The certified final results of the 2007 Jewish and Israeli Blog Awards were released early this morning Israel time with the announcement that we’ve won the Bronze Virtuette ( = virtual statuette. Ok, maybe not…) in the Best New Blog category. This is a terrific result for a blog launched officially just 2 months ago today. Thank you and thank yourself!

Bronze Medal

The competition was tough as we were only 13 votes away from the silver virtuette taken by Arutz7 National Radio’s Tamar Yonah Show. Although we didn’t fare nearly as well in the Best Overall Blog category, placing 5th with 137 votes halfway up the ladder of finalists is still an impressive accomplishment as we competed among blogs like Hirhurim that are much larger in terms of visitors. Nice work!

As promised earlier, I’ve passed on the JobMob Community’s suggestions for next year’s JIB awards. In a nutshell, they are:

  1. Change of format
  2. Avoid unenforceable rules like forbidding emailing friends to vote
  3. Publicize better and earlier in requiring bloggers to participate
  4. Get more native Israeli bloggers involved or change the competition name
  5. Make voting easier
  6. Use Israeli voting software

Although there were many problems with the 2007 JIBs and there’s much room for improvement next year as evidenced by the list above, the volunteer sponsors and organizers went above and beyond in achieving their goal of increasing traffic to the nominees’ sites. Thank you to them and in particular to Akiva, the consummate professional from Mystical Paths.

Thank you for voting and spreading the message introducing JobMob to future JobMobbers, again- you did a great job. The more people help, the more people get helped :)


--Jacob Share