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Blog Mela: Answers

Many people asked me one simple question: What the heck is a blog mela ?. Here are some answers

  • It the selection of what you think is a collection of the best indian blogs for the week
  • One volunteer agrees to host it.
  • Others nominate best blogs (individual posts, not the whole blog).
  • You can nominate your own blogs
  • In reality, the person hosting does all of the above as no one sends any nominations (hopefully, as more people get involved, this will change)
  • On wednesday, the blog mela is put on the host’s site and is mirrored
  • If you would like to host next wednesday’s blog mela, just let us know through the comments section
  • the previous three mela’s were hosted at realwomenonline
  • We request you to add a link every wednesday to the place where the blog mela is hosted.
  • Blog Mela was started by Ashwini and Shanti

If you have any suggestions, then let us discuss. Do you think we should have a better name for this ? Should we have an icon/banner ?

Update: Ashwini clears up the doubts: I think there seems to be some confusion here as to what this Blog Mela is about. This is not an official �award� function type feature. No one is judging anyone or their posts in this case. That was not our ( Shanti�s or my intention) when we started this. It is supposed to be a fun thing where the bloggers themselves nominate their best post of the week. The Blog Mela will simply be a collection of such posts. That would give people to showcase their own posts and allow readers to simply visit one website and read a fairly good collection of posts. All posts were to be accepted unless, there was profanity involved. You act as your own filter. No one is �judging� anyone�s post here.

13 Responses to Blog Mela: Answers

  1. Dancing with Dogs March 18, 2003 at 10:30 am #

    Blog Mela

    Last notice for the blog mela posts for this week. Please send your nominations to JK of the “varnam” blog….

  2. anand March 18, 2003 at 11:38 pm #

    Interesting concept. Megnut’s Lafayette Project comes to my mind when I saw this although it might be an automatic process to acheive something similar. Long back, I had started Khwab with more or less the same idea but it was not to be.

    Good luck. We need more cross linking among indian bloggers.

  3. jk March 19, 2003 at 6:18 am #

    I am hoping that blog mela will not die this week and will continue.

  4. Ashwini March 19, 2003 at 12:30 pm #

    I hope so too JK. Good job with the Blog Mela. :)

  5. Gene Expression July 29, 2003 at 4:43 pm #

    Blog Mela 23

    And now, for something a little different. The 23rd Blog Mela will be hosted here on Thursday, July 29 Directions for nominating entries for the Mela Email godlesscapitalist@hotmail.com Drop it in as a comment to this post Please send your…

  6. AnarCapLib August 17, 2003 at 11:01 pm #

    Blog Mela Announcement

    The 24th Bharteeya Blog Mela will be hosted here tomorrow, August 6th. The usual directions for nominating entries for the MelaEmail yazadjal @ vsnl. NET net Drop it in as a comment to this post Please send your nominations…

  7. AnarCapLib August 28, 2003 at 1:25 am #

    The 10th Bharateeya Blog

    The 10th Bharateeya Blog Mela will be hosted here tomorrow evening. Please send in your nominations to me at yazadjal at vsnl dot NET, or as a comment to this post. The rules: Posts must either be made by…

  8. Conversations with Dina September 27, 2003 at 7:52 pm #

    Bharateeya Blog Mela 31

    The 31st Bharatheeya Blog Mela will be hosted here on Friday, October 3rd.

  9. AnarCapLib January 22, 2004 at 5:27 am #

    Blog Mela Comes of Age

    Announcement for the 18th Bharateeya Blog Mela to be held on June 25 on http://www.yazadjal.com

  10. roddick January 28, 2004 at 10:08 am #

    Blog mela is excellent just keep going.

  11. ravi January 28, 2004 at 10:09 am #

    A simple & nice site with cool blogs.

  12. AnarCapLib October 26, 2004 at 5:09 am #

    Blog Mela Announcement

    The next Bharteeya Blog Mela will be hosted here on October 28. For the trivia inclined, I started blogging on October 28. A few famous people started their lives (Bill Gates, Julia Roberts, my kid brother) and some lives…

  13. Nerve Endings Firing Away November 11, 2004 at 10:07 am #

    Hiatus and a Mela

    I am off on a self-imposed exile. I will return next Friday with the Bharteeya Blog Mela (details below). Call it a blogger burnout or maniac depression caused by the Bush victory (yeah, that one still lingers much to

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