Monday, December 18, 2006

Thanks everyone for your votes

The 2006 Weblog Awards

The winners of the 2006 Weblog Awards have been announced. In the Best Asia Blog category, I lost out to One Man Bandwidth (6591 votes vs his 6887 votes). It was a tight race till the end. So congrats to One Man Bandwidth.

As some of you have pointed out to me during the last day of the race, if the poll was to close at the time that was stated, I would have won the category instead of One Man Bandwidth but the poll surprisingly continued to be open for at least one more hour and One Man Bandwidth managed to get the votes needed to get ahead of me. Bloody organisers! Ha!

Anyway, thanks to everyone who has voted for me. I've said it before and I will say it again. You peeps have been great. Many thanks and lots of love.

21 comments:

Chuang Shyue Chou said...

Pity! I'm sure you will win next year!

Chuang Shyue Chou said...

"The contest began with China Law Blog in the lead. izreloaded, a Singaporean entry, curried favor with Xiaxue who, according to Wikipedia, is the 6th most powerful blogger on the planet (110 in Technorati) and the fight was on."

I saw this on the winning blog. "Curried favour with Xiaxue?" What on earth?

Mr Big said...

That sucks dude.

Lord Kimbo said...

You gave him a close fight. I'm very sure his readers and supporters were fearing you till the last hour.

Anonymous said...

even xiaxue (the two time winner) will be proud...

GeekGod said...

DAMN IT! NOT FAIR!

Anonymous said...

u want the truth? u lost because the professor was rallying support and votes by telling people that it will help one of his uni students who is suffering from cancer.

CLaRaliCiouS said...

Sorry you lost IZ.

Bengster said...

I voted for you everyday liao. Got my Ah Beng and Ah Lian clans to vote also cannot win.

Anonymous said...

not bad lah... u are a very close second.

Johnny Q said...

Dude, you should let the organisers read this from One Man Bandwidth blog:

This is where I do my concession speech. It would have Mahler, or maybe some somber Kitaro, in the background if this were an audio blog.

The contest began with China Law Blog in the lead. izreloaded, a Singaporean entry, curried favor with Xiaxue who, according to Wikipedia, is the 6th most powerful blogger on the planet (110 in Technorati) and the fight was on...

Even with nationalistic block voting by the fans of last year’s winner Xiaxue we only lost by a tiny margin…...

Congrats to izreloaded.

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He already conceded the top spot to you even before the final results are out!!!

GeekGod said...

"Curried favour with Xiaxue?" What on earth?
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I don't think IZ asked Xiaxue to get votes for him. I can't remember reading anything on her blog about she asking her legions of fans to vote for IZ. This angmoh professor is definitely talking rubbish!

Honky Tong said...

" Anonymous said...

u want the truth? u lost because the professor was rallying support and votes by telling people that it will help one of his uni students who is suffering from cancer. "

Wat da fuck??!!

Anonymous said...

IF A PERSON CONCEDES DEFEAT AT THE LAST DAY OF THE POLLS, SHOULD HE STILL BE DECLARED WINNER?

Karenz said...

IZ: You did Singapore proud!

mr black said...

why can't they do a polling system that automatically close at the stated time?

u've been ripped off big time.

Anonymous said...

This reminds me of last year's competition in which both Mr Brown and Xiaxue were in a neck to neck race to finish top. In the end, it was Xiaxue.

pinkdior said...

The blogger from One Man Bandwidth even thinks that you are the winner. He has conceded defeat. I even read in his comments. He said that eventhough the numbers indicate that he is in the lead, he still feels that IZ Reloaded will win it. So what does that tell you?

dann said...

polls close at 11:59 pm (us - eastern) on december 15, 2006...

shouldn't the people behind the awards throw out the votes received after 11.59pm?

Lonnie said...

IZ...

I watched the polls the last couple of hours and it was close. My site was up and then down and...

I signed off at 11:00 and you were ahead...So, I wrote the concession speech...It appeared you had won....

Several of my readers told me that your readers, not you, were rallying support on Xiaxue's blog..."Currying favor" was not meant to be negative. It was a competition and I knew your fans and Singapore were going to support you and in a big way...They SHOULD have...You should be proud of your readership....

Combined we doubled and tripled the vote tally of some of the most popular blogs on the planet...That alone is something we both should be proud of...

Re: The girl with cancer...
On my blog you will see a few feedblitz ads. The Paypal account that receives those funds donates ALL proceeds to two charities: The China-US Medical Foundation and The League of Extraordinary Chinese Women (a fund to aid victims of cancer) a group that has one of my past students in the ranks...She is 22 and in need of an artificial leg after undergoing surgery last month...

The students at her school, rural students with few resources and ardent readers of my blog, fought for Coffee (the girl's name) as well as to just have a dogfight with Singapore....

We ALL won. My traffic has increased I am sure has yours, and it is a win-win regardless of who was tagged as Best Asian Blog. More money will go to my charities and your readership will increase....I hope you will not allow people to cheapen a sincere effort for a much needed....

I like your blog...You are on my blog list and will remain there...

I intend to delete any sour grapes comments from my blog that would put you, Xiaxue or ANYONE in a bad light...My blog, except for rallying against PRC censorship and poverty in China, is a positive one and will remain so....

Mine is NOT the best blog is Asia, but I will wear the tag for a year if the results hold....And I will applaud you if they do not...

Thanks for a great battle....

Lonnie B Hodge
Onemanbandwidth

Phantasma said...

Hey man, sorry you didn't win. I still find your blog more interesting than One Man Bandwidths blog no matter what!

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