Friday, July 11, 2008

Get Your Culiverter! It's An Award-Winner!

There's a new widget in town and you NEED it! The Culiverter is already in my sidebar and you should add it to yours. It is a Culinary Converter!

It converts to and from the Metric system, the Imperial system and the American system. So if you read food blogs from other countries or you hope that readers from all over the world will read YOUR own blog, then run to Lore's site, Culinarty, to grab the Culiverter. Thank her for making your life easier and helping readers make sense of international recipe measurements.

For such a fantastic innovation, I am awarding Lore with the Joy Of Desserts Award too! While you are grabbing the widget, be sure to look at her recipes, photos, and latest roundup.

Congratulations to Lore for a job very well done!


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ABOUT THE JOY OF DESSERTS AWARD:
There are millions of wonderful blogs written by good people who work very hard to give all of us wonderful information, entertainment or inspiration. It is impossible to read them all or award them all. From time to time I come across a blog post which just hits the mark so well, that I've wanted to let the person know how great it was. Comments are wonderful and all bloggers love them, a link is great too, but it gets buried in archives.

I want to go the extra step for those extra special posts, so I've created my very own award to give out to those I feel have an outstanding post, series, or idea.
Here's what it does for the recipients:
1. When I blog about it, they get a blog reaction in Technorati and other such services;
3. My sidebar is visible to search engine crawlers so when I list them in my sidebar as award-winners, it gives them another blog reaction and increases their PageRank and reputation;
2. When they put the award in their sidebar, it shows even brand new readers that they are special;
3. When they put the award on their winning post, it lets all those who drop by through search engines or who surf their archives that
it is an extra-special, award-winning post;
4. When they blog about receiving the award, they validate their own readers by showing them that others value the blog too;
5. That in turn will bring them more awards, attention, traffic, and notoriety which they want or they would be writing in a private diary.

I don't plan on giving this award to every Joe or Jane Blogger because this award will be for extra special posts only.

This award is also not the kind created to fuel like wildfire through the Internet. Recipients won't have to give it out to 10 other bloggers, because it's not about me trying to raise my own Technorati rating. It's about me trying to recognize excellent bloggers one blog at a time.

It's also about letting my own readers know about a great post, which more often than not will come from a great blogger too.


I hope my readers will enjoy this new feature at Joy of Desserts.

I hope recipients will be happy to post about and display their awards and won't be hiding them.
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8 comments:

  1. I'm blushing :D. Thank you so much, it's great to be appreciated and I feel even more special since I'm the first recipient of your award!
    Thank you again for the shout out :)

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  2. Just wanted to let you know I've updated my fettuccine post with this wonderful news :)

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  3. Bonsoir Joy.
    Je viens te dire que j'ia un petit cadeau pour toi dans mon blog. C'est un prix "Amigo valioso" ou bien "grand ami" ou great friend. J'attends qu'il te plait. J'ia aussi dans mon blog le Culiverter. C'est très bien.

    Merci et à bientôt

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  4. Thanks for the heads up on the culiverter (SP?) - that sounds like a great little widget!

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  5. Bonsoir Joy:

    J'aime bien ton amitié, tes visites et tes commentaires, toujours si aimables. Bien que nous sommes de deux continents differents, nous pouvon bien être des amies. Notre lien c'est bien notre passion par les desserts et les choses bien faites. ¿n'est ce pas?. J'aime bien que le petit prix il t'a plait. Merci et à bientôt

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  6. That converter is so cool! I never know what to do when a recipe I really want to try is all in grams, this is great!

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