Today, you can nominate candidates for the Best Construction Blog competition for 2012. Nominations are open until January 31, and you can recommend any blog (including your own) that serves the architectural, engineering or construction community.
I accept responsibility for a failure to live up to promises for the 2012 blog competition winners. I had intended to provide publicity in the Design and Construction Report (www.dcnreport.com), but we haven?t published this magazine since the competition concluded. Worse, the list of winners seems to have disappeared from a easy-to-view place within this blog until I updated the relevant page today. So you would have had to be really resourceful to learn about the finalists in the 2011 competition. (You can view the competition results here, now that the links have been repaired.)
Despite the failings last year, is it still worthwhile to nominate your own blog or that of someone you know this year? Well, there isn?t any fee and the nomination process will undoubtedly be helpful in enhancing your search engine status. I?ll do my best to recognize all nominees with postings here, at the Construction Marketing Ideas Google Plus page, and through relevant Twitter and LinkedIn feeds.
The competition?s ground-rules remain as for 2011. You can nominate any blog (including your own) for the competition as long as it is primarily focused within the AEC community. We reserve the right to reject or ignore nominations from blogs which are clearly designed primarily for SEO or show signs of ?blog spam.? The blog should be real, maintained and updated at least weekly, and have enough posts to allow for a proper judging evaluation.
Voting will be a combination of popular and independent judging assessments.
Here is the nomination form.