Note: See bottom of this post for updates.
Last year I wrote about the blogs that were shortlisted for – and won – the Wales Blog Awards. I had an idea for a follow-up post this year that would give a more detailed analysis of the Welsh blogging scene. I would measure things like post frequency, average comments attracted per post, image use, age of blog, social media followers etc.
In addition, I wanted to go back and look at the blogs shortlisted for 2010 and 2011. This is when I noticed that much of the history of the Wales Blog Awards has already been deleted.
I asked for some help on Twitter, and today I received this information from Warwick Emanuel, the PR company who run the awards in conjunction with Media Wales:
From what I remember, this WINNERS.doc does in fact contain the winners of the 2010 Wales Blog Awards, so that’s a start. They also still have the 2011 winners listed on their site, but that is now the very first post that exists on that site. The 2011 shortlist and everything from 2010 is now Internet ancient history. (The best record of the 2011 nominees appears to be my post!)
Do you have any of this information?
I would like to collect all of the winners and shortlists (and even the long-lists) from 2010 and 2011 simply to display them on a page of this blog for posterity.
I haven’t started any detective work myself yet, but I’m hopeful that some information can be recovered. If you have anything that can help me, please leave a comment or send me a tweet. I’ll update this post with what I find, and then compile the data on another page.
- I’ve had another email from WEPR with the long-list, shortlist and winners from 2011. I’ll get this info online ASAP.
- I’ve added a work-in-progress page to this blog to serve as an archive: Wales Blog Awards. More still to come. So far, I can’t seem to find who writes Ffwtbol – any ideas?