
  8. The Most Improved Blog of 2007
  9. The Best Blogs You’ve Never Heard Of
  10. The Best Blog Podcast
  11. The Best Use of a Corporate Blog
  12. The Best Video Blog
  13. The Best Writing/Blogging Blog
  14. The Best Science/Technology Blog
  15. The Most Controversial Blog
  16. The Best SEO Blog
  17. The Best Celeb/Style Blog
  18. The Best Business/Money Blogs
  19. The Best Photo Blog
  20. The Best Sports Blog
  21. The Best Blog WebHost
  22. The Best Family and Parenting Blog
  23. The Best Political Blog
  24. The Best Food/Health Blog
  25. The Funniest Blog

Since I don’t have an account on the perfomancing website, I’ve deciding to post my nominations in the form of a blog post.

For Best Writing/Blogging Blog I nominate WinExtra.com. Out of the variety of blogs I read, Steves blog usually generates some sort of response out of me with each one of his posts. He tells it like it is and doesn’t attach any BS to what he has to say. It’s a good read and I keep going back which is why he gets my nomination for that category.

For Best Blog Podcast I nominate TheGlobalGeekPodcast. Dave Grey and his ASSORTMENT of co-hosts :) do a wonderful job producing a top notch, informative show each week. At least they try to do it every week, but sometimes you just can’t control certain situations. Whatever the case, TGGP is still near the top of my lists in terms of awesome podcasts that everyone should be listening to. This is why they get my nomination.

As for Best Blog Webhost, That one is pretty easy and I am nominating AnWebshoting. Not going to go into the details as to why I’m nominating them because I already did that in this post, Time To Pimp Your Webhost

As for the other categories, I don’t think I’ve been involved in the blogosphere long enough to provide other nominations for other categories.

If you have a performancing account, be sure to read this post or if you don’t have an account, you can do as I did and make a post containing your nominations while linking to the original story.

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Similarities Between A Blog And Forum

During the month of September, I started a poll that asked the question, “Should I add forums to this site?” 9 of you voted NO while 6 of you voted YES. Which means that I will not be adding forums to this site anytime soon. However, after giving it some thought, I began to realize that perhaps, the differences between a forum and this site are minimal. Let me explain.

Those of you who are familiar with the way forums work, you have Threads or Posts, Replies, Subscriptions, Ongoing discussions across multiple topics,Moderators, ect. Let’s see if I can graphically display how both a forum and my blog are alike.

One thing that really separates forums from a blog is that a blog is somewhat defined by one person’s voice. A forum gives users the ability to create ongoing discussions about various topics. I think I may have found a solution to this problem through a plugin called TDO Mini Forms This plugin creates a SUBMIT A POST page and provides me with a wealth of options such as controlling who sees the form and who doesn’t, it’s own administration area to confirm or deny submissions, Ajax widgets to organize how the form looks, and much more.

This plugin solves the problem of only myself being the one to create new conversations. This is an ongoing experiment and I want to see if any of our readers out their would like to contribute to this site by writing a post that deals with the topics we already cover. Keep in mind though, I’m the one and only administrator for this site and if the post is beyond the subject matter that this site covers, I will have to reject it.

I’d love to hear some feedback regarding this topic and the ability to submit a post to the site to be put on public display. Is it a good idea or is it a bad one? Perhaps I have lost my mind?

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EdTags Targeted Education Information

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EdTags looks like it could be a valuable resource for students and educators alike. Edtags is a social bookmarking site where users tag anything having to do with education whether it’s a podcast, essay, or web related news. Here is a video I found highlighting the various aspects of this new service. Their website is http://www.edtags.org but I have had trouble connecting to the site.

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