So you think you can blog? Announcing the winners

Great news bloggers, we moved the announcement of the blogging contest winners up by a week, thanks to our dedicated editorial committee who worked tirelessly to evaluate the submitted blogs. I can ensure you that it was definitely a close call on all of the categories, and that we received some excellent and insightful blogs from the contestants. For all of you who participated, well done for your efforts!

But let’s get to the part everyone is waiting for. I am pleased to announce the winners of So you think you can blog? below:

Category 1: Most amount of total traffic to all blog posts submitted by a single author which will be measured by the amount of unique visitors to the page.

The Prize: Pioneer iPod/Android Car Deck with Bluetooth and MIXTRAX

And the winner is…

meeJeremy Page with his blog post Understanding cloud computing’s risk that crossed 1,000 hits within only days and remained at the top of all the blog contest submissions to date. Excellent job Jeremy!



Category 2: Best use of media and most visually appealing blog posts, that will be judged based on the amount of media used, the variety and the added value of the media to the post.

The Prize: Canon Mobile Scanner

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And the winner is…
 Bruce Harpham with his blog post How Canadian organizations use the Internet of Things where he made use of multiple forms of media including photos and an infographic. Great job Bruce!

Category 3: Most reader engagement from Disqus comments and social buzz based on the number of comments and social media shares.

The Prize: Dropcam

And the winner is…


Bruce Harpham again with his blog post How Canadian organizations use the Internet of Things which had the most amount of community engagement and social buzz. A lot of work was clearly put into his blog, excellent job Bruce!


Category 4: Best contribution from an editorial perspective which will be given a total score out of 15 by a panel of editorial judges based on the following criteria:

  • Creativity
  • Writing style
  • Relevancy

The Prize: VOIP system

And the winner is…

Patrick Trudel with his blog post Six tips for controlling printers. According to our editor, Patrick’s piece was: “A clearly written blog post that helps readers understand printer management challenges and then gives actionable advice on how to solve those problems. Simply conveyed and explained with good structure. Right on target for our audience and the creativity comes in the form of the solution for IT managers struggling to manage printers. “
Congratulations to the winners of the contest, and to all of those who participated. If you’d like to keep blogging, contact me at [email protected], and if you’re not sure if you should be blogging, check out my article on Why IT professionals should start blogging today.
Happy blogging and have a great weekend!

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