Friday, October 19, 2007

RESULTS - Top 10 New Design Blogs to Watch

Finally, the moment we have all been waiting for... The results of the "Top 10 New Design Blogs to Watch"!!

My big CONGRATULATIONS to the following blogs that have been nominated and have made it to our "Top 10 NEW Design Blogs to Watch" list! Before announcing the results, I have to say that (perhaps due to the sheer number of new design blogs) the nominations were quite varied and many came close to each other in terms of number of votes received. On the other hand, some really "watchable" blogs didn't receive many votes probably because not many of their readers knew about this poll. As the primary objective of this exercise is to discover the "NEW" design blogs to "WATCH", I thought it would be fair that I calculated the final score not by simply counting the number of votes but also take into account other factors such as the actual length of time the blogs have been in existence and the quality of content (from a design point of view). This is to avoid this ending up as another popularity contest.

Ok, without further ado, druuuuummmroooll please! The top 10 are.............

That's it! Hope you agree that these are wonderful blogs worth watching. Some of these blogs such as "Desire to Inspire" and "Swissmiss" are not exactly new as many of us have been watching them already. Can you believe that these blogs are less than a year old and even made it to The Home Rejuvenation's "Top 10 most Influential Bloggers"? That is no mean feat and their passion for what they do is definitely an inspiration to other newer design bloggers like myself.

Having announced the top 10 by laissezfaire, I have to say that there were so many other wonderful new blogs that were nominated during this process that are each unique and inspirational in their own way. As it would be a pity not to share them with the world, I have decided to reserve a spot at the top-most right corner of this blog to introduce a new blog that was nominated each week. So do visit these new blogs when it is up!

Now that you know the "Top 10 NEW Design Blogs to Watch", wouldn't you like to find out who the current movers and shakers of design blogland are? If so, hop on to The Home Rejuvenation to find out the results of the "Top 10 Most Influential Bloggers"!

20 comments:

Kelly said...

I am really enjoying these blogs. Some of them are completely new to me.

laissezfaire said...

That's great to hear. =)

Brilliant Asylum said...

I am so honored to have made this list! I see I am in wonderful company. I look forward to checking out some of the new sites too. Thanks for taking the time to put it together.

Btw, that is great about the Martha Sponsorship.

emily said...

thanks so much, su ling!... L & I both are thrilled to be amongst so many of my (new) favorites!

Anonymous said...

I love Siagrafica and Style me Pretty. So glad that they are in the top 10 as I voted for them!

Habitually Chic said...

I am so honored to have made the list along with so many other wonderful blogs! I read a few of them already and I look forward to checking out the rest soon! It was so great of you to recognize the newer blogs that may not have a lot of traffic but who work hard to bring new and exciting design stories to their readers. Thanks again!

melissa @ the inspired room said...

Thanks so much, I am really honored. There are some fantastic people on this list, many of whom are new to me. I can't wait to visit them for inspiration!

Thanks again for your effort to put this together, and it is so great to meet you as well!

Jessica said...

Thanks for creating a platform for the newer blogs to be featured

kim. said...

Jo and I are also honoured to have made your list, and I am anxious to check out some of the other blogs. Thank you!

Jess said...

Hi! Thanks for putting How About Orange in your list! I am delighted! And eager to check out the other great-looking nominees, some of whom I already know and love...

Amanda said...

Oh...I love these new blogs. Thanks for doing this!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for all the hard work! I am thrilled to learn of some of these new blogs.

Whatever Dee-Dee wants said...

All great blogs! I love the frames you put them in :)

laissezfaire said...

Hey Top 10, thanks for keeping such wonderful blogs. I am relatively new myself and am excited whenever I get to know other new inspirational blogs ! =)

blushing apples said...

wow! i gotta check those links, some are familiar tho! ^_^ congrats!

Freshly Found said...

This is going to be so much fun - exploring the blogs I have not yet come to know. Great excitement for the top 10!

Maryam in Marrakesh said...

What a wonderful list of blogs!

designablespace said...

What a fantasitc list of blogs. Some of them I already enjoy. I'll pass on your list on my blog!

Christopher de Beer said...

flip they all deserve it, congrats you guys :P

IMEDAGOZE said...

yay!! more blogs to read! I'll definitely check them out. :)