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Cisco Finalist in the 2021 IT Blog Awards – I am Thankful

CISCO Finalist in the 2021 IT Blog Awards

I don’t even have words to begin to describe the honor & privilege that this blog has announced as a finalist for the CISCO IT Blog awards.

This would not happen with out your support , so a very BIG THANK YOU for each one of you for keep visiting my blog since 2006.

Also a very big Thank you for the Cisco team for the nomination.

Now, I need one more little favour from all of you, can you please go ahead and vote for me ?Here is the link:

Who are Cisco Champions?

Cisco Champion 2021 members are recognized for their influence in the technical community through social engagements, content creation and private advocacy. Cisco Champions have access to ongoing and exclusive engagement with Cisco experts, Cisco technology and an exclusive peer community.

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Voting now open

We are thrilled with the number of amazing independent technology bloggers, vloggers, and podcasters who chose to participate in the 2021 IT Blog Awards, hosted by Cisco.

Weigh in now and cast your vote.

2021 IT Blog Awards Official Voting Form

Welcome to the 2021 IT Blog Awards official voting ballot.  The #ITBlogAwards aims to recognize the broader community of IT bloggers, podcasters, and vloggers.  We are thrilled to have had so many talented content creators participate!

You will find the finalists listed below for our two main categories: 1) Blogs, and 2) Podcasts and Videos. Please select your top blogs in each category – up to 5.   If you’re selecting more than one, please assign them a rating.  1 = First Choice, 2 = Second Choice.. etc.

As you’re reviewing your options, please consider what makes a great blog / podcast / vlog. A few things to consider:

  • Value: Do the majority of blog posts, podcast episodes or video sessions provide value? Is the information or perspective unique? Can you see yourself sharing this content as a great resource?
  • Credibility: Does the author (or authors) present their topic in depth? Are the arguments well supported? Is it well written or produced well?
  • Consistency: Does the author have a (mostly) consistent cadence or are there occasional “hit-and-runs”? Do you know what you’re getting into when you click on a link?

Thank you for your vote!

To see my other awards click here 

IT Blog Awards Official Rules – Cisco Finalist ITBlogAwards

Congratulations, 2021 finalists

Name of Blog Twitter Handle
/dev/random @xme
Al Rasheed – A personal Blog about IT related subjects. @al_rasheed
Andrew Roderos @andrewroderos 
Beatriz Oliveira @thebeaoliveira
Beginner’s Forum
Cemal Taner @tanel_cemal
Chris’s Tech Journey @DedmanRollet
Cisco Redes @blogciscoredes
CiscoZine @ciscozine
CS7 Networks
DevNet Dan @devnetdan @dmacias
Dr. Erdal Ozkaya  @Erdal_Ozkaya 
Dr. J Metz @drjmetz
Five Layers @betta_guru
GenXTech @mayanknauni
Gjermund Raaen WiFi @gjermundraaen
Houman Asefi @houmanasefi
How Does Internet Work @jasamvalter @gp_ifconfig @ip_cisco
Josh-V @vanderaaj
Julien Mousqueton @Jmousqueton
JulioPDX @Julio_PDX
Just another networking blog @Lalit1112 @k00laidIT
LearnIT with Cifelli
Lepczynski IT @Wlepczynski
Let’s talk About Networks @JeromeTissieres
Misskecupbung @misskecupbung
mrncciew @mrncciew
Networking, Cloud & Automation @_nleiva
NoBlinkyBlinky @noblinkyblinky
Open Source Routing and Network Simulation @belinkletter
PBIT CCIE Blog @RafidSamer
PENGUINPUNK @penguinpunk
Practical Networking ‘@ed_pracnet @dulgoldur
SysAdminas @sysadmbr
Team Karneliuk @AntonKarneliuk
TechAcute @techacute
TechHouse570 @Gkavelines
techimike @techimike
TechRebels @giuksbr
The Answer is 101010 @Network_101010
The Bridge is the Root @bridgeisroot
The Journey of Binary Bits @themikewitte
The Network DNA @networksbaselin
the worlds gone made
Tom Costello – KD9CPB @kd9cpb
UC Collabing @uccollabing
Victor Virtualization @umacboyvictor @vmiss33
VxPlanet @hari5611
WirelessNerd @Wirelessnerd


Which blogs are eligible?

Active, independent blogs (please do not submit vendor blogs).

If I write on a platform like Cisco Learning Network, LinkedIn, Medium, or Spiceworks, can I enter my blog?

Yes, as long as our judges can view it.

What do you mean by independent blogs?

We’re not in the business of judging other vendors’ or partners’ blogs. The content you write should reflect your own thoughts.

What subject matter is acceptable?

Are you writing about the trends shaping networks and how business is changing?  Do you noodle on the latest routers, switches, servers, or wireless access points?   Are you thinking about programmability, data centers, NOCs, or SOCs? Does collaboration bring you joy? You’re in the right place.

How are winners selected?

See terms and conditions.

I’m a Cisco employee.  Can I apply?

Cisco employees are not eligible to apply.  However, if you’re interested in participating as an internal judge, please contact us with subject line “IT Blog Awards Judge Application Request.”