Tips & Inspiration from Blogger Category Judge – Jeff Norton



Jeff Norton, award-winning author, producer, and creator joins The Future8 Awards as the newest member of our expert judging panel! As author of the award-winning ‘MetaWars’ books (Orchard Books) and the hilarious new ‘Memoirs of a Neurotic Zombie’ (Faber) who better to help judge the Blogger category! (Find out more about Jeff Norton)

Jeff shares his tips and inspiration with entrants and aspiring bloggers!


We’re excited to have you as a judge for the Blogger category, what are you looking for in a winning entry?“I’m looking for engagement. It’s one thing to put your opinions online, it’s another to build an engaged, committed community.  I’m looking for evidence of using technology to make the world a better place – bringing people together, sharing ideas worth sharing, or bridging boundaries.”


Have you got any tips for young bloggers?

“The biggest tip would simply be to follow your passion. Be yourself. If you try to be something you’re not, everyone will see right through it.”


What’s your favourite blog?

“My favourite blog/site right now is io9 – it’s a passionate platform for the intersection of science and fiction…and science fiction. They get everything right. It’s fun, engaging, and informative.” 



Feeling inspired?! Whether you’re new to blogging or a seasoned pro enter the Blogger category by simply attaching your blog’s URL to the online form and write about your passion for blogging in the description box! What are you waiting for? Get blogging this summer to win life changing prizes!


Check out some of Jeff’s work here or catch his other blog about his life and experience as an author.



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