If you participated in the Why I Write campaign in late October, you might be interested to know that the associated twitter hashtag #whyiwrite is up for an Edublogs award as Best Twitter Hashtag 2011.
Whatever you may think of awards and voting for "best of" - what makes one #hashtag better than another, you might wonder? - there are a number of NWP-affiliated people and platforms up for Eddies this year. So cast your vote (if you feel so inclined):
- Best Individual Tweeter: Pam Moran, of the Central Virginia Writing Project
- Best Group Blog: Cooperative Catalyst, co-founded by Chad Sansing, also of the Central Virginia Writing Project
- Best New Blog: Jeremy Hyler 40, by Jeremy Hyler of the Chippewa River Writing Project and Kleinspiration by Erin Klein of the Eastern Michigan Writing Project
- Best Twitter Hashtag: #whyiwrite, a National Day on Writing initiative co-developed by the NYT Learning Network, Figment, Edutopia and NWP; and #engchat, a weekly chat for English teachers started by Meenoo Rami of the Philadelphia Writing Project
- Lifetime Achievement Award: Bud Hunt, of the Colorado State University Writing Project
For more, check out the Edublog Awards site.