But to be frank, being a runner up in IndiBlogger of the Month felt much more rewarding than this award because
- This award is given on daily basis, so there are so many fellow Bloggers of the Day.
- Even today, I had to share the honours with another blogger. (Though sharing it with a friend, made it special.)
- There is no voting conducted for this award.
- It is not clear if a single person or a team selects the winner.
- There is no way to know the number of total nominations for the day.
At least Bill has a team member Bonnie and they between themselves own a number of blogs. So, I hope I was judged by two people instead of just one. In other words, I was judged by a team:)
Moreover, on searching Bill further, I found that he is the CEO of an Arizona based integrated marketing solutions company and has *above 92000* followers on Twitter. So that gives him and his award some authenticity at least.
Anyways, this is what the 'Judges and the Staff' of 'Blog of the Day' have to say about the award.
Blog of the Day Awards offers the best selection of weblogs and famous blogs on a variety of topics. Selection of Best Blogs of the Day ... criteria include content, quality, creativity, and the personal opinion of the judges. Judges grant up to four awards each day in recognition of outstanding nominees who are recommended by visitors to the site and by a panel of judges who bestow the honor of a Daily Blog Award upon the recipients. Being named a Blog of the Day Awards Winner can be the crowning achievement of a lifetime of work or it can be the beginning of a new chapter in the life of a blogger. Presentation of these awards can bring acclaim and notoriety beyond their wildest imaginings. The accolades and praise heaped upon winners of these prestigious awards can be best described as fabulous and the stuff of legends...Some tall claims indeed. I hope all my apprehensions are wiped off by a surge in traffic to my blog as claimed by this write up. And if such a thing actually happens, then I should be ready for some nasty comments for questioning the authenticity of the awards. I'll love it as long as I get some traffic;)
Nonetheless, an award is an award. Hence, I accept it graciously with a promise that I'll keep coming up with better and better stuff in the future.
Update (June 30, 2009)
Yesterday, I indeed had the highest number of visitors in a single day since I started blogging. The number is humble, around 50. Of these around 10 came directly from 'Blog of the Day' as revealed by Feedjit.