My friend Arik Hanson started compiling a reader’s choice awards for public relations blogs last year. Arik is a smart guy and a hell of a blogger in his own right and the program was both a kind way of elevating good PR bloggers in several different categories but also a smart way to drive traffic, interest and links for his own blog, which deserves to be nominated in a few of the categories, too.

The 2010 PR Reader’s Choice Awards voting is now open on Arik’s blog. If you’re a PR person who reads some blogs, go vote. You should also go subscribe to all the ones listed for the various awards. They’re good.

PR Reader's Choice Blog AwardsThis year, the people who have participated in nominating candidates have chosen Social Media Explorer as a finalist for Public Relations Reader’s Choice Blog of the Year for 2010. I’m honored to be recognized, though I’ve always shrugged off awards for blogs. Blogging is not a competition. The winners are the readers who get to learn from smart people.

But I am appreciative that a few folks threw my name into the hat. The finalists for Blog of the Year include Todd Defren’s PR Squared (which won last year, I think); Danny Brown’s blog; my buddy Mark Schaeffer’s {grow} and Gini Dietrich’s F.A.D.S. (The Fight Against Distructive Spin) blog. I read each of them regularly and am friends with three of the authors, kindred spirits with the other.

The other categories, which include some awesome blogs, too, include best Up-And-Coming Blog, Most Educational Blog and Most Thought-Provoking. You can vote for the various categories on the PR Reader’s Choice Awards post on Arik’s blog.

Please vote for the most deserving candidate. Not me. ;-)

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About Jason Falls

Jason Falls

Jason Falls is a leading thinker, speaker and strategist in the world of digital marketing and is co-author of two books, No Bullshit Social Media: The All-Business, No-Hype Guide To Social Media Marketing and The Rebel's Guide To Email Marketing. By day, he leads digital strategy for Elasticity, one of the world's most innovative digital marketing and public relations firms. Follow him on Twitter (@JasonFalls).

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  • http://impulsemagazine.net Impulse Magazine

    I wonder who is going to win this award, I think Seth Godin deserves it

  • http://impulsemagazine.net Impulse Magazine

    I wonder who is going to win this award, I think Seth Godin deserves it

  • http://www.arikhanson.com Arik Hanson

    Thanks for helping spread the word about the awards, Jason. And thanks for the kind words.

    My thinking behind the awards when I started this project last year was simple. I felt we needed a way to highlight some of the great work and blogging going on out here each day. As a blogger myself, I know how much hard work goes into keeping a blog going–it's definitely not easy, don't let anyone fool you. So, I thought that hard work should be recognized and rewarded. And remember, there are few things more powerful than recognition from your peers.

    Good luck in the voting, Jason!

    @arikhanson

  • http://www.arikhanson.com Arik Hanson

    Thanks for helping spread the word about the awards, Jason. And thanks for the kind words.

    My thinking behind the awards when I started this project last year was simple. I felt we needed a way to highlight some of the great work and blogging going on out here each day. As a blogger myself, I know how much hard work goes into keeping a blog going–it's definitely not easy, don't let anyone fool you. So, I thought that hard work should be recognized and rewarded. And remember, there are few things more powerful than recognition from your peers.

    Good luck in the voting, Jason!

    @arikhanson

  • http://www.arikhanson.com Arik Hanson

    Thanks for helping spread the word about the awards, Jason. And thanks for the kind words.

    My thinking behind the awards when I started this project last year was simple. I felt we needed a way to highlight some of the great work and blogging going on out here each day. As a blogger myself, I know how much hard work goes into keeping a blog going–it's definitely not easy, don't let anyone fool you. So, I thought that hard work should be recognized and rewarded. And remember, there are few things more powerful than recognition from your peers.

    Good luck in the voting, Jason!

    @arikhanson

  • http://www.arikhanson.com Arik Hanson

    Thanks for helping spread the word about the awards, Jason. And thanks for the kind words.

    My thinking behind the awards when I started this project last year was simple. I felt we needed a way to highlight some of the great work and blogging going on out here each day. As a blogger myself, I know how much hard work goes into keeping a blog going–it's definitely not easy, don't let anyone fool you. So, I thought that hard work should be recognized and rewarded. And remember, there are few things more powerful than recognition from your peers.

    Good luck in the voting, Jason!

    @arikhanson

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  • Babu Varghese

    All blog award nominations are secrets we would be knowing it only when award is announced . :)

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    All blog award nominations are secrets we would be knowing it only when award is announced . :)

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