Update: Gavin is up for this (see comments). Will Damien say yes?
(Kick this post)
Had a bit of inspiration about the Irish Blog Awards involving Kick.ie.
Anyway, the idea is this. After the nominations for the Irish Blog Awards are finished, it goes through a first round of voting to shortlist the 5 top nominations in each category. It struck me that (something like) kick.ie would be an ideal mechanism to do this.
In my ignorance this appears easy : just have a new kick.ie subsite (like has been done before e.g. dotnetkicks.com) and allow people to vote (kick) a site but not add new links. Kick.ie only allows one kick per site. Top 5 scores in each category make the shortlist.
What’s in it for both sites?
- Kick.ie get a lot of new traffic.
- Awards.ie/blogwards get an easier /slicker way to manage the shortlist.
Just to be clear , I have no connection with either site, apart from being 1 sponsor (as FirstPartners.net) of the Irish blog awards, and a user of Kick.ie.