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Maybe an award from the community?

 
Guest
on 03/11/2012

I had an idea.

There are lots of great articles on Wizzley that aren't Editor's Choice material yet they get a lot of appreciation from other authors.

Maybe an award based on input from the community.

Nothing big or flashy, just maybe a little star or something the size of the EC ribbon.  Maybe the community selects, oh, say, 10 (the 10 pages with the most nominations or maybe a vote of the top 30).  Each author could nominate no more than 3 and none of their own.  Maybe do this every six months.  Only non-EC wizzles.

I think it would be a nice way to show appreciation for each other without being too overt or tacky and also possibly encourage visits and interaction amongst authors.

 

 

JoHarrington
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on 03/11/2012

This sounds like a great idea to me.  As someone who's been receiving a LOT of advice and encouragement from the wonderful Wizzley community just recently, count me in as right behind this one!


chefkeem
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on 03/11/2012

Honestly, I don't get it. (You're talking about articles that get a lot of appreciation from authors - isn't that an award in itself? And we do have the tabs "Popular" and "Buzzing" on our front page.)

What exactly is the award for, and what should be achieved with it?

We also have a special forum section for outstanding articles.

And we don't want to dilute the value of our EC award.

Are you talking about a "People's Choice Award" for Wizzley authors?

 

 


Achim "Chef Keem" Thiemermann is the co-founder of a pretty cool new platform called...um...er...oh, yeah - Wizzley.com.
Guest
on 03/11/2012

Yes, I guess I am talking about a People's Choice award type of thing.

The effects of appreciation for popular and buzzing are temporary.  Someone could have a really great article (that doesn't rate an EC) but if no one is commenting on it it won't see the light of day here.  Hope this doesn't sound like sour grapes, I usually have something going in buzzing so that's not where I'm coming from.

I don't think it would dilute the EC at all.  Things like squid angels and point systems do that.  The EC would still be the Holy Grail.  I'm not talking about awarding hundreds of these per year, maybe 20.

I just think be a nice pat on the back we could give each other.

chefkeem
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on 03/11/2012

All awards have only a temporary effect. The biggest "pats on the back" you can give to an article are...

1. write a relevant comment with useful, additional info

2. Wizz-like, facebook-like (with comment), Google+ (with comment), stumble, pin-it (if applicable), and other networks you may use

3. praise the article in our forum section ("Knock-your-socks-off...")

4. email it to your friends (if applicable)

These actions are far more valuable and of longer-lasting effect than a vote on a PC-Awards list.

However, I'm not dinging your idea, Barb.  Smile

Actually, we've included a PC-Award in our recent Wizzley contest.

We'll keep your suggestion in the back of our collective Wizz-heads. Maybe, we'll come up with a concept.


Achim "Chef Keem" Thiemermann is the co-founder of a pretty cool new platform called...um...er...oh, yeah - Wizzley.com.
Digby_Adams
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on 03/11/2012

I think that's the buzzing or popular category. It seems like those Wizzles are the ones that have the most comments by the community. Too many awards categories does dilute the whole idea of awards. If you see a Wizzle that you like, you can always give it a plug in the forums. There's a special category for that.

As we develop our own following and fans this will become less important. I know I try to look at the new Wizzles and read the ones I find interesting and comment. Especially if it's a new Wizzler or especially if it's someone new to writing online.



katiem2
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on 03/11/2012

I feel the site is best left accommodating the readers who come from external sources, we must remember this is a community service and the community we serve is that of the world.  

A clickish vibe turns readers OFF!  We do have SO much in way of writer recognition. Sealed I shut up now Sealed

 


BrendaReeves
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on 03/11/2012

I suggest ignoring the front page recognition and just write.


Brenda Reeves
katiem2
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on 03/11/2012

 

BrendaReeves: 11. Mar 2012, 11:55

I suggest ignoring the front page recognition and just write.

Brenda, The better I get to know you the more I like you, love the way you think...


Digby_Adams
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on 03/11/2012

I agree Katie, Brenda is pretty fab!

I just write and forget about most everything else. But I do look forward to some of my pals showing up and commenting every now and again.

Guest
on 03/11/2012

 

chefkeem: 11. Mar 2012, 11:39

 

We'll keep your suggestion in the back of our collective Wizz-heads. Maybe, we'll come up with a concept.

 

That's all I ask.  Thanks!

bev-owens
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on 03/11/2012

As much as I appreciate the Wizzley community, it isn't the audience that I am writing for. Oh sure, I appreciate the visits but the audience I want to visit my articles are the people getting here from search engines, tweets, facebook, and the like. The people who just might buy something that I have suggested....getting a sale is my form of a "Peoples Choice" award. It is the pat on the back that I'm looking for because that will put money in my bank account. 

It isn't that I don't appreciate my peers, I sincerely do. But my peers don't buy things from my pages. Chef will probably be able to answer this better than I but I don't think that "inside" traffic holds much value with the search engines for placement on the SERPS but I could be wrong. 

chefkeem
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on 03/11/2012

Any on-page activity is good for the SERPs, especially keyword-rich, relevant comments, facebook, and Google+. 


Achim "Chef Keem" Thiemermann is the co-founder of a pretty cool new platform called...um...er...oh, yeah - Wizzley.com.
BrendaReeves
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on 03/12/2012

Bev, I'm making it a point to buy through my fellow Wizzlers articles if I see something I want or need. When I'm planning to buy something, I go back to Wizzlers to see if they have an article or ad on the product.


Brenda Reeves
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