The German women's magazine, Brigitte, is running an interesting "Kreativ-Blog Award" contest this year. I do feel like these things can easily turn into popularity contests, especially given that bigger blogs have more readers and thereby get more votes, BUT I also think these can be great opportunities to see what else is out there, find some new blogs to read, and maybe even pick up a few new readers.
There are currently about 300 blogs listed and it's fun to see all the different crafty/DIY blogs from around Germany. If you're curious to see what's hot in German creative circles, this is a quick way to take a peek. Lots of felt, crochet and paper crafting. There's a fair amount of sewing, and party decor ala Amy Atlas is also really catching on over here.
I also often feel that blogging in Germany is still in its babyhood, and I believe it shows in a variety of ways. However, I think its fabulous that a major women's magazine continues to reach out to bloggers. That's so huge. It feels like a very win-win sort of situation.
see my blog's profile here; if you want to click 'Ich mag dieses Blog' (I like this blog), the number in the little heart will go up. Apparently you can click once every day from the same computer (further adding to my wondering at how this thing is really tallied). The jury will pick 3 blogs each month to highlight and at the end of the year will award 3 prizes; the grand prize winner gets to style a DIY insert for Brigitte. Pretty much everything is in German, but you can read more about it in English here.
It's funny, I made a little 'vote for me' button and put it up on the sidebar, but then I took it down because I didn't want to get caught up in the whole 'how many people clicked on my blog' thing. As I was looking at other postings I realized 2 things: 1) I really like my blog and want to keep blogging and improving it and 2) There are a lot of cool German blogs out there! So head on over and see some other Kreativ Blogs!