Utah Internet marketing company SEO by Swaby is pleased to announce the winners of its Utah’s Top Blogger contest for 2010.
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Connor Boyackwith Holly Richardson Chad Waite, Nicole Warburton, and Eric Ethington as finalists.
This was the second Utah blogger’s competition and participation has grown significantly. “It was a much more spirited competition this year because there was a political election that fueled audiences. We were very happy to see the number of bloggers interested in the contest grow as well as recieving 5 times as many votes as last year,” said Nigel Swaby.
Connor Boyack – Connor’s Connundrums
Holly Richardson - Holly on the Hill
Chad Waite - Daily Derbi
Nicole Warburton –Women Only
Eric Ethington – Pride in Utah
BenJoeMarkland - From Where I Sit
Stephanie Nielson – NieNie Dialogues (2nd year in a row)
Jesse Stay – Stay N’ Alive (2nd year in a row)
Phil Windley - Technometria
Misty Fowler – Saintless
includedUtah from various backgrounds
The winners were honored at an awards luncheon at Pierpont Place in downtown Salt Lake City. The top 5 winners were given prizes. Sarah Buhr of Salt Lake City’s Big Star PR was also a sponsor. Previous finalist Janet Thaeler (Newspapergrl blog) was a co-host.
Tune in to The Web Marketing Weekly Show www.webmarketingweeklyshow.com for interviews with some of the winners.
These are the top ten finalists of this years contest. We will be having an awards luncheon on Wednesday November 10th, 12 pm at Pierpont Place in downtown Salt Lake. We’ll announce the top 5 prize winners and hand out the prizes.
Please join us for a live podcast at 2 pm where we’ll broadcast the official announcement.
Yes, this is a popularity contest, but I want to try and keep it fair. So, while you’ll have your favorite, please make your vote based on these conditions:
How often does your favorite blogger update?
How good are their posts?
How well does this blogger develop a sense of community?
Once you’ve answered those questions, please vote for one of the following top blogger nominees. If someone you think deserves to be on this list, please enter their name on the poll.
Who are the nominees?
In no particular order, the nominees are:
- Paul Allen – Paul Allen
- Thom Allen – Thom Allen
- Michael Eagar – Michael Eagar
- Jesse Stay – Stay N’ Alive
- Phil Windley – Technometria
- Cary Snowden – Utah Valley Business Blog
Mainstream Media Blogs
Deseret News Blogs
Ogden Standard Examiner
Salt Lake Tribune
In a league of their own (good)
- Heather Armstrong – Dooce
In a league of their own (bad)
- Dell Schanze – SuperDell
- Greg Tracy – BlueRoof
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