Okay, so you’re probably thinking what??? What the heck is she talking about now? Once again, Sean Moffitt aka Buzz Canuck has organized a friendly competition: The 1% Army Canadian Blogging Tournament for 128 bloggers covering a wide range of topics (e.g. marketing, communication, customer experience and social media.)
I kinda got into this whole thing by accident. I signed up as one of the Canadian blogs with related content since I cover some of the things on the list, particularly customer experience. I didn’t realize I was entering a competition of some of the best bloggers in the country, many of whom have inspired me!
So far, just by participating in the 1% army, I’ve met two other amazing bloggers and it’s only the beginning. But to stay in the game, I need your help. There are several rounds. The competition is steep.
For starters, Bargainista is in category C: Marketing, Communications and Research. I’ve been pitted against three impressive guys who’ve been at this much longer. Round 1 entries are due by September 8. I need to submit three blog posts written in 2007, including one written since August 11.
Entries are evaluated by an expert panel of 12 judges based on 5 criteria:
• overall impact (20%)
• clarity of thought (20%)
• did it make me want to think/act differently (20%)
• did it want me to comment/participate (20%)
• originality (20%)
Since Bargainista has always been about YOU, the community, this is a team effort. You inspire me to write each and every word. And you guessed it… This week my wish is for your help in selecting the three posts for Round 1. YOU be the judge!
Here’s my take of the Bargainista Top 10 list in order of appearance:
• Starbucks - the epilogue
• Why I use Twitter and why you should too!
• Are you Coach worthy?
• After a Fashion, second excursion: the metamorphosis
• Weekly Wish: shoes from Holts
• Apples, lemon and honey: my iMac story
• TaB energy falls flat
• Special invitation for Bargainista readers: ChickAdvisor Shop Crawl
• The Line Painter and online book offers
• Online shopping: Neiman Marcus gets it
Choose the three you feel have best met the criteria. You may even want to add a brief note as to why. Or suggest another post altogether. The choice is yours. Only one catch, please let me know by September 5. You can leave a comment or e-mail me.
In return, I will do my best to involve you every step of the way. I’ve already made friends with Saul Colt (The Smartest Man in the World) and Kim Vallee (At Home with Kim Vallee), two wonderful bloggers you may want to add to your list of must-reads. More than anything, if together we can learn about other interesting blogs and meet other inspiring bloggers, we will all be winners.
Technorati tags: blogs, buzz canuck, Canada’s 1% Army, Kim Vallee, Sean Moffitt, Saul Colt, tournaments