It’s that time of year again, well a little later then usual. My annual Top vBlog contest just kicked off and anyone can vote on their favorite VMware & virtualization blogs through 12/15. I first want to introduce our awesome official sponsor of Top vBlog 2018 which is Turbonomic again this year, also special thanks to Nutanix for helping out as well
Last year I added some additional scoring criteria and I believe those worked out well to help better define the Top vBlogs. The total points that a blog can accumulate will be based on 3 factors:
- Public voting – total points based on how many people voted for you and how they ranked you, weighted points based on ranking (#1 vote = 12 pts, #2 vote = 11 pts…..#12 vote = 1 point)
- # of posts published – points awarded for how many posts you had in 2017, more posts = more points, aggregators excluded, (# of 2017 posts x 2) (400 max)
- Google PageSpeed score – points awarded for how well your blog is designed and how efficient it is which makes for a better experience for readers, the better you score the more points awarded (Google PageSpeed score % * 200 possible points)
Total Points = Voting points + Post points + PageSpeed points
These factors combined make up the total points a blog can score and determines how they end up ranked in the final results. Some other changes and rules this year:
- Again this year you can pick 12 of your favorite blogs (instead of 10) and also rank them in your order of preference after you pick your 12. The results will be weighted with a #1 ranking getting 12 points and a #12 ranking getting 1 point.
- Again this last year there is again a minimum blog post requirement to be eligible for Top vBlog voting, any blog that did not have at least 10 blog posts in 2017 is not included in the voting.
- Again this year we also having voting in special categories to help distinguish certain types of blogs. The choices of which blogs to include in the categories was the result of this survey and my best guessing. The categories are independent of the general voting.
- Duncan Epping and Frank Denneman stepped down last year, they have both been in the top 10 for many years and have decided to not participate.
So please go vote and show the bloggers your appreciation for the hard work they do!