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Wednesday, April 20, 2011

lot Q

Lot Q
Q stands for Quality. What is Quality? By what standard do you judge Quality? Do you have a Quality blog?
 Over the past 50 years Quality has been a major part of my work. Assessing parts for man space flight, I performed QA testing on many parts of the space shuttle, and the air bag in your car. I worked for companies that are Malcolm Baldrige award winners.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award recognizes U.S. organizations in the business, health care, education, and nonprofit sectors for performance excellence. The Baldrige Award is the only formal recognition of the performance excellence of both public and private U.S. organizations given by the President of the United States. It is administered by the Baldrige Performance Excellence Program, which is based at and managed by the National Institute of Standards and Technology, an agency of the U.S. Department of Commerce. Up to 18 awards may be given annually across six eligibility categories—manufacturing, service, small business, education, health care, and nonprofit. As of 2010, 91 organizations had received the award.

 I am creating a quality blog award. I have visited a lot of blog and there are some that stand out as good Quality. Here is the test criteria that I look for.
1.      Readability is the text large enough to read easily.
a.      Good contrast between text color and background.
b.       Photo blogs text to tell what the photo is about, not just nice pictures.
2.      Layout is clean not littered with flashing gadgets.
a.      Easy to follow.
b.      Does not spam.
3.      Consistency is regular updates.
a.      Responds to comments
b.      to maintain a particular standard  with minimal variation
4.      Ease of Comments
a.      Open no security checks
b.      Compelling text or posts that make you want to say your peace.
5.      Comparison how does it compare to other blog of the same genre.
a.      Does it stand out
b.      Would I bookmark it or return on a regular bases

I will award a star for each of the main criterion. If you would like to post a blog to be consider please do. If you think I should change or add a criterion to the list please let me know. All blog will receive one point for each main criterion, total possible is 15, three from each sub criterion   I will be placing a blog roll of the awardees here on my blog.  If someone can make a button or badge for this award please let me know, I will work with you. In time I will set up a blog page that will list the Quality blogs with write-ups on each blog. Your comments and suggestion are wanted.

Thank you and god bless.


JIM said...

Great idea what about adding ease of shutting off the music or not having it at all. I do not read certain blogs if the music starts and I cannot find out how to turn it off. I mean unless it is a music blog of course

Roy Durham said...

Jim that come under criterion two " does not spam"

Anna L. Walls said...

Great idea, Roy. I'd love to hear what you think about all three of my blogs. Getting such feedback is sometimes impossible to come by.

jaxbee said...

I love this idea, Roy, thank you. OK, she says with great trepidation, mine's Sock it to me :)

Debbie said...

Great "Q" post!! And I also love the idea...

Misha said...

Great Idea.I think layout should be considered too. Can the reader find the follow button without scrolling? Are the comments section below the post?

BTW you're welcome to come check out my blog for the award. ;-)

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