Wednesday, June 14, 2006

The First Annual BlogAsheville Awards


The Rules: In the comments section below or by email to scrutinyhooligans(AT)yahoo(DOT)com, you can nominate up to three BlogAsheville blogs in each category. You may also add more categories, to which anyone may nominate favored blogs/bloggers. Anyone may nominate blogs in this competition, so please post about it at your blogs and email me the results. Only bloggers on the BlogAsheville blogroll are eligible for nominations. Nominations will close Friday, June 15 at 11:59 pm.

The Vote: On Saturday you'll receive a ballot and vote for your favorites from the blogs that are nominated. Polling will close when the band starts playing. The winners will be announced at the set break or thereabouts.

All rules are subject to abject changes.

The Superlatives:

Most Likely to Make Money by Blogging

Least Likely to Make Money by Blogging

Best Design

Most Likely to Make You Laugh Out Loud

Best Art/Photos

Blogger you'd most like to see naked

Best Local Happenings

Best Political

Makes Me Feel Happiest

Most Inspirational

Most in Need of a Redesign

Most Likely to Have New Material

Best BlogAsheville Post 2005-2006

Best Post 2006

Most Deserving of Wider Recognition

Best Writing

Best Overall

UPDATED WITH NEW SUPERLATIVES:

Blogger I'd Most Like to Have a Beer With

Least Likely to Care About Traffic

Biggest Slacker

15 comments:

Brainshrub said...

This is a great idea.

I'm off to vote.

Jim Jenkins said...

Here's some of my nominations.

Best Design
Edgy Mama
Bird on the Moon

Most Likely to Make You Laugh Out Loud
Edgy Mama
Easy Bake Coven

Best Art/Photos
The Avant Garden
Zenography
Lowell Allen's Serial Photo

Blogger You'd Most Like to See Naked
Yeah, right

Best Local Happenings
AshVegas

Best Political
Scrutiny Hooligans

Makes Me Feel Happiest
Easy Bake Coven
Hangover Journals

Most Inspirational
Hangover Journals
Bird on the Moon
Modern Peasant

Most Likely to Have New Material
Scrutiny Hooligans

Best Writing
1000 Black Lines
Flasheville

Jim Jenkins said...

Of course you left out the most important category when it comes to voting.

Blogger I'd Most Like to Have a Beer With

syntax said...

how about something that i could win, like "most eclectic content", "least likely to care about web traffic" or "happiest with obscurity"?

:)

Jim Jenkins said...

Here are a couple of nominations for best BlogAsheville post of 2006.

LiveBlogging Markos and Jerome by Screwy Hoolie
To the Witch Who Hit My Van and Ran by Edgy Mama

Edgy Mama said...

How about adding:
Biggest slacker blog

I can think of several!

Edgy Mama said...

Here's my ballot, although I reserve the right to add some later. When I was filling this in, I was struck by the talent and diversity we have here at BlogAsheville. What an amazing community!

Most Likely to Make Money by Blogging
ME (I’m making beer $. Finally, Woohoo!)
Ashvegas (persistent)
Brainshrub (extremely persistent)

Least Likely to Make Money by Blogging
Modern Peasant
Hangover Journals
Syntax of Things
(sorry, y’all, but you know it’s true)

Best Design
1000 Black Lines
Modern Peasant
Back Forty

Most Likely to Make You Laugh Out Loud
Ashvegas
Restless Mama (though she needs to update!)
Hangover Journals
(Okay, I make myself LOL, but I'm never sure if I make others LOL).

Best Art/Photos
Zenography
Ashvegas
Blue Ridge Blog

Blogger you'd most like to see naked
(I have to pick only three?)

Blogger you’d most like to drink a beer with
(Who haven’t I had a beer with?)
Tingle Alley (where is she? Why isn’t she blogging?)
Back Forty
Dirty Greek

Best Local Happenings
Ashvegas
BlogAsheville

Best Political
Scrutiny Hooligans
Brainshrub
DEMbloggers

Makes Me Feel Happiest
Domestic Bliss (even though I don’t knit)
Easy Bake Coven
Blogasheville

Most Inspirational
Lies & Myth
Domestic Bliss
Dirty Greek

Most in Need of a Redesign
Ashvegas
Scrutiny Hooligans
Lies & Myth

Most Likely to Have New Material
Scrutiny Hooligans
Ashvegas
Blogasheville

Best BlogAsheville Post 2005-2006
June, 13, 2006, Extrablogiversapaloozathon 2006, feat. Jolt Wagon.

Saturday, September 10, 2005, The New Orleans Blues (okay, it was written by Tom Robbins, but still, incredibly moving).

(I can't get the links to work. Help?)

Best Post 2006
I’m going to have to think about this one! There are sooooo many.

Most Deserving of Wider Recognition
(All of us!)
Hangover Journals
Scrutiny Hooligans

Best Writing
Flasheville (when we update)
Ashvegas
Lies & Myth

Best Overall
Ashvegas
Scrutiny Hooligans

Jim Jenkins said...

EM sez: (I can't get the links to work. Help?)

Click on the time for any post and it will take you to a permanent URL. Use that URL to link.

Uptown Ruler said...

Most Likely to Make Money by Blogging

- Brainshrub

Least Likely to Make Money by Blogging

- Scrutiny Hooligans (no advertising!)

Best Design

- 1000 Black Lines

Most Likely to Make You Laugh Out Loud

- Hangover Journals
- Edgy Mama

Best Art/Photos

- Lowell Allen's Serial Photo
- Zen (Flickr Page)
- Modern Peasant

Best Local Happenings

- Ashvegas

Best Political

- Scrutiny Hooligans

Makes Me Feel Happiest

- Hangover Journals

Most Inspirational

- Bird on the Moon
- The Syntax Of Things

Most Deserving of Wider Recognition

- Modern Peasant
- BlogAsheville

Best Writing

- Edgy Mama

Best Overall

- Easy Bake Coven
- AshVegas

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Best Non-WNC North Carolina Blogger

- Anonymoses

syntax said...

actually, em... i didn't make money per se, but i have had an anonymous benefactor donate a little bit of $ to help offset my bandwidth.

can't really buy a dinner for two with it, but it's something, no? :)

mygothlaundry said...

Most Likely to Make Money by Blogging
Ashvegas
Edgy Mama
Brainshrub

Least Likely to Make Money by Blogging
Oh SHUT UP already! I know, I know.

Best Design
Modern Peasant
Bird on the Moon
The Syntax of Things

Most Likely to Make You Laugh Out Loud
What the Hell?
Easy Bake Coven

Best Art/Photos
Blue Ridge Blog
Zenography
Modern Peasant

Blogger you'd most like to see naked
Now, now. I love you all, but I'm not going there.

Best Local Happenings
Blogasheville
Ashvegas

Best Political
Scrutiny Hooligans
Brainshrub

Makes Me Feel Happiest
Moon Meadow Farm
Edgy Mama
Bird on the Moon


Most Inspirational
Bird on the Moon
Zenography
Domestic Bliss

Most in Need of a Redesign
Blogasheville! It is loading slooooooow these days and I think it's that damn news feed on the sidebar, not to mention that if you click on those and get into their forums they are full of ugly nasty people saying ugly nasty things.

Most Likely to Have New Material
Scrutiny Hooligans
Edgy Mama
The Syntax of Things

Best BlogAsheville Post 2005-2006
Jim's photoshop of me for sheriff. That rocked.

Best Post 2006
My cows. I want my cows to garner wider recognition. ;-)

Most Deserving of Wider Recognition
Oh, everybody. We all deserve wider recognition.

Best Writing
Me. Yes, ME! Me me me me me me me! Ha!
No, never mind. Just kidding. /inner child

The Syntax of Things
What the Hell?
Edgy Mama

Best Overall
Bird on the Moon

UPDATED WITH NEW SUPERLATIVES:

Blogger I'd Most Like to Have a Beer With
I've already had a beer or six with more or less all of you. A++++ beer drinkers! Would drink with again!!!1!
But bring Phidoux on up here. I don't think I've had a beer with him yet.

Least Likely to Care About Traffic
Ryvr Scrawl

Biggest Slacker
Probably me, again, an honestly won award. ;-)

Screwy Hoolie said...

Most Likely to Make Money by Blogging:
The War in Context
Brainshrub

Least Likely to Make Money by Blogging:
Me & Mine
Ryvr Scrawl
The Penguin-Driven Life

Best Design:
Raphael Doxos
Easy Bake Coven
The Avant-Garde Patriot

Most Likely to Make You Laugh Out Loud:
Hangover Journals
Ashvegas
What the Hell?

Best Art/Photos:
Lowell Allen's Serial Photo
Zenography
Ashvegas

Blogger you'd most like to see naked:
Hopkins

Best Local Happenings:
Ashvegas
1000 Black Lines
Blogasheville

Best Political:
ScruHoo
The War in Context
Dirty Greek

Makes Me Feel Happiest:
Bird on the Moon
The Avant Garden

Most Inspirational:
Bird on the Moon
Lowell Allen's Serial Photo

Most in Need of a Redesign:
Ashvegas
High Country Conservative
Peaceful Hippo

Most Likely to Have New Material:
Raphael Doxos
ScruHoo
The War in Context

Best BlogAsheville Post 2005-2006:

Best Post 2006

Most Deserving of Wider Recognition:
Hangover Journals
Natures
Edgy Mama

Best Writing:
Hangover Journals
Edgy Mama
Flasheville

Best Overall:
Ashvegas
Modern Peasant

Blogger I'd Most Like to Have a Beer With:
(among the ones I haven't)
George at Dirty Greek
Susan at Easy Bake Coven
The War in Context

Least Likely to Care About Traffic:
Modern Peasant
Evening Rose

Screwy Hoolie said...

Best BlogAsheville Post:
An Interview With John Armor
Scenes From the Rally
Happy Marriage Protection Sunday

1000 black lines said...

This is a great idea! I'll add my nominations shortly.

syntax said...

i know, nominating one's own blog could be viewed as narcissism, but i don't care. :)

most likely to make money by blogging:
brainshrub
edgy mama
ashvegas

least likely to make money by blogging:
the syntax of things
domestic bliss
the hangover journals

best design:
bird on the moon
raphael doxos
lowell allen's serial photo

most likely to make you laugh out loud:
the hangover journals
ashvegas
what the hell?

best art/photos:
modern peasant
lowell allen's serial photo
myavantgarden

blogger you'd most like to see naked:
bliss
ash
brian hopkins

best local happenings:
blogasheville
ashvegas

best political:
scrutiny hooligans
dembloggers

makes me feel happiest:
ashvegas
easy bake coven
the hangover journals

most inspirational:
modern peasant
scrutiny hooligans

most in need of a redesign:
the syntax of things
ashvegas
blogasheville

most likely to have new material:
scrutiny hooligans
edgy mama
modern peasant

best writing:
the hangover journals
1000 black lines
what the hell?

blogger i'd most like to have a beer with:
susan @ ebc (she's the only one i can think of who i haven't had a beer with)

least likely to care about traffic:
the syntax of things
modern peasant
domestic bliss