We have been reading several of your fantastic blog posts on the Big Blog Exchange over the last few days, and wanted to clarify some of the logistics of the competition with you, as some of you seem to think that you have no chance of winning one of the 16 places if you are not a really popular blogger.
True to our trailer, which claims ‘Whether you have one million readers or just one’, we have made the 16 winning places accessible to ALL bloggers, no matter how popular, or how many readers or page views you have.
14 of the 16 places will be won mainly by votes. The top 100 bloggers from 4 regions (so 25 from each, with a mix of nationalities) will be put through to our international jury panel, where the 14 will be chosen based on their motivation and their blog’s content. The 14 winners will be announced on 29th April 2013.
The two remaining places will be won by two exceptional bloggers, regardless of the number of votes (so we will be looking through EVERY blog and EVERY motivation). So, these two places might be won by two bloggers who have 0 votes, but who have really made an effort with their motivation and their blog’s content. We are looking for bloggers with the passion and inspiration to change the world, not necessarily just the readership.
Of course, gaining votes and encouraging friends and family to vote is still worth doing, as if you go through to the final 100, you will have a 14/100 chance of making it through rather than a 2/350+ but we wanted to make sure that everyone knows that everyone stands a chance of winning, not just the most popular bloggers.
We have seen lots of you saying on your blog’s ‘I will never have the chance to win, but I’m going to enter anyway’, but we wanted to clarify that EVERYONE has the chance to win. Whether you blog about cupcakes, politics, travel, beauty, fashion, lifestyle or food (and so on), whatever language you blog in and wherever in the world you live.
Everyone has the chance to be one of the 16 bloggers!
If you have any questions at all, leave a comment in the box below and we will get back to you.