Sunday, September 09, 2007

BlogAsheville Awards: Nominations are Open

The 2007 BlogAsheville Awards, to be held at Extravablogiversapaloozathon 2007 on September 29th, work like this:

1. We'll open nominations for a couple of weeks. You can nominate any blogger for any category. For the "Best Post" category, you have to use one written between last year's awards and this year's. Leave your nominations in this comment thread, or email them to me at scrutinyhooligans at yahoo. Please post links to this post at your blogs and encourage folks to come nominate. Best new blog category can be any blogger who's started up since last year's awards.

2. I'll close the nominations when I get a mind to, and we'll put up a voting form at Survey Monkey. We're not going to do any paper ballots this year because they're a royally unnecessary pain in my keister. Voting will close on the night of the party.

3. If you won a prize last year, you have to bring a prize this year. And we'll need a few other people to bring prizes as well. Prizes can be whatever you want them to be. Last year I won a nice ceramic sake mug and some cool George W. refrigerator magnets.

4. Winners will proudly be able to display some sort of something at their blog to tell everyone how well they're thought of.

Here are the categories:

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 Post 2006-2007

Best New Blog

Most Deserving of Wider Recognition

Best Writing

Best Overall

Blogger I'd Most Like to Have a Beer With

Least Likely to Care About Traffic

Biggest Slacker


Here's your chance to recognize those bloggers you've been admiring from afar. Surf through the blogroll. Refresh your recollections. Nominate liberally.

20 comments:

Gordon Smith said...

Most Likely to Make Money by Blogging - Despite recent appearances, Brainshrub.com

Least Likely to Make Money by Blogging - Susan From The Right

Best Design - Raphael Doxos

Most Likely to Make You Laugh Out Loud - Hangover Journals

Best Art/Photos - Lowell Allen's Serial Photo

Blogger you'd most like to see naked - What the Hell?

Best Local Happenings - AshVegas

Best Political - Et In Arcadia Ego

Makes Me Feel Happiest - Petulant Rumblings

Most Inspirational - Asheville On The Ground

Most in Need of a Redesign - Thunder Pig

Most Likely to Have New Material - The War In Context

Best New Blog - Jennifer Saylor

Most Deserving of Wider Recognition - Undercover Blue

Best Writing - The Hangover Journals

Blogger I'd Most Like to Have a Beer With - Easy Bake Coven's Susan

Least Likely to Care About Traffic - Modern Peasant

Biggest Slacker - The Avant-Garde Patriot

I'm coming back later to do my Best Post and Best Overall nominations later. And I may add some to those I've already mentioned then.

shadmarsh said...

Most Likely to Make Money by Blogging: Edgy Mama

Least Likely to Make Money by Blogging: Modern Peasant

Best Design: AsheVillein

Most Likely to Make You Laugh Out Loud:Hangover Journals

Best Art/Photos:Hangover Journals

Blogger you'd most like to see naked: What the Hell?

Best Local Happenings:AshVegas

Best Political:Scrutiny Hooligans

Makes Me Feel Happiest:

Most Inspirational:Modern Peasant

Most in Need of a Redesign: Brainshrub

Most Likely to Have New Material: Scrutiny Hooligans


Best New Blog: Jennifer Saylor

Most Deserving of Wider Recognition: Jennifer Saylor

Best Writing:Hangover Journals

Best Overall: Scrutiny Hooligans

Blogger I'd Most Like to Have a Beer With: Asheville Beer Blog

Least Likely to Care About Traffic:

Biggest Slacker:

Jason Bugg, Killer of Fools said...

The lack of me makes this popularity contest extremely lacking in credibility.

Edgy Mama said...

I'll be e-mailing my choices, so as not to hurt anyone's feelings by not voting for them.

We can have add categories as well, y'all. Like "Biggest cynic" for Bugg.

Jason Bugg, Killer of Fools said...

I don't think I'm a cynic. I just think that the weight of the world has crushed my hopes and dreams which has caused me to be a self promoting bitter shill. Read my blog!

Edgy Mama said...

Okay, maybe we should add

"Best self-promoting bitter Drama King"

to the categories.

Bill In Asheville said...

Best Design, Me?
Art thou stoned, sir?

Gordon Smith said...

Jason,

If you're going to pimp your blog, pimp it properly.

Like this:

Read This Blog <----- THIS ONE

Adding categories is completely within the rules, btw, as is emailing me your nominations.

shadmarsh said...

bill,

I like the flag, or maybe I was being ironic, or maybe I just had your blog confused with another, but I stand by my vote...and no, not stoned, tho sleep deprived which is almost like being stoned

Petulant said...

Thank ye Gordon for that shout, but the idea that my blog "makes you happiest" frightens me.

Gourmet Grrl said...

I have seen What the Hell's boobs and they are amazing! She deserves that award.

Gordon Smith said...

Lots of you are still pondering I see...

I can't wait to see what happens.

Asheville_Activist said...

I am a new Asheville blogger. How can I add my blog?
gaiastears.blogspot.com

Gordon Smith said...

Huh. I passed your info along to blogmaster Uptown Ruler when I saw your blog a couple of weeks ago.

I'll remind him to add you, Jonas.

John said...

I'll nominate myself for least likely to make money, most likely to lose money.

http://greenrehab.blogspot.com/

Admin said...

Most Likely to Make Money by Blogging

Brainshrub

Least Likely to Make Money by Blogging

Modern Peasant

Best Design

Easy Bake Coven

Most Likely to Make You Laugh Out Loud

Hangover Journals

Best Art/Photos

Lowell Allen's Serial Photo

Blogger you'd most like to see naked

ThunderPig

Best Local Happenings

BlogAsheville
AroundAsheville

Best Political

Scrutiny Hooligans

Makes Me Feel Happiest

Ashvegas

Most Inspirational

Zenography

Most in Need of a Redesign

Spicy Elf

Most Likely to Have New Material

Ashvegas

Best Post 2006-2007

Too hard to choose!

Best New Blog

Jennifer Saylor

Most Deserving of Wider Recognition

Listless of Lexington

Best Writing

Edgy Mama

Best Overall

Ashvegas

Blogger I'd Most Like to Have a Beer With

She Who Eats

Least Likely to Care About Traffic

Thunder Pig

Biggest Slacker

DEMBloggers

Edgy Mama said...

Hey admin,
I agree that Listless deserves more recognition, but I'm not sure she counts at local because she's been in NYC for the past eight months!

Edgy Mama said...

Hey admin,
I agree that Listless deserves more recognition, but I'm not sure she counts at local because she's been in NYC for the past eight months!

L. said...

Most Likely to Make Money by Blogging - Edgy Mama

Least Likely to Make Money by Blogging - So Much For Tact

Best Design - Not sure.

Most Likely to Make You Laugh Out Loud - Hangover Journals

Best Art/Photos - AshVegas

Blogger you'd most like to see naked - Not Jason Bugg.

Best Local Happenings - AshVegas

Best Political - Scrutiny Hooligans

Makes Me Feel Happiest - Petulant Rumblings

Most Inspirational - Asheville On The Ground

Most in Need of a Redesign - So Much For Tact

Most Likely to Have New Material - AshVegas

Best New Blog - Jennifer Saylor

Most Deserving of Wider Recognition - Petulant Rumblings

Best Writing - edgymama

Blogger I'd Most Like to Have a Beer With - Jennifer Saylor

Least Likely to Care About Traffic - BrainShrub

Biggest Slacker - The Avant-Garde Patriot

Heather Rayburn said...

Howdy Bloggers,

I have only recently gotten hooked on da blogs, so am only going to nominate what I know -- cause I haven't had a chance to see all the fine, fine blogs of Asheville.

So here's what I can tell you:

Scrutiny Hooligans - Best Political
Most Likely to Have New Material and best pics --AshVegas
Most Likely to make me laugh out loud -- Drama Queen from Scrutiny H.
Blogger I'd Most like to have beer with -- EdgyM.
Cutest deaf Jack Russell ever -- Rocket of Chasing the Bread Truck

Cheers,
Heather (Chasing the Bread Truck)