Thursday, April 21, 2011

A taste of the 2011 Australian blog finalists

Two of my blogs were entered in the Sydney Writers' Centre Best Australian Blogs competition, this one plus New England, Australia. Sadly, I didn't make either the finalists or the honourable mentions. Tsk!

Actually, I was a little disappointed. I know that I break most blogging rules in writing, I write for my own purposes, but I had allowed myself to become interested.

Two blogs that I follow did make the finalist list, Darcy Moore's Blog and skepticslawyers. Congratulations to both.

Once I saw the list of shortlisted blogs, I could not resist browsing through them. If you are interested, you can find the full list here. I thought that I would point to some finalists and honourable mentions that I found of particular interest. If I haven't listed a blog, that doesn't mean that its not a good blog. I am only talking about my particular tastes.  

  Sarah Mitchell's Global Copywriting provides some fascinating and well written insights into social media. I have added her to my blog list.

Nikki Parkinson's Styling You is very much one for the women. If is a blog that my wife and daughters would enjoy. This doesn't mean that we mere males shouldn't look, however. To see what I mean, have a look at Paper Giants: mags, journalism and old stories.

Tim Kastelle's Innovation Leadership Network focuses, as the name says, on the innovation process. I have added him to my blog list.

Steve Molkentin's MolksTVTalk is pretty good if you are interested in Australian TV, while Kathy Stone's Four Four Two may appeal to soccer tragics.

Jason Staines is a Sydneysider now living in New Delhi. I include the blog because his Gora!Gora!Gora! may be of interest to Ramana. The NDM's Not Drowning, Mothering really made me laugh.

Abigail Nathan's Bothersome Words is a good practical blog for those who write. I have added it to my blog list. Agent Sydney (anonymous)'s Call My Agent! provides interesting insights for those wishing to get their book published.

All this will provide you with a taste of the entries. I'm blowed if I know quite how they are going to judge the whole thing.


Sarah Mitchell said...

Hi Jim,

I ran across your mention of my blog this morning. Thank you so much for your very kind words. It a great way to start my day.

Sarah Mitchell
Global Copywriting

Jim Belshaw said...

A pleasure, Sarah!