The final round of voting for the 2007 JIB Awards has opened with a terrific surprise for us. I'll give you a hint: it has to do with numbers and categories.
Last week I congratulated you for making JobMob a finalist in the Best New Blog category. After reviewing the cast ballots and certifying the results of the first round, the awards' organizers announced that JobMob is also a finalist in the Best Overall Blog category. We achieved both our goals for the first round, and you should be ecstatic just like I am. Congratulations!
Upon verification, it seems that problems were found with votes cast for a blog called UOJ Unorthodox Jew that lead Group D in the Best Overall category at the end of the first round. With the correction, UOJ lost 71 votes and dropped out of 1st place to 5th, pushing JobMob up to second place.
We also lost 2 votes during the verification progress. Strange, but what matters is that we made it through. It was a close call, as the 2-vote drop put us into a tie with another blog called Aidel Maidel, who also qualified for the finals with UOJ's fall.
How To Vote for the Final Round
There was some confusion during the first round voting. Many people arrived at the voting page and thought that the way to vote was to click the link to JobMob, and they were then surprised to arrive back here on the site. So let me clear this up.
To vote, first click on this link and the voting page will open in a new window or tab:
On the voting page, you should see an area that looks like this:
Forget about the links on the top, you want the link at the bottom which appears here between the green arrows (the arrows only appear here).
Once you click the link, you will arrive at a new page where you need to type in a captcha. If you find the characters hard to read, you can listen to the sequence of letters and numbers out loud by clicking on the little red speaker icon on the right:
When you're done, click the Submit Query button. If everything has gone well, you will be presented with the current voting results page. Unfortunately, there is no message confirming that your vote was received. The only way to verify your vote is by trying to vote again, in which case the site will tell you that you have already voted.
Now also vote for JobMob in the second category by clicking the following link, and the voting page will open in a new window or tab:
The voting ends at 10pm Wednesday night May 16th EDT which is also 5am Thursday morning Israel time. Thank you for voting and good luck!