The 2008 edition of Indibloggies, the Indian Weblog Awards, has been started with the nomination phase. Sadly, the Indibloggies 2007 edition was skipped last year due to some failed happenings and pressures at work.
This year Indibloggies again has good support from the Sponsors with Hachette India and WordPress pitching in. A big thanks to all the sponsors! If everything goes well, another feather may get added to the cap 🙂 The 2008 edition has 17 award categories, with three new additions for Best Personal blog, Best Business blog and Best Microblog.
The nomination announcement post and link to nomination form can be found here.
Like the previous year, the good people at Desipundit, who won in the “Best Designed Indiblog” and “Best Directory/ Clique/ Service” categories, are auctioning their awards. The proceeds will be donated in entirety to Magic Bus, a nonprofit charitable organization that conducts developmental activities for children and young adults through the outdoors and sports. This is an excellent gesture on the part of the Desipundit team and we laud their effort. For further details and to participate in the auction please click here. The auction ends on Thursday, April 5 2007 at 11:59pm CST.
I had a nice chat recently with Bhasha India people on Indibloggies and Indic Blogging scene (although they spelled Indibloggies wrongly throughout in the published version). Bhasha India is doing a great job of proving knowledge and tools to disseminate the use of Indian languages over the internet. Do read it over here. Noted Hindi blogger Ravishankar Shrivastava was kind enough to publish a Hindi translation of the interview at his Hindi blog. Thanks to Bhasha India and Ravi!