It’s that time again party people. Voting has opened for August’s Top 10 Gen Y blogs. You have until Wednesday July 29th, to submit your ballots. And thanks to Akhila Kolisetty for the badge on the left. If you’ve ever been featured on one of these lists feel free to grab the badge for your blog. Though I’d love if you’d link to here it’s not necessary. I know there’s some of you, that like me, are kind of tired of the Gen Y label. I’m with you, but for me, this list is about highlighting people providing valuable content for the rest of us.
Check out the latest lists:
Recall the rules:
Below is the ballot featuring all the blogs that received votes last month. This is the easiest way for me to do the ballot. You’re more than welcome to use the comments section (or e-mail) to suggest additional blogs, and if they meet the criteria I’ll certainly add them. I know I forgot some, there’s probably even a duplicate or two. No need to complain, just help me out and I’ll ensure they end up on the ballot.
You can rank the blogs you submit any way you’d like, though I would encourage you to consider some of the following criteria:
- Frequency of updates
- Valuable and interesting links (embedded or in the blogroll)
- Aesthetic (i.e navigation, functionality, and to some extent looks)
- Ability to incite conversation, thought-provoking comments/discussion
- The blogs must directly relate to or be authored by Gen Y/Millennials*
- One ballot per person
- Your ballot must have at least 5 blogs listed to be included – This is the one most people forget.
- You -can- vote for your own blog
- If you feel compelled to include a great post that showcases why you chose a particular blog I won’t hate you
- Don’t try to game the system! When I get 8-10 ballots that all have the same blog #1, and the next four all the same, but slightly re-arranged. C’mon guys. It’s great to encourage your friends, but not at the expense of the lists’ integrity.
*For clarification purposes – This is not a list of the best Gen Y bloggers based on their demographic, but about the best blogs that deliver value for the Gen Y demographic. For example if a 26-year old writes brilliantly about the latest tech inventions, though he is Gen Y, he’s probably not a good fit for this list. The alternative is a 40-year old writing about approaches Gen Y can take to get a job in the current economic climate is very relevant. Honestly, I don’t mind that the line blurs as long as great bloggers get recognition. Take that for what it’s worth.
Please submit your list of top Gen Y Blogs to ryanstephensmarketing(at)gmail.com no later than July 29th, 2009. If feedback from all of you indicates that a submission form would be a lot easier, I might create one, but in the meantime shoot me your lists.
Without further ado …
——————— Top 10 Gen Y Blogs Ballot ———————
Small Hands, Big Ideas
Life Without Pants
Check out the ballot and vote for your top 10 Gen Y Blogs for August ’09 — http://bit.ly/cXkfH