And the “Best Geek Blog” for 2010 is… dotTech!

Earlier this year I asked dotTechies to vote for dotTech as the “Best Geek Blog” for 2010 at the Blogger’s Choice Awards; there have also been dotTechie-assisted campaign efforts through our forums. Well ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, techies and non-techies, young and old, male and female, tall and short, skinny and… erm, where was I? Oh yeah, dotTech has been crowned “Best Geek Blog” for 2010!

To keep this short and sweet, thank you to everyone that participated in the campaign, and thank you all for being loyal dotTechies. dotTech wouldn’t be as successful as it is today without every last one of you. Congratulations to everyone!

P.S. Yes, I know Blogger’s Choice Awards is a fairly worthless awards website in the sense that winning an award from them really doesn’t mean much. However, who cares! xD

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  • Ashraf

    @Suze: Thanks :-). You too!

    I will just leave the comments; too much effort to delete them. :-P

  • Suze

    @Ashraf: Yikes, Ashraf! Shame on “her” for spamming, and many thanks for identifying it as spam, and then deleting it! Feel free to delete my comment (#59) if you’d like, along with this one.

    Happy Holidays to the Hardest Working “Geek” :)

  • @Suze: Oops that is my fault (kind of). That comment was originally marked as spam, but when I was looking through the spam comments for false positives, that particular comment looked legit so I approved it. Turns out it really is spam… I have deleted it now.

  • Suze

    @Amelia Maddox: You could have been a little more original — instead of using my comment word for word (#48) . . .

  • CakeIsAlie

    Dottech is probably the best site for technology based articles and such, but I heard the community can get over sensitive at certain things. That’s why I decided not to join the forums. Sigh… :(


    Gratz Ashraf and thank you ^^

  • zugshad

    Gratz Ashraf… well deserved :)



  • bill

    Congratulations on this richly deserved honor, and thank you for all of your information, insights, and offers. Keep up the the outstanding effort, and best wishes for a repeat in next year’s awards.

  • Orchid

    Great to hear dotTech won…Congratulations Ashraf!

    Thank you for having such a great site and all the work you do here…same goes to all that give their time here as well!

  • Tuan

    Good blog…..!

  • Dave

    Congratulations Ashraf. And it’s especially nice to see that you have such great support and interest from your readers. Thanks again for all your work.

  • eering1

    Way to go. Great Job. Congratulations!

  • clockmendergb

    Well deserved recognition of a great web site Ashraf.
    It is obvious to all of us that visit, all the hard work you have put in to make this a come to place
    Thanks and Congratulations.

  • Iouri

    Congratulations Ashraf !!! Great job !!! Well deserved !!! Keep going. All the best.

  • Suze

    Yay!! Congratulations, Ashraf!! A well-deserved honor ~

  • Aaron

    Congrats Ashraf! Glad to see your efforts are recognized as they deserve to be.

  • lems1802

    Congratulations Ashraf!!! Well deserved.
    Best wishes from Brazil

  • kiwidave

    Well done Ashraf,keep up the excellent work.

  • mukhi

    well, i don’t find any other blog/forum where discussion about a software is so clear, detailed. the area where dottech really rocks is pointing out significant negatives about a particular software. i am convinced if dottech says nono, it should be nono for myself as well. thanks dottech.

  • Clodmore

    Congratulations, Ashraf! Your site has been #1 with me for a long time. Actually, this site is probably the only blog that I make sure to visit each day. Thanks for all of your efforts.

  • Nathan


  • Gioneo

    Mazel Tov!

    Btw, an accomplishment is an accomplishment… That’s what strives us to better ourselves.

  • steve

    We already knew it was! :)

  • greenlantern71

    Congrats!!! Keep up the good work!

  • drtank

    Ch-errs to we ALL dot-Techies !!!!!!!!!!

  • mizdoc

    Was there ever any question about this? :)

  • C A NAIR

    Congratulations. Well deserved!

  • Jimmy

    Congratulations Ashraf, dottech deserves the award

  • Sputnik

    Congratulations Ashraf !

    You really deserve it with all the good work you do everyday !

  • Tanmay

    Congrats Ashraf. You deserve it. BTW they have already opened voting for 2011 awards.

  • David Roper


    A ll
    S oftware users
    H ave a
    F riend


  • Alalata

    Congrats Ashraf for Best Geek Blog for 2010, well deserved.

  • San

    Congratulations and thank you for all the great work.

  • Sam

    Congratulations. Well deserved!

  • ZappedSparky

    Well done, if they only knew how many e-mails I’ve been getting from here :)

  • Bruce Fraser

    Congratulations Ashraf, and the rest of your team!

    I find this especially heartwarming after another tech website (4Free) kept on blathering about how you were just a punk while they were the real deal… and look where they are now (long out of business).

  • Daniel

    Félicitations from Brussels (Belgium).

    It’s always a pleasure to ear that a good website received a prize.


    Outstanding, Ashraf,and CONGRATULATIONS !!! None are as deserving as you.

  • Lovejoy Peacemaker

    oh and not forgetting the Pulitzer and Nobel Peace Prizes for Geeks too!

  • Lovejoy Peacemaker

    If the worthiness of an award was calculated by the worthiness of its recipient then You Ashraf and dotTech just won the Baseball World Series, the Soccer World Cup and the Oscar of Geek Blogs all rolled into one

  • DrLongBear

    Well deserved…hard earned…’nuff said.

    Carry On!

  • jSwann0

    Toutes mes félicitations, Ashraf. Tu mérites pleinement cet “award”, tu fais un merveilleux travail.

  • That has to be said:

    Besides the fact, that the team permanently feeds us with precious SW information, the dotTech promos are working! Opposite to that, the offers of other Adventkalender and promo providers – I will not write any names – constantly crash or are posted to late. Another huge THANK YOU to Ashraf and team.

    Greetings from Switzerland

  • phoenix_rising

    Good to see! Congrats Ashraf – and to everyone who voted!

  • JNT

    The award means a lot to us!! Congratulations ASHRAF and to all who contribute, this site is the best!

  • Congrat’s Ashraf! hopefully you will be bigger than F book

  • Curt@dk

    Congratulations :-)

  • Sunny

    And why not? It’s richly deserved. If it wasn’t such a pleasant oasis to stop alongside on a regular basis I for one wouldn’t support it. It’s a place where one can relax for a time, saunter through the myriad highways and byways, have a cup of tea, learn the easy way, and generally have a good time amongst decent and helpful people who haven’t got a vested interest in oneupmanship or sniping each other to extinction.

    It’s founder….. let’s hear it for Ashraf!….. is a thoroughly decent bloke without the big fat ego that beleaguers some other blogsites. Furthermore he works hard and honestly to bring us a wide variety of helpful articles and reviews which dottechies, and I’m sure many unnamed passing visitors, really appreciate.

    So, thank you, and may be around for a very long time.

  • Ram

    Hi Ashraf,

    Congrats!! for getting the “BEST GEEK BLOG”…for 2010….
    The work that u do ROCKS… :)

    Thanks for taking time for us…in sharing extraordinary reviews that I find nowhere else…

  • Emrys

    Well, as worthless as this award may seem to you, can’t blame anyone but yourself for it. Now you’ve really done it. As word of this goes viral, demand for your downloads and requests for advice will likely crash your present server and may even result in a DoS event to rival those launched by the Wiki-weirdos. In short, your time is limited and your bandwidth is numbered. Locutus might be printing up tee shirts and bumper stickers having beaten me to it. Don’t let us get away with it…you’ve got a great service going here, and that costs time and money. I for one think it’s high time that you go Pro. P.S. @ Locutus, sorry I took your name in vain….:)

  • I’ve never thought much of those awards, but then to be honest I find most award ceremonies a waste of time. But it’s always nice to win something and feel appreciated for your work – and dotTech deserves it. Kudos!

  • alain

    Congratulations from France !!!
    Good work still pays , thank you for this geek blog i have pleasure to visit daily =))

  • janetb


    Well deserved, Ashraf!!! Congratulations!

  • Dennis F.

    Speech, speech!!!

    Job well done. Don’t forget all the little people, your parents, Microsoft, and me, that made it all possible.

  • Darko

    Fully deserved. Congratulations.

  • Helmer

    That award is, to say the least, very very well-earned!

  • joa1

    Thank YOU for!…

  • annie

    Ashraf, you thoroughly deserve this! Congratulations for well deserved recognition.

  • Happy for you Ashraf.

  • Uri

    Dear Ashraf,

    Many around the world did not have to wait for the Blogger’s Choice Award to know that you are #1!


  • Troll

    Congratulations on this award, Ashraf, it is well deserved. Hope to see a lot more of you and dotTech in the future. :)

  • Jabtano

    Well all right.. that sir is great! Grats, nice work!!