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Friday, December 15, 2006

Final Day

Today is the last day you can vote in the Weblog Awards and JonnyB needs your votes. Somehow, in the last 24 hours, the opposition have managed to add somewhere close to 1000 votes to their score. An increase of around 40% overnight.

In political terms, this would be referred to as a swing and the BBC would have some crusty guy in a suit standing in front of a meter that measures the swing. This would probably be called the vote-a-matronic.

Why should you vote for JonnyB and not the EU Referendum?

JonnyB is more representative of what blogging is really all about. His site has created an online community, something which blogging experts all agree is one of the fundamentals behind writing a successful blog.

He doesn't rely on using a team of people to write for him. Everything that appears on his site is his own, unique work. Again, a fundamental of blogging.

JonnyB is fun. A visit to his site may not give you the answers to lifes questions but it will make you smile and, let's face it, who wants to walk around all day with a face like a smacked bum?

Do the blogging public of the UK really want their representative on the world stage to be a blog about politics? There are plenty of other, more qualified sites out their dealing with political content. There is no other site quite like JonnyB's. He is unique.

Yaxlich isn't asking for people to blindly vote for JonnyB. Read the two contenders and make your own judgement and ask yourself the question.

Which blog captures the essence of blogging best?

The final word goes to the awards organisers themselves. When responding to the question in their own Frequently Asked Questions "What are the Weblog Awards all about?", their answer is this:


Vote for JonnyB in the 2006 Weblog Awards

Comments on "Final Day"


Anonymous Ignorminious said ... (2:18 pm) : 

Ok I voted for JB at about 2 this morning and he was way ahead. What's going on? Is this a case of blatent cheating on the part of EU Ref? Don't tell me they've got friends, or do people just feel sorry for them for having no sense of humour?


Blogger Sally Lomax said ... (2:32 pm) : 

It's strange isn't it? To me the whole point of blogging is to entertain not bore.



Blogger Yaxlich said ... (2:58 pm) : 

Iggy - Clearly the people at EU Referendum couldn't possibly be cheating. Certainly not after they got on their high horse earlier in the week and accused JB of vote rigging. That just wouldn't be ethical, would it?

Sally - Yaxlich agrees 100%


Blogger Wendz said ... (3:34 pm) : 

Wendz smells a fishy rat - not possible to get 1000 votes overnight for such a dull blog.

Jonny B deserves to win because Wendz always giggles at his writing and she loves to laugh.


Anonymous apprentice said ... (3:43 pm) : 

I tried to vote, but he must be doing very well anyway as the page won't load.

Go Jonny, go!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (4:07 pm) : 

EU still over 700 votes ahead. I see Jonny has asked them to look into rigging of HIS votes.


Blogger Wendz said ... (9:47 pm) : 

Damn I think Jonny B has lost - just went to check..I still think it's been twiddled.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (5:36 am) : 

EU Ref received a strong endorsement from LGF, a site which had over 100,000 visits that day and had over 1,000 votes a day on it own run for best blog.

JonnyB made a good showing thanks to blogs who link to him. In general, all the blogs nominated got expose, visits, and hopefully some new readers and friends.


Blogger Yaxlich said ... (2:29 pm) : 

Yaxlich saw the endorsement from LGF too and felt that this was the difference.

As Anonymous says everyone got good exposure and so it was worth it just for that. Still, it would have been nice if JonnyB had won.


Anonymous Ignorminious said ... (12:01 am) : 

Iggy - I like that :) If you are still wondering who anonymous is, it may interest you to know that someone called "david" posted on my blog today with the exact same info about LGF. Curious isn't it ....


Blogger Yaxlich said ... (12:23 pm) : 

Yaxlich just hopes that it isn't "david" who has fallen in love with him...


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