Yay! First 9000 Visits + Awards!
Yay! Eleven days and three posts later, my site reached another milestone of 9000 visits! I promised myself that I will post a blog entry every time I reach 1000 visits. So here I am again! Thank you very much to my worldwide readers which comprise 80% of my visitors. I’m so excited in reaching 10000.
Last week, I received an email from the Philippine Blog Awards committee that my blog has been nominated for Best Blog under the Commentary (Social, Political, Science & History) Category. Wow! Being qualified to receive an award is already an honor. I only started blogging actively in less than five months. Yet I am already eligible for this award! Thank you very much to the awards committee! I may not be included among the top five finalist or win the award because of very stiff competition. Still, I am blessed to be considered as one. 🙂
I believe the Philippine Blog Awards is one of its kind worldwide. I don’t know of any award giving body that rewards Internet blog posts. They are now celebrating their second year. They will have their Awards Night this coming September 21, 2008 at One Esplanade. Registration starts at 5PM, ceremonies will commence at sunset. God bless to all organizers, finalists and eventual winners of this award.
Meanwhile, the other site that I designed, the Philippine Web Accessibility Group Official Website recently won the Gold Edition of the prestigious Talking Hands Awards! The site also received the Visual Delights Award under the Key Teaching-Learning Element.
The website merited the award because:
All of us have heard in one form or another that the “holy grail” of web design is to merge the artist and technician into one, who presents accessibility and standards compliance into beauty and understanding. (PWAG) accomplishes that task with eye candy etched in a visitors memory.
First impressions aside, the resources contained within the website are freshly presented by a large group of young people, much younger than myself, who will make a difference for we who are disabled.
The Talking Hands Website Award was established in 1986 to honor of the father’s mother of Mr. Denny Lancaster who taught him American Sign Language at an early age and to provide resources as their family searched for information about morphea.
The award’s singular purpose is to reward web site authors, who through their creative excellence provide a web site which teaches, contains teaching elements in sufficient detail, and otherwise leaves a visitor with something of significant value after returning to their normal daily activities, which will enable them to be better citizens of the world. They have been giving out this award since 1998.