The Info Cup

  Between Two Journeys

Dear English-speaking readers, this page is an automatic Google translation from a post originally written in French. My apologies for the weird sentences and the funny mistakes that could have been generated during the process. If you can read French, click on the French flag below to access the original text:

My blog has been selected for the 2010 Info Cup, in the category "Tourism". The results will be announced on January 23rd in Courchevel. Until then, the vote of Internet users counts ...

To give a boost to my Bubbles Underwater & Beyond, just two clicks. That happens here :
UPDATE : years later (this contest dates from 2009), this page has been removed. So I removed the links ...

Info Cup

I'm a little surprised that my Bubbles Underwater & Beyond have attracted attention, since this blog is more of a personal travel journal than a tourist information site. And I did not know anything about Info Cup, before receiving the e-mail announcing my selection.

This contest focuses only on journalists' blogs, in five categories: tourism, sustainable development, high-tech, sports, automotive, economy. There is nothing special to win, except the glory and the right to ride on skis (not too much my thing, I admit). This 4th edition will be sponsored by Bernard de la Villardière.

I wonder how event organizers like this do to pick the blogs they select. Google is their friend, no doubt ... In this case, I can thank: who elected Bubbles Underwater & Beyond best travel blog ; who did it without his selection of "tourism blogs";
Glamour whose blog has finished 2nd in the category "travel".

As a friend pointed out, by making fun of it, I'm becoming a beast to contests, with this blog ...


Still, I do not run after. And I'm not very good at self-promotion. But I will not sulk my pleasure: I am very happy that my blog is noticed and read, because it is a project that keeps me closer and closer to my heart.

What amuses me less is that I will have to indulge in the joys of the interview ... but side interviewed, for once. With video capture, via Skype presumably, since I am not from Paris (the girl who has to film the candidates organizes her interviews in Paris). All will end in a short film presenting all bloggers, which will be screened in Courchevel when the time comes. It promises.


Added Monday, January 24, 2010: the results

Many thanks for all your clicks and support! ! ! It took a hair to get my Little Bubbles Elsewhere to win ...

My blog finished in 2nd place, with 38.3% of the votes, behind that of Marie-Ange Ostré, A World Elsewhere, who wins with 40.2% (and which I am also a fan for a long time, by the way ;-)). Congratulations to the winner! ! !

I am especially pleased to note that we two, independent bloggers, we get close to 80% of the votes, far ahead of the other blogs of "big" media, that would have been more able to tap the clicks. Eh eh ! ! !

Small Bubbles Elsewhere exists thanks to you who read it, you who share my passion for travel and / or diving, and who make it live through your comments. Thanks again, really! ! !


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  1. Ca y est ! J’ai voté pour toi. Bonne chance. Un petit tour en ski c’est sympa quand même, surtout avec Bernard de la Villardière ! 😀

  2. @RolK: Merciiiiii !!! J’ai eu plein de petits mots gentils, aussi, via Facebook et Twitter, me disant « a voté ». Comme tu es la première à poster un commentaire directement sur le blog, je ferai mon possible pour être digne de ma première étoile (oui, madame, dans mon jeune âge, j’ai descendu des pistes noires… sur les fesses) et te ramener une photo dédicacée de Bernard… 😆

  3. Voted for you and ... Marie-Angel, because too hard to decide your two blogs so different
    In any case, I join your friend: The Bourbeillon becomes a beast to contest ...
    Tu viens au salon de l’agriculture ? 😀

  4. @Manta: Très sympa, merci! 🙂

    @Alimata: 😆 Vous êtes plusieurs à vous être débrouillés pour voter pour nous deux!!! Même Marie-Ange a voté pour moi… et moi pour elle. Peut-être qu’on nous fera un prix de couple pour le salon de l’agriculture. 😀

  5. Hello Corinne,
    what will be your next trip? I am a little curious, but I prepare a trip to Cambodia (we leave in 30 days) and I wanted to know if the seabed is correct, because we will do our Padi there. Your site made me want too much, moreover we were in Indonesia just before you and your summary reminded me of my adventures ...
    I voted for you because it is really one of the best travel blogs I know.
    See you soon.

  6. @Nikos: I do not know yet what will be the next trip ... maybe the Philippines, two years after my first getaway there?
    As for Cambodia, I have never dived, but I do not think there are many interesting sites for diving. In any case, it is not a destination known for ploufs ... There must be way to glean more info by asking the question in the Asia section of Mais si c’est juste pour passer l’OW, ce n’est pas bien grave, vu qu’il s’agit essentiellement d’exercices théoriques et pratiques. Vous irez ensuite profiter de belles sorties d’exploration dans des coins nettement plus réputés, comme… l’Indonésie! 😉
    In any case, a thousand thanks for voting for my Little Bubbles Elsewhere! And such praise touches me a lot ... Besides, I see that the fabulous theme Arthemia has inspired you for your own blog. I'll go browse it too, it looks very attractive!

    @Anthony: No, I did not have time to go to the Rennes dive shop, so I waited until yesterday to finally download the PDF version of the n ° 23 sur le site!!! Je suis drôlement contente de voir ma photo ainsi mise en valeur, en tête de ton article sur ces charmantes limaces que nous aimons tant (mais j’en recause très bientôt… 😉 ) Et encore merci pour l’encart sur mes Petites Bulles en fin de papier.

  7. I did not know the Arthemia theme, and the way you showcased it did not leave me insensitive, and allowed me to use it for my blog.
    I reassure you, yours is well above mine in every respect, the pen of a professional does not replace an amateur like me. In any case, thank you for making me travel once home from my own travels.

  8. @Nikos: J’ai beaucoup « trafiqué » ce thème pour l’adapter à mes besoins. Mais c’est à son auteur indonésien, qu’il faut rendre hommage. Le thème de base est libre, et justement fait pour être utilisé! Au-delà de la forme, les comparaisons n’ont pas grand sens, tant le contenu des blogs est lié à la personnalité de celui ou celle qui est derrière… Pour ma part, j’adore parcourir les blogs de voyageurs, qui me transportent moi aussi vers d’autres horizons. 😉

  9. Et en plus d’être interviewée, tu donnes des conférences au Club de la Presse 😉
    What woman!
    Bisous big mac 😀

  10. Hello,
    It had been a while since I had not been there, I saw the article and I voted for ...
    éh éh 😉

    Small bubbles, of course
    m ... e for the rest

    And if not, happy holidays of end of the year!


  11. @ @lain:Merci pour le vote !!! Vu ma modeste audience, j’ai peu de chances de gagner la « course aux clics », mais ce n’est pas grave, l’essentiel étant de participer. 😉
    Happy holidays too!

  12. Congratulations Little Bubble ❗

    Not even 2% difference with the votes for Marie-Ange ... to say that you have finished exe quo. And basically that's what I wanted for both of you.

    Encore bravo 😀

  13. @ Grenouille33: Merci, merci, merci !!! Je viens d’éditer le billet, pour rajouter les résultats. 🙂

    @Manta: Merci !!! J’avoue, je ne pensais pas faire un tel score… 🙄