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Call For Categories

Take a look at last years categories (shown below). Are we missing any? Should we drop any exiting categories?

Nominations will begin Monday November 13, so act fast!

Update: Thanks for all your suggestions. Nominations are now open!

Best Blog
Best New Blog
Best Group Blog
Best Humor/Comics Blog
Best Liberal Blog
Best Conservative Blog
Best Media/Journalist Blog
Best Technology Blog
Best Culture/Gossip Blog
Best Sports Blog
Best Photo Blog
Best LGBT Blog
Best Military Blog
Best Blog Design
Best Podcast
Best Video Blog
Best Religious Blog
Best Parenting Blog
Best Law Blog
Best Business Blog

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
Best Latino, Caribbean, or South American Blog

Ecosystem Based
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+)

Comments (31)

Hi how about

1- Niche blogging, one topic all the time

2- Citizen activist

3-Blogger most hated by a foreign government; banned or denounced by name and blog name as in the newspaper headline,
"Armies of Liberation Attacks Yemen." Oh geez, Im still laughing.

ta dah

Yep, I was going to say "single-issue" (niche) blog, too. :-)

Just an idea--maybe a funny category, to keep things on the light-hearted side?
Something like "Best Snark," or "Best Self-Promoter" (that might end up ugly, though).
"Best Blog Quitter?"
You know how people quit blogging and then come back...
Or maybe a Best Post of the Year?

Email me, Kevin; I'll help out again.

Oh, I know...Remember last year, a bunch of science & medical bloggers wanted to add a category for them (maybe combine sci/med?).

Perhaps category splits for best group blog/ best individual blog.

How about best blog by State.

Best Local Blog
Best Blog by a Politician
Best Corporate Blog
Best Blog Comments
The Blog Freedom Award (for the blogger who has done the most for the advancement of human rights)

I like the Best Blog by State idea as well.

Also...how about a Best Musician's Blog?

Food Blog, there are many, and it is a great category.

Best Original Reporting

I also like Best Blog Comments - something for the observer throngs

What about Best Moderate Blog... or an overall Best Political Blog??

How about best Beer and Wine/Fermenting Arts related blog?

Why yes, that does sound familiar to me. Why do you ask?

How about best... ahem... chart/graph blog.

Please, please, please separate Culture from Gossip.

How about:

Best television station blog

Best radio station blog

Best newspaper blog

You have great categories - but i find a couple missing

Travel Blogs
Hobby Blogs

Oops -- i hit enter before i was finished with my comments...

I see hobby blogs all the time - but i would really love to learn what else might be out there and what readers think.

Travel Blogs would be fascinating to read i think. So who is out there and where are they going. I would love to know

What about Best Personal Finance Blog?

Perhaps a category for blogs that impersonate a famous person? There's a few out there for Kim Jong-il and GW Bush and such.

What about best game/contest blog. I have found some blogs that have some absolute wonderful game/contest blogs.

Food blogs?

Best blog about cell phone camera photos?

I like that "best blogs by state" category idea as well.

Best Educational blog
Best General/ Misc. Blog
Best Science Blog
Best Game Blog
Best Pet Blog
Best Kids/Family

How about awards for individual posts? Best post, Best series of posts, longest post, post with most links, etc.
Also how about Best current events blog
or how about ethnic based blogs, etc

So many blogs that have been around are now sponsored and it's difficult for newer blogs to get noticed. How about adding a separate non-sponsored blog category to categories where the top blogs are sponsored?

Best Health Blog
Weight Loss Blog
Dating Blog
Personal Blog

Ladies and Gentlemen of the 2006 Weblog Awards Committee,

Today is Monday, November 13, 2006, and I'd like to submit a weblog nomination.

First of all, please allow me to introduce Pip Wilson of Emerald Beach, Australia, NSW. Wilson's Blogmanac's is his blog and its URL is located at: http://wilsonsalmanac.blogspot.com

As you will see, he covers much in his collection of historical information and facts in his "Book of Days" which is quality almanac format. It covers most every event in a month, time, year sequence. Collectively, his entries include events indicative in time and history from era to era, decade to decade, past, future, and present. Moreover, Mr Wilson's philanthropic efforts are impressive and commendable in his well thought out posts.

His most recent accomplishments include a novel recently accepted by Penguin publications, additionally, his, "Feel Good Manual," has helped many readers overcome life problmatic surprises with a winner's attitude. He offers this book free online at his blog for any and all who wish to read it.

"Think Terresterally, Act Globally" is Pip Wilson's , "Carpe Diem" practice in his uplifting declaration toward living life as abundantly as was designed for each person's life.He, himself, walks his talk with personal committment, integrity, and healthy pride and is a wonderful role model to all.

It is my hope that you'll consider this nomination for the distinguished weblog awards this year.

Thank you for allowing me to nominate Pip Wilson's Blogmanac. Wilsons Blogmanac is indeed worthy of mention and one that has worked hard to possess, "The Weblog Awards 2006."

Respectfully submitted

Anyone know what I can do to get in touch with NZ Bear about the ecosystem? It's been showing me at #1797 for months now, and I know that's not right. It's updating my traffic stats sporadically, but my ranking...not so much. =D

Don't feel so bad Brian. My DUmmie FUnnies blog doesn't even show up in the Truth Laid Bear Ecosystem despite the fact that we get plenty of Web traffic. I tried to contact them about this but to no avail. Meanwhile the DUmmie FUnnies has the biggest Ping List on the Free Republic forum. Go figure.

There was this wonderful comics blog this year from Japan, MORESUKINE.


A German artist new to Tokyo invited readers to give him "assignments" and had to complete them, whether he liked to or not. People from all over the globe sent in all kinds of missions, and the next week everybody could read a comic about what happened. He had to sleep in a pod hotel, find biker gangs, dance para-para, eat weird stuff etc.

Well it's LiveJournal and everything, but I love this blog, not only because of the concept, but because of the humor and insight, and the amazing drawings and page layouts on a weekly basis.

Not sure it's the best blog on the globe, but I definitely want to nominate it for a "Best Comics Blog" of 2006.

Best Addiction Blog

Yep we are out there

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