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Announcing The 2007 Performancing Blog Awards – Call For Nominations

Performancing is all about encouraging bloggers to make good blogs. And this year, we’re going to recognize the best blogs in the business with the first annual Performancing Blog Awards.

Starting today, we’re opening up nominations for the best best blogs or bloggers in each category. You are free to nominate your own blog, but we’d also encourage you to nominate others…blogs and bloggers that you truly believe in.

In addition, why not help spread the word about the Performancing Blog Awards by making a post on your own blog. You are free to hotlink the image and also include the following categories that are up for nomination.

Each category will have a single winner, two runners up, and possibly some honorable mentions. Our goal is to highlight the very best that the blogosphere has to offer, and we appreciate any tips/help that the Performancing community can provide to help us make our decisions:

Official Categories For The 2007 Performancing Blog Awards:

  1. The Best Overall Blog
  2. The Most Influential Blogger
  3. The Best Blog Design
  4. The Best Blog Typography
  5. The Best Blog Name
  6. The Best New Blog
  7. The Best Blog Community
  8. The Most Improved Blog of 2007
  9. The Best Blogs You’ve Never Heard Of
  10. The Best Blog Podcast
  11. The Best Use of a Corporate Blog
  12. The Best Video Blog
  13. The Best Writing/Blogging Blog
  14. The Best Science/Technology Blog
  15. The Most Controversial Blog
  16. The Best SEO Blog
  17. The Best Celeb/Style Blog
  18. The Best Business/Money Blogs
  19. The Best Photo Blog
  20. The Best Sports Blog
  21. The Best Blog WebHost
  22. The Best Family and Parenting Blog
  23. The Best Political Blog
  24. The Best Food/Health Blog
  25. The Funniest Blog
  26. It’s the people’s awards afterall…

  27. The Best Travel Blog
  28. The Best Education Blog
  29. The Best Entertainment Blog (Music, TV, Movies)

The awesome Performancing Blog Awards logos were designed by Randa Clay, the official graphic designer of Performancing Services.

Author: ryancaldwell

167 thoughts on “Announcing The 2007 Performancing Blog Awards – Call For Nominations

  1. Susan Gunelius, author of about.com’s Weblogs category said that “to nominate a blog…leave a comment on…Performancing.com”…and…”You can even nominate your own blog!”

    Here is my belated nomination For The 2007 Performancing Blog Awards for the Best Bloog Name: Qualityblogger at http://qualityblogger.com

  2. * The Best New Blog, The Best Health Blog, or The Best Sports Blog – LIFT Magazine

    Great Design, great writing … this site is worth recognition! It would also fall under Best Luxury Blog if that were a category.

  3. # The Best Blog Design
    # The Best Blog Typography
    # The Best New Blog

    ———————

    Ten Thousand Things

    Personal Blog and portfolio of south american designer Juanma Teixido. It’s super clean and it has a great color scheme.

  4. 1. The Best Overall Blog: Heaven’s Garden
    2. The Most Influential Blogger: Heaven’s Garden
    3. The Best Blog Design: Heaven’s Garden
    4. The Best Blog Typography: Heaven’s Garden
    5. The Best Blog Name: Heaven’s Garden
    6. The Best New Blog: Heaven’s Garden
    7. The Most Improved Blog of 2007: Heaven’s Garden
    8. The Best Blogs You’ve Never Heard Of: Heaven’s Garden
    9. The Best Writing/Blogging Blog: Heaven’s Garden
    10. The Best Travel Blog: Heaven’s Garden

  5. A few nominations:

    The Best Blog WebHost – HostGator
    The Best Writing/Blogging Blog – ProBlogger
    The Funniest Blog – Humor Power

    and I humbly nominate my blog for:

    The Best Blog Name – TVaholic.com
    The Best Blogs You’ve Never Heard Of – TVaholic.com
    The Best Entertainment Blog (Music, TV, Movies)- TVaholic.com

    As CoachLisaB mentioned above, I was also wondering if/when there is a deadline for nominations to be submitted?

  6. Best Tech Blog – TechEBlog
    Best Blog Community – BlogOnExpo.com
    Best Blog you’ve Never Heard of – BlogOnExpo
    Best Writing Blog – CopyBlogger

  7. I’d like to nominate PPC Hero for the following categories:

    The Best Blog Name
    The Best New Blog
    The Best Blogs You’ve Never Heard Of

  8. Here are some nominations:

    The Best New Blog – Wireless and Mobile News, since its launch in late September, Wireless and Mobile News jumped Google ranks and comes up first or on the first page for certain Web searches.  It’s most popular feature “Review of Reviews” is responsible for over 29,400 pageviews.

    The Best Science/Technology Blog – Wireless and Mobile News understanding the wireless and mobile space can be overwhelming, Wireless and Mobile News simplifies and summarizes the important stories/reviews in an easy-to-understand entries and super-user-friendly navigation. 

    The Best Corporate Blog – Media Experiences 2 Go – it explains things like WiMAX so anyone can understand
    them.

    The Best Blog WebHost – DreamHost although they have a strange sense of humor, their prices are reasonable and their tech support is helpful.

  9. k, I’ll try not to be too biased towards b5 blogs ๐Ÿ˜‰

    1. The Best Overall Blog: http://www.problogger.net
    2. The Most Influential Blogger: techcrunch.com
    6. The Best New Blog: http://www.xfep.com
    7. The Best Blog Community: http://www.9rules.com
    9. The Best Blogs You’ve Never Heard Of: http://www.sheknowsbest.comhttp://www.offbeathomes.comhttp://www.autismvox.com (I’m biased, but I love’em)
    10. The Best Blog Podcast: Ewan spence’s
    11. The Best Use of a Corporate Blog: Compete’s blog
    13. The Best Writing/Blogging Blog: http://www.copyblogger.com
    14. The Best Science/Technology Blog: http://www.autismvox.com
    15. The Most Controversial Blog: fakesteve.blogspot.com
    16. The Best SEO Blog: search engine land
    17. The Best Celeb/Style Blog: http://www.spekked.com (again, biased, but huge entertainment coverage!)
    18. The Best Business/Money Blogs: http://www.franchisepick.com
    20. The Best Sports Blog: sbnation.com
    21. The Best Blog WebHost: wordpress.com
    25. The Funniest Blog: fakesteve.blogspot.com
    26. The Best Travel Blog: flyawaycafe.com
    28. The Best Entertainment Blog (Music, TV, Movies): http://www.spekked.com

  10. The Best Overall Blog :: courtneytuttle.com
    The Most Influential Blogger :: problogger.com
    The Best Blogs You’ve Never Heard Of :: pajamaprofessional.com
    The Best Writing/Blogging Blog :: 45n5.com, courtneytuttle.com

  11. I’m going to shamelessly promote myself, but mention a couple of my favs, as well:

    Best Blogs You’ve Never Heard Of: Random and Sundry Things – http://mackthewriter.wordpress.com/ (mine)

    Best Writing/Blogging Blog: Writing for Hire – http://writing4hire.blogspot.com/ (also mine)

    Most Influential Blogger: Sarah Weinman for Confessions of an Idiosyncratic Mind – http://www.sarahweinman.com/ (influential among crime writers and readers, in particular)

    Best Entertainment Blog: A Writer’s Life – http://leegoldberg.typepad.com/ (screenwriter/producer Lee Goldberg’s blog)

  12. 1. The Best Overall Blog FourFour.com
    2. The Most Influential Blogger Perez Hilton
    3. The Best Blog Design BootLegBetty.com
    4. The Best Blog Typography
    5. The Best Blog Name BootLegBetty.com
    6. The Best New Blog
    7. The Best Blog Community MyBlogLog
    8. The Most Improved Blog of 2007
    9. The Best Blogs You’ve Never Heard Of BootLegBetty.com
    10. The Best Blog Podcast Arjanwrites.com
    11. The Best Use of a Corporate Blog
    12. The Best Video Blog Afrojacks.com
    13. The Best Writing/Blogging Blog FourFour.com
    14. The Best Science/Technology Blog MacDailyNews.com
    15. The Most Controversial Blog PerezHilton.com
    16. The Best SEO Blog
    17. The Best Celeb/Style Blog BootLegBetty.com (Bette Midler)
    18. The Best Business/Money Blogs SuzeOrman.com
    19. The Best Photo Blog
    20. The Best Sports Blog Outsports.com
    21. The Best Blog WebHost Typepad.com
    22. The Best Family and Parenting Blog rblog.com
    23. The Best Political Blog HuffingtonPost.com
    24. The Best Food/Health Blog
    25. The Funniest Blog FourFour.com
    26. The Best Travel Blog
    27. The Best Education Blog iTunes U
    28. The Best Entertainment Blog (Music, TV, Movies) Glitterati Gossip

  13. The Best Blog Community BlogOnExpo
    The Best Blogs You’ve Never Heard Of: BlogOnExpo
    The Best Blog Podcast Engadget
    The Best Writing/Blogging Blog BlogOnExpo
    The Best SEO Blog SearchEngineLand
    The Best Sports Blog: DeadSpin
    The Best Blog WebHost: MediaTemple

  14. Coffee & Conservation. I nominated this for Best Food Blog, but it isn’t exactly about food — it covers coffee not only by reviewing great coffees, but emphasizing how consumer choice influences biodiversity, the environment, and poverty. It’s unique, well-researched and written, and if there are ten people reading this who have seen it or “get it” I’d be surprised.

    http://www.coffeehabitat.com

  15. I am too new to the blogosphere to be knowledgeable enough to vote on any of the categories; except for nominating my own for:

    Best New Blog: UnleashedImagination.com
    Best Blog You’ve Never Heard of: UnleashedImagination.com

    I can’t wait to go through everyone’s comments and visit the sites nominated. If I get to it before the nominations are over I’ll cast my vote for other categories!

    Camilla
    Unleashed Imagination, Inc
    http://www.unleashedimagination.com
    “The #1 Online Source for Solopreneur and Small Business Creations”

  16. 1. The Most Influential Blogger – http://noimpactman.typepad.com/blog/
    2. The Best Blog Design โ€“ http://www.bootlegbetty.com
    3. The Best Blog Name – http://www.bootlegbetty.com
    4. The Best Blog Community โ€“ http://www.weddingbee.com
    5. The Most Improved Blog of 2007 โ€“ http://www.weddingbee.com
    6. The Best Blogs You’ve Never Heard Of โ€“ http://www.bootlegbetty.com
    7. The Best Blog Podcast – http://www.woot.com
    8. The Best Use of a Corporate Blog – http://www.alishaclark.net/
    9. The Best Science/Technology Blog – http://gizmodo.com/
    10. The Most Controversial Blog – http://noimpactman.typepad.com/blog/
    11. The Best Celeb/Style Blog โ€“ http://www.bootlegbetty.com
    12. The Best Business/Money Blogs – http://www.wisebread.com
    13. The Best Photo Blog – http://www.alishaclark.net/
    14. The Best Blog WebHost โ€“ http://www.bootlegbetty.com
    15. The Best Political Blog – http://noimpactman.typepad.com/blog/
    16. The Best Food/Health Blog โ€“ http://www.smittenkitchen.com/
    17. The Funniest Blog – http://sarabethb.blogspot.com/
    18. The Best Entertainment Blog (Music, TV, Movies) โ€“ http://www.bootlegbetty.com

  17. Since I didn’t nominate anyone for this category, I’ll use it for my own business promotion:

    Best Blog You’ve Never Heard Of:

  18. 1. The Best Overall Blog: Copyblogger
    2. The Most Influential Blogger: Darren Rowse (Problogger)
    5. The Best Blog Name: Mashable (http://mashable.com)
    6. The Best New Blog: Creativebazaar (creativebazaar.wordpress.com)Since 2006! Is that new enough!
    7. The Best Blog Community: I am new to Performancing so I am sorry…but I like Technorati
    8. The Most Improved Blog of 2007: Creativebazaar (creativebazaar.wordpress.com)
    13. The Best Writing/Blogging Blog: Problogger.net
    14. The Best Science/Technology Blog: TechCrunch, Engadget
    15. The Most Controversial Blog: They don’t exist now ๐Ÿ™
    25. The Funniest Blog: Dilbert Blog
    28. The Best Entertainment Blog (Music, TV, Movies): Boing Boing

    This for now…more later

    Creativebug
    Can I put my blog in here!

  19. 1. The Best Overall Blog – problogger.net
    2. The Most Influential Blogger – Darren Rowse
    3. The Best Blog Design problogger.net
    4. The Best Blog Typography
    5. The Best Blog Name
    6. The Best New Blog kettleandcup.com
    7. The Best Blog Community
    8. The Most Improved Blog of 2007 johncow.com
    9. The Best Blogs You’ve Never Heard Of offbeathomes.com
    10. The Best Blog Podcast
    11. The Best Use of a Corporate Blog
    12. The Best Video Blog
    13. The Best Writing/Blogging Blog freelancewritinggigs.com
    14. The Best Science/Technology Blog
    15. The Most Controversial Blog
    16. The Best SEO Blog
    17. The Best Celeb/Style Blog celebritycowboy.com
    18. The Best Business/Money Blogs themillionairemommynextdoor.blogspot.com
    19. The Best Photo Blog
    20. The Best Sports Blog
    21. The Best Blog WebHost
    22. The Best Family and Parenting Blog babylune.com
    23. The Best Political Blog
    24. The Best Food/Health Blog bakingdelights.com
    25. The Funniest Blog johncow.com

    It’s the people’s awards afterall…
    26. The Best Travel Blog flyawaycafe.com
    27. The Best Education Blog
    28. The Best Entertainment Blog (Music, TV, Movies)

  20. I, too, will be shamelessly self promoting and nominate my own blog, Bootleg Betty – it’s part fan site/part blog for Ms. Bette Midler – in one or two categories. Yes, it has to do with Bette Midler, but incorporates many other issues/things related to her in some aspect or another….politics, the environment, singer/songwriters she uses, books of interest to her or her friends…so it’s a little more than what people expect…mature readers only! Thanks for the opportunity, and I must say I’ve checked out a lot of blogs being nominated and am just blown away. But I digress, so I’ll try to do the best I can here:

    1. The Best Overall Blog – Dumb Little Man Tips – Just great practical tips for everday living…

    2. The Most Influential Blogger – Zen Habits – I have a tendency to lean towards the negative, so a site like this is something I really need….this site would be great for everyone to read first thing in the morning. We’d have a more peaceful world.

    3. The Best Blog Design – Mine – Bette Midler: Bootleg Betty – I’ve been told it’s easy to navigate by some high authoritities (who knew?) and the layout and colors are well….fun and divine…:-)

    5. The Best Blog Name – Mine – Bette Midler: Bootleg Betty – a take off on Bette’s nickname…Bathhouse Betty…when I started it, I knew I would be bootlegging things here and there….hence the name. If I had to do it over though, I probably would have named it something different.

    6. The Best New Blog – The Jeremy Show – Great writer – funny, real, sad, and entertaining…

    8. The Most Improved Blog of 2007 – Mine: Bette Midler: Bootleg Betty – Sorry…me again, but I’ve worked so hard and so long on this, I’m just excited about what I accomplished, but it would be nothing without the readers who participate and help out when they can. I love my readers.

    9. The Best Blogs You’ve Never Heard Of – The Jeremy Show – Great writer – funny, real, sad, and entertaining…

    10. The Best Blog Podcast – Feast of Fools – two gay guys just having a gay old time talking and interviewing…

    12. The Best Video Blog – Crooks and Liars – keeping the media on their toes…awesome job guys.

    13. The Best Writing/Blogging Blog – Dumb Little Man Tips – Just great practical tips for everday living…

    14. The Best Science/Technology Blog – Slashdot

    15. The Most Controversial Blog – The Rude Pundit – political, rude, and hilarious…I love it.

    17. The Best Celeb/Style Blog- Mine: Bette Midler: Bootleg Betty – What else can I say????

    21. The Best Blog WebHost- In my world, we use ME as the “host,” but now I get it…so WordPress! LOL

    23. The Best Political Blog – BuzzFlash – In your face politics…very left wing….very interesting.

    25. The Funniest Blog – The Rude Pundit – political, rude, and hilarious…I love it.

    27. The Best Education Blog – ILibrarian

    28. The Best Entertainment Blog (Music, TV, Movies) – Pop Matters – Has everything entertainment and does it well without being cynical and mean about it….

    Thanks again…this was fun and I will be checking this site out and a lot of others I’ve seen listed.

    Much Love, Mister D

  21. Thank you Clo45…I did my list, too…of course, tooting my own horn…but it never appeared. Guess I’ll try again tomorrow…

    Much Love, Mister D

    PS: I see my list came up…so yay, I don’t have to do it over….

  22. Dan is a man of words, with a purpose. “Sometimes the simplest of thoughts become our strongest motivators and become the basis for change.” Looking for those who promote positive change in a world that’s sometimes negative, Dan tells their stories.

    Christine serves up, in her words, “Southern syle mental health”. Cheeky, witty and full of humor, she gives you “greasy, stick-to-your-ribs stories about one woman’s life after divorce. intended to make you laugh, relax, and feel a hell of a lot better about life in general.” Christine is typically southern, awsomely independent and truly honest.

    And in the name of a little shameless blog promotion, Mine (apologies for hubris)

    Bird On A Wire is a blog about finances.I’m a 51 year old financial/life advisor teaching others to identify their values, banish debt, start saving, and investing. In otherwords, how to create the good life. We’ll teach you how to budget and love it, how living frugally doesn’t mean living on the streets, and how to get the money you need and deserve.
    We are also the jumping off place for 1 Million Memories, a Virtual Memory Walk for Alzheimers Disease. A Great Blog, for a great cause.

  23. The Best Overall Blog : problogger.net and doshdosh.com
    The Most Influential Blogger : sethgodin.typepad.com
    The Best Blog Design : wakeuplater.com and snook.ca
    The Best Blog Typography : ilovetypography.com
    The Best Blog Community : performancing.com
    The Best Blogs You’ve Never Heard Of : worknplay.net
    The Best Blog Podcast : freelanceswitch.com
    The Best Science/Technology Blog : geeksaresexy.net
    The Best Writing/Blogging Blog : skelliewag.org (oh yeah!) copyblogger.com and chrisg.com
    The Best SEO Blog : searchengineland.com and searchengineoptimizationjournal.com
    The Best Business Blogs : ittybiz.com and successful-blog.com
    The Best Celeb/Style Blog : popcrunch.com and celebritybrands.net
    The Best Sports Blog : soccerlens.com
    The Best Blog WebHost : mediatemple.com
    The Best Entertainment Blog (Music, TV, Movies) : earsucker.com

  24. There needs to be a category for Best Social Change blog, and Best Youth blog.

    3. The Best Blog Design – Web Designer Wall – http://webdesignerwall.com
    7. The Best Blog Community – MetaFilter – http://metafilter.com
    9. The Best Blogs You’ve Never Heard Of – Have Fun Do Good – http://havefundogood.blogspot.com
    15. The Most Controversial Blog – Brazen Careerist – http://blog.penelopetrunk.com/
    18. The Best Business/Money Blogs – Get Rich Slowly – http://getrichslowly.com
    27. The Best Education Blog – EducateDeviate (mine :D) – http://educatedeviate.wordpress.com

    ***

    EducateDeviate: Learn Differently. http://educatedeviate.wordpress.com

    I want to be a KaosPilot! Track my progress: http://wannabeakp.wordpress.com

  25. The Best Blog Design – Ashtyn Evans Online

    The Best Blog Name – Hotarazzi

    The Best Writing/Blogging Blog – Pro Blogger

    The Most Controversial Blog – Before Christianity

    The Best Family and Parenting Blog – LI Kids

    The Best Blog You’ve Never Heard of: Literary Illusions

    The Best Food/Health Blog – Ashtyn’s Home Cookin

    The Best Entertainment Blog (Music, TV, Movies) – LI Reviews

    I have to support my friends Dom & Ash. They’ve worked really hard on their blogs and though many of them are new/works in progress, I think we’ll be seeing a lot of them in the coming year.

  26. If there was an “adult” category, I’d nominate my own blog at http://www.BetweenSheets.net. Maybe next year! Here are the blogs I’d like to add to your ever-growing list if they haven’t been already:

    The Best New Blog – http://www.Bridella.com
    The Best Blogs You’ve Never Heard Of – http://www.RealityonBravo.com (nominating this one because she’s doing that cool “Project Blog” contest)
    The Best Writing/Blogging Blog – http://www.FictionScribe.com
    The Best Sports Blog – http://www.BCSFrenzy.com
    The Best Family and Parenting Blog – http://www.Babylune.com
    The Best Food/Health Blog – http://www.FoodPast.com
    The Funniest Blog – http://www.GetIncensed.com

  27. Best new blog is definitely DJ at All Diva Media (www.alldivamedia.com)”women’s empowerment juice with a twist of lime”- sassy and smart.

    Best writing blog is Freelance Parent (eMoms at home). Every day they surprise me with something new and great.

  28. The Funniest Blog: Communist Dance Party (theCDP.net)

    Humorous personal essays with a dose of pop culture, music, and entertainment when the mood strikes. “Lost Fridays” are a can’t-miss feature for any “Lost” fan during the on-season. The writer also has a new book out called 65 Poor Life Decisions which features some of his best work to date. Check it out, and find your new favorite blogger.

  29. Yes I am going to be selfish and nominate my own blog.

    Ray Robison: Pointing out the obvious to the oblivious

    This blog launched me into writing for Fox News.com, The American Thinker, and Pajamas Media. I got picked up in articles for the NY Times, Le Monde, UK Guardian, mentions by Christopher Hitchens in Slate, Michael Barone at US News and World Report, often linked at Rush Limbaugh.com and he read one article on the show. Have done several FNC interviews and national radio interviews. While writing the book Both In One Trench: Saddam’s Secret Terror Documents last year I had little time to blog and lost my steady audience. Now that the book is out I am trying to bring it back with the same quality original military/political analysis. Worth a shot I guess. thanks

  30. Best blogging: Chrisg.com
    Best all around: Sweetney
    Best family/parenting: momisodes, Busy Mom (who should also win for best tagline, Better Parenting Through Coffee) (I love dooce.com too, but hey, we have to spread the love! Didn’t you read Darren’s post that only four women made the Forbes list of top 25 bloggers?)

    And now for the self promotion, in a strategic move to capture a category with fewer entries: Best Blog Name: Russian Mafia Babe, so named due to my first internet venture being interrupted by the (rumored) Russian Mafia. But I’ll be glad to be considered in Best New Blog or Best Blog You’ve Never Heard Of. Or how about a new category for Best Creative Writing Blog? (Agents? Any agents reading?)

    And another new category proposal, Best Spiritual/Inspirational blog, again self promoting Stellar Shaman

    Good Luck to all!

  31. 2. The Most Influential Blogger: http://blogs.usatoday.com/popcandy/
    3. The Best Blog Design: http://www.designspongeonline.com/
    4. The Best Blog Typography: http://www.kerismith.com/blog/
    6. The Best New Blog: http://sarahspy.blogspot.com
    9. The Best Blogs You’ve Never Heard Of: http://sarahspy.blogspot.com
    10. The Best Blog Podcast: http://blogs.usatoday.com/popcandy/
    13. The Best Writing/Blogging Blog: http://www.freelancewritinggigs.com/
    17. The Best Celeb/Style Blog: http://www.trustyourstyle.com/
    18. The Best Business/Money Blogs: http://www.wisebread.com/
    25. The Funniest Blog: http://mindyephron.blogspot.com/
    29. The Best Entertainment Blog (Music, TV, Movies): http://www.npr.org/blogs/monitormix/

  32. 3. The Best Blog Design
    Wino sapien

    5. The Best Blog Name
    Blue Hat SEO
    Spittoon
    Bigger than your head
    The Wine Chicks

    6. The Best New Blog
    my blog about wine
    Bigger than your head

    8. The Most Improved Blog of 2007
    Sebastian’s

    9. The Best Blogs You’ve Never Heard Of
    Sebastian’s
    my blog about wine
    Bigger than your head

    16. The Best SEO Blog
    John
    Sebastian

    24. The Best Food/Health Blog
    Spittoon
    Bigger than your head
    my blog about wine
    Wine Camp Blog

  33. # The Best Celeb/Style Blog – Celebrity Baby Blog (my site!)
    # The Best Food/Health Blog – The Food Section (my husband’s site!)
    # The Best Blogs You’ve Never Heard Of – modern cat
    # The Most Influential Blogger – Perez Hilton unfortunately (and not for the best reasons)
    # The Best Blog Design – ProBlogger.net
    # The Best SEO Blog – ProBlogger.net
    # The Best Family and Parenting Blog – ParentHacks.com, Cool Mom Picks
    # The Funniest Blog – Dooce.com
    # The Best Blog WebHost – Typepad.com
    # The Most Controversial Blog – TMZ.com
    # The Best Entertainment Blog (Music, TV, Movies) – CBS ShowBuzz

  34. The Most Influential Blogger: ProBlogger

    The Best New Blog: The Atma Jyoti Blog

    The Best Blogs You’ve Never Heard Of: The Atma Jyoti Blog

    The Best Writing/Blogging Blog: UrbanMonk

  35. The Best Overall Blog: Zen Habits Zen Habits
    The Most Influential Blogger: Copyblogger
    The Best Blog Design: Copyblogger
    The Best Blog Community: Metafilter
    The Best Blogs You’ve Never Heard Of: Blue Hat SEO
    The Best Writing/Blogging Blog: Dosh Dosh
    The Best SEO Blog: SEOmoz Daily SEO Blog
    The Best Business/Money Blogs: The Simple Dollar
    The Best Photo Blog: Photopreneur
    The Best Sports Blog: Joe Posnanski.com
    The Best Political Blog: Firedoglake
    The Funniest Blog: Violent Acres

  36. Modesty aside, I would like to nominate my own and a few other educational blogs:

    HackCollege, Cal Newport’s Study Hacks, ThatCollegeKid, Gearfire

  37. I don’t know if it’s the best new blog, but it’s certainly new, and it’s dear to me as my latest baby. It’s called 7junipers, and it’s a fairly broad blog devoted to Asian art and culture. It launched November 21, and I haven’t really started to promote it much yet. It’s my only blog where I’ve succeeded in creating a completely logical category structure. I think it shows real promise. Of course, you do have to be interested in the subject to appreciate it.

  38. 1. The Best Overall Blog – johnchow.com

    6. The Best New Blog – artmarketblog.com

    8. The Most Improved Blog of 2007 – artmarketblog.com

    9. The Best Blogs You’ve Never Heard Of – artmarketblog.com

    15. The Most Controversial Blog – perezhilton.com

    16. The Best SEO Blog – seobook.com/blog

    18. The Best Business/Money Blogs – johnchow.com

    22. The Best Family and Parenting Blog
    23. The Best Political Blog
    24. The Best Food/Health Blog
    25. The Funniest Blog

    28. The Best Entertainment Blog (Music, TV, Movies)

  39. Family/Parenting Blog:
    No shame here – I nominate our family blog! They’re just too cute you gotta check ’em out – QUADRUPLET BOYS! It’s a blog about our journey and the adventures of raising multiples.

    http://www.murraycrew.blogspot.com

    Oh yeah, Problogger for Tech Blog!

  40. The Best Overall Blog – Stephen Fry – Wanting to pick something a little different, but also something worthy of such an accolade. Perhaps not the greatest in comparison to the standard names mentioned above, but certainly a site I find myself at time and time again. Worthy of a nomination.

  41. # The Best Overall Blog – zenhabits.com
    # The Most Influential Blogger – Leo Babauta
    # The Best Blog Design – zenhabits.com
    # The Best Blog Name – lifehacker
    # The Best New Blog – donigreenberg.com
    # The Most Improved Blog of 2007 – locationindependent.com
    # The Best Blogs You’ve Never Heard Of – donigreenberg.com
    # The Best Writing/Blogging Blog – doshdosh.com
    # The Best Science/Technology Blog – lifehacker.com
    # The Most Controversial Blog – johnchow.com
    # The Best SEO Blog – blog.sitemost.com.au
    # The Best Business/Money Blogs – getrichslowly.org
    # The Best Food/Health Blog – donigreenberg.com
    # The Funniest Blog – ittybiz.com
    # The Best Celeb/Style Blog nowsmellthis.blogharbor.com

  42. I’m a little surprised that these aren’t a category or categories. I would have thought there would at least be a Best Entertainment Blog category. A Movie/Television category might be nice to keep in mind for next year.

  43. 13. The Best Writing/Blogging Blog – Pro Blogger
    14. The Best Science/Technology Blog – Tech Crunch
    18. The Best Business/Money Blogs – Get Rich Slowly
    22. The Best Family and Parenting Blog – From the Park Bench (Shamelessly nominating myself.. but very informative)
    24. The Best Food/Health Blog – Culinate
    25. The Funniest Blog – Itty Biz

    I have one for best blog design but I have to wait until the author gets her new design up tomorrow. (She gave me a sneak peak.)

  44. The Best Blogs You’ve Never Heard Of

    Photography:

    • Just stumbled across this site some minutes ago: Fine Art Nude Photography – The name says it all.
    • Strobist – I can’t believe what this guy is posting all the time. Amazing output for such a ‘seems to be small’ niche.

    Art and Design

    • woostercollective – Street Art collection
    • moleskineproject – Paintings in sketch books produced by Moleskine. Awesome work! That’s a niche inside a niche inside a niche!!!
    • you thought we wouldn’t notice … but we did – Stealing art evidence blog
    • FFFFOUND! / EVERYONE – A designer resource and inspiration blog.

    Podcast / Multimedia:

    • The MediaStorm Projects – Incredible! Awesome! Yes, they also have a MediaStorm blog but the projects are available via podcast. That’s enough I think to nominate MediaStorm as the best blog for all categories

    Diverse

    • vowe.net – A nice mixture of German/English memes

    I am too lazy to put these blogs into the appropriate drawers.

  45. Can somebody please create an OPML file from all the nominations?

    And yes, nominating all those ‘hall of fame’ blogs again and again is pretty senseless. Create a hall of fame and hang them high

  46. Best Writing: DailyWritingTips.com
    BestOverall: TechCrunch
    Best gadget: CrunchGear
    Best Community: BlogOnExpo
    Best Blog youโ€™ve Never Heard of: BlogOnExpo
    Most Controversial: PerezHilton

  47. 1. The Best Overall Blog: TechCrunch
    2. The Most Influential Blogger: Guy Kawasaki
    13. The Best Writing/Blogging Blog: BlogonExpo.com
    7. The Best Blog Community: BlogOnExpo.com
    Best Gadget Blog: Gizmodo
    Best Corporate Blog: SEOMoz
    Best Blog you Never Heard of: BlogOnExpo

  48. Best Travel Blog? How about O.T.I.S.: Odd Things I’ve Seen

    Here’s the summary on the site: “My name, as well as my life, are completely unimportant. It took a little while, but Iโ€™ve come to terms with that. However, I have seen some odd things. More relevantly, Iโ€™ve taken pictures of some odd things. Perhaps even more relevantly, Iโ€™ve paired those pictures with words Iโ€™ve written about odd things. Thatโ€™s more back story than you need to know for this site, honestly. Enjoy O.T.I.S.”

  49. The Best SEO Blog: SEOMOZ.org
    best blogs you’ve never heard of: BlogOnExpo
    best Overall: TechCrunch
    The Best Use of a Corporate Blog: SEOM

  50. Here are my nominations.

    The Most Influential Blogger – johnchow.com

    The Best Blog Design – problogger.net

    The Best New Blog – freelanceswitch.com

    The Best Blogs You’ve Never Heard Of – jergames.blogspot.com basketbawful.blogspot.com

    The Best Blog Podcast – thebasketballjones.net/podcast (warning: explicit language)

    The Best Use of a Corporate Blog – blog.prosper.com

    The Best Video Blog – tvsquad.com/category/tv-squad-daily

    The Best Writing/Blogging Blog – copyblogger.com

    The Best SEO Blog – seobook.com/blog

    The Best Celeb/Style Blog – celebritycowboy.com

    The Best Business/Money Blogs – entrepreneurs-journey.com

    The Best Sports Blog – truehoop.com

    The Best Blog WebHost – asmallorange.com

    The Best Food/Health Blog – candyaddict.com

  51. 1. The Best Overall Blog – http://headrush.typepad.com/

    Sadly now ended. I don’t know any other blog where every single post was dead on perfect. Every one.

    2. The Most Influential Blogger – http://www.techcrunch.com

    Frankly, I don’t read it, just like I don’t read Engadget, Gizmodo, or Boing Boing’s new gadget blog. Too much information and not enough relevance. But there is no denying that the man who makes the most money from blogging on his own blog is also the most influential blogger on the planet.

    3. The Best Blog Design – http://discovermagazine.com/

    First problem: is a magazine which adopts a blogging format in complement to the magazine format a blog? If it also offers RSS feeds? If so, this may not be the prettiest, but it’s excellently designed.

    4. The Best Blog Typography – http://indexed.blogspot.com/

    The typography of the site sucks, but the typography of the posts are part of its charm. That’s what counts.

    5. The Best Blog Name – http://www.boingboing.net

    Getting Boing’ed is a word. You can also get Dugg or del.icio.us’d, but they’re not blogs. Boing Boing is just such a good name for this collection of random libertarian tidbits.

    6. The Best New Blog – http://gnblog.com/

    It’s a blog with Israelis, Palestinians, Syrians, Lebanese, Egyptians, Sudanese, Iranians, and so on all blogging together. It’s basically peace in the virtual Middle East.

    7. The Best Blog Community – http://www.techdirt.com

    Performancing and Problogger have great communities, yes, but Techdirt’s simply works.

    8. The Most Improved Blog of 2007 – http://jergames.blogspot.com

    My own. Actually, I’m looking to do another redesign.

    9. The Best Blogs You’ve Never Heard Of – http://jergames.blogspot.com

    Also my own. I hope most people will submit their own.

    10. The Best Blog Podcast – http://www.thedicetower.com

    The best podcast about the only thing worth listening to, as far as I’m concerned.

    11. The Best Use of a Corporate Blog – http://www.gapingvoid.com

    This man invented the corporate blog.

    12. The Best Video Blog – http://www.boardgameswithscott.com/

    The best videocast about the only thing worth watching, as far as I’m concerned.

    13. The Best Writing/Blogging Blog – http://www.copyblogger.com

    Still compelling, but starting to get repetitive.

    14. The Best Science/Technology Blog – http://www.wired.com

    Another in the category of “is this a blog?” I refer to the daily news articles feed.

    15. The Most Controversial Blog – http://www.dailykos.com

    Most controversial doesn’t mean I have to like it.

    16. The Best SEO Blog –

    Honestly, they’re all pretty boring.

    17. The Best Celeb/Style Blog –

    The Internet breeds two things: frantic calls for privacy, and lurid voyeurism. The fact that these two don’t strike people as contradictory is beyond me. I refuse to read the majority of these mean and invasive blogs. Find me a good style blog that’s not about celebrities and we’ll talk. Maybe that blog about shoes.

    18. The Best Business/Money Blogs –

    Not my topic of interest.

    19. The Best Photo Blog – http://postsecret.blogspot.com

    With Flickr’s Interestingness RSS feed coming in a damn close second.

    20. The Best Sports Blog –

    Not my topic of interest. However, there is no “game blog”, so maybe mine should go here. Also no “hobby” blog.

    21. The Best Blog WebHost –

    Having only used WordPress and Blogger, probably WordPress, but for some reason I keep using Blogger.

    22. The Best Family and Parenting Blog –

    Not my topic of interest.

    23. The Best Political Blog – http://bogieworks.blogs.com/treppenwitz/

    A phenomenal writer covering controversial or humorous Israel-related topics.

    24. The Best Food/Health Blog –

    Not my topic of interest.

    25. The Funniest Blog – http://www.giantitp.com/comics/oots.html

    Another one. Does a webcomic with a feed count as a blog? In not, then does Indexed? Or Gaping Void?

    26. The Best Travel Blog –

    Not my topic of interest.

    27. The Best Education Blog –

    Not my topic of interest.

    Yehuda

  52. 1. The Best Overall Blog – Pro Blogger
    2. The Most Influential Blogger – Michael Arrington
    3. The Best Blog Design – Brian Gardner
    4. The Best Blog Typography – Copyblogger
    5. The Best Blog Name – BlogStorm
    6. The Best New Blog – FreelanceSwitch
    7. The Best Blog Community – SEOmoz
    8. The Most Improved Blog of 2007 – Dosh Dosh
    13. The Best Writing/Blogging Blog – Daily Blog Tips
    14. The Best Science/Technology Blog – TechCrunch
    15. The Most Controversial Blog – John Chow
    16. The Best SEO Blog – Search Engine Land
    18. The Best Business/Money Blogs – Instigatorblog
    21. The Best Blog WebHost – Doreo Hosting
    25. The Funniest Blog – Random-Good-Stuff

  53. The Best Photo Blog: ClipAid.com
    Best Video Blog: ClipAid.com

    How can you beat a video/picture blog that is dedicated to helping end world hunger? Clipaid.com

  54. Yes, I write for the first one, own the second and edit the third suggestion, but they’re all fab and never won anything before ๐Ÿ™‚

    The Best New Blog: Freelance Switch

    The Best Blog You’ve Never Heard Of or The Best Travel Blog or The Best Business Blog: Location Independent Professionals

    The Best Food/Health Blog: Get Better Abs

  55. Yehuda, 2nd and 3rd place will gain you recognition too.

    Plus, we plan on selecting about 10 blogs from “best blogs you’ve never heard of” cat

  56. Which is my point. How does it fulfill the award’s mission to “encourage bloggers to create good blogs?” by naming Techcrunch the best tech blog, once again?

    Yehuda

  57. Flyaway Cafe

    @yehuda – People nominate and vote for who they choose. The blogs that usually win these things generally have the biggest communities.

  58. The Most Influential Blogger – Seth Godin
    The Best Blog Design – problogger.net
    The Best SEO Blog – seoblackhat.com
    The Best Celeb/Style Blog – popsugar.com
    The Best Sports Blog – footy-boots.com
    The Funniest Blog – imaginaryscenes.com

  59. 1. The Best Overall Blog – http://sethgodin.typepad.com
    2. The Most Influential Blogger – http://sethgodin.typepad.com
    3. The Best Blog Design – http://freelanceswitch.com
    4. The Best Blog Typography – http://freelanceswitch.com
    5. The Best Blog Name – http://www.thebudgetfashionista.com/
    6. The Best New Blog – http://freelanceswitch.com
    7. The Best Blog Community – http://forum.authorityblogger.com http://performancing.com
    8. The Most Improved Blog of 2007 – http://seobook.com
    9. The Best Blogs You’ve Never Heard Of – http://spidersecret.com/
    10. The Best Blog Podcast – http://www.search-this.com
    11. The Best Use of a Corporate Blog – http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/
    12. The Best Video Blog – http://www.1938media.com/ http://commandn.typepad.com
    13. The Best Writing/Blogging Blog – http://copyblogger.com
    14. The Best Science/Technology Blog – http://techcrunch.com/
    15. The Most Controversial Blog – http://www.1938media.com/
    16. The Best SEO Blog – http://seobook.com
    17. The Best Celeb/Style Blog – http://www.thebudgetfashionista.com/
    18. The Best Business/Money Blogs – http://onmoneymaking.com/
    19. The Best Photo Blog – http://dslrblog.com
    20. The Best Sports Blog – http://soccerlens.com
    21. The Best Blog WebHost – http://dreamhost.com
    22. The Best Family and Parenting Blog – http://www.emomsathome.com/blog/
    23. The Best Political Blog – ?
    24. The Best Food/Health Blog – http://candyaddict.com/
    25. The Funniest Blog – http://dilbertblog.typepad.com/

  60. I may as well continue …

    Best tech blog? Is it going to be Techcrunch, Engadget, or Gizmodo … again?
    Best life hacking blog? Lifehacker?
    Best celeb/style blog? TMZ, perezhilton, etc.. again?
    Best gaming blog? Kotaku or Joystiq, again?

    How many times and years are we going to “celebrate” the same blogs that get celebrated all year long, and were celebrated last year, and will be celebrated again next year? Is this really necessary?

    Any blog like Techcrunch, which already has millions of visitors, needs no further publicity than it gets naturally anyway. Ok. It’s wonderful. Big deal.

    In the board game industry, we discuss why we give awards, and there is one reason: to publicize games and the industry in general. People will buy a game with an award symbol on it that the might not otherwise. The press may pick up on the “award” event and bring a few more people into the hobby. That’s the point.

    Giving an award to Techcrunch, Lifehacker, Problogger, Copyblogger, or Performancing is like giving an award for the largest standing military force in the U.S. to (drum roll …) the U.S. armed forces! Whoopee!

    Well, maybe not exactly, as there is no law that prevents a lesser known blog from overtaking a well-known one. But just how much celebration as premier force does the U.S. armed forces need? Come to think of it, how much do they care? Techcrunch will graciously take the award, slap up a post about it, probably get another few hundred hits and a few dozen links. And who got encouraged by that?

    Your opening sentence reads: Performancing is all about encouraging bloggers to make good blogs. Yet this award is going to reward the same guys as the Webbies and all the other big web awards, the Alexa top listings, the Techorati popular blogs, etc. It will get linked to by little guys, some attention from big guys, and lots of traffic for Performancing. Aside from the “best blog you’ve never heard of” which will actually encourage and award one blogger who makes a good blog, what else?

    I think the solution to my problem is this: disallow any blog with 10,000 or higher Alexa rating. They don’t need the traffic or the notice. Everyone already knows them. They’re already “Hall of Fame” winners.

    Yehuda

  61. 1. The Best Overall Blog – techcrunch
    2. The Most Influential Blogger – John Chow
    3. The Best Blog Design – Copyblogger
    4. The Best Blog Typography – Copyblogger
    5. The Best Blog Name – BlogStorm
    6. The Best New Blog – BlogStorm
    7. The Best Blog Community – SEOmoz
    8. The Most Improved Blog of 2007 – John Chow
    9. The Best Blogs You’ve Never Heard Of – BlogStorm
    13. The Best Writing/Blogging Blog – Daily Blog Tips
    14. The Best Science/Technology Blog – Ars Technica
    15. The Most Controversial Blog – John Chow
    16. The Best SEO Blog – SEO Book
    21. The Best Blog WebHost – Burton Hosting
    24. The Best Food/Health Blog – Start Cooking

  62. Best Blog Name: D-liberate: The Musings of a Modern Renaissance Man (my blog)

    The name has several meanings. It is a play of words. It plays around with my nickname “D-cal”. It also can mean “D liberate” as in “D” my name and “liberate” the verb. And the more obvious word would be deliberate. It took me a while to think of this and I think it’s a pretty good name.

    Best Blog Community: Performancing.com and FilipinoWriter.com

    Performancing.com offers several good job openings and is always good for a tip or two. I visit it on a daily basis (sometimes even an hourly basis).

    FilipinoWriter.com is a simple site/community. It caters primarily to Filipino writers but is open to all. It allows Filipino writers to post and share books, blogs, poems, etc. The owner Noid also has established several useful tips for writers.

    Best Writing/Blogging Blog: Freelance Writing Jobs by Deborah Ng

    This site never disappoints. Always has a useful tip or article on writing and always provides the best job posts online. I actually found performancing.com through this blog.

    Best Sports Blog: The Capoeira Blog

    Managed by “Faisca”, the blog has several posts that are useful to both the person who is unfamiliar with the Brazilian Martial Art and to the person has been practicing it for years. It has a simple clean design and is very easy to navigate through. It also provides regular links to relevant Capoeira sources.

    The Best Parenting and Family Blog: Raising Kids

    This is owned by Angelita Barlonga. Her first born was diagnosed with a language procesing disorder, while, her second child is a survivor of Stephen-Johnson Syndrome. She managed to cope with these difficulties and now gives advice on child raising. The language needs a little improvement but the advice is still clear and is always done with heart.

  63. Just found your site, but am excited to nominate my favorite blogs:

    1. The Best New Blog: shameless self promotion: MINE! WordHappy (http://toddiedowns.wordpress.com)
    2. The Best Blogs You’ve Never Heard Of: Again – MINE! (If I had anyone reading it, I wouldn’t need such shameless self-promotion, now would I?)
    3. The Best Writing/Blogging Blog: A couple: Bad Language (http://www.badlanguage.net/)
    Copywriter Underground (http://www.copywriterunderground.com/)
    4. The Best Science/Technology Blog: Gizmodo, the Gadget Guide (http://gizmodo.com/)
    5. The Best Business/Money Blogs: Fake Steve Jobs (http://fakesteve.blogspot.com/)
    6. The Best Blog WebHost: WordPress, of course!
    7. The Best Family and Parenting Blog: Ruby Blog, from Ruby Slipper Guide to the Eastside (http://1.rubyslipperguide.com/)
    8. The Best Political Blog: Writes Like She Talks (Cleveland politics – could it get any better?) (http://www.writeslikeshetalks.com/)

    I also thought the point raising the distinction between corporate blogs and enthusiastic amateur blogs was a good one. I like to read both, but I would hate to pit one against the other.

    Toddie
    WordHappy (http://toddiedowns.wordpress.com)

    P.S. Clearly, I am the most obtuse person alive, because I sent this first as a private message, thinking why would someone have to do that in order to make a comment? Color me red.

  64. Hi –

    Thanks for the contest. Seems tough to be “up” on all the contenders in so many categories. Here are my nominations:

    7. The Best Blog Community – WordPress.Com

    13. The Best Writing/Blogging Blog – CopyWriterUnderground.com

    16. The Best SEO Blog – BattelleMedia.com

    17. The Best Celeb/Style Blog – GretaWire.com

    18. The Best Business/Money Blogs – ProBlogger.net

    21. The Best Blog WebHost – WebFaddsHosting.com

    Hey… you only have so much time in your RSS reader.

    – Scott

    Scott Frangos, Managing Editor
    WebHelperMagazine.com
    BLOG: http://www.OpenSourceWebMaster.com
    RSS: http://webhelpermagazine.com/?feed=rss2&cat=327
    ——————————

  65. What about Educational blogs?
    Should not this be a category as well?
    And are we talking about American blogs, international blogs, English spoken blogs or what?
    (I won’t nominate my Dutch blog:-)

  66. The Best Overall Blog http://www.treehugger.com/ or http://architecture.myninjaplease.com/ (at least these are the two I spend the most time at.)

    The Most Influential Blogger – way too hard!

    The Best Blog Design http://prairiemod.typepad.com/prairiemod/ (nice and simple)

    The Best Blog Name Blog like you give a damn http://www.bloglikeyougiveadamn.blogspot.com/

    The Best Blogs You’ve Never Heard Of http://www.crankyfitness.com/

    The Best Celeb/Style Blog http://www.snarkstress.com/

    The Best Food/Health Blog http://www.bakingdelights.com/

    The Funniest Blog http://www.craigslistcurmudgeon.com/

    I think there should be best architecture blog and best eco blog next year Thanks.

  67. Well, there should be separate categories for writing and blogging blogs so I have two…

    Blogging: http://www.chrisg.com/ because he’s more down to earth than most of the other blogging blogs; not snobby at all.
    Writing: http://www.freelancewritinggigs.com/ Um, like there’s another choice. Also, I like that it’s gotten more post heavy. It used to seem like more jobs and less posts but now lots of good tips.

    I’ll be back with my other nominations later — have to think about it.

    ~ Jennifer

  68. Yehuda, I just checked out your blog again. That’s some killer content you have there…and about a topic that I love! You have my vote.

  69. Good point Yehuda…very good point. Maybe we need to exclude corporate blogs in the future? Any thoughts on this?

  70. I’m not sure if naming my own blog (http://jergames.blogspot.com) as “The Best Blog You’ve Never Heard Of” is modest or arrogant.

    I think you’ll find that the vast majority of “best blogs” are all run by media conglomerates at this point: Gawker, 1UP, and so on. They hardly seem like blogs any more, more like some kind of cross between a real-time gossip magazines and a TV shows. There are exceptions, of course.

    For that reason, I’m not sure how useful it is to compare a “blog” run by a staff of writers with full time salaries and started by a parent company to make money vs a “blog” written by an enthusiast amateur.

    Yehuda

  71. The Best Blog Community

    I’ve got to nominate Performancing for this one, cuz I think it’s true (no bias of course;-)

  72. I’d like to nominate for category 9. Best blog you’ve never heard of:

    Erik Hare at
    http://www.authorsden.com/erikhare

    He was a runner-up for best literature blog in 2007. His blog doesn’t feature a lot of splashy stuff, just well thought out essays on topics that are always surprising. His perspective is very unique. You really should check him out.

  73. The Best Overall Blog: Dooce

    The Best Blog Design: Hello, My Name is Scott

    The Best Blog Name: Mine, of course! Speak Schmeak!

    The Best Blogs You’ve Never Heard Of: Mine, again! Speak Schmeak.

    The Best Writing/Blogging Blog: Copyblogger

    The Most Controversial Blog: Dooce

    The Best SEO Blog: Performancing

    The Best Business/Money Blogs: Hello, My Name is Scott; The Simple Dollar; Get Rich Slowly; Chaos Scenario

    The Best Political Blog: Huffington Post

    The Best Food/Health Blog: for recipes – 101 Cookbooks; food ethics – Ethicurean; healthy eating – What to Eat (based on the book by Marion Nestle)

    The Funniest Blog: Dooce

    Lisa Braithwaite
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    Public Speaking and Presentation Skills Coach
    http://www.coachlisab.com
    http://coachlisab.blogspot.com

  74. I’d like to nominate Freelance Wrting Jobs for Most Improved and Best Blog Community. Is that allowed since Deb does stuff here? And the Celebrity Cowboy blog. It’s the only gossip blog I read every day.

    For best writing blog I’d like to nominate the Copyblogger.

    For most influential blogger Darren Rowse.
    Best Money Blog Shoemoney
    Best New Blog I’d like to nominate freelance switch.

  75. Best Blog You Never Heard Of: Jennifer Chait’s Offbeat Homes
    Best Writing/Blogging Blog? ProBlogger
    The Funniest Blog: Craigslist Curmudgeon
    The Best New Blog Freelance Switch and also for best Podcast.
    Best Food Blog Baking Delights.

  76. Oddly enough, despite reading so many blogs every single day, I had a real hard time picking out any front runners as my memory is horrible, and there are very few blogs that have really stood out from the crowd for me this year.

    Here are some of my choices that I thought of off the top of my head.

    2. The Most Influential Blogger
    Personally, Mark of 45n5.com

    3. The Best Blog Design
    Veerle (veerle.duoh.com)

    13. The Best Writing/Blogging Blog
    Problogger.net

    21. The Best Blog WebHost
    HostGator.com

    I will try to come up with more over the coming day.

  77. 1. The Best Overall Blog: http://www.ncnblog.com/
    2. The Most Influential Blogger: http://www.ncnblog.com/
    5. The Best Blog Name: http://www.howisavemoney.net/
    6. The Best New Blog: http://www.howisavemoney.net/
    8. The Most Improved Blog of 2007: http://www.lifeofbaz.com/
    9. The Best Blogs You’ve Never Heard Of: http://www.howisavemoney.net/
    13. The Best Writing/Blogging Blog: http://www.problogger.net/
    14. The Best Science/Technology Blog: http://www.webdevelopment2.com/
    15. The Most Controversial Blog http://www.johnchow.com
    17. The Best Celeb/Style Blog: http://www.thebudgetfashionista.com/
    18. The Best Business/Money Blogs
    22. The Best Family and Parenting Blog: http://calimckoys.blogspot.com/
    25. The Funniest Blog: http://www.jagular.us/

  78. The Best Overall Blog ~ TechCrunch, a great year from the TC team even though I don’t always agree with them. They are a machine over there.

    The Most Influential Blogger ~ Robert Scoble, the guy is like a living Facebook. Everyone seems to want to talk about him all the time. I’ve yet to figure out what he actually does but be a famous tech blogger.

    The Best Blog Design ~ Chris Pearson‘s design just flat out rock but the guy is hardly ever up on any of the major CSS galleries. Kinda strange if you ask me. This design is getting older but still the best in the sphere IMO.

    The Best Blog Typography ~Natural Log Siding. I’m super biased as I think our designer cough cough does a great job with typography and branding. Feel free to disagree with me on this one. But I think its $$Money$$

    The Best Blogs You’ve Never Heard Of – Wise Living Journal. The topic matter of this blog is totally outside my normal reading but I am drawn to it daily. It came in just a notch above Chocolate Chipped, a food blog I try to avoid because it makes me want to go out and eat chocolate.

    The Best Blog WebHost – ASmallOrange and Rapid VPS host all my sites and I have to tell you both have the best service imaginable for a high mntc client like myself. Give either one a whirl you wont be disappointed.

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