2008 was a pivotal year for The English Blog. There were no posts at all from January to May, and I remember being tempted to give up completely. In the end, I went the other way and decided to take the project more seriously, resolving to post at least one article a day. I must have got a bit carried away though, since there are 281 entries in the December 2008 archive! Still, someone must have been taking notice ...
We sifted through some 300 blogs relating to language and learning. Each blog was looked over and ranked with a number of points. No system is perfect, but we based our ranking on objective values, which were assigned according to the blog’s content and features.
They're now asking people to vote for their favourite blogs. So if you enjoy reading The English Blog, head on over to the polling page and vote for us! And why not check out some of the other blogs on the list while you're at it?
While it's always nice to get some (any!) sort of recognition, I must admit that I no longer even bother to look at any of these 'Best Blog' polls. They're often just an excuse for self-promotion, and far too easy to manipulate (e.g. by asking all one's students to vote).