« November 2006 | Main

December 2006 Archives

December 1, 2006

The 2006 Weblog Awards Schedule

Here's it the current schedule for The 2006 Weblog Awards:

December 5, 2006 - Finalists announced
December 6, 2006 - Finalist badges and voting link codes available
December 7, 2006 - Voting begins
December 15, 2006 - Voting ends
December 18, 2006 - Results certified

Daily notes on all things Weblog Awards related will begin tomorrow.

Voting Rules

Voting Rules:

  • Polls close at 11:59 PM (US - Eastern) December 15, 2006.
  • You may vote once every 24 hours in each poll.
  • After voting in an individual poll you will be locked out from voting again in that poll (on the computer you voted from) for 24 hours.
  • Each poll has its own separate 24 hour lockout control. Voting in, for example, Best Blog will not lock you out of voting in other categories.
  • Vote totals are not final until certified.
  • Vote totals are subject to periodic correction for identified cheating.
  • Cheaters will be banned from the site.
  • We reserve the right to close some or all polls earlier than the posted end date.

December 3, 2006

Weblog Award Notes

The Best Campaign Blog category has been dropped, leaving us with a mere 45 categories...

The Best Campaign Blog category was a new addition to The Weblog Awards this year, and after checking the nomination I wasn't convinced that we would have been able to field a good slate of finalists for the category. We'll keep the category in mind for future editions.

December 5, 2006

A Note To Nominees

Every year this is the hardest post I have to write - the one where I explain why your nominated blog was not selected as a finalist. First, the odds are heavily stacked against you. This year we received nearly 4,500 nominations in 45 categories, of which no more than 450 will be selected as finalists.

Second, it's worth restating the guiding principles of of The Weblog Awards; ones we've used since the inception of The Weblog Awards in 2003:

1) Open and public nominations
2) Categories that allow blogs of similar readership levels to compete
3) Real time vote totals
4) Quick turnaround of the results
5) Fun

An operation of this magnitude will never be without its share of controversy or problems. There's one part of The Weblog Awards that will never get any easier - the finalist cut down. Explaining why many nominated blogs are not finalists is always the trickiest part of The Weblog Awards.

To maximize participation there will be as little overlap in the selection of finalists in the categories as possible. There are two notable exceptions to this edict [Note: It's a guideline, not an iron-clad rule], the Best Blog and Best Podcast categories. Finalists in those two categories my appear as finalists in other categories. Even with that general guideline there will be several thousands of nominated blogs that for one reason or another will not be finalists in any category.

There will be more written about the finalist selection process later, but in advance please understand that the constraints of the number of categories and the maximum number of finalists per category really ties our hands. The goal is to get the most representative slate of 10 finalists per category. We're under no illusion that (even with unlimited time) we could prune each category to a list of the 10 blogs that everyone would agree were the absolute best 10 blogs that category has to offer. We do what we can under incredible deadlines to pick the best slate possible. In the process I'm sure many excellent blogs are overlooked...

If your blog was nominated, but is not selected as a finalist I want you to know how much I appreciate your participation in this years awards. With several thousand blogs nominated this kind of disappointment is an unfortunate consequence of the success of The Weblog Awards - one which will repeat every year. The prospect of anonymous and closed nomination, while it might lessen the disappointment of those not selected as finalists, is to my mind far less appealing than the open nomination process of The Weblog Awards.

I wish it could be another way, but unfortunately it cannot...

Finalist Will Be Announced Tonight

We're putting the finishing touches on the slate of finalists right now. They'll be ready this evening.

Note: The comment section will be closed starting this evening. The Weblog Awards forums will remain open throughout the voting.

The 2006 Weblog Awards Finalists Announced

Below are the finalists for The 2006 Weblog Awards. Voting begins Thursday evening. Finalist badges are available now and voting is scheduled to begin Thursday.

[Note: In order to get this information out as fast as possible we've not done all the formating that will go along with the listings that will be included with the polls. Each poll will have hyperlinks for all of the finalists sites as well as RSS (or Atom) feed links (where available) for each of the finalists. We also hope to have OPML links for each the finalist slates as well.]

Continue reading "The 2006 Weblog Awards Finalists Announced" »

The 2006 Weblog Awards - Finalist Badges

The 2006 Weblog Awards finalist logo is now available for use on the websites of selected finalsits. Feel free to host the graphic on your own server, or to use the linking code provided courtesy of our friends at ImageShack.


Once the polls open sites are encouraged to modify the code provided to link directly to their poll. The linking codes are available below.

Continue reading "The 2006 Weblog Awards - Finalist Badges" »

December 6, 2006

All Your Questions Answered

You've got questions, we've got answers

The Weblog Awards FAQ
Everything you wanted to know about voting

If those don't answer your questions feel free to ask.

December 7, 2006

Patience

So you're probably here looking for the voting screens, right?

The polls will start appearing this afternoon and into the evening. There's a lot of behind the scenes work that has to be finished before we can release the polls. We're working as fast as possible, but it's worth noting that we've hit all our schedule deadlines to this point in the process, and we'll make this one as well...

Best Of The Rest (8501+)

Voting has ended for The 2006 Weblog Awards. Return to the The 2006 Weblog Award Poll Navigation Page or see the list of winners.

Weblog Awards
Best of the Rest of the Blogs (8751+)
LizaWasHere 498
Dr. Melissa Clouthier 394
Property of a Lady 386
Free Frank Warner 375
A Templar's Knight 224
The Centre for Emotional Well-Being 160
Famous Quotes 149
Popped Culture 111
World Famous Recipes 106
Little Nuances 83

Total votes: 2486


 
 




Finalist Links



Subscribe to RSS feed  Property of a Lady

Subscribe to RDF/RSS 1.0 feed  Free Frank Warner

Subscribe to Atom feed  Dr. Melissa Clouthier

Subscribe to RSS feed  A Templar's Knight

Subscribe to RSS feed  LizaWasHere

Subscribe to Atom feed  Little Nuances

Subscribe to RSS feed  World Famous Recipes

Subscribe to Atom feed  The Centre for Emotional Well-Being

Subscribe to RSS feed  Famous Quotes

Subscribe to Atom feed  Popped Culture




TTLB Ecosystem data from a November 15, 2006 snapshot.

Continue reading "Best Of The Rest (8501+)" »

Best of the Top 6751 - 8750 Blogs

Voting has ended for The 2006 Weblog Awards. Return to the The 2006 Weblog Award Poll Navigation Page or see the list of winners.

Weblog Awards
Best of the Top 6751 - 8750 Blogs
Garfield Ridge 750
Right Angle Blog 548
Scribal Terror 385
lonetreeontheprairie 254
A Keyboard and a .45 245
Platypus Society 182
Mazurland Blog 169
Pruned 164
Lonewacko 138
NoSpeedBumps 51

Total votes: 2886


 
 




Finalist Links



Subscribe to RDF/RSS 1.0 feed  Mazurland Blog

Subscribe to Atom feed  lonetreeontheprairie

Subscribe to RDF/RSS 1.0 feed  Garfield Ridge

Subscribe to RSS feed  NoSpeedBumps

Subscribe to RSS feed  Right Angle Blog

Subscribe to Atom feed  A Keyboard and a .45

Subscribe to Atom feed  Pruned

Subscribe to RSS feed  Lonewacko

Subscribe to RDF/RSS 1.0 feed  Scribal Terror

Subscribe to RSS feed  Platypus Society




TTLB Ecosystem data from a November 15, 2006 snapshot.

Continue reading "Best of the Top 6751 - 8750 Blogs" »

Best of the Top 5001 - 6750 Blogs

Voting has ended for The 2006 Weblog Awards. Return to the The 2006 Weblog Award Poll Navigation Page or see the list of winners.

Weblog Awards
Best of the Top 5001 - 6750 Blogs
File It Under 448
Conservative Outpost 332
Doug Ross @ Journal 185
Sean Gleeson 173
Gina Cobb 164
Ramble Strip 138
The Bodie Specter 115
The Chutry Experiment 98
Caerdroia 23
Strategy Revolutions 10

Total votes: 1686


 
 




Finalist Links



Subscribe to Atom feed  Doug Ross @ Journal

Subscribe to Atom feed  File It Under

Subscribe to Atom feed  Strategy Revolutions

Subscribe to Atom feed  Conservative Outpost

Subscribe to RSS feed  Sean Gleeson

Subscribe to Atom feed  The Bodie Specter

Subscribe to RSS feed  Caerdroia

Subscribe to RDF/RSS 1.0 feed  Gina Cobb

Subscribe to RSS feed  The Chutry Experiment

Subscribe to RSS feed  Ramble Strip


TTLB Ecosystem data from a November 15, 2006 snapshot.

Continue reading "Best of the Top 5001 - 6750 Blogs" »

Best of the Top 3501 - 5000 Blogs

Voting has ended for The 2006 Weblog Awards. Return to the The 2006 Weblog Award Poll Navigation Page or see the list of winners.

Weblog Awards
Best of the Top 3501 - 5000 Blogs
Blue Gal 1015
The Debate Link 801
CDR Salamander 751
Geeky Mom 296
EagleSpeak 195
Another Rovian Conspiracy 157
InsoluBlog 110
Martin Andrade Blogs 61
Right From Left 58
Better Living Thru Blogging 50

Total votes: 3494


 
 




Finalist Links



Subscribe to Atom feed  EagleSpeak

Subscribe to Atom feed  Another Rovian Conspiracy

Subscribe to Atom feed  The Debate Link

Subscribe to Atom feed  InsoluBlog

Subscribe to Atom feed  Martin Andrade Blogs

Subscribe to Atom feed  Right From Left

Subscribe to RSS feed  Better Living Thru Blogging

Subscribe to Atom feed  CDR Salamander

Subscribe to Atom feed  Geeky Mom

Subscribe to Atom feed  Blue Gal




TTLB Ecosystem data from a November 15, 2006 snapshot.

Continue reading "Best of the Top 3501 - 5000 Blogs" »

Best of the Top 2501 - 3500 Blogs

Voting has ended for The 2006 Weblog Awards. Return to the The 2006 Weblog Award Poll Navigation Page or see the list of winners.

Weblog Awards
Best of the Top 2501 - 3500 Blogs
mAss Backwards 1309
The Stupid Shall Be Punished 1121
The Impolitic 334
Imago Dei 179
The Random Yak 160
VikingSpirit Blog 123
Random thoughts... meaning? 121
The Colossus of Rhodey 114
Cobb 81
Jeff the Baptist 78

Total votes: 3620


 
 




Finalist Links



Subscribe to RSS feed  VikingSpirit Blog

Subscribe to Atom feed  The Impolitic

Subscribe to Atom feed  The Stupid Shall Be Punished

Subscribe to RSS feed  The Colossus of Rhodey

Subscribe to Atom feed  Random thoughts- Do they have meaning?

Subscribe to Atom feed  Imago Dei

Subscribe to Atom feed  mAss Backwards

Subscribe to Atom feed  Jeff the Baptist

Subscribe to RSS feed  The Random Yak

Subscribe to RDF/RSS 1.0 feed  Cobb




TTLB Ecosystem data from a November 15, 2006 snapshot.

Continue reading "Best of the Top 2501 - 3500 Blogs" »

Best of the Top 1751 - 2500 Blogs

Voting has ended for The 2006 Weblog Awards. Return to the The 2006 Weblog Award Poll Navigation Page or see the list of winners.

Weblog Awards
Best of the Top 1751 - 2500 Blogs
Parkway Rest Stop 572
Nehring The Edge 432
Coyote Blog 378
Cathy's World 324
From My Position... On the way! 320
Pollster 261
Last Left Turn Before Hooterville 177
The Queen of All Evil 145
Diggers Realm 100
The Zero Point 61

Total votes: 2770


 
 




Finalist Links



Subscribe to Feed  Coyote Blog

Subscribe to Atom feed  Parkway Rest Stop

Subscribe to Atom feed  The Zero Point

Subscribe to Feed  Last Left Turn Before Hooterville

Subscribe to Atom feed  Diggers Realm

Subscribe to Atom feed  The Queen of All Evil

Subscribe to Atom feed  Nehring The Edge

Subscribe to Atom feed  From My Position... On the way!

Subscribe to RSS feed  Pollster

Subscribe to Atom feed  Cathy's World




TTLB Ecosystem data from a November 15, 2006 snapshot.

Continue reading "Best of the Top 1751 - 2500 Blogs" »

Best of the Top 1001 - 1750 Blogs

Voting has ended for The 2006 Weblog Awards. Return to the The 2006 Weblog Award Poll Navigation Page or see the list of winners.

Weblog Awards
Best of the Top 1001 - 1750 Blogs
Boots And Sabers 597
Soldier's Angel 472
Holy Mama! 345
Murdoc Online 326
Willisms 312
The American Princess 152
Boi From Troy 148
Scottish Right 143
A Town Crier 88
Deep Thought 58

Total votes: 2641


 
 




Finalist Links



Subscribe to Feed  Boots And Sabers

Subscribe to Feed  Boi From Troy

Subscribe to Feed  Soldier's Angel

Subscribe to Feed  The American Princess

Subscribe to Atom feed  Scottish Right

Subscribe to RDF/RSS 1.0 feed  Willisms

Subscribe to Atom feed  A Town Crier

Subscribe to Atom feed  Deep Thought

Subscribe to RDF/RSS 1.0 feed  Holy Mama!

Subscribe to Feed  Murdoc Online




TTLB Ecosystem data from a November 15, 2006 snapshot.

Continue reading "Best of the Top 1001 - 1750 Blogs" »

Best of the Top 501 - 1000 Blogs

Voting has ended for The 2006 Weblog Awards. Return to the The 2006 Weblog Award Poll Navigation Page or see the list of winners.

Weblog Awards
Best of the Top 501 - 1000 Blogs
Blogs of War 715
Decision '08 374
Vince Aut Morire 254
Hooah Wife & Friends 214
Stones Cry Out 192
Joust the Facts 191
Radioactive Liberty 175
Darleen's Place 86
Merri Musings 78
Project 2996 60

Total votes: 2339


 
 




Finalist Links



Subscribe to Feed  Radioactive Liberty

Subscribe to Feed  Vince Aut Morire

Subscribe to Feed  Merri Musings

Subscribe to RSS feed  Project 2996

Subscribe to Atom feed  Stones Cry Out

Subscribe to RDF/RSS 1.0 feed  Darleen's Place

Subscribe to RSS feed  Hooah Wife & Friends

Subscribe to Feed  Blogs of War

Subscribe to Feed  Decision '08

Subscribe to Feed   Joust the Facts




TTLB Ecosystem data from a November 15, 2006 snapshot.

Continue reading "Best of the Top 501 - 1000 Blogs" »

Best of the Top 251 - 500 Blogs

Voting has ended for The 2006 Weblog Awards. Return to the The 2006 Weblog Award Poll Navigation Page or see the list of winners.

Weblog Awards
Best of the Top 251 - 500 Blogs
Betsy's Page 1353
Flopping Aces 1040
Regime Change Iran 978
Confederate Yankee 715
Sister Toldjah 509
Star Sailor 345
Jarhead's Firing Range 316
Point Five 186
Texas Rainmaker 156
The Daily Brief 147

Total votes: 5745


 
 




Finalist Links



Subscribe to Atom feed  Betsy’s Page

Subscribe to RDF/RSS 1.0 feed  Confederate Yankee

Subscribe to Feed  Flopping Aces

Subscribe to Atom feed  Jarhead's Firing Range

Subscribe to Feed  Point Five

Subscribe to Atom feed  Regime Change Iran

Subscribe to Feed  Sister Toldjah

Subscribe to Feed  Texas Rainmaker

Subscribe to RSS feed  The Daily Brief

Subscribe to Feed  Star Sailor




TTLB Ecosystem data from a November 15, 2006 snapshot.

Continue reading "Best of the Top 251 - 500 Blogs" »

Best of the Top 250 Blogs

Voting has ended for The 2006 Weblog Awards. Return to the The 2006 Weblog Award Poll Navigation Page or see the list of winners.

Weblog Awards
Best of the Top 250 Blogs
Talk Left 3495
Feministe 3396
Stop The ACLU 2133
Orcinus 1441
My Vast Right Wing Conspiracy 1099
All Things Beautiful 693
Castle Argghhh!!! 662
JustOneMinute 529
The Median Sib 235
Sisu 214

Total votes: 13897


 
 


Finalist Links

Subscribe to RSS feed  My Vast Right Wing Conspiracy
Subscribe to RDF/RSS 1.0 feed  All Things Beautiful
Subscribe to RDF/RSS 1.0 feed  Castle Argghhh!!!
Subscribe to RSS feed  Stop The ACLU
Subscribe to RSS feed  Feministe
Subscribe to RDF/RSS 1.0 feed  JustOneMinute
Subscribe to Atom feed  Orcinus
Subscribe to RDF/RSS 1.0 feed  sisu
Subscribe to RSS feed  The Median Sib
Subscribe to RSS feed  Talk Left


TTLB Ecosystem data from a November 15, 2006 snapshot.

Best Latino, Caribbean, or South American Blog

Voting has ended for The 2006 Weblog Awards. Return to the The 2006 Weblog Award Poll Navigation Page or see the list of winners.

Weblog Awards
Best Latino, Caribbean, or South American Blog
Babalu 738
In Search of Utopia 607
Mark In Mexico 429
Luz de Luma 229
The Devil's Excrement 120
Caribbean Free Radio 101
Blog for Cuba 87
Venezuela News and Views 86
Caracas Chronicles 47
26th Parallel 21

Total votes: 2465


 
 


Finalist Links

Subscribe to Atom feed  26th Parallel
Subscribe to RDF/RSS 1.0 feed  Babalu
Subscribe to Atom feed  Blog for Cuba
Subscribe to Atom feed  Caracas Chronicles
Subscribe to RSS feed  Caribbean Free Radio
Subscribe to Atom feed  In Search of Utopia
Subscribe to Atom feed  Luz de Luma
Subscribe to Atom feed  Venezuela News and Views
Subscribe to RSS feed  The Devil's Excrement
Subscribe to Atom feed  Mark In Mexico

Continue reading "Best Latino, Caribbean, or South American Blog" »

Best Australia or New Zealand Blog

Voting has ended for The 2006 Weblog Awards. Return to the The 2006 Weblog Award Poll Navigation Page or see the list of winners.

Weblog Awards
Best Australia or New Zealand Blog
All Men Are Liars 4226
Tim Blair 2191
Observation Deck 443
The Bartlett Diaries 358
Andrew Bolt 323
kitta.net 241
John Quiggin 203
David Farrar 152
Staralicious 147
Not Bean 124

Total votes: 8408


 
 


Finalist Links

Subscribe to Atom feed  Tim Blair
Subscribe to Feed  John Quiggin
Subscribe to Feed  kitta.net
Subscribe to Feed  Observation Deck
Subscribe to Feed  Andrew Bolt
Subscribe to Feed  All Men Are Liars
Subscribe to Feed  David Farrar
Subscribe to Feed  Not Bean
Subscribe to Feed  Staralicious
Subscribe to Feed  The Bartlett Diaries


Prize: Customized Weblog Awards winner badge, Microsoft Optical Value Pack courtesy of JEM Promotional Products.

Continue reading "Best Australia or New Zealand Blog" »

Best Middle East or Africa Blog

Voting has ended for The 2006 Weblog Awards. Return to the The 2006 Weblog Award Poll Navigation Page or see the list of winners.

Weblog Awards
Best Middle East or Africa Blog
Rantings of a Sandmonkey 1955
Treppenwitz 1497
Iraq The Model 1377
Elder of Ziyon 181
The Sudanese Thinker 172
Armies of Liberation 112
Aqoul 109
Global Voices Online (Middle East/North Africa) 90
Saudi Jeans 86
Secret Dubai Diary 40

Total votes: 5619


 
 


Finalist Links

Subscribe to Feed  'Aqoul
Subscribe to Feed  Armies of Liberation
Subscribe to Atom feed  Elder of Zion
Subscribe to Atom feed   Iraq the Model
Subscribe to RSS feed   Global Voices Online (Middle East/North Africa)
Subscribe to Feed  Rantings of a Sandmonkey
Subscribe to RSS feed  Saudi Jeans
Subscribe to Atom feed  Secret Dubai Diary
Subscribe to Feed  The Sudanese Thinker
Subscribe to RDF/RSS 1.0 feed  Treppenwitz

Continue reading "Best Middle East or Africa Blog" »

Best Asian Blog

Voting has ended for The 2006 Weblog Awards. Return to the The 2006 Weblog Award Poll Navigation Page or see the list of winners.

Weblog Awards
Best Asian Blog
One Man Bandwidth 6887
IZ Reloaded 6591
The China Law Blog 637
Kristin Collins (Commontales) 416
Desicritics 356
The Western Confucian 155
The Daily Dumpling 120
Japan Marketing News 69
Pinoy Stupid 68
8.T.C.M. 57

Total votes: 15356


 
 


Finalist Links

Subscribe to Atom feed  8.T.C.M.
Subscribe to Feed  The China Law Blog
Subscribe to Feed  Pinoy Stupid
Subscribe to Atom feed  IZ Reloaded
Subscribe to Atom feed  The Western Confucian
Subscribe to Feed  One Man Bandwidth
Subscribe to Feed  The Daily Dumpling
No Feed  Kristin Collins (Commontales)
Subscribe to Feed  Japan Marketing News
Subscribe to Feed  Desicritics

Continue reading "Best Asian Blog" »

Best European Blog (Non UK)

Voting has ended for The 2006 Weblog Awards. Return to the The 2006 Weblog Award Poll Navigation Page or see the list of winners.

Weblog Awards
Best European Blog (Non UK)
Retecool 1580
The Brussels Journal 944
No Pasaran 710
David's Medienkritik 558
Fistful of Euros 394
Otimaster 304
DAW 273
The Right Nation 199
Free Thoughts 170
Bella Ciao 113

Total votes: 5245


 
 


Finalist Links

Subscribe to Atom feed  Otimaster
Subscribe to Feed  Free Thoughts
Subscribe to Feed  No Pasaran
Subscribe to Feed  The Right Nation
Subscribe to Feed  DAW
Subscribe to Feed  David's Medienkritik
Subscribe to Feed  The Brussels Journal
Subscribe to Feed  Retecool
Subscribe to Feed  Fistful of Euros
Subscribe to Feed  Bella Ciao

Continue reading "Best European Blog (Non UK)" »

Best UK Blog

Voting has ended for The 2006 Weblog Awards. Return to the The 2006 Weblog Award Poll Navigation Page or see the list of winners.

Weblog Awards
Best UK Blog
EU Referendum 3625
JonnyB's Private Secret Diary 2323
samizdata 666
Harry's Place 612
Route 79 384
normblog 361
The Spicy Cauldron 305
UnSpeak 233
Slugger O'Toole 189
It's My Blog and I'll Say What I Want To 114

Total votes: 8812


 
 


Finalist Links

Subscribe to Atom feed  Samizdata
Subscribe to Feed  normblog
Subscribe to Feed  Slugger O'Toole
Subscribe to Feed  EU Referendum
Subscribe to Feed  Harry's Place
Subscribe to Feed  It's My Blog and I'll Say What I Want To.
Subscribe to Feed  Route 79
Subscribe to Feed  UnSpeak
Subscribe to Feed  JonnyB's Private Secret Diary
Subscribe to Feed  The Spicy Cauldron

Continue reading "Best UK Blog" »

Best Canadian Blog

Voting has ended for The 2006 Weblog Awards. Return to the The 2006 Weblog Award Poll Navigation Page or see the list of winners.

Weblog Awards
Best Canadian Blog
Small Dead Animals 3255
Milkmoney Or Not, Here I Come 661
Girl on the Right 470
CalgaryGrit 406
Matthew Good 357
Samantha Burns 301
My Blahg 278
Peace, order and good government 184
Amber Mac 80
bound by gravity 56

Total votes: 6048


 
 


Finalist Links

Subscribe to RSS feed  Small Dead Animals
Subscribe to Atom feed  Samantha Burns
Subscribe to Atom feed  CalgaryGrit
Subscribe to RSS feed  My Blahg
Subscribe to RSS feed  Matthew Good
Subscribe to RSS feed  bound by gravity
Subscribe to RDF/RSS 1.0 feed  Amber Mac
Subscribe to Atom feed  Milkmoney Or Not, Here I Come
Subscribe to Atom feed  Peace, order and good government, eh?
Subscribe to Atom feed  Girl on the Right

Continue reading "Best Canadian Blog" »

Video Of The Year

Voting has ended for The 2006 Weblog Awards. Return to the The 2006 Weblog Award Poll Navigation Page or see the list of winners.

Weblog Awards
Video Of The Year
Diet Coke and Mentos 1076
Mary Katharine Ham: Get out the vote 889
Brokeback to the Future 620
David Zucker Albright Ad 597
Internet is for Porn 536
Free Hugs 461
Hips Dont Lie (Fan Version) 105
Asian BSB 70
VenetianPrincess's Mission: XBOX video 54
Daily Dancer 21

Total votes: 4429


 
 


Finalist Links

David Zucker Albright Ad
Free Hugs
VenetianPrincess's Mission: XBOX video
Asian BSB
Daily Dancer
Internet is for Porn
Hips Dont Lie fan version
Mary Katharine Ham: Get out the vote
Diet Coke and Mentos
Brokeback to the Future

Continue reading "Video Of The Year" »

Best Video Blog

Voting has ended for The 2006 Weblog Awards. Return to the The 2006 Weblog Award Poll Navigation Page or see the list of winners.

Weblog Awards
Best Video Blog
Crooks and Liars 3252
HotAir 1867
ZeFrank 552
Ask a Ninja 257
Lonelygirl15 199
Rocketboom 110
Alive In Baghdad 65
realVerse 57
Josh Leo 41
Minnesota Stories 34

Total votes: 6434


 
 




Finalist Links



Subscribe to RSS feed  Crooks and Liars

Subscribe to RSS feed  Hot Air

Subscribe to RSS feed  The Show (ZeFrank)

Subscribe to RSS feed  Alive in Bagdad

Subscribe to RSS feed  Rocketboom

Subscribe to RSS feed  Ask a Ninja

Subscribe to RSS feed  Josh Leo

Subscribe to RSS feed  Minnesota Stories

Subscribe to RSS feed  Lonelygirl15

Subscribe to RSS feed   realVerse


Continue reading "Best Video Blog" »

Best Podcast

Voting has ended for The 2006 Weblog Awards. Return to the The 2006 Weblog Award Poll Navigation Page or see the list of winners.

Weblog Awards
Best Podcast
Slate Magazine Daily Podcast 1129
EconTalk at Econlib.org 1067
This American Life 743
Violet Blue (NSFW) 688
Shire Network News 351
Derb Radio on National Review Online 254
On The Media 182
Not Your Usual Bollocks 115
Search the Scriptures Daily 110
Dancing About Architecture 32

Total votes: 4671


 
 


Finalist Links

Subscribe to RSS feed  Not Your Usual Bollocks
Subscribe to RSS feed  Dancing About Architecture
Subscribe to RSS feed  Shire Network News
Subscribe to RSS feed  Slate Magazine Daily Podcast
Subscribe to RSS feed  EconTalk at Econlib.org
Subscribe to RSS feed  This American Life
Subscribe to RSS feed  Derb Radio on National Review Online
Subscribe to RSS feed  On The Media
Subscribe to RSS feed  Violet Blue (NSFW)
Subscribe to RSS feed  Search the Scriptures Daily

Continue reading "Best Podcast" »

Best Music Blog

Voting has ended for The 2006 Weblog Awards. Return to the The 2006 Weblog Award Poll Navigation Page or see the list of winners.

Weblog Awards
Best Music Blog
i guess i'm floating 1728
David Gilmour 1620
Sterogum 612
My Old Kentucky Blog 384
Blogcritics Music 231
Glorious Noise 175
Twangville 174
Ryan's Smashing Life 108
Nothing But Green Lights 90
...your home for SOUL 56

Total votes: 5178


 
 


Finalist Links

Subscribe to Feed  Twangville
Subscribe to Feed  Sterogum
Subscribe to RSS feed  David Gilmour
Subscribe to Feed  Nothing But Green Lights
Subscribe to Atom feed  i guess i'm floating
Subscribe to Feed  Blogcritics Music
Subscribe to Atom feed  Ryan's Smashing Life
Subscribe to Atom feed  ...your home for SOUL
Subscribe to Feed  Glorious Noise
Subscribe to Atom feed  My Old Kentucky Blog

Continue reading "Best Music Blog" »

Best Gossip Blog

Voting has ended for The 2006 Weblog Awards. Return to the The 2006 Weblog Award Poll Navigation Page or see the list of winners.

Weblog Awards
Best Gossip Blog
D-Listed 9097
Pink Is the New Blog 8781
Young, Black & Fabulous 3516
Perez Hilton 2041
Just Jared 1372
The Superficial 987
Defamer 834
What Would Tyler Durden Do 627
Celebitchy 545
Agent Bedhead 409

Total votes: 28209


 
 


Finalist Links

Subscribe to Feed  Agent Bedhead
Subscribe to Feed  Celebitchy
Subscribe to Feed  D-Listed
Subscribe to Feed  Defamer
Subscribe to Feed  Just Jared
Subscribe to Feed  Perez Hilton
Subscribe to Feed  Pink Is the New Blog
Subscribe to Feed  The Superficial
Subscribe to Atom feed  What Would Tyler Durden Do
Subscribe to Atom feed  Young, Black, and Fabulous

Continue reading "Best Gossip Blog" »

Best Diarist

Voting has ended for The 2006 Weblog Awards. Return to the The 2006 Weblog Award Poll Navigation Page or see the list of winners.

Weblog Awards
Best Diarist
Raymi The Minx (NSFW) 2281
Dooce 1379
Green Apple Martini 621
Just *dot* Christina 351
Robin Slick: In Her Own Write 316
Dizzy-Girl.net 231
Lifecruiser 226
My Life Is One 145
Thinks By Me 144
Ruthlace 144

Total votes: 5838


 
 


Finalist Links

Subscribe to ATOM feed  Dooce
Subscribe to ATOM feed  Green Apple Martini
Subscribe to ATOM feed  Ruthlace
Subscribe to RSS feed  Just *dot* Christina
Subscribe to ATOM feed  Thinks By Me
Subscribe to RSS feed  Lifecruiser
Subscribe to RSS feed  Dizzy Girl
Subscribe to ATOM feed  Raymi The Minx (NSFW)
Subscribe to RSS feed  My Life Is One
Subscribe to ATOM feed  Robin Slick: In Her Own Write

Continue reading "Best Diarist" »

Best Culture Blog

Voting has ended for The 2006 Weblog Awards. Return to the The 2006 Weblog Award Poll Navigation Page or see the list of winners.

Weblog Awards
Best Culture Blog
Pop Candy 2598
The Cool Hunter 2099
Ain't It Cool News 752
Tom Watson 380
TiFaux 376
Televisionary 341
Tucker Max 250
Global Culture 227
The Jay 220
Kineda 38

Total votes: 7281


 
 


Finalist Links

Subscribe to Feed  The Cool Hunter
Subscribe to Feed  Aint It Cool News
Subscribe to Feed  Tucker Max
Subscribe to Feed  Global Culture
Subscribe to Feed  TheJay.com
Subscribe to Feed  Tom Watson
Subscribe to Feed  Kineda
Subscribe to Feed  Pop Candy
Subscribe to Feed  Televisionary
Subscribe to Feed  TiFaux

Continue reading "Best Culture Blog" »

Best Photo Blog

Voting has ended for The 2006 Weblog Awards. Return to the The 2006 Weblog Award Poll Navigation Page or see the list of winners.

Weblog Awards
Best Photo Blog
Cute Overload 1166
Daily Puppy 408
Daily Dose Of Imagery 347
Little People 283
A Walk Through Durham Township 270
Photos by Seawitch 258
Chromasia 131
joe's nyc 112
X-processed 70
Travis Ruse 48

Total votes: 3093


 
 


Finalist Links

Subscribe to RDF/RSS 1.0 feed  A Walk Through Durham Township
Subscribe to RDF/RSS 1.0 feed  Chromasia
Subscribe to Atom feed  Cute Overload
Subscribe to RDF/RSS 1.0 feed  Daily Dose Of Imagery
Subscribe to Feed  Daily Puppy
Subscribe to Feed  joe's nyc
Subscribe to Atom feed  Little People
Subscribe to Atom feed  Photos by Seawitch
Subscribe to RDF/RSS 1.0 feed  Travis Ruse
Subscribe to RSS feed  X-processed

Continue reading "Best Photo Blog" »

Best Medical/Health Issues Blog

Voting has ended for The 2006 Weblog Awards. Return to the The 2006 Weblog Award Poll Navigation Page or see the list of winners.

Weblog Awards
Best Medical/Health Issues Blog
Respectful Insolence 1078
The Amazing Adventures of Diet Girl 808
Short Gut News 314
docinthemachine 269
A Life Less Convenient 264
Flea 223
The Cheerful Oncologist 185
Brainhell 127
Stayin' Alive 122
The Cancer Blog 81

Total votes: 3471


 
 


Finalist Links

Subscribe to Feed  A Life Less Convenient
Subscribe to Atom feed  The Amazing Adventures of Diet Girl
Subscribe to Atom feed  Brainhell
Subscribe to Feed  Doc In the Machine
Subscribe to Atom feed  Flea
Subscribe to Atom feed  Respectful Insolence
Subscribe to Atom feed  Short Gut News
Subscribe to Atom feed  Stayin' Alive
Subscribe to RSS feed  The Cancer Blog
Subscribe to Atom feed  The Cheerful Oncologist

Continue reading "Best Medical/Health Issues Blog" »

Best Science Blog

Voting has ended for The 2006 Weblog Awards. Return to the The 2006 Weblog Award Poll Navigation Page or see the list of winners.

Weblog Awards
Best Science Blog
Pharyngula 9417
Bad Astronomy Blog 9190
The Panda's Thumb 1248
In the Pipeline 614
Good Math, Bad Math 541
SciGuy 461
RealClimate 458
John Hawks Anthropology Weblog 268
Deltoid 200
Mixing Memory 192

Total votes: 22589


 
 


Finalist Links

Subscribe to RSS feed  Pharyngula
Subscribe to RSS feed  John Hawks Anthropology Weblog
Subscribe to RSS feed  RealClimate
Subscribe to RSS feed  Deltoid
Subscribe to RSS feed  Good Math, Bad Math
Subscribe to RSS feed  Mixing Memory
Subscribe to RSS feed  The Panda's Thumb
Subscribe to RSS feed  In the Pipeline
Subscribe to RSS feed  Bad Astronomy Blog
Subscribe to RSS/RDF feed  SciGuy

Continue reading "Best Science Blog" »

Best Educational Blog

Voting has ended for The 2006 Weblog Awards. Return to the The 2006 Weblog Award Poll Navigation Page or see the list of winners.

Weblog Awards
Best Educational Blog
Michael Berube 6177
SpunkyHomeSchool 5505
IvyGate 2334
A Shrewdness of Apes 482
Joanne Jacobs 374
Eduwonk 309
Faith and Theology 273
Education Policy Blog 195
History is Elementary 187
The Education Wonks 160

Total votes: 15996


 
 


Finalist Links

Subscribe to Feed  IvyGate
Subscribe to RSS feed  Michael Bérubé
Subscribe to Feed  Joanne Jacobs
Subscribe to Feed  Eduwonk
Subscribe to Atom feed  SpunkyHomeSchool
Subscribe to Atom feed  A Shrewdness of Apes
Subscribe to Atom feed   History is Elementary
Subscribe to Feed  Education Policy Blog
Subscribe to Atom feed  Education Wonks
Subscribe to Atom feed  Faith and Theology

Continue reading "Best Educational Blog" »

Best Parenting Blog

Voting has ended for The 2006 Weblog Awards. Return to the The 2006 Weblog Award Poll Navigation Page or see the list of winners.

Weblog Awards
Best Parenting Blog
Breed 'Em And Weep 2390
Rockstar Mommy 2164
Rocks in my Dryer 1562
Notes from the Trenches 1109
Testosterhome 1100
Phantom Scribbler 429
Mother Talkers 413
Troll Baby 334
Lil Duck Duck 144
The Delaney Diaries 110

Total votes: 9755


 
 


Finalist Links

Subscribe to Atom feed  Rockstar Mommy
Subscribe to RSS feed  Breed 'Em And Weep
Subscribe to RSS feed  Lil Duck Duck
Subscribe to RSS feed  Mother Talkers
Subscribe to Atom feed  Rocks in my Dryer
Subscribe to Atom feed  Testosterhome
Subscribe to Atom feed  Phantom Scribbler
Subscribe to Atom feed  The Delaney Diaries
Subscribe to RSS feed  Troll Baby
Subscribe to RSS feed  Notes from the Trenches

Continue reading "Best Parenting Blog" »

Best LGBT Blog

Voting has ended for The 2006 Weblog Awards. Return to the The 2006 Weblog Award Poll Navigation Page or see the list of winners.

Weblog Awards
Best LGBT Blog
Pam's House Blend 2227
Gay Patriot 1246
Towleroad 841
Dorothy Surrenders 246
The Republic of T. 202
Transcending Gender 177
Box Turtle Bulletin 158
Ohlala Blog 149
Queerty 137
Keith Boykin 60

Total votes: 5443


 
 


Finalist Links

Subscribe to Feed  Queerty
Subscribe to RDF feed  Keith Boykin
Subscribe to Atom feed  Dorothy Surrenders
Subscribe to Feed  Pam's House Blend
Subscribe to Atom feed  Ohlala Blog
Subscribe to Feed  Gay Patriot
Subscribe to Feed  Transcending Gender
Subscribe to Feed  Box Turtle Bulletin
Subscribe to Atom feed  Towleroad
Subscribe to Feed  Republic of T.

Continue reading "Best LGBT Blog" »

Best Business Blog

Voting has ended for The 2006 Weblog Awards. Return to the The 2006 Weblog Award Poll Navigation Page or see the list of winners.

Weblog Awards
Best Business Blog
Club for Growth 712
Problogger 583
Asymmetrical Information 483
Reasoned Audacity 211
BizzyBlog 183
KnowHr Blog 142
Curious Cat Management Improvement 97
ShopFloor.org 58
Doing Business in Real Time 42
Influential Interactive Marketing 39

Total votes: 2550


 
 




Finalist Links



Subscribe to RDF/RSS 1.0 feed  Asymmetrical Information

Subscribe to RSS feed  BizzyBlog

Subscribe to RSS feed  Club for Growth

Subscribe to RSS feed  Curious Cat Management Improvement Blog

Subscribe to RSS feed  Doing Business in Real Time

Subscribe to RSS feed  Influential Interactive Marketing

Subscribe to RSS feed  KnowHr Blog

Subscribe to RSS feed  Problogger

Subscribe to Atom feed  Reasoned Audacity

Subscribe to RSS feed  ShopFloor.org


Continue reading "Best Business Blog" »

Best Law Blog

Voting has ended for The 2006 Weblog Awards. Return to the The 2006 Weblog Award Poll Navigation Page or see the list of winners.

Weblog Awards
Best Law Blog
The Volokh Conspiracy 2399
How Appealing 1483
IMPACT 987
Balkinization 907
The Grotian Moment 796
Blawg IT 244
JURIST - Paper Chase 234
Becker-Posner 193
Concurring Opinions 182
Consumer Law & Policy Blog 84

Total votes: 7509


 
 




Finalist Links



Subscribe to Feed  How Appealing

Subscribe to Feed  Becker-Posner

Subscribe to Atom feed  Blawg IT

Subscribe to Atom feed  Balkinization

Subscribe to Feed  Concurring Opinions

Subscribe to Feed  Consumer Law & Policy Blog

Subscribe to Feed  The Grotian Moment: Saddam Hussein Trial Blog.

Subscribe to Feed  IMPACT

Subscribe to Feed  The Volokh Conspiracy

Subscribe to Feed  JURIST - Paper Chase


Continue reading "Best Law Blog" »

Best Military Blog

Voting has ended for The 2006 Weblog Awards. Return to the The 2006 Weblog Award Poll Navigation Page or see the list of winners.

Weblog Awards
Best Military Blog
Blackfive 1773
Neptunus Lex 1249
Michael Yon 995
Mudville Gazette 688
Op-For 410
Sgt. Hook 386
SMASH 318
American Soldier 208
Grey Eagle, A Female Soldier 181
Bouhammer's Afghanistan Blog 178

Total votes: 6386


 
 




Finalist Links



Subscribe to Feed  American Soldier

Subscribe to RSS feed  Bouhammer's Afghanistan Blog

Subscribe to RDF/RSS 1.0 feed  Blackfive

Subscribe to RSS feed  MichaelYon-Online

Subscribe to Feed  Grey Eagle, A Female Soldier

Subscribe to RDF/RSS 1.0 feed  Mudville Gazette

Subscribe to Feed  Neptunus Lex

Subscribe to Atom feed  Op-For

Subscribe to RSS feed  Sgt. Hook

Subscribe to RDF/RSS 1.0 feed  SMASH


Continue reading "Best Military Blog" »

Best Sports Blog

Voting has ended for The 2006 Weblog Awards. Return to the The 2006 Weblog Award Poll Navigation Page or see the list of winners.

Weblog Awards
Best Sports Blog
Kissing Suzy Kolber 2686
Deadspin 2415
Baseball Musings 839
the mighty mjd 474
True Hoop 467
Ben Maller 311
Blue Grey Sky 244
BlogCritics Sports 217
MisterIrrelevant 160
Full Throttle 155

Total votes: 7968


 
 




Finalist Links



Subscribe to RSS feed  BlogCritics Sports

Subscribe to RSS feed  Kissing Suzy Kolber

Subscribe to RSS feed  Deadspin

Subscribe to RSS feed  Ben Maller

Subscribe to RSS feed  the mighty mjd

Subscribe to RSS feed  True Hoop

Subscribe to Atom feed  Blue Grey Sky

Subscribe to RSS feed  MisterIrrelevant

Subscribe to RSS feed  Full Throttle

Subscribe to RSS feed  Baseball Musings


Continue reading "Best Sports Blog" »

Best Technology Blog

Voting has ended for The 2006 Weblog Awards. Return to the The 2006 Weblog Award Poll Navigation Page or see the list of winners.

Weblog Awards
Best Technology Blog
Engadget 9230
Gizmodo 6686
Life Hacker 3155
Slashdot 2125
Ask Dave Taylor 777
Tech Crunch 278
Shiny Shiny 277
Daring Fireball 232
TechDirt 150
RSA Security Blog 116

Total votes: 23026


 
 




Finalist Links



Subscribe to RSS feed  Life Hacker

Subscribe to RSS feed  RSA Security Blog

Subscribe to RSS feed  Daring Fireball

Subscribe to RSS feed  TechDirt

Subscribe to RSS feed  Ask Dave Taylor

Subscribe to RSS feed  Tech Crunch

Subscribe to RSS feed  Gizmodo

Subscribe to RSS feed  Engadget

Subscribe to RDF/RSS 1.0 feed  Slashdot

Subscribe to Atom feed  Shiny Shiny


Continue reading "Best Technology Blog" »

Best Media Blog

Voting has ended for The 2006 Weblog Awards. Return to the The 2006 Weblog Award Poll Navigation Page or see the list of winners.

Weblog Awards
Best Media Blog
The Raw Story 13893
NewsBusters 6364
James Wolcott 2190
Tammy Bruce 1246
Media Blog on NRO 1001
Eat The Press 528
Anderson Cooper 488
Beltway Blogroll 326
On Deadline (USA Today) 227
Pundit Review 213

Total votes: 26476


 
 




Finalist Links



Subscribe to RSS feed  Beltway Blogroll

Subscribe to RSS feed  On Deadline (USA Today)

Subscribe to RSS feed  Media Blog on NRO

Subscribe to RSS feed  Pundit Review

Subscribe to RSS feed  Tammy Bruce

Subscribe to RSS feed  Anderson Cooper

Subscribe to RSS feed  James Wolcott

Subscribe to RSS feed  NewsBusters

Subscribe to RSS feed  Eat The Press

Subscribe to RSS feed  The Raw Story


Continue reading "Best Media Blog" »

Best Centrist Blog

Voting has ended for The 2006 Weblog Awards. Return to the The 2006 Weblog Award Poll Navigation Page or see the list of winners.

Weblog Awards
Best Centrist Blog
The Moderate Voice 9318
Althouse 4150
Winds of Change 1186
The Gun-Toting Liberal 930
QandO 829
Homeland Stupidity 698
C'est Moi 216
The Glittering Eye 169
Good Will Hinton 162
PolCentre 25

Total votes: 17683


 
 




Finalist Links



Subscribe to Atom feed  Althouse

Subscribe to Atom feed  C'est Moi

Subscribe to RSS feed  Good Will Hinton

Subscribe to Feed  Homeland Stupidity

Subscribe to RSS feed  The Glittering Eye

Subscribe to Feed  The Gun-Toting Liberal

Subscribe to RSS feed  The Moderate Voice

Subscribe to Feed  PolCentre

Subscribe to RSS feed  QandO

Subscribe to Feed  Winds of Change


Continue reading "Best Centrist Blog" »

Best Conservative Blog

Voting has ended for The 2006 Weblog Awards. Return to the The 2006 Weblog Award Poll Navigation Page or see the list of winners.

Weblog Awards
Best Conservative Blog
Little Green Footballs 5780
Ace of Spades 2851
Michelle Malkin 2672
Captain's Quarters 2473
Power Line 1777
Red State 825
The Jawa Report 815
Hugh Hewitt 651
Mary Katherine Ham 638
Patterico's Pontifications 564

Total votes: 19046


 
 




Finalist Links



Subscribe to RSS feed  Ace of Spades

Subscribe to Atom feed  Captain's Quarters

Subscribe to Atom feed  Little Green Footballs

Subscribe to Atom feed  Hugh Hewitt

Subscribe to Atom feed  Michelle Malkin

Subscribe to Atom feed  Mary Katherine Ham

Subscribe to Atom feed  Patterico's Pontifications

Subscribe to Atom feed  Red State

Subscribe to RSS feed  The Jawa Report

Subscribe to RSS feed  Power Line


Continue reading "Best Conservative Blog" »

Best Liberal Blog

Voting has ended for The 2006 Weblog Awards. Return to the The 2006 Weblog Award Poll Navigation Page or see the list of winners.

Weblog Awards
Best Liberal Blog
Think Progress 5016
Hullabaloo 3021
Eschaton 2335
Jesus' General 2043
Pandagon 1702
Shakespeare's Sister 1055
Bitch Ph.D. 978
skippy the bush kanagroo 546
Legal Fiction 508
Bring It On! 334

Total votes: 17538


 
 




Finalist Links



Subscribe to RSS feed  Pandagon

Subscribe to RSS feed  Think Progress

Subscribe to Atom feed  skippy the bush kanagroo

Subscribe to Atom feed  Eschaton

Subscribe to Atom feed  Jesus' General

Subscribe to Atom feed  Shakespeare's Sister

Subscribe to RSS feed  Bring It On!

Subscribe to Atom feed  Hullabaloo

Subscribe to Atom feed  Bitch Ph.D.

Subscribe to Atom feed  Legal Fiction


Continue reading "Best Liberal Blog" »

Best Online Community

Voting has ended for The 2006 Weblog Awards. Return to the The 2006 Weblog Award Poll Navigation Page or see the list of winners.

Weblog Awards
Best Online Community
Fark 27817
The Daily Kos 7581
Oh No They Didn't! 6457
Free Republic 3344
Book Crossing 1926
Townhall Blogatorium 1859
MetaFilter 895
BlogHer 718
Street Prophets 391
Blogcritics 253

Total votes: 51241


 
 




Finalist Links



Subscribe to Feed  Townhall Blogs

Subscribe to Feed  BlogHer

Subscribe to Feed  Blogcritics

Subscribe to Feed  Fark

Subscribe to Feed  The Daily Kos

Subscribe to Feed  Street Prophets

Subscribe to Feed  MetaFilter

No Feed  Free Republic

No Feed  BookCrossing

No Feed  Oh No They Didn't!


Continue reading "Best Online Community" »

Best Comic Strip

Voting has ended for The 2006 Weblog Awards. Return to the The 2006 Weblog Award Poll Navigation Page or see the list of winners.

Weblog Awards
Best Comic Strip
Least I Could Do 5394
Cox & Forkum Editorial Cartoons 3986
Day by Day 3731
Savage Chickens 1857
Sluggy Freelance 1025
Malfunction Junction 272
Dry Bones 270
Being Five 252
Dog eat Doug 245
Chuck Asay 72

Total votes: 17104


 
 




Finalist Links



Subscribe to Feed  Day by Day

Subscribe to RDF/RSS 1.0 feed  Cox & Forkum Editorial Cartoons

Subscribe to Feed  Dog eat Doug

Subscribe to Feed  Malfunction Junction

Subscribe to Feed  Least I Could Do

Subscribe to Feed  Chuck Asay

Subscribe to Atom feed  Being Five

Subscribe to Atom feed  Dry Bones

Subscribe to Atom feed  Savage Chickens


No Feed: Sluggy Freelance


Continue reading "Best Comic Strip" »

Best Humor Blog

Voting has ended for The 2006 Weblog Awards. Return to the The 2006 Weblog Award Poll Navigation Page or see the list of winners.

Weblog Awards
Best Humor Blog
Sadly, No! 5604
ScrappleFace 3179
IMAO 1790
Jon Swift 1163
Knowledge is Power 782
BlameBush! 774
The Hatemonger's Quarterly 675
Curmudgeonly & Skeptical 533
My Brain Hates Me But I Hate It More 514
The Dick List 156

Total votes: 15170


 
 




Finalist Links



Subscribe to Atom feed  Jon Swift

Subscribe to RDF/RSS 1.0 feed  IMAO

Subscribe to Feed  BlameBush!

Subscribe to Atom feed  The Dick List

Subscribe to RDF/RSS 1.0 feed  The Hatemonger's Quarterly

Subscribe to Atom feed  Curmudgeonly & Skeptical

Subscribe to Feed  ScrappleFace

Subscribe to Atom feed  My Brain Hates Me But I Hate It More

Subscribe to Feed  Knowledge is Power

Subscribe to Feed  Sadly, No!


Continue reading "Best Humor Blog" »

Best Individual Blog

Voting has ended for The 2006 Weblog Awards. Return to the The 2006 Weblog Award Poll Navigation Page or see the list of winners.

Weblog Awards
Best Individual Blog
The Bleat (James Lileks) 11146
Glenn Greenwald 5324
Talking Points Memo 3634
Majikthise 2638
The Anchoress 2279
Dr. Sanity 1418
Riehl World View 972
Andrew Sullivan 950
Blue Star Chronicles 330
Evangelical Outpost 324

Total votes: 29015


 
 

Finalist Links

Subscribe to RSS feed  The Anchoress

Subscribe to ATOM feed  Dr. Sanity

Subscribe to RSS feed  Andrew Sullivan


None.  The Bleat (James Lileks)

Subscribe to RSS feed  Evangelical Outpost

Subscribe to RSS feed  Majikthise

Subscribe to RSS feed  Riehl World View

Subscribe to RSS feed  Blue Star Chronicles

Subscribe to RSS feed  Talking Points Memo

Subscribe to ATOM feed  Glenn Greenwald

Continue reading "Best Individual Blog" »

Best New Blog

Voting has ended for The 2006 Weblog Awards. Return to the The 2006 Weblog Award Poll Navigation Page or see the list of winners.

Weblog Awards
Best New Blog
LesbianDad 3141
jules crittenden 1288
Blue Crab Boulevard 1115
Hang Right Politics 1041
WIMN's Voices! 901
konagod 669
Reformed Chicks Blabbing 484
TexasFred's 469
Jane Lake Makes a Mistake 199
the fiveforty 199

Total votes: 9506


 
 


Finalist Links

Subscribe to RSS feed  the fiveforty
Subscribe to RSS feed  WIMN's Voices!
Subscribe to RSS feed  Blue Crab Boulevard
Subscribe to Atom feed  Jane Lake Makes a Mistake
Subscribe to Atom feed  Reformed Chicks Blabbing
Subscribe to Atom feed  jules crittenden
Subscribe to RSS feed  LesbianDad
Subscribe to RSS feed  TexasFred
Subscribe to RSS feed  Hang Right Politics
Subscribe to Atom feed  konagod

Continue reading "Best New Blog" »

Best Blog

Voting has ended for The 2006 Weblog Awards. Return to the The 2006 Weblog Award Poll Navigation Page or see the list of winners.

Weblog Awards
Best Blog
Daily Kos 19555
Little Green Footballs 18606
Huffington Post 3340
Michelle Malkin 2700
InstaPundit 2642
Boing Boing 2466
Post Secret 2021
Power Line 1371
The Corner at NRO 1342
TMZ 1080

Total votes: 55123


 
 




Finalist Links



Subscribe to RSS/RDF feed  Huffington Post

Subscribe to RSS feed  Daily Kos

Subscribe to RSS feed  Post Secret

Subscribe to RSS feed  Michelle Malkin

Subscribe to RSS feed  Little Green Footballs

Subscribe to RSS feed  TMZ

Subscribe to RSS feed  Boing Boing

Subscribe to RSS/RDF feed  Power Line Blog

Subscribe to RSS feed  InstaPundit

Subscribe to RSS feed  The Corner at NRO


Continue reading "Best Blog" »

December 8, 2006

Voting Opens For The 2006 Weblog Awards

Voting for The 2006 Weblog Awards is now open. This is the master list of voting links that you can use this to navigate to the voting booths for each of the 45 categories.

Categories

Best Blog
Best New Blog
Best Individual Blog
Best Humor Blog
Best Comic Strip
Best Online Community
Best Liberal Blog
Best Conservative Blog
Best Centrist Blog

Topic Area Categories

Best Media Blog
Best Technology Blog
Best Sports Blog
Best Military Blog
Best Law Blog
Best Business Blog
Best LGBT Blog
Best Parenting Blog
Best Educational Blog
Best Science Blog
Best Medical/Health Issues Blog

Arts & Letters Categories

Best Photo Blog
Best Culture Blog
Best Diarist
Best Gossip Blog
Best Music Blog
Best Podcast
Best Video Blog
Video Of The Year

International Categories

Best Canadian Blog
Best UK Blog
Best European Blog (Non UK)
Best Asian Blog
Best Middle East or Africa Blog
Best Australia or New Zealand Blog
Best Latino, Caribbean, or South American Blog

TTLB Ecosystem Based Categories

Best of the Top 250 Blogs
Best of the Top 251 - 500 Blogs
Best of the Top 501 - 1000 Blogs
Best of the Top 1001 - 1750 Blogs
Best of the Top 1751 - 2500 Blogs
Best of the Top 2501 - 3500 Blogs
Best of the Top 3501 - 5000 Blogs
Best of the Top 5001 - 6750 Blogs
Best of the Top 6751 - 8750 Blogs
Best of the Rest of the Blogs (8751+)

Friday Notes

We've received some reports of errors loading polls in the early morning hours. Those issues appear to have been fixed.

The first day of voting is always the most hectic as we are dealing with 10,000 to 20,000 visitors an hour. This will calm down over the weekend which will make the site load faster for everyone. If you're loading a poll over a dial-up modem it can take a few seconds after the page finishes loading for the text to appear in the poll.


Update: We've had some unplanned downtime. We're working on adding an additional database server to help with the load.

December 9, 2006

Saturday Notes

A quick update on yesterday's problems. Due to my travel schedule I wasn't able to babysit the server for most of the day. We did have a MySQL issue where the database wasn't completely releasing resources. After six (or so) hours this would eventually drain server memory to the point that the server would become unresponsive. We've fixed that with a chron script to restart the database occasionally and it seems to resolved the issue.

If you're having issues voting check The Weblog Awards Forum where you can ask questions and look through the FAQ's.

December 11, 2006

Monday Notes

Every year the issue of opting out of The Weblog Awards arises, this year is no different...

To answer those questions, I''ll quote directly from The Weblog Awards FAQ

Q: Can my site be removed from The Weblog Awards poll in the XXX category?

A: Short answer: No.

Long answer: I will not be removing sites from the polls or the listings. Mostly this is due to the time and expense involved in creating the Flash polls. In case you haven't noticed there are a lot of them. The process of building those polls was time consuming and labor intensive - a process no one is eager to revisit. There approximately 500 blogs included as finalists this year in 45 categories (polls), which equals lots of work to put together. Time and money was budgeted to creating the polls, not rebuilding them while we try to run the contest.

The nomination process began in early November and the finalist selection process took two weeks after that. We even announced the finalist two days before polling started. All during that time we would have worked with sites that didn't want to participate, but arranging this listing is a huge undertaking, especially when you consider that we try to ensure each poll is representative, balanced, and competitive, all the while limiting sites to appearing in one category (with the exception of the Best Blog, Best Podcast, and Video of the Year categories).

At this point no one new is getting into the finalist listings, and no one there is getting out or being moved. It will all be over Friday.

December 13, 2006

Tuesday Notes

Today's note is about sponsors. You may notice that there are two listed, Blog World & New Media Expo and Wizbang. Those two sites are sponsors because I run the later and am helping out with the former. Neither of those are actual paying sponsors.

How does that relate to The Weblog Awards?

Well it means that, aside from customized site badges for winners, there aren't any "prizes" for winners or finalists. That's not necessarily a bad thing, as the contest is about fun and exposure for all of the participant as opposed to financial glory.

Of course we'd love to give all of the finalists and winners a bushel of prizes, but there's the small problem of the fact that we spend so much time prepping the awards and making sure things run properly we never seem to get around to trying to find prize sponsors.

I mention all of this because I've been contacted by a company about providing a prize for the winner of one specific category. I see no reason to reject a willing prize donor, so I'll finalize that deal on Tuesday.

Although it might be a little too late to make the offer, if you or your company want to sponsor an award for a category (or multiple categories) we're open to your proposals. If accepted we'll note your contribution of prizes on the applicable poll page and forward you the e-mail address of the winner(s).

If you're interested in sponsoring a prize for one or more categories, you can contact me at: sponsors at weblogwards dot org.

December 14, 2006

Wednesday Notes

If you're looking for the voting polls, follow this link or scroll down the page.

Today's note concerns one message that only a very, very small percentage of users are seeing. When trying to vote some users are seeing this pop-up message"

Error: Insufficient storage space to run poll.

That's an Adobe Flash setting that needs to be adjusted - one that's outside of our control. Click the "Allow" button and the error message will disappear, and you'll be able to vote in all the polls. You may need to reload your browser session after seeing that message, but most voters will never see this error.

December 15, 2006

Thursday Notes

Today's topic is cheating...

At The Weblog Awards cheaters never prosper, or at least they never prosper for long. There's a reason we state very clearly that results are not final until certified - the reason is we log and inspect everything. We're in the fourth year of this competition and we've seen just about every kind of attempt at cheating, and we've caught and removed them all. This year will probably be no different.

It's also worth noting that to date there have been no verified incidents of cheating. All of the reports we've investigated to this point have not shown any cheating. That could change as we get more reports. If we do find poll where there is cheating, we will note it in the poll, note the number of illegal votes, then remove those votes from the totals.

The rules are very clear... one vote every 24 hours, and we enforce them.

Friday Notes

Today is the last day of voting in The 2006 Weblog Awards. Get out and vote!

I haven't completely totaled up all the numbers yet, but from my estimates it looks like total votes cast will easily top 500,000 votes and could end up closer to one million votes cast. Thanks for making this the biggest and smoothest Weblog Awards yet!

More later...

December 16, 2006

Voting Closes For The 2006 Weblog Awards

Voting for The 2006 Weblog Awards is now closed. There were 526,974 votes cast in 45 categories over the 8 days of voting - two less than last year. Final results will be announced Monday, December 18, 2006.

Nominations for The 2007 Weblog Awards will begin in September 2007, with voting at the end of October 2007, all leading up to the live presentation of The Weblog Awards at the Blog World & New Media Expo in Las Vegas in early November 2007. That's right, there will be a live awards ceremony next year!

To see the polls for The 2006 Weblog Awards follow the links below.

Continue reading "Voting Closes For The 2006 Weblog Awards" »

December 18, 2006

The 2006 Weblog Award Winners

Based on 526,974 votes cast in 45 categories over 8 days of voting in early December 2006, here are the winners of the of The 2006 Weblog Awards:

Categories 
Best BlogDaily Kos
Best New BlogLesbian Dad
Best Individual BlogThe Bleat (James Lileks)
Best Humor BlogSadly, No!
Best Comic StripLeast I Could Do
Best Online CommunityFARK
Best Liberal BlogThink Progress
Best Conservative BlogLittle Green Footballs
Best Centrist BlogThe Moderate Voice


Topic Area Categories 
Best Media BlogThe Raw Story
Best Technology BlogEngadget
Best Sports BlogKissing Suzy Kolber
Best Military BlogBlackfive
Best Law BlogThe Volokh Conspiracy
Best Business BlogClub for Growth
Best LGBT BlogPam's House Blend
Best Parenting BlogBreed 'Em And Weep
Best Educational BlogMichael Bérubé
Best Science BlogPharyngula
Best Medical/Health Issues BlogRespectful Insolence


Arts & Letters Categories 
Best Photo BlogCute Overload
Best Culture BlogPop Candy
Best DiaristRaymi The Minx (NSFW)
Best Gossip BlogD-Listed
Best Music Blogi guess i'm floating
Best PodcastSlate Magazine Daily Podcast
Best Video BlogCrooks & Liars
Video Of The YearDiet Coke and Mentos


International Categories 
Best Canadian BlogSmall Dead Animals
Best UK BlogEU Referendum
Best European Blog (Non UK)Retecool
Best Asian BlogOne Man Bandwidth
Best Middle East or Africa BlogRantings of a Sandmonkey
Best Australia or New Zealand BlogAll Men Are Liars
Best Latino, Caribbean, or South American BlogBabalu


TTLB Ecosystem Based Categories 
Best of the Top 250 BlogsTalk Left
Best of the Top 251 - 500 BlogsBetsy's Page
Best of the Top 501 - 1000 BlogsBlogs of War
Best of the Top 1001 - 1750 BlogsBoots and Sabers
Best of the Top 1751 - 2500 BlogsParkway Rest Stop
Best of the Top 2501 - 3500 BlogsmAss Backwards
Best of the Top 3501 - 5000 BlogsBlue Gal
Best of the Top 5001 - 6750 BlogsFile It Under
Best of the Top 6751 - 8750 BlogsGarfield Ridge
Best of the Rest of the Blogs (8751+)LizaWasHere


Nominations for The 2007 Weblog Awards will begin in September 2007, with voting at the end of October 2007, all leading up to the live presentation of The Weblog Awards at the Blog World & New Media Expo in Las Vegas in early November 2007.

Special thanks to all of the volunteers that help with The Weblog Awards. Notable among the many helpers:, Beth, Sadie, Phin, John, Jay, WBAustin, Charlie, Janette, CayuteKitt, Ang, Nathan, Matt, and Blue Star Chronicles. Thanks to all of you! We couldn't put on an event of this magnitude without their help.

Winners should send an e-mail to winners at weblogawards dot org to receive their customized winners logo (please indicate the size you require) and information on obtaining their free admission to the Blog World & New Media Expo. Please indicate the category you won and the name of your site.

Welcome to The 2006 Weblog Awards!

The Weblog Awards are the world's largest blog competition, with over 525,000 votes cast in the 2006 edition for finalists in 45 categories. Nominations ended November 24, and voting was conducted between December 7 and December 15. Final results will be announced Dec. 18, 2006.

Comments have been disabled, but you are invited to join us in The Weblog Awards discussion forums if you want to talk about the awards, the nominees, or ask questions.

If you've enjoyed The Weblog Awards, don't be afraid to...