It's almost time for the 2005 Weblog Awards. The site is still under construction and soon suggestions for new categories will open. Early November will see the open nomination process get started, and voting will start after Thanksgiving. Everything will wrap-up by December 15th with the announcement of winners and (new this year) the awarding of special juried awards.
The announcement today is the opening of the Weblog Awards newsletters. The best way to keep tabs on what's going on with the awards, and the only way to volunteer as a member of the finalist selection panel, is to sign-up for the applicable newsletter at the Sign-up Page. Expect an initial message in the next few days.
In case you missed the last two years, you can look back on prior years awards below.
Based on 366,187 votes cast in all categories over 10 days in early December 2004, here are the winners of the of The 2004 Weblog Awards:
Best Overall Blog - Powerline
Best New Blog (Established 2004) - Kerry Spot
Best Group Blog - The Volokh Conspiracy
Best Humor Blog - ScrappleFace
Best Liberal Blog - Matthew Yglesias
Best Conservative Blog - Captain's Quarters
Best Election Coverage - Real Clear Politics
Best Media/Journalist Blog - Best of the Web (Opinion Journal)
Best Tech Blog - Engadget
Best Culture Blog - a small victory
Best Sports Blog - Baseball Crank
Best Photo Blog - Chromasia
Best LGBT Blog - Boi from Troy
Best Military Blog - Blackfive
Best Online Community - Fark
Best Blog Design - Cold Fury
Best Essayist - Victor Davis Hanson
Best Canadian Blog - small dead animals
Best UK Blog - Belgravia Dispatch
Best European (Non UK) Blog - The Dissident Frogman
Best Asian Blog - Why are you worshipping the ground I blog on?
Best Middle East or Africa Blog - Iraq the Model
Best Australia or New Zealand Blog - Tim Blair
Best Latino, Caribbean, or South American Blog - Venezuela News
Ecosystem Based (View the TTLB Ecosystem)
Best of the Top 100 Blogs - Ace of Spades HQ
Best of the Top 100 - 250 Blogs - Patterico
Best of the Top 250-500 Blogs - Betsy's Page
Best of the Top 500 - 1000 Blogs - Oh, That Liberal Media
Best of the Top 1000 - 1750 Blogs - The Gleeson Bloglomerate
Best of the Top 1750 - 2500 Blogs - Just One Bite
Best of the Top 2500 - 3500 Blogs - The Moderate Voice
Best of the Top 3500 - 5000 Blogs - Marn's Big Adventure
Best of the Top 5000 - 6750 Blogs - No Oil for Pacifists
Best of the Rest of the Blogs (6750+) - Paratrooper's Blog
Congratulations to all the winners!!!
A full list of the voting results is available at the full poll archive.
Winners can expect an e-mail from me with their very own super cool individualized graphic. If you were a finalist in any category (listed in the voting polls) you can immortalize your achievement with a 2004 Weblog Awards finalist logo, courtesy of Suzy Rice.
Special thanks to all of the volunteers who helped get this monstrosity underway and keep it from crashing and burning throughout. Those folks are listed on the sidebar, and I thank each of them for their help!
Based on over 63,000 votes cast during the ten days polls were open (12/5/2003 -12/14/2003), here are the 22 winners of 2003 Weblog Awards. An archive of all 2003 Weblog Award related posts is available here.
Click on the category name to view the vote totals for that category.
Best Overall Blog - Little Green Footballs
Best New Blog (Established in 2003) - Allah Is In The House
Best Group Blog - The Volokh Conspiracy
Best Foreign Blog - Merde In France
Best Humor Blog - Allah Is In The House
Best Looking Blog - Snazzy Kat
Best Female Authored Blog - (tie) Meryl Yourish Asymmetrical Information
Best Liberal Blog - Michael J. Totten
Best Conservative Blog - Hugh Hewitt
Best Media/Journalist Blog - Opinion Journal (Best Of The Web by James Taranto)
Best Ecosystem Higher Beings & Mortal Humans Blog - James Lileks
Best Ecosystem Playful Primates Blog - Citizen Smash
Best Ecosystem Large Mammals Blog - damnum absque injuria
Best Ecosystem Marauding Marsupials Blog - Patterico's Pontifications
Best Ecosystem Adorable Rodents Blog - Yale Diva
Best Ecosystem Flappy Birds Blog - Busy Mom Blog
Best Ecosystem Slithering Reptiles Blog - Buddha's Den
Best Ecosystem Crawly Amphibians Blog - Tasty Manatees
Best Ecosystem Flippery Fish Blog - Sweetness Follows (NSFW)
Best Ecosystem Slimy Molluscs (and below) Blog - Jozjozjoz