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The 2007 Weblog Award Winners

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Based on 545,446 votes cast in 49 categories over six days of voting in early November 2007, here are the winners of the of The 2007 Weblog Awards:

General Categories 
Best BlogPostSecret
Best New BlogJammie Wearing Fool
Best Individual BloggerGlenn Reynolds - InstaPundit
Funniest BlogSadly, No!
Best Comic Stripxkcd
Best Online CommunityFark
Best Liberal BlogTalking Points Memo
Best Conservative BlogAce of Spades HQ
Best Political CoverageRealClearPolitics
Best Celebrity BloggerGilbert Arenas


Topic Area Categories 
Best Technology BlogEngadget
Best Sports BlogKissing Suzy Kolber
Best Military BlogMichael Yon
Best Law BlogAbove the Law
Best Business BlogClub for Growth
Best LGBT BlogJoe My God
Best Parenting BlogAmalah
Best Education BlogJames Logan Courier
Best Science BlogTie: Climate Audit and Bad Astronomy Blog
Best Medical/Health Issues BlogBaldy's Blog
Best Religious BlogWhat Does the Prayer Really Say?
Best Pet BlogBazzy Boy, Racing Legend of Sorts
Best Food BlogSerious Eats


Arts & Letters Categories 
Name
Best Photo BlogZombietime
Best Culture BlogThe Cool Hunter
Best Literature BlogNeil Gaiman's journal
Best DiaristDooce
Best Gossip BlogThe Bastardly
Best Music BlogStereogum
Best PodcastThis Week in Tech
Best Video BlogCrooks & Liars
Video Of The YearHamNation - Sopranos DC


International Categories 
Best Canadian BlogSmall Dead Animals
Best UK Blog Neil Clark
Best European Blog (Non UK)Retecool
Best Asian BlogMarina's Bloggariffic
Best Middle East or Africa Blog Michael J. Totten - Middle East Journal
Best Australia or New Zealand BlogTim Blair
Best Latino, Caribbean, or South American BlogThe Real Cuba


TTLB Ecosystem Based Categories 
Best of the Top 250 BlogsBalloon Juice
Best of the Top 251 - 500 BlogsTBogg
Best of the Top 501 - 1000 BlogsWoman Honor Thyself
Best of the Top 1001 - 1750 BlogsEchidne of the Snakes
Best of the Top 1751 - 2500 BlogsA Blog For All
Best of the Top 2501 - 3500 BlogsCreek Running North
Best of the Top 3501 - 5000 BlogsDurham in Wonderland
Best of the Top 5001 - 6750 BlogsSimply Left Behind
Best of the Top 6751 - 8750 BlogsGus Van Horn
Best of the Rest of the Blogs (8751+)Slublog


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Special thanks to all of the volunteers that help with The Weblog Awards. 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.

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Rating: 4.3/5 (19 votes cast)

Voting Rules

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Voting Rules:

  • Polls close November 8, 2007.
  • You may vote once every 24 hours in each poll.
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  • 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.

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Finalists Announced

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Here is a complete list of the finalists for The 2007 Weblog Awards. Finalists badges (hosted by Imageshack) will be available Thursday. Voting is scheduled to begin Thursday evening. Links are being added to this listing, it's just lower priority than getting the poll links all finished...

I'd like to thank my team of volunteers who helped look through the thousands and thousands of nominations to come up with, in my opinion, the best top to bottom slate of finalists we've ever had. Even the new categories feature strong slates. I'm really happy with the mix in the international categories and the topic area categories where we were able to get a good selection of sub-genres in a particular category. Thanks first and foremost goes to Weblog Award readers who did an excellent job nominating, but the work the my judging crew did was really outstanding thankless work. Cheers to them!

Note: Best Blog, Best Liberal Blog, and Best Conservative Blog originally had 12 entries each. We thought that our new polls would support more than 10 finalists, but we've had to revert to the 10 finalist limit. They six finalists removed were moved into their respective ecosystem categories as finalists.

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Rating: 3.9/5 (15 votes cast)

Schedule Update

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Finalists will be announced Wednesday. If we finish the finalist slates before then we will move up the announcement, but right now we're finishing the TTLB ecosystem categories and need all the time we can get. We may release the names of finalists in sections as the day goes on; it all depends on our progress in finalizing things.

Voting should begin Thursday evening.

In the meantime you can go see a mockup of the voting booth. If you want to stay up to date with our general press releases and notification you can sign up for our Weblog Awards newsletter. If you need to talk you can check out the forums.


PS - To those who have seen us looking at your sites from within our secret work bunker we say "hello." Yes we're checking you out. You may be a finalist; you may not. Check back Wednesday to find out for sure.

Update: The list will be up before midnight Eastern.

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Poll Demo

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This demo should give you an idea of what The 2007 Weblog Awards finalist slates will look like.

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We're making steady process in selecting the field of finalists, but we can alway use more help!

If you're interested send us an e-mail of leave a comment indicating your interest and we'll get you details on pitching in.

Note: We're under tight deadlines, so unless you can devote time to this over the weekend don't bother volunteering.

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Nominations Closing

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Over the next 24 hours we will be closing nominations for most categories. This is a manual process so it takes a while to complete. As long as a category allows you to enter a comment (which is how you submit a nomination) then nominations for that category are still open. The "+" rating of nominees will remain open throughout the awards.

A select few categories may be left open for a few extra days where the number of nominations is low. If there are categories left open we'll provide direct links to them in an update to this entry.

Finalist will be announced the last week of October and voting starts Nov. 1, 2007. Keep watching this page for news and information leading up to the voting period and make plans to join us at the awards ceremony at the BlogWorld & New Media Expo in Las Vegas, Nov. 8.

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Rating: 3.6/5 (12 votes cast)

Since we're not quite ready to begin selecting finalist slates, and because there's always people late to the party, I'm extending nominations for all categories until Wednesday.

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About

Welcome to The 2007 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 for 49 categories ended October 17, 2007 and voting began November 1, 2007. Final results will be announced November 8, 2007 at the BlogWorld & New Media Expo in Las Vegas.

Signup for our newsletter for press releases and to keep up to date on general information about The Weblog Awards. It's the best way to stay abreast of the schedule for this year and for the 2008 (and beyond) editions of The Weblog Awards.

Once the polls open comments will be disabled on the site, 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.

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