| Tuesday, March 07, 2006
| Kuwait Academy Blogger Awards
Ladies and Gentlemen of the Blog-o-sphere, welcome to the First Annual Kuwait Academy Blogger Awards!(start clapping, ....NOW!!! - Purgatory added this part)
Yes people, we have been discussing this idea among ourselves and formed a mini Executive Committee consisting of NuNu, MissCosmoQ8, Purgatory and Stallion and have put together a list of categories and nominees for you to chose from.
Should this project succeed, we hope to take it to the next level and move it from Cyber World to the Real World with a gala dinner where winners receive awards for their blogger achievements.
To cast your votes, simply choose the ones you believe deserve it and forward an email with the heading "Annual Kuwait Academy Blogger Awards" with your nominations for each category to any of the Executive Committee Members listed below:
The Stallion: email@example.com
Deadline to cast your vote is March 24th. The results will be announced on April 1st.
So what are you waiting for? Vote for all those who've made you laugh, made you cry, made you dream of a better tomorrow but most importantly made you share their lives with you.
Winners will have the pleasure to know that their bloggers have not gone unnoticed and that's a gift in and of itself!
For those bloggers who's names are not listed, please note that this was purposely made on a smaller scale as a trial for a bigger Academy Award event so don't dismay, you may end up in the next one!
Good Luck to all the nominees and may the best bloggers win!
A. Funniest Blog:
2. Bo Maryoom.
5. Grandma Funk
8. Jazz Central
9. Your choice
B. Queen of the Blogosphere:
6. Delicately Realistic.
8. Your choice
C. King of the Blogosphere:
4. The Don.
5. Jazz Central.
6. Dr. Lost.
7. Lil Alien.
8. Bo Maryoom
9. Your choice
D. Most Bizzare Blog:
2. Grandma Funk.
9. Your choice
E. Most Romantic Blog:
1. The Don.
8. Delicately Realistic.
9. Your choice
F. Sexy Female Blogger:
1. Jelly Belly.
4. Closet Diva.
6. True Faith.
9. Your choice
G. Sexy Male Blogger:
1. The Don.
2. Bo Ghazi.
3. Jazz Central.
5. Dr. Lost
8. K The Kuwaiti.
9. Your choice
H. Joint Blogs:
1. Purgatory & Shosho.
2. Misguided & Ms. Baker.
3. Kuwait cosmo.
4. Kila Ma6goog & Al aQra3.
5. Mark & NAT.
6. Your choice
|Posted by The Stallion @ 10:00 AM
YES! Not being on the nominations reaffirms my status as a renegade independent and cult hero.
interesting... mayb next year ill qualify heheh
that is if i dont delete the whole thing in a few weeks :p
gotta pass by the names u mentioned to check out their blogs.. very new here dont know anybody..
WTH!? What about me?! What about me!?!?!?!?!?!
:( I refuse to vote, I hate Purgatory and the comittee! And here it was I who suggested it :(
Independent renegade!? Your nominated as king of blogsphere.
Nibaq: You go boy! :oP
Xposed: Take your time! You have till the 24th of the month!
Jacqui: The world is filled with hate! We don't need anymore!
K: Call his bluff! ;o)
again over looked by the acadmy , I'm the woody allen of the blogg world.
Mosan: Sorry bro! Better luck next time inshallah! Does this mean I'm not invited to the party? :oP
Tooomz: Well I apologise to Jacqui but not to you! :oP Nibaq says you are full of hate and so no matter what I do I can't erase the hate within you! Only thing that might work is a babtism! :oP
It's filled with new schoolers rather than the old-schoolers.. of the old school I recognize a few but it's not even fair to read MissCosmo or Nunu's names in the nominations!
AREN'T YOU THE COMMITTEE?! HOW DARE THEE NOMINATE THYSELF?!
I Don't see the Oscar committee nominating themselves?! Seriously man!
And I love my Toomz
Jacqui: I was nominated before I was asked to join the committee! i5thay ra7tich O 6al3ay kil illi ibgalbich! Vent my lady!
atleast a Category for the best cocktails : )
i agree with jaqui and tooomz plus i think the categories are wrong and i havent heard of have of the nominees
Tooomz: You do what you wanna do girl! I was trying to be nice!
stallion its ok... u r dead to me!
Still YOU ALL SHOULD BE DISQUALIFIED!
WHERE IS THE JUSTICE?!
Ram: With the taps on the shoulder/chest or no?
Tooooooomz! You cracked me up! I had to be careful not to burst laughing really! But oh well!
We aren't bitter, its just not official and should nto be official, those who chose the contestants are clearly biased and do not have a familiar idea with the kuwaiti blogger-sphere! I mean seriously there are over 100 kuwaiti bloggers
And I see repetitive-ness of only a few, those who basically comment on their blogs! So it's a friend popularity contest!
If they say that I am bitter, then so be it!
*me smiles proudly and sits next to her pals Ram and Toomz!*
lol toomz... i knew that will happen. but its not about being nominated or not but this isnt how such things take place. this should be called the kuwait academy blogger awards... should be called stallion and friends awards lol
the way a kuwait awards should take place on kuwait blogs where the voters nominate their favorite blogs and then the voting starts.
tooomz here is my smile :D
I sent you my vote, but I didn't include "Annual Kuwait Academy Blogger Awards", I used "I vote for" instead.
there are more categories to include, maybe next time:
-The most Informative Blog.
-Cultural Blog of the Year.
and more are available in Exombie's latest post.
This may get me kicked out of the Awards, but anyway... I second what Jackie said earlier..
How come a member committie gets nominated?! it's about "Who nominates?" and "who gets nominated?"... so it's strange to nominate & to get nominated!
For all of you who do not read posts, there is an extra line in each catagory for your own choice. The names are there for guidance only and you are not mandated to vote for them.
The repeated mention of old school bloggers and the occasional hints that they are better than new bloggers is not accepted by the comittee.
If you decide not to vote and have your own system, be our guest, do your own version.
purg... no one said old schoolers are better then the new... but we are arguing on how this has been created. the whole procedure is unethical and anyways... its up to u guys... so have fun :D
Tooomz: Awww! thanks! :o)
Jacqui: We are about 250 Kuwaiti Bloggers now when it comes to Safat!
Ram: The concept and idea are not mine!
ok how abt the best jumpers ?
I'm trying to work here with you dude ... and your not helping me out bud : )
jacqui...so sorry to hear how you feel...please note that we did mention this was to be on a smaller scale as a test for a bigger one..and limited to those that we know...(whether old or new)...we purposely left each category with a blank in the event you wish to vote for someone else...so you might end up winning by those that add you to the list...
I hope that explains that..as for the Executive Committee members being part of the nominees...each one was nominated by the other member...not themselves...
Once the awards system succeeds and we are able to move it to a more official ceremony..the rules may change..we would most likely need a bigger committee should you be interested in helping us out with the rules...but for now...the committee feels it has the right to participate in the awards..
We come in peace dear and with your support we can fix any glitches for next time...I promise!
iDip: Don't worry your votes will not be cancelled! Everyone has the right to their opinion!
Purg: Thanks for the support!
Mosan: I can't do anything without the committee's acceptance! Sorry!
Miss Cosmo: Thank you too for the support! :o)
I agree with Purg 100%.
Miss Cosmo I admire your comment and how you responded. Peace On!! I don't think I could have been the "bigger" person if you know what I mean.
This is absurd.
First lets put the categories and let the people fill in the blanks.
If you restrict us and put horsey on all categories, we are not participating and this whole competition is not fair. Its just like Jareer and Izhut.
Samboose: You're always there when someone needs help! Thanks!
Fadibou: If you don't want to participate that's up to you!
that was Diplomatic
you are my wasta in those 2 CategoriesYou can influence the committee . I will be the only
Nominee and the only winner.
Mosan: LOL the was6a won't work if the Committee decided not to have that category! :oP
Mosan, i'd vote for you!!! Jump Jump!!
So now I am the lesser person, now I am the one who is acting bitterly and unfairly?!
Wow! So interesting!
Okay do whatever you want, hold it whatever way, just remove the Kuwait part of it, because you are not officially qualified to hold that part of the title, change it to Friends Academy Blogger Awards, or whaetver else.
Sorry but regardless of who does the nomination, members are NEVER NOMINATED! NEVER! Regardless of who does the nominating! You're an executive you don't choose yourself for a raise, a higher executive does that!
Jacqui: I didn't say anything about you, and you have to ask Tooomz about who said that!
The name stays as is and can't be changed anymore! Too late! Sorry!
Again, I did not choose myself so, I'm sorry to say, your words are falling on deaf ears!
thanks for the only vote 4 the only nominee ...... bloggers I am your 1st winner or the oscar goes to mosan.
"they love me they really love me"
how abt we have our cann bloggers festival and choose our Categories and be more international and Clamorous
what commitie what butee7' it has to be centrelizes from know on... you lead and include my cocktails and jumperes
This was a good idea .. however with everything in life, there is space for improvement.
To create a 'fair' Kuwait-Blogger awards, you can start with the following:
1. All posts about said competition will be on Kuwaitblogs.com to remain unbiased.
2. Category/sections (similair to bloggies) will be created by a panel of judges.
3. Kuwait-based bloggers will send in their choices for whom is nominated in each section/category.
4. The top five (as voted in #3) will be listed.
5. A poll will be set up for all visitors (bloggers/non-bloggers) to vote on the final winner for each category.
My 0.02$, I am not really taking this seriously .. *vote me for sexy male blog*. As for Jackie/Tooomz/Rampurple .. they have the right to be mad, they were completely ignored and their blogs are (in my opinion) better than some of those listed. Because the initial choices were picked by a small group of people, personal preferance plays a big part.
Tooomz I know honey, and I love you moreeeee ;*
You are my sunshine, my only sunshine! You make me HAPPYYYYYYYYY ... *i'll leave you to finish the rest of the song*
Hehehe *me sits next to toomz and offers some ice cream*
Mosan: Yeah right! :oP
Tooomz: More drama? Not my fault that your comments are ambiguous and confusing! :oP
K: Thanks for your comment and suggestions! We will take them into consideration inshallah! As for your opionion well it's all good cause everyone has the right to their own opinions and preferances!
loved the idea.. and thanx for nominating me.. :) sounds like fun..
just read the comments loooool... i think everyone should give stallion a break here .. dont hate the playa, hate the GAME.. :)
got ur back stallion.. a friend of jazz'z is a friend of mine..
The revolution will not be televised!
toomz, i challenge you to a boredom game. I here, missundaztood claim that I am the most bored blogger in the blogsphere and hence i should be the winner of that category ;)
Dr. Lost You're welcome!
Tooomz: No comment! Seems like you are bored as usual and want to get things stirred up again!
Dr. Lost: Thanks for the support!
K: What revolution?
Mar: That category doesn't exist plus it can't exist due to bloggers not knowing what you do unless you blog about it!
Tooomz: What did I say? You are bored!
Tooomz: Advisor Purg will answer your question!
On behalf of the organising group we thank for your comments.
Regarding the validity of these blog awards as official, unless someone can provide evidence that another competition have been registered and copyrighted for such an event, any concerns or comments are without merit.
If someone has aspirations to organise such an event, on a trial basis or on a real life basis, I challenge them to do something about it.
The names are used as a guide, you can choose anybody else including yourselves for all catagories if you wish. We will respect the rule of the majority.
The catagories are done this way based on feedback from the four member comittee. In the future, more catagories can be added.
Each person has one vote, meaning, when you send an email to us, you can only do it once, from an email one of the four members knows is associated with a blogger. Any attempts to fake identity or vote on behalf of other bloggers will be handled with proper procedures.
As for the questions from tooomz, All you do is write down the catagories and next to them your vote and thats it. You can send to one member or more members of the group. The group will gather at a later date to calculate the votes.
As advisor to the group, nominated to join by Misscosmo and Nunu, I stand by the choices and the format and I urge you to come with productive and constructive ideas and thoughts for management in order for us to evaluate and discuss in details prior to any party deciding to organise a real life event.
Should you have any more questions, please forward to one of the members.
Purg: Thanks! That was greatly appreciated!
Sa7, constructive. People, criticise all you want, bas be con-struc-tive!
That is, criticise, but then suggest an alternative. Otherwise, your words will most likely go unconsidered.
this is not even licensed by the union.
boycott boycott boycott
Tooomz, I do not expect all bloggers to vote, especially with many doubters already, but every vote and support to the comitte is helpful, so please vote.
You can vote from anywhere as long as you are:
1) a blogger
2) mention name of your blog
3) use the heading we advised for email
We can only accept only one vote per person because at the end we want to get a decision based on popular vote, not multiple votes for one person on a specific blog.
This whole process is in development, we expect many problems, but we will do our best to accomodate all your requests and adjust where needed for future.
Also, just because we organised this event, does not mean any future event would be organised by us four. We are just using this forum and ourselves as a test, to indicate to people the difficulties assosicated with organising this event, the complex nature of choice of bloggers, the criteria, the merits, etc. We finalized this post and agreed on it to evaluate bloggers views and responses and we intentionally left one blank line for all bloggers to choose anyone.
Please feel free to ask more questions.
Just A Visitor: Welcome and thank you!
Tooomz: We do what we have to! We aren't lazy! At least we are trying something new instead of being unproductive!
Fadibou: Seems like you're in one of your moods!
Purg: Thanks again!
Tooomz, if anyone wants to submit an alternative vote based on this information, they can, no need to adjust at this moment.
You could have at least provided links to nominated blogs since most of us haven't even heard of them.
We cannot accept votes from anonymous. All blogs can be found on safat.
Purg: You go boy!
Anonymous: Thanks for the comment! You can check Safat for thier links! Those who have been nominated post quite a bit!
I haven't heard like 90% of the nominies. I guess they are friends with the executive committee.
Did the mandate authorize this? Or could all of this be Is7aq's master plan?
first of all it doesn't matter who came up first with the idea or who posted first and did something about it....!!!
Judges shouldn't compete, I didn't expect this to be like this, whom ever this idea is, I think you made a huge mistake doing it this way....!!!
this shows disrespect to other bloggers, either do it the right way or step over and let others do it.....!!!
I as one of the Kuwaiti bloggers wanted something more than nominating friends and adressing them as the best of kuwaiti bloggers, this thing is unacceptable, although some are known and deserve to be nominated, the fact that you people were rushing things for some reason unknown to me, I don't get it, how can members of the commety vote for each other and still get the nerves to call it unbiesed....?!?!
not one of you had only been nominated once but at least twice....?!?!
I surely don't think this qualifies as being Kuwaiti represented blog award since it's only opoened to members of the Group, I knew that when doing such an event the results would be affected by the Mafia, but this is outstandingly ironic.....?!?!
anyhow, I will continue what I was doing, and with the help of others we should have a more represented "aknowledgement" to the Kuwaiti bloggers other than our freinds, or at least on a larger scale.....!!!
I would appreciate the help of anyone who is concerned, even you as the commety....!!!
Seems to me that sh*et are about to hit the fan.
hey hey hey don't shoot yet.
Don't want any innocent by standard
Hope you guys/gals work it out!
Luck to you stallion. keep your head up ;)
Anonymous: No comment since you your not a blogger!
K: Non of them are valid!
Exzombie: Your comment tastes extremely buttter but thanks anyways! This will help us grow I guess!
***Diamon***: Things can easily be figured out if there is an open atmosphere! Thanks for the good luck wishes and I would like if if you wished the same thing on others as well! It's needed!
Hey we have that sort of thing for different sites (well for me Harry Potter) I was thinking about a blog one, great idea :)
Black Widow: I cannot take credit for the idea but thanks though!
This was supposed to be a fun event. I think all this bickering is really killing joy.
I think if we ALL work together in putting "constructive" ideas as Purg stated all this misunderstanding could be fixed.
The only thing that I don't get is since the actual post stated that this is a smaller scale and also gave bloogers the choice of entering their own vote then what's the big deal? I must be missing something...
All in all I think we should at least recognize the efforts of the committee for taking initiative in starting the ball rolling on an event that could be bigger.
TO ALL COMMITTEE MEMBERS PLEASE MOVE FORWARD WITH THIS IDEA....there are always hurdles along the way when it comes to starting something. Don't let this "break your stride" no- oh!! You gotta keep on moving!!
Samboose: Thanks for the great comment, and let me put you at ease when I say that we (the Committee Members) will NOT stop!
I suggest you give up because it will remain an unfair competition regardless of its scale, whether it was supposed to be a "smaller scale" trial competition or not!
Jacqui: That's not happening!
ola ola ola.. I just saw this!
Waaayyy too much drama over something thats supposed to be entertaining in this community! Goodluck with it! lol
Top Dog Blog:
ZDistrict (Winner) lol
Marzouq: Thanks for the support and yes you are right it's so much drama! You can tell there is a demand though!
WOW!! I guess "flan" was right about this idea.. He said that there are lots of HATE around this blog-o-sphere. Guess the idea wasn't appreciated by the kuwaiti bloggers!! So sorry to hear this, seriously!
Good that Sa7at Alsafat is off the list so that everybody else gets a chance to compete :P
Do only Kuwaiti's get to vote or can someone from somewhere else who reads 99% of those vote?
Nunu: The mission must still go on! :oP
Jandeef: You have to give sa7at Al_Safat their credit! They are better than KUNA!
Anonymous: I will the The Advisor answer that question!
Damn Didnt make it :P I should comment more lol
Sty: Welcome to my blog! If you do comment more often then that would be a basis on getting hits on your blog, which from just taking alook at it looks quite interesting! Thanks for popping in!
i vote for idip , jelly belly , purgatory , kila ma6goog & alaqra3 and of course shurouq
Mother Courage: Your selection must be e-mailed to one of the members!
It’s a nice idea, but here's what I think went wrong. First, I read that there are about 250 different Kuwaiti blogs around, and from reading the comments I guess that "the committee" are friends, which could mean that you guys are most likely to read the same blogs over and over. So how fair is it to call the nominated few "the best" out of 250 or so blogs? Honestly, have you guys checked out ALL the blogs around? Second point is that you guys say that you left a blank space so if any blogger had a different choice than the ones nominated, they could state the name. One question though, where did you guys announce this thing, other than on your own blogs? I mean for a guy like me who never knew your blogs existed, how am I, a Kuwaiti blogger, am being represented? Maybe if the committee were randomly selected, maybe this thing could be a success. I applaud your effort and wish you guys the best of luck.
P.S. maybe you should highlight that this is just a trial, instead of really being the Kuwaiti blogger awards….cheers
Anonymous, thanks for commenting. Anyone can vote as long as they have a blog address, with posts (more than 10).
MC, please send your selections to one of the four emails for the vote to be considered official.
Homer, as highlighted earlier, this is a trial, not official event. It is done to give people a perpestive on the obstacles and the multiple aspects involved in organizing such a event in real life.
The fact that the committee members know each other is not relavent for this vote, its just an experiment, which can be duplicated by any other group, using a different formula and different criteria, again, its just a trial.
For people who are not aware of all blogs, safat is source for the majority of the blogs. We know that each group of blogs has its own readers, and some do not know of the existence of others, which makes it more complex to evaluate all, and the timing was not suitable to do so. However, should there be a real event, many of these obstacles and comments should be taken into consideration by the organizing comittee, which might involve the 3 members and myself, and could consist of more bloggers or another set of bloggers.
Thank you for your comments and hopefully this experiment helps anyone interested in organising such an event in the future.
Stallion: Yeah I try too but its hard to comment alot when 12hrs of ur day are spent in class :P the other 6 studying for that class and the last 6 trying to destress :P
Sty: Wow! I remember those days! I wish you all the best and good luck!
Ive been around but i dont have more than 10 posts...can i still vote? ;P