$5000 Blogging Scholarship – Voting Opens

Voting is open for the $5000 Blogging Scholarship. There are some good bloggers in the list but after a bit of consideration I went with Paul Stamatiou (who I’m a regular reader of and admire as a blogger).

It is a bit of a difficult one actually as there is such diversity between the bloggers and it is difficult to know whether to vote on blog ability, potential, like-ability etc. I suspect in the end it’ll unfortunately end up as a popularity contest? The guy winning so far has the fortune of writing for the ever popular Daily Kos and as a result will be difficult to beat.

Who are you voting for – and why?

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  1. brem says:

    Shelly Batts
    Overall Likeability
    Common Interest
    Blog Layout

  2. I voted for Paul because he built his blog and readership from the ground up by himself and he’s got great tech content. He also usually posts several times per day.

  3. Jodi says:

    I’m voting for Ben Kimball. He’s a working dad who is doing everything he can to better himself, the lives of his family, and the world. Really. And he’s my brother-in-law.

  4. I am in total agreement with you, Darren. Because he writes for a well known blog (one of the highest-trafficked blogs), his “vote for me” post will be exposed to a larger readership and he will likely win.

    I voted for Lisa Marie’s Birth Project –
    I think her blog is inspirational and has a powerful message.

  5. twins15 says:

    I just wish I had known about this scholarship earlier so I could have applied! I should be reading this site more closely!