29 Jun 2009

Blog of the Day Award

Its Different!
After Indiblogger of the Month, its now the time for Best Blog of the Day. And finally, I am not just a runner up. Yeah, its right. I won the Blog of the Day Award(BOTDA) for June 29, 2009. I nominated my blog on June 23 and was adjudged the winner the following day, though it got publicly notified today.
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.
So, the worst case scenario is that I was one of the two bloggers who nominated a blog on 23rd and was adjudged a joint winner by a single judge, Bill Austin, the owner of the blog where the nominations and awarding is conducted. I hope this was not the case.
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.

Image Courtesy:
http://blogofthedayawards.blogspot.com (original)


Dhiman said...

Congratz !!! An award is an Award afterall...right... I know you'll win many more :)

Vipul Grover said...

Thnx buddy.. keep supporting:)

Bharathi said...

Congratulations. I wish you get more traffic and more comments to fight :)

Gopinath Mavinkurve said...

Hi Vipul. When i saw the title of your blog i knew it would be an indian! Congrats for the award!

Vipul Grover said...

Thnx a lot gopinathji.. keep visiting:)

@bharathi.. thnx buddy:)

BK Chowla, said...

Vipul my best compliments on your winning the award.You deserve it.

Vipul Grover said...

Thnx chowlaji.. it's possible due 2 frnds like u:)

Unknown said...

hi..vipul..this is my first comment for your blog..you deserve a lot more vipul.. ypur blog is amzingly best..To say the fact your blogs and bharathi's are so deep that they can be read again and again.... amazing one..vipul.

Vipul Grover said...

Hey shankar thanx a ton buddy! Gr8 2 receive ur comment at last;) keep visiting nd encouraging like this!

Subhayan Mukerjee said...

i'm ur fellow Blogger of the Day ... even i won one, which was made public on 29th

Vipul Grover said...

hey subhayan, i know tht. i think u didn't notice i evn gave a link 2 ur blog in this post:)

Subhayan Mukerjee said...

ya checked ... thnx ... great bloggy- buddy u r dude