After voting on the top 12 Twitter personalities of 2012, let’s turn our attention to the people whose long-form writing, photography and videos captivate us.
You know who they are. Here’s your chance to tell the world.
The rules are pretty simple: To qualify, you have to be a travel blogger, and you have to be a real person, not a garden ornament or someone with a nom de plume. Writing teams of two are OK, but any more is considered a group-written blog. You can nominate yourself if you want.
(Since I am not a travel blogger, I don’t qualify for this list.)
I’ll collect candidates next week and select the top 24 based on the number of nominations. Then I’ll put it to a vote. The top 12 will make my list of the 12 bloggers to follow in 2012.
You can follow the progress of the poll right here or on Twitter — I’m at @elliottdotorg. Feel free to nominate someone in the comments or by .
So who are the top bloggers?
I’m often referred to this list. The top five that qualify are:
Here’s another list that uses a different methodology. Again, I’ve weeded out the group-written blogs and those that don’t qualify for the voting:
Here’s another list that’s frequently cited. Again, I’ve listed the top five that qualify.
OK, that’s a lot to review! I’ll post the finalists next Friday and put it up to a vote. The top 12 bloggers to follow in 2012 list will be published on Dec. 16.
Good luck, everyone.
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