Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Top vBlog 2016


It’s that time of the year again, Eric Siebert (vsphere-land.com) launched it’s popular blog contest for 2016.
This year there was a new criteria, at least 10 blog posts during the course of 2015, it does not sound much but trust me, it requires a lot of dedication to write then down.

What you are waiting for, show your appreciation for the bloggers that help you the most. 


On the first screen you pick up the 12 blogs you like the most, then on the second page you rank them in order of preference and lastly there’s a category contest, which is optional, you can skip if don’t want to vote.

Ohhh yes, and If you think I worth your vote I’m not that difficult to find.

 
If you have doubts about which want to elect, I personally like Eric’s suggestion as it sum it up very nice.

  • Longevity – Anyone can start a blog but it requires dedication, time & effort to keep it going. Some bloggers start a blog only to have it fall to the wayside several months later. Things always come up in life but the good bloggers keep going regardless of what is happening in their life.
  • Length – It’s easy to make a quick blog post without much content, nothing wrong with this as long as you have good content in the post that people will enjoy. But some bloggers post pretty long detailed posts which takes a lot of time and effort to produce. The tip of the hat goes to these guys that burn the midnight oil trying to get you some great detailed information.
  • Frequency – Some bloggers post several times a week which provides readers with lots of content. This requires a lot of effort as bloggers have to come up with more content ideas to write about. Frequency ties into length, some do high frequency/low length, some do low frequency/high length, some do both. They’re all good and require a lot of time and effort on the bloggers part.
  • Quality – It all comes down to whats in the blog post regardless of how often or how long the blog posts are. After reading a blog post if you come away with learning something that you did not previously know and it benefits you in some way then you know you are reading a quality post. Good quality is usually the result of original content, its easy to re-hash something previously published elsewhere, the good bloggers come up with unique content or put their own unique spin on popular topics.

Past year I was ranked 183 of 411, let’s see if I can do better this year.
If you are curious about last year result you can find it hear.

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