Additionally, this blog placed 43rd in the combined categories for the Top 100 Language Lovers 2011 competition. The four categories (Language Learning Blogs, Language Professionals Blogs, Facebook Pages and Twitterers) had a total of 500 nominations.
For those who are curious, here are a few details about the ranking and results from the LexioPhiles site:
Ranking & Results (May 30th – June 1st)
All the competitors will be ranked based on user votes (50%) and the Lexiophiles ranking criteria (50%, see below). We will then compile the top 100 overall language lovers list and the top 25 list for each of the four categories. Results will be published on June 1st. Each blogger/Facebook page admin/twitterer will be contacted when the results are published.
What are the Lexiophiles ranking criteria?
Every competitor will be analyzed and ranked by our staff. Even though we know that no ranking system is 100% accurate and always somewhat subjective, we feel that the following criteria give a good overall view of how good a blog, or a Facebook page, or a Twitter account is.
Learning & Professionals Blogs: We look for authored and original content, considering the depth of postings, the incorporation of multimedia (such as videos, pictures, slideshows etc.) and meaningful linking (e.g. in-depth information for further reading, background information, interesting opinions on a subject, etc.). Interaction is also very important, i.e. sharing information and getting other people involved. The most observable feature is comments, but it doesn’t stop there: can users contact the blogger via a contact page, Facebook or similar? We also take into consideration the regularity and frequence of updating, and, finally, the overall appearance of the blog.Again, barkalla, mahalo, grazie, tanggio and more thank yous.