Summary: Okay tech lovers, the stage is set for you to vote ECHO Blog as best educational and instructional blog in the Nigerian blogger awards. Are you ready?
The Nigerian Blogger awards, an award that aims to encourage Nigerians in the blogosphere, is now in its final stages. Voting has begun on Monday 11th November 2013, and you can now vote your favourite blogs in Nigeria. All you need is an email address. Your country of residence does not even matter
Yes, to vote ECHO Blog as the best educational and instructional blog of 2013, all you need is an email address. If you have multiple emails, the more the merrier. If you have friends (who on earth doesn’t anyway), that makes it even more fun!
Just visit http://nigerianblogawards.com/vote2013.php fill in your email address, select the favourite blog in each category (make sure to select ECHO Blog in the Educational/Instructional category) and click submit!
Okay let me not get carried away just yet. What are the criteria you should lookout for before you cast your vote?
A quality blog/website features
Like Bill Gates said in his 1996 article “Content is king”, content answers the questions:
- Does the blog have what it claims to have?
- How much information can you mine from the website?
- Are the contents original, or is it just copy and paste work? How organised is the content?
- Is it interesting, are you captivated by the first ten seconds of text in each post?
Design answers the following questions
- How does it look?
- Does it work well on your mobile and desktop devices?
- How easy is it to navigate? Is the text easy to read?
- Does it have the right combination of colours?
- How attractive, and visually appealing is it?
- Is the layout consistent? Or is the website tacky?
Functionality answers the following questions:
- Does it do what it really claims to do?
- Does it load fast, or slow?
- Are the facts stated really true? Can you vouch for the content?
- How well written is the grammar?
Having the answers to these few questions, among others, should give you a heads up on choosing wisely.
Cast your votes now!!!