Contesting the Contests

by Robby Slaughter - December 31st, 2009

In the style of Hollywood disaster flicks, October saw the coincidental release of two contests intended to highlight Indiana’s best blogs. One competition, sponsored by Linking Indiana, features sixty-seven candidates divided into ten categories. Despite its name, the Top 50 Indiana Blogs program currently lists 189 entries and will take nominations through Tuesday, October 27. Both of these battles rely on public voting over the web. Both projects are great examples of how not to run an online contest.

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Robby Slaughter
Slaughter Development, LLC


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