This is the FINAL ballot for this year, and also the final ballot USING THIS FORMAT. I will still be recognizing young bloggers in 2010, but after much thought and discussion with all of you I will be experimenting with a new approach. More on that later though.
Voting has opened for December’s Top 10 Gen Y blogs. You have until Saturday, November 28th, to submit your ballots.
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:
- 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 November 28th, 2009.
Without further ado …
——————— Top 10 Gen Y Blogs Ballot ———————
Check out the ballot and vote for your top 10 Gen Y Blogs for December ’09 — http://bit.ly/7Ba0ET