Vote for me
Yes, it's that time of the year folks when you get to vote for your favourite Asian blog.
, who probably gets my award for Best Asian Blog because of his support for our efforts within this region, is the co-ordinator. He writes
, "I present to you the Asia Blog Awards for 2004. It's a great way to draw attention to the Asian blogging scene. Hopefully it will generate more traffic for Asian blogs and expose us all to many new blogs from around the region.
And that is why Jakartass is supportive.
These are the Simon rules which concern you Dear Reader:
1. All nominated blogs must be predominately written in English.
2. For each regional category, the blog must either be written by someone living in that region and/or predominately concentrate on that region.
3. Voting will be restricted to once per day per person. You can vote more than once, but only once per day. I will doing my very best to prevent cheating. Any blog found to encourage or engage in cheating will be immediately disqualified.
4. Due to the limitations of the voting service, there will only be 10 finalists per category. At the end of the voting I will list the winner and runner-up and all nominations for each category.
5. The finalists will be determined as follows by the number of nominations (note that nominations do not count as votes) and my discretion. Repeated nominations by the same person do not count.
6. To nominate a blog leave a comment in the relevant post's comments. See below for the full list of categories. Please include both the blog's name and its URL. You can nominate yourself.
7. I am the sole judge of these awards. I welcome input but my decisions will be final (unless I change my mind).
Nominations: close December 8th
Voting: December 9th to December 15th inclusive
Results: December 17th
The timetable is subject to revision. It is deliberately quick to avoid the Christmas/New Year period and avoid dragging on too long. If there is enough demand I may extend the voting into the New Year but at this stage this is the timetable.
NOMINATING: Remember, to make a nomination leave a comment in the relevant category's comments. Please include both the blog's name and its URL
These are the categories for which Jakartass is eligible:
Best Indonesia Blog
Best Newcomer 2004
Best Designed Blog
(but only if you're not using Internet Explorer).
There are also the World 2004 Blog Awards
for which I may well vote for Diamond Geezer
, but then we've all got our favourites.
My loyal readers are outnumbered by those hooked on blogs with a more internationalist outlook but I would be flattered and ever so-humbled if one of you, just one, PLEASE, would nominate me
. That way I don't have to nominate Jakartass myself (see Rule 6 above
Now, you all know that Jakartass is one of the most modest bloggers in town, Jakarta that is. Admittedly, there isn't much competition. So far I've only discovered 3 others written by expats; they are Java Jive
, Indo Ian
and Batik Baby
. The Reveller
's musings are monthly and Bart
of Bugil's fame confines his thoughts as a publican to his bi-weekly newsletter so they don't really count. As I post this, the only nomination in the Indonesian category is the Swanker
who actually lives in Sydney, although he does provide valued in-depth comments on events here.
There are a host of other blogs written by Indonesians
, but the Fool in Bandung
seems to be the only one writing in English (see Rule 1 above
). There is also the Bali Blog
, but I rarely read that because, as we all know, that's a different country.
If you vote for Java Jive
in the PhotoBlog category
, then your choice is easy.
Phew, that's this weekend's topic sorted out then.