And they are (subject to change due to threats by a mob):
* Best Blog
* Best Blog Post
* Special Recognition Award
* Most Humorous Post
* Best Photo Blog
* Best Arts and Culture Blog
* Best Political Blog
* Best Group Blog
* Best Personal Blog
* Best Use of the Irish Language in a Blog
* Best Technology Blog/Blogger
* Best Designed Blog
* Best Sport & Recreation Blog
* Best News/Current Affairs Blog
* Best Specialist Blog
* Best Newcomer
* Best Business Blog
* Best Music Blog
* Best Food/Drink Blog
* Best Crafts Blog
* Best Popculture blog
* Best Blog from a Journalist
Good category list Damien – covers the majority of the bases.
All we need now is a date for our diaries 🙂
I love how loooong this list is; can’t wait to see the winners!
…but must admit I’d love to vote for a Best Charity Blog, and Best Religious Blog.
(just sayin’ ! a suggestion for 2009 perhaps?)
Good additions. Great idea to have best newcomer!
It was there last year too Kieran 🙂
Damien – firstly, thanks for sticking with the awards and the organising.
Is there a danger that we’re trying to squeeze blogs into distinct award categories – when most blogs actually straddle multiple categories. Some of the blogs I most enjoy reading cover a range of topics …
So will we end up rewarding the specialists – and only letting generalists run for “best ___ post” and “best personal blog” awards?
Just a thought. Wonder what others think?
Alan: that’s something I’ve been wondering about too, but it’s hard to think of a way to deal with it. Nevertheless, there are quite a lot of people who write about wide-ranging topics and you’re correct — their options are limited. Perhaps categories like “most entertaining” or “most interesting” or “best written” might work.
No best podcast? Damn – Bock has a corker from I wanted to nominate.