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Nominations - Best Individual Blog

Nominate your choice for Best Individual Blog. With many popular blogs adopting a muti-author format, we've switched the Group Blog award to an individual award...

A couple of notes:

  • You can nominate yourself; don't be shy.
  • The number of nominations a blog receives is irrelevant. One nomination is enough...
  • In some cases the list of finalists may contain sites not publically nominated.
  • This contest is about fun - find some new blogs to read by following the links.
To nominate a blog leave the name of the blog; the main URL for the blog; and the URL for a RSS/Atom feed (if possible) in the comment section. For example (Note that Wizbang is not eligible for nomination in any category):
Wizbang
http://wizbangblog.com/
http://wizbangblog.com/index.xml


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Comments (335)

I'd like to nominate Pip Wilson of Wilson's Almanac at http://wilsonsalmanac.blogspot.com

Thanks!

http://amyproctor.squarespace.com
http://amyproctor.squarespace.com/blog/rss.xml

Amy gives the Bottom Line Up Front with a unique perspective into military life and pertaining issues, particularly the war on terror. Married to an Operation Iraqi Freedom vet and deeply involved in military life, Amy fights to make the voice of the soldier heard and promotes the conservative agenda.

Bottom Line Up Front also accomodates active partipation of visitor comments as readers hash out important world issues from the war on terror, politics, social agendas and religion.

Confederate Yankee
http://confederateyankee.mu.nu/

http://dianesstuff.com/
http://www.dianesstuff.com/?feed=rss2

A bit of everything, just a real person's real web log.

My own humble self at Stander's Point
http://standerspoint.blogspot.com

Bre at "Win or Lose, We Go Shopping!"

The archives are here; http://firefightersdaughter.blogspot.com but she moved to wordpress a few months ago, so now she's here http://firefightersdaughter.wordpress.com

Connecticut Commentary: Red Notes Fron A Blue State

http://donpesci.blogspot.com/

I'm nominating the blog "Did You Know?", at: http://universalfacts.blogspot.com/

The Bismarck/Mandan Blog:

http://bismarckmandanblog.com

Abandoned Stuff by Saskboy
http://www.abandonedstuff.com/
http://www.abandonedstuff.com/feed

Canadian news, humour, politics, photos and more.

Something and Half of Something

http://lindasog.com

Curiouser and Curiouser
www.mpturner.net

Jeremayakovka
(One blogger powered by three inspirations)

I would like to nominate Quantum Leaps. Here is a link:
http://jackalope.wordpress.com

Random Thoughts Of Yet Another Military Member
http://www.dmaestazonline.com

Right Thinking From The Left Coast
http://www.right-thinking.com

Dr. Sanity
http://drsanity.blogspot.com

The Democratic Daily: Drowning out the Noise Machine, with a liberal dose of news, national and local politics, progressive commentary and opinions, and commonsense conversation, because “Truth is the American bottom line.”

http://blog.thedemocraticdaily.com/

http://blog.thedemocraticdaily.com/?feed=rss2

I'm rather shy, but I'll take your advice:

I nominate Jil In Pattaya (A blog about life in Southeast Asia's biggest party town).

http://pattayajil.blogspot.com

Jen Burke's "A Life Less Convenient"
http://www.alifelessconvenient.com

Michael J. Totten
http://www.michaeltotten.com

Andrew Sullivan: The Daily Dish

http://time.blogs.com/daily_dish/

Glenn Grenwald: Unclaimed Territory

http://glenngreenwald.blogspot.com/

Nominee for "Best Individual Blog"

Main URL:
http://janelake.blogspot.com

Feed:
http://janelake.blogspot.com/atom.xml


The Massachusetts Scourge of Democrates and Purveyor of Conservatism - PETER PORCUPINE!

http://capecodporcupine.blogspot.com

Godless liberal? Not me! I've got oodles and oodles of gods and goddesses! Plus supersized cutlery, Tab cola, and rants in my pants.

"The Gods Are Bored"
http://godsrbored.blogspot.com

A Poetic Justice (Don't burn the flag. Wash it!)

http://apoeticjustice.blogspot.com

I nominate Miz BoheMia's Rhapsody. I LOVE Miz B!

http://mizbohemia.blogspot.com

FIRE Finance
FIRE - Financial Independence Retire Early
I found this blog well presented and revolves around a topic dear to us all.
http://firefinance.blogspot.com/
http://feeds.feedburner.com/FireFinance-FinancialIndependenceRetireEarly

the MIGHTY KITTY LITTER...

http://myerskatt.blogspot.com/

simply outstanding...

a truly memorable moment...
SHE FADED AWAY

Miss Wild Thing, you make my heart sing.

Wonderland or Not
http://wonderlandornot.net
http://wonderlandornot.net/feed

What's the difference between individual and best blog?

La Vida Vica

lavidavica.blogspot.com

MediaBloodhound

http://www.mediabloodhound.com

http://feeds.feedburner.com/typepad/MediaBloodhound/weblog

Sharp media criticism + hilarious satire (see "The Wounded-Courier" under Categories)

www.gigglechick.com

OK - I'll give it a go!

I nominate my Dreaming Track

http://thedreamingtrack.blogspot.com

Cheers and best of luck to all! :)

Read The Reverend!

I'll also nominate Tetherd Cow Ahead

http://www.tetherdcow.com/

Check it out!

http://leiju.livejournal.com

Thought provoking and very well written.

Confessions of a Southern Boy in Yankee Land
http://boy-oh-boy.blogspot.com

This is a great little blog.

The Awfully Big Adventure
http://diaryof20.blogspot.com

Life with Cancer
http://www.glamour.com/lifestyle/blogs/editor/
feed://www.glamour.com/lifestyle/blogs/editor/rss.xml

Great writing style and variety of interests.
Reading it is addictive.

See Alyssa Date
http://www.glamour.com/sexmen/blogs/alyssa
feed://www.glamour.com/sexmen/blogs/alyssa/rss.xml

Crotchety old fart.

I'm not shy, I'm just crotchety like I said before.
http://www.myspace.com/olgriz

Dooce!

Http://www.dooce.com

I would like to put in a vote for
http://diaryof20.blogspot.com/

Very entertaining blog.

I wish to nominate myself, of course, being new and the Gates of Vienna being more established.

Conservative Beach Girl
http://politicalbeachgirl.blogspot.com


Gates of Vienna
http://gatesofvienna.blogspot.com

A Special Way of Being Afraid

http://specialwayofbeingafraid.blogspot.com/

Glenn Greenwald..simply amazing analysis day in and day out

http://glenngreenwald.blogspot.com/

Echidne of the Snakes

http://echidneofthesnakes.blogspot.com/

Although she does have guest bloggers occasionally, Echidne is a very individual blogger.

Besides, she's a goddess.

Beer and Theology http://beerandtheology.townhall.com

& present the following permalink Blog Entry Titles as examples:

"An Open Letter to Mayor John Peyton of Jacksonville, Fl"
http://beerandtheology.townhall.com/g/a463c4a3-d31a-48c0-b87b-72eb0d059667

"Insufficient Postage: "Letter To A Christian Nation", the Deutsche Christen Movement and This Election"
http://beerandtheology.townhall.com/g/89388687-5e05-4b35-a728-2f52fb135c16

"Daddy, Who Is Your Hero"
http://beerandtheology.townhall.com/g/e466fd1b-905e-4d33-8d6c-2eed118090bd

"The Art of Wars and Rumors of Wars"
http://beerandtheology.townhall.com/g/03a72b5e-beb3-427b-bf25-2e838c9a3b53

Back in Skinny Jeans

http://www.cravingideas.blogs.com/backinskinnyjeans/
feed://cravingideas.blogs.com/backinskinnyjeans/atom.xml

Thank you!

I nominate My Two Cents Worth. Country Boy is a conservative political mastermind!!!

http://www.tonyspain.blogspot.com/

http://tonyspain.blogspot.com/atom.xml

cuse3421.livejournal.com

Random thoughts of an SU college student. Two-three posts a month with the promise of a webcast coming soon

earsucker.com

Check it out :)

Playing School, Irreverently
http://www.profgrrrrl.com/

The Scientific Activist
http://scienceblogs.com/scientificactivist/
http://scienceblogs.com/scientificactivist/index.xml

In its first year, it managed to single-handedly take down a Bush Administration appointee censoring science at NASA and was featured in The New York Times, Time Magazine, and Nature Magazine.

I would like to nominate the following:

The first, Robinik, because of the stance taken there for liberty and freedom, and the relentless pursuit therein. As you know, Robinik and kindred minds work tirelessly in Italy to protect the freedoms and liberties of Italy's people.

Robinik
http://www.robinik.net

and shamelessly my own new blog which I started most appropriately with its first post on July 4, 2006:

Conservative Beach Girl
http://politicalbeachgirl.blogspot.com


www.sundrymourning.com

http://weetabix.diaryland.com (Dumber than a box of Rocks)

Todd Umbarger

The WORST Political Cartoonist on The Internets:

http://www.toddumbarger.blogspot.com/

Ottantaventi, il blog che ti attacca il virus della crescita personale !

Crescita personale, time management, self-management, aumento di produttività, gtd, lifehacks e molto altro.

I nominate myself and a handful of individual bloggers I like.

Physics Geek Jesus Freak
http://physicsgeekjesusfreak.blogspot.com

Jeff the Baptist
http://jeffthebaptist.blogspot.com

SHLOG
http://readshlog.blogspot.com

Here in Music City (Andrew Osenga)
http://www.andrewosenga.com/blog

Evangelical Outpost
http://www.evangelicaloutpost.com

http://loggedhours.blogspot.com

What's Hot and what's so not hot that it deserves to be skewered repeatedly by Kate's rapier wit?

Kylee's Blog: two pretzels

I'll nominate these two:

Islam from inside
islamfrominside.com/

RSS feed for islam from inside:
http://feeds.feedburner.com/IslamFromInside

Pop Occulture Blog
http://www.timboucher.com/journal/

RSS feed for pop occulture:
http://feeds.feedburner.com/PopOccultureBlog

Nominee for Best Individual Blog:
No Silver, No Gold

Michael Doig - An Australian Living In The USA
http://www.mike250.com/blog

I second www.wonderlandornot.net in any category she fits. I think I did this last year but it never went through.

We use AOL, for some reason it came up that I had subnitted too many times when I had not submitted at all. This might be a glitch you want to check on.

texas rainmaker
www.texasrainmaker.com

www.suburbanturmoil.com

Bottleofblog.com

this site should be a lock for the individual category

www.captainsquartersblog.com/mt

Hot Johnny and All of His Pants

http://hotjohnny.blogspot.com/


"Much like the pain-reliever Aleve, Hot Johnny is distributed by the Bayer Corporation of Morristown, NJ, and must be stored at a temperature of 20-25 degrees Celsius (68-77 degrees Fahrenheit). And, much like Aleve, Hot Johnny is All Day Strong."

Again I'd like to nominate my own blog, as I am the only writer

http://networdblog.blogspot.com

Coffee House Chatter

http://chchatter.blogspot.com

Just a 40 something woman/wife/mom/daughter/sister trying to make sense of life without stepping on too many toes.


TooBIG.net Blog (All That Azz Sunday's)

Main: http://www.toobig.net

Feed: http://feeds.feedburner.com/Toobignet

The Not-So-Humble Opinion of Theodore Trumblebunks.

http://teddytrumbles.blogspot.com/

Dr.Katte's Blog
http://sskatte.blogspot.com

I nominate Ask Sister Mary Martha. Fabulous and hilarious.

http://asksistermarymartha.blogspot.com

Wes Fryer's Edublog, "Moving at the Speed of Creativity"

http://www.speedofcreativity.org/


weazlsrevenge.blogspot.com

David versus Goliath.

La Shawn Barber
www.lashawnabrber.com

http://KarenShanley.com/blog/

Author, Karen Shanley, shares her quirky, humorous, and insightful views on life as a writer, mom, and owner of three dogs: one Australian Shepherd; one Border Collie Mix; and one dog in a Maine Coon cat's body.


FEED URL: http://karenshanley.com/blog/?feed=rss2

Althouse

http://althouse.blogspot.com

Pica for pica the best blog there is: many eclectic posts a day, great photos, an artist trapped in a lawprof's body, civil commenters, a broad spectrum of political views, smart, sassy, crisp and fun. Here's where blogging is taken to an art form.

Please nominate an outstanding blog!!


cestmoi blog

URL: http://www.lesbiencestmoi.blogspot.com/
FEED: http://lesbiencestmoi.blogspot.com/atom.xml

Thank you.

http://skittles0366.blogspot.com

This is a great blog with new posts added constantly. A variety of subjects are addressed mostly with a sense of humor.

Pick the Pug's blog!!

Supermen and supergirls

http://superuomo.splinder.com/

"Gene Chapman For President Of The United States of America, Incorporated"

described as

"The past and present bizarro antics of Gene Chapman, a toga-wearing, death-fasting, self-immolating exorcist from Texas. Amusingly, Gene is running for President. Let's all point and laugh, shall we?"

http://chapmanforpresident.blogspot.com

Thinks By Me www.jjecolsen.blogspot.com

The Rampant Anti-PAMite

http://elfninosmom.blogspot.com

Tiny Cat Pants

www.tinycatpants.squarespace.com

I nominate:
http://sondrak.com/

Scott Kaufman's Acephalous

Muslihoon, incredibly informative:

http://muslihoon.wordpress.com/

a very rich and amazing journey of a family

Heres a shamless plug, but you said not to be shy....lol

I would like to nominate myself for this category

This is the home of Detroit's Famous TooBIG and the world famous Ba-Donka Butt Crew. Forums, Funny Links, Interesting articles on various topics. I have a sections called All That Azz Sunday's that attracts repeat visitors. Site has been mentioned on various Detroit Radio Stations and gets a lot of word of mouth and sponsors a lot of local bars.


http://www.toobig.net website url

http://feeds.feedburner.com/Toobignet website feed

JIm Henley's Unqualified Offerings

http://www.highclearing.com/

http://www.philsphotoarts.blogspot.com/

A unique look into the mind of a photographer who is slowly going blind

Best individual blog...YEAH!!!!!!!

Scientia Natura: Evolution and Rationality

http://scientianatura.blogspot.com

http://fraseringermany.blogspot.com
http://fraseringermany.blogspot.com/atom.xml

The ongoing story of Fraser since his move to Germany

http://lizawashere.com/ - an unexpectedly southern thirtysomething lesbian mommy blogger & bibliophile

I nominate:

Surrender Dorothy
http://www.surrenderdorothyblog.com/

~ all about a writer with a small child and no other creative outlets.


Jonesblog
http://prometheus.med.utah.edu/~bwjones/

A photoblog from a vision scientist.

Axinar's World

I nominate The Summer of Benny.

http://summerofbenny.com/

The Adventures of Tioga and George. One mans life on the road as a vagabond

The Adventures of Tioga and George. One mans life on the road as a vagabond

http://vagabonders-supreme.net/blog/blog.html

A Vote for SusiePie is a vote for awesomeness:

http://www.susiepie.com/

I nominate Jack Stoller, Attorney in Brooklyn NYC, and a partisan Democrat.

Blog: honestpartisan
http://honestpartisan.blogspot.com/

His blog is a great commentary on all political news and current events. He shares his thoughtful analysis and has respect for those who comment. Enclosed is a sampling of the article titles.

Jack and I were classmates in college at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Jack reads a lot of non-fiction and books on politics. Jack also has a lively interest in music and movies and has posted his favorite choices on his blog at this specific address:


http://hpsupplement.blogspot.com/2006/10/state-nicknames.html


Jack has been blogging since August 2004 and posts, on average, 4 articles per week, with comments from 1-25.


Sampling of titles:

For Pete's sake, talk to Iran already

It's nice to be in the majority

Term Limits: Now you see 'em, now you don't

Trent Lott is back

New tactic on Iraq. No, not to win the war, but to spin the loss.

In defense of partisanship. Especially against Joe Lieberman.

Good news for the environment

The anti-Rumsfeld neocons: E for Effort, but you still fall short

What a Democratic Congress can and can't do

An argument against making predictions

I have Election Fever II: Winning in Iraq

I have Election Fever: about Get-Out-the-Vote efforts

Saddam Hussein convicted

Get Out the Vote

Dynamite Ham does it again!!

State nicknames
http://hpsupplement.blogspot.com/2006/10/state-nicknames.html

It's time to talk louder about income and risk inequality

Act Now! Act Now!

Good thing we fought a war there for so long

Here's why I was right about that Supreme Court eminent domain case

One of these days Bush will get this Iraq thing down, just you wait

The appearance of impropriety

Why not to Miss Tibet

So I have a dumb question about electricity deregulation

600,000 dead in Iraq War? Ugh

North Korea, another Bush failure

Don't want to follow the law? Call what you're doing a religion

Lord, please give me some good economic news!

As if labor didn't have enough troubles

Power through scandal

Special note to Chicagoans: isn't it time for Daley to go?

Well, are we safer or not?

9/11

They're not even trying anymore

Hypocrisy

Feeling bad for Pennsylvania voters

Saving the earth through economics

Why Eliot Spitzer is good for Democrats, good for New York, and good for the country

Demise of education exaggerated

You need Powerline to tell you when you've been harmed!

Four Gore years!

The perils of using "culture of corruption" as a political strategy

Familiarity breeds ... comfort

Another reason for conservatives to dislike Giuliani

Freedom? What freedom?

"I don't know what they stand for"

Ho Hum, Another Bush speech

Misplaced environmental angst over immigration

Walking the line between corporate fraud and costly pickiness

National anthem solution

Economic populism put to the test

Tax cuts eternal

I agree with the Moussaoui jury

Eek! Nationalization!

Defeat jihadism by voting it into power

Democrats are wrong about gas prices

Jane Jacobs, RIP

In defense of killing the Electoral College once and for all

Credibility in global climate change

Strong economy not helping Republicans? Why do I feel deja vu ...

The day the music lived

Cable a la carte?

Illegal immigration not so bad?

Anti-war tax protesters misguided

Jeffrey Skilling, tragic figure? Nah.

Double loyalties and double standards

Speaking loudly and carrying a small twig

Should we stay or should we go

Honor and dignity

Oh, unions, get your focus right

Iraq the models

I would like to nominate http://www.strata-sphere.com/blog/

satirical humor at the famous Christmas Place as the hunters continually chase after the elusive Thunderhoof
Deer Camp blog
http://bodocktimes.blogspot.com/

Empathy welcomes open minds and hearts and aims to promote global responsibility and awareness, with the desire to propel compassion.

Empathy
http://sharecompassion.blogspot.com

Diagonally parked in a parallel universe

One of my favs' http://www.majordad1984.com/

Cursed by a Classical Education is great!

Guess I could add my own blog, right?

http://dagneysrant.com

Dagney's Rant

I'd like to nominate Josh's blog at http://rage.xalpharis.com he's funny, snarky, intelligent and his posts are a mix of thought provoking and entertainment.

I nominate "Chronically Ill But Still Thinking, I Think". The URL is:

http://chronicallysickbutstillthinking.blogspot.com/

WTPS3 The Dread Pundit Bluto
http://dreadpundit.blogspot.com/

WTPS3

Ace of Spades
http://ace.mu.nu/

instapundit.com

I like this guy. WTPS3

Waiter Rant
http://waiterrant.net/

For common sense and realism. WTPS3

http://bidinotto.journalspace.com

The Morehead the Merrier

http://tallulahmorehead.blogspot.com/

Tallulah Morehead, The Greatest Star Who Never Lived, completely legendary screen legend, and the authoress of “MY LUSH LIFE ” writes an hilarious blog of her views of the world around her, as seen by a 109 year old, alcoholic, bisexual, nymphomaniacal movie star.

http://www.michaeltotten.com/
Who is doing a terrific job, as are many
others. Decisions, decisions! WTPS3

Casting a vote for TranceJen

http://pointlessbanter.net/blog50/

I've been reading her stuff for a couple of years now and... um... well, she gets a vote from me.

I'd like to nominate the following:

http://brainster.blogspot.com/

http://kurlander.blogspot.com/

http://decision08.net/

http://redmemory1.blogspot.com/

(redmemory's not very prolific, but very compelling)

WTPS3


I'm nominating myself. :)

Dizzy Girl
URL: http://dizzy-girl.net
FEED: http://dizzy-girl.net/?feed=rss2

http://www.sheilaomalley.com/
The Sheila Variations
WTPS3

http://www.shotinthedark.info/wp/index.php

feed:http://shotinthedark.info/wp/index.php/feed/

Just started it, but it is _promising_ I hope. Not particularly political yet, though.
WTPS3 onegaishimasu.

Rocking in Hakata
http://web.mac.com/deas.richardson
http://rss.mac.com/deas.richardson/iWeb/Rocking%20in%20Hakata/Blog/rss.xml

Best (new) individual blog...about living on a remote Japanese island while teaching high school English in prep for grad school...and the anthrosociopoliticultural things that run through my mind.


This blog is no longer alive, but it is the father blog of the entry I already made. I studied abroad in Tokyo, Japan for one year, and this is my record of my adventures in the big city and around the rest of Japan. It is media RICH, with hundreds of photos and flash video clips to show what life for me was like.

This is the archive page, because it is no longer being updated. I made it so that prospective Waseda exchange students would have some idea about what to expect. (I was the test subject for this exchange program.)
WTPS3 Enjoy!

Deas' Tokyo Study Abroad Travelogue
http://furman.edu/inted/archive.cfm?id=4
(no RSS feed was made available by my university...sorry.)

Citizen of the Month

http://www.citizenofthemonth.com

The Questing Parson is a thoughtful, articulate, creative writer. I read his words every day and am inspired, touched, challenged, changed. A great weblog.

Frank Logue, priest, photogragher and backwoodsman, waxes eloquent on faith, fatherhood, and falderol at

http://kingofpeace.blogspot.com/

www.xanga.com/petroeng

High Maintenance Hags. Personal blog of a late-out gay guy. Dedicated to my wonderful harem of fag hags. I love them, but I don't let them get away with any female tomfoolery.

http://highmaintenancehags.blogspot.com/

http://highmaintenancehags.blogspot.com/atom.xml

or--

http://feeds.feedburner.com/~u/headbang8

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