Call For Categories

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Take a look at last years categories (shown below). Are we missing any? Should we drop any existing categories? I can't promise that we'll add or delete anything, but all suggestions will be considered.

Best Blog
Best New Blog
Best Individual
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+)


Nominations will begin in early October, so act fast!

Categories

24 Comments

How about best Science Fiction (or Sci Fi) blog?

Kevin Author Profile Page said:

We'll certainly consider it.

I continue to think that the largest missing category in these awards is

Best Food / Recipes Blog

vjack said:

I was surprised not to see a category for best religion blog. Might be something to consider given how many there are.

preciseNews said:

How about a category for new blog products and services ie widgets etc.?

Goldie said:

What about a best food blog category

Stan said:

The gun blogs or 2nd amendment blogs. Whichever. I think they make up a significant community in the blogosphere that has gotten scant attention outside their readership.

Kevin Baker said:

How about best Gunblog? There's a LOT of us. Check the Truth Laid Bear's community page for just a partial list.

USCitizen said:

I cannot locate the Best Gun Blog Category on your list. Hmmm.

Ride Fast said:

Gun blogs are a huge and growing type of blog. I'd like to nominate a gun blogger for best of.

Bazzy said:

Hi , what about best Pet / Animal blog?

Linoge said:

I, personally, would like the idea of a gun/second amendment weblog category... There are enough of them out there these days to provide a large enough basis to judge.

Anna said:

What about best College Blog, or Student Blog?

Chris said:

I also noted the lack of a pet related category. Since 43% of the bloggers out there are cat bloggers, perhaps an addition of a pet category is warranted.

Perhaps splitting Africa from the Middle East and make two separate categories.

I see a category for Video of the Year, why not also have a category for Blog Post of the Year?

Also, noticed the ad running in the sidebar was borderline NSFW. Since a number of people read/vote from work, you might want to address that prior to the nominations/voting lest you find the site blocked by Websense or something like that.

The ads are new and I'm working on tweaking the settings to get them right. That will be fixed before nominations open up...

Pearl said:

I think a blog services, content aggregation or widget services category would be great.

RE: Pet category.

I note that there are a large number of weblogs actually written by animals.

Dog Blogs, cat blogs, chimp blogs, etc. that are actually written fro the point of view of the animal.

The ads should be a bit tammer now...

Kyrie Author Profile Page said:

I would love to see the return of the best Religious blog category. It was dropped (last year?) and there are so many good ones out there that I'd love to see it back this year!

GreenmanTim said:

Best History blog, or do you leave that for Cliopatra?

Best Natural History blog, or do you lump that with Science?


There really is no category where

Food
Foodies
Recipes
Cooking

type blogs fit.

Every year, this gets suggested.

Any comment on what keeps that category out?

Hi, when will we be able to nominate the bloggers?

As it is early Oct but what time or something?

I'd think that a category for Best Travel Blog would be a consideration. This seems to be one of the more popular topic blogs that many i know have. Anyway, just a consideration.

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