The “Best” is yet to come: August BBB
One of my favorite traditions of the Diabetes Online Community is the monthly “Best of the ‘Betes Blogs” awards, which recognize bloggers for their contributions to the diabetes blogging community. To me, Best of the ‘Betes is more than just a pat-on-the-back for a job well done, but it’s a good starting point for people new to the community who are looking for some online resources and are a bit overwhelmed by the myriad of choices in a typical Blogroll. When someone doesn’t know where to begin, I refer them to the latest BBB awards. Also, for some of the veteran DOC’ers, Best of the ‘Betes offers some new blogs to check out that may not be on your “must-read” list. Just when I thought I’d found them all, last month’s BBB showed me a few great blogs that I’d missed.
But the system doesn’t work by itself, and that’s where you come in. As you surf the Diabetes Blogosphere, make note of some of the posts that really seem to stand out. Then nominate them for Best of the ‘Betes in one of the following categories, either by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or sending a Direct Message via Twitter to @bestbetesblogs. You can submit nominations in all or just a few of the categories, it’s your choice. For August, you can submit your nominations right up through the end of the month, August 31, but you don’t need to wait until then — you can submit your nominations at any time during the month..
(Big announcement!) For the winners of the August Best of the ‘Betes Blogs, come right here to Rolling in the D on September 4, right after Labor Day. (Since September 1st is a weekend, and the following Monday is a holiday in the United States, the winners will be posted on Tuesday). I’ve been given the privilege of hosting the August BBB Winners, and am looking forward to sharing some great blogs!
With all of that said, here are the categories:
- Best Use of Humor
- Best Vlog
- Best Recipe
- Best Use of Photography
- Best Advocacy
- Best Reference to a D-Celebrity
- Best Story of a D Meet-up
- Best non-D Related Post
- Best Post by a Type 1
- Best Post by a Type 2
- Best Post by a Type Awesome
- Best Post by a LADA/ Type 1.5/ Not otherwise specified
- Best story of a D-mistake
- Best Motivational Post
- Best Diabetes Art
So get those nominations in, and come back on September 4 to see the winners! (And please do check in between those dates too!)