The Weblog Awards

Seventh Annual Weblog Awards: The 2007 Bloggies

Time once again to get out your blogrolls. The Weblog Awards are a non-profit project created in 2001 to award the best blogs. All the Bloggie winners are chosen by the public. Who are you going to vote for?

What You Need to Know

These rules may change at any time, but they probably won't.

How It Works

From January 1, 2007 until 10:00 PM Eastern Standard Time (GMT-5) on Thursday, January 11, anyone was able to nominate their favorite weblogs.

That Monday, January 15, 200 randomly selected voters received an e-mail. It listed the weblogs that received the most nominations in ten random categories. They had until 10:00 PM EST on Sunday, January 21 to privately submit their five favorites (six for Weblog of the Year) for each category. The five (or six for Weblog of the Year) receiving the most votes became finalists. I (Nikolai Nolan) only voted for the panel in the case of a tie for fifth place. This panel was on an opt-in policy.

On Thursday, January 25, the finalists were announced and voting is open again to choose the winners.

Voting will close at 10:00 PM EST on Friday, February 2. The winners will be posted on Monday, March 12.

Where It Will Happen

The Weblog Awards™ ceremony will be held at the South by Southwest Interactive Festival in Austin, Texas, USA on Monday, March 12 at 12:45 PM at the Trade Show Day Stage. Webloggers including previous Bloggie™ winners will present certificates and prizes to those present.

Those who aren't attending may join the excitement on IRC, in #Bloggies on irc.freenode.net. Winners will be announced live and a play-by-play of the ceremony will be given.

After the ceremony, the results will be posted on this page.

What the Winners Get

Because of the large amount of categories, I won't personally give a award to every winner, but the final four categories, including Weblog of the Year, will receive 2,007 US cents (US$20.07).

What about the other prizes? Sorry, but I'm not accepting other prize contributions this year. Some contributors were taking advantage of the opportunity to get linked from the Bloggies site, but not following through with their prizes. Keeping track of the prizes is time-consuming enough, so since my life now doesn't give me as much free time to work on the Bloggies, removing that task was necessary to keep the awards going smoothly, at least until I have a plentiful staff of volunteers to do it for me.

What's Changed With the Categories

Most categories will remain as they've always been. But because of revision or removal, it's time to bid farewell to:

In exchange, these spiffy new categories take their place:

Any questions not covered here? Get in touch with me and I'll get them answered.

Now go for it; nominate the weblogs you find most deserving of a Bloggie.

Best Web Application for Weblogs

Something that helps you publish, make comments, anything that has to do with developing a weblog.

Winner

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YouTube

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Best Australian or New Zealand Weblog

Winner

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The Breakfast Blog

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Best Asian Weblog

Weblogs from Asia, not including the Middle East.

Winner

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Tokyo Girl Down Under

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Best African or Middle Eastern Weblog

Winner

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Secret Dubai Diary

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Best European Weblog

Weblogs from Europe, not including the United Kingdom and Ireland.

Winner

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My Boyfriend Is a Twat

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Best British or Irish Weblog

Weblogs from the United Kingdom and Ireland.

Winner

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Girl With a One-Track Mind

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Best Latin American Weblog

Winner

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Cooking Diva

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Best Canadian Weblog

Winner

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Drawn!

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Best American Weblog

Weblogs from the United States.

Winner

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Cute Overload

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Best Photography of a Weblog

Photoblogs and other weblogs that regularly feature photography.

Winner

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FlickrBlog

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Best Craft Weblog

Winner

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Make: Blog

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Best Food Weblog

Winner

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Help! I Have a Fire in My Kitchen

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Best Sports Weblog

Winner

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Arseblog

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Best Weblog About Music

Winner

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Pitchfork

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Best Entertainment Weblog

Weblogs about movies, television, and/or theater.

Winner

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Go Fug Yourself

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Best Weblog About Politics

Winner

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Wonkette

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Best Web Development Weblog

Weblogs completely about Web design and development.

Winner

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A List Apart

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Best Computers or Technology Weblog

Weblogs about computers and/or technology, other than Web design.

Winner

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Gizmodo

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Best Topical Weblog

Weblogs with a definite topic other than the ones in the categories above.

Winner

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PostSecret

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Best GLBT Weblog

Webloggers in the gay/lesbian/bisexual/transgendered community.

Winner

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PerezHilton.com

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Best Teen Weblog

Weblogs written by those 19 and under.

Winner

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It's Raining Noodles!

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Most Humorous Weblog

Winner

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Go Fug Yourself

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Best Writing of a Weblog

Winner

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Waiter Rant

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Best Group Weblog

Weblogs written by an exclusive group.

Winner

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Lifehacker

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Best Community Weblog

Weblogs where everyone is invited to post.

Winner

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PostSecret

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Best-Designed Weblog

Winner

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Gizmodo

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Best-Kept Secret Weblog

The best underrepresented weblogs.

Winner

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Confessions of a Pioneer Woman

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Best New Weblog

Weblogs that began during the year 2006.

Winner

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Say No to Crack

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Lifetime Achievement

Webloggers who have been blogging at least since January 1, 2002. This award can only be won once, so Jeffrey Zeldman, Evan Williams, Jason Kottke, Heather Powazek Champ, Tom Coates, and Boing Boing are not eligible.

Winner

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Slashdot

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Weblog of the Year

This is it: the category for the best weblog overall.

Winner

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PostSecret

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