Sunday, September 09, 2012

Short-listed for Irish Blog Awards #bloggm

blog awards irelandA nice surprise this morning to find that "Eugene's Blog" has been short-listed for the Blog Awards Ireland 2012! Though my blog has been nominated for the Blog Awards before, it has never made the short-list. There are 28 categories of blogs, and mine is nominated in the Best Personal Blog section. There were 196 blogs nominated originally and this has now been short-listed down to 61. 

According to the Blog Awards Ireland website, there were over 1,400 blogs nominated in total this year in all categories. This is an incredible figure - so many people are blogging. I have been blogging since November 13th 2006, and other bloggers have been at it for a long time too. Some bloggers post on a daily basis, while others post now and again. 

I post nearly every day - usually about 20 posts per month. Sometimes it's hard to think of something to write, while other times I have more than one topic to blog about - if so I usually hold one topic over for another day. I love doing it, even though I know that my readership is quite small - on average there are between 200 to 300 page views per day. The chart to the right shows daily viewing figures for the last month. During the last month the most popular post was How To... Calculate Mean and Standard Deviation in Excel 2010 with 468 views, while my most popular post of all time is How To... Create a Basic KPI Dashboard in Excel 2010 with 4,468 views. This blog is therefore important for driving traffic to my YouTube Channel.

The next important date in Blog Awards Ireland 2012 calendar is 29th September next when the finalist list will be published. In the mean time I will be checking out some of the other 60 excellent blogs in the Best Personal Blog category.

Keep on blogging!

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