For the past three years, Loren Baker of Search Engine Journal runs the Search Blog Awards. For the past two years now, Search Marketing Gurus has had the honor of being nominated. Last year we came in quite close in one of the categories, we were #2 for one category and #3 for another.
This year SMG is up for 3 groups. Best Blog of 2007, Best Overall Search Marketing Blog and Best Search Conference Coverage in Photos (Listed as Li Evans).
I'd like to first thank the folks who nominated Search Marketing Gurus. We are all very flattered that you think so much of SMG to include us in these categories. From the women's series, to conference coverages and then articles on tips and strategies, and our photos we try to bring it all to you.
There is one category, that I'm rather proud of the nomination, and that's the Photos group. If you didn't know, I'm a shutter bug. As Danny Sullivan told me "you have a 'Man Camera'" - of course I laughed, but regardless, it's rare for me to be without my camera. I love taking photos and capturing all pieces of the events. I try to be as inclusive as I can be with my photos and that's why there's so many!
Just so you can get an idea of everything from the past year, over 1400 photos of search marketing related events have been captured by my camera, here's the run down.
- Delaware Valley Internet Marketers Meetup 1/2007 - 14 Photos
- SES London 2/2007 - 97 Photos
- SES NYC 4/2007 - 238 Photos
- Delaware Valley Internet Marketers Meetup 5/2007 - 15 Photos
- SES Latino/Miami - 48 Photos
- Virginia Internet Marketers Meetup 7/2007 - 32 Photos
- SES San Jose 8/2007 - 543 Photos
- Philly Podcamp 9/2007 - 42 Photos
- SMX Social NYC 10/2007 - 143 Photos
- PRSA in Philadelphia - Blogger Dinner 10/2007 - 11 Photos
- SES Local in L.A. 11/2007 - 77 Photos
- Pubcon 12/2007 - 82 Photos
- SES Chicago 12/2007 - 99 Photos
If I take it back to all my photos before 2007 of Search Marketing Events, there's over 1800 pictures:
- SES San Jose 8/2006 - 105 Photos
- PhIMA Event at Lucky Strikes in Philly - 10/2006 - 11 Photos
- SES Chicago 12/2006 - 268 Photos
- SES San Jose 8/2005 - 19 Photos
Photography is my way of capturing the world I see around me, folks from all walks of life, different areas of the globe and different perspectives on life fascinate me, and I love capturing that through photos. I actually don't limit myself to just Search Marketing Events, I've got over 4,000 photos in my Flickr account, so stop by and take a look at what else I've been a shutterbug about, but before you do that, please take a moment and vote for SMG! (Remember give us a "5"!) Voting ends January 4th. :)