Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Extravablogiversapaloozathon 2008 Nominations Are Open


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Each year, the mighty bloggers of BlogAsheville come together for a uproarious night of celebration, congratulation, and community. The 3rd Annual Extravablogiversapaloozathon is going to be the biggest bash yet. With over 130 bloggers on the roll and lots of love from area techies, artists, and businessfolk, we expect to invite well over 200 people to tip their glasses to our collective efforts.

September 27th, 6pm - late, downtown Asheville

We'll be letting details about the party trickle out over the next couple of weeks, but the very exciting centerpiece of the bloggy bacchanal is the BlogAsheville Awards. You can see 2006 results here and 2007 results here.

Here's how the 2008 Awards will work:

- Nominations will open today in the various categories
- You can nominate any BlogAsheville blogroll blog
- You can nominate yourself
- Any BlogAsheville reader can make nominations
- A blog can be nominated for multiple categories
- Smart people will link to the blogs they nominate
- Nominations will remain open until September 10th at 1:34pm

- You can copy and paste the list of categories into the comments and go through them all, or just pick and choose the ones you'd like.
- If you don't want to leave your nominations in the comments, you can email them to me at scrutinyhooligans AT yahoo DECIMAL com

- Please post something at your home blog letting folks know that the nominations are up.

On September 12ish (primarily because anything done on September 11th is inherently creepy for the foreseeable future), I'll post the list of nominees, and folks can get to voting.

Here are your categories:

UPDATED: 8/20


Best Craft Blog

Most Likely to Make Money by Blogging

Least Likely to Make Money by Blogging

Blogger I'd Most Like to Have a Beer With

Least Likely to Care About Traffic

Most Likely to Make You Laugh Out Loud

Best Art/Photos

Best Food

Blogger you'd most like to see naked

Biggest Slacker

Best Design

Best Local Happenings

Best Political

Best Blog Beginning with the word "The"

Makes Me Feel Happiest

Most Inspirational

Most in Need of a Redesign

Most Likely to Have New Material

Best New Blog (created in the last 12 months)

Most Deserving of Wider Recognition

Best Writing

Best Overall

29 comments:

Gordon Smith said...

Hey hey! Thanks to you early birds who sent your nominations via email. I can't wait to see what happens next.

puggerhugger said...

Most Likely to Make Money by Blogging http://www.shortstreetcakes.blogspot.com/


Blogger I'd Most Like to Have a Beer With http://easybakecoven.net/



Most Likely to Make You Laugh Out Loud http://edgymama.com/

Best Art/Photos
http://ashvegas.squarespace.com/

Best Food
http://www.shortstreetcakes.blogspot.com/

Blogger you'd most like to see naked
http://shadmarsh.com/


Best Political http://www.scrutinyhooligans.us/



Makes Me Feel Happiesthttp://heartsprout.com/



Most in Need of a Redesign
http://blog.joshrosenberg.net/

Most Likely to Have New Material http://www.specsappeal.net/

Best New Blog (created in the last 12 months) http://crochetashevillediva.blogspot.com/

Most Deserving of Wider Recognition http://jennifersaylor.wordpress.com/

Best Writing http://jennifersaylor.wordpress.com/

Edgy Mama said...

I think most folks have been scared away from public nominations--fear of puppy torture and lonely seal pups.

I'll be e-mailing soon...

Jason Bugg said...

Like I said, the puppies will get it, people.

Gordon Smith said...

I think folks are catching up on their blog reading.

Thoughtful people, we bloggers, excepting the puppy clubbers of course.

Uptown Ruler said...

must add

Best Craft Blog

!!!!

Quilt Baby said...

best (in the world) craft blogs...

Cranky Pants: http://crankypantsknits.blogspot.com/
Quilt Baby: http;//www.quiltbaby.typepad.com

Uptown Ruler said...

best craft blog:

crankypants
quiltbaby
stichin'bitch

Max Cooper said...

Alright, I'll be the first narcissist.

Best Art/Photos:
A Dark Topography
darktopography.blogspot.com

Best Writing:
The Asheville Dilettante
ashevilledilettante.blogspot.com/

Uptown Ruler said...

ill follow you down that road, max

biggest slacker:

blogasheville admin

=P

Jessica Newton said...

Second the nomination for best art/photos:

A Dark Topography
darktopography.blogspot.com

Best Writing:
1000blacklines.blogspot.com

Randall said...

Blogger I'd Most Like to Have a Beer With
Gordon Smith
Best Political
randallt.blogspot.com
Makes Me Feel Happiest
Scrutiny Hooligans
Most Inspirational
Scrutiny Hooligans
Biggest Slacker
MountainCircusArts.com/blog1

Jason Bugg said...

Thoughtful people, we bloggers, excepting the puppy clubbers of course.

I never said I was going to club a puppy, only wack it on the nose with my index and middle fingers.

Kyle Carpenter said...

Best Craft Blog:

www.carpenterpottery.blogspot.com

Gordon Smith said...

Here's my list. What a bunch of awesome blogs we've got in our little town.

Best Craft Blog: Cranky Pants

Most Likely to Make Money by Blogging: Where's The Outrage?

Least Likely to Make Money by Blogging: Modern Peasant

Blogger I'd Most Like to Have a Beer With: Easy Bake Coven

Least Likely to Care About Traffic: Stoplight Haiku

Most Likely to Make You Laugh Out Loud: Hangover Journals

Best Art/Photos: Lowell Allen's Serial Photo

Best Food: My Life In Cake

Blogger you'd most like to see naked: Shad Marsh at Nice Marmot

Biggest Slacker: stupidmommy

Best Design: Liminal Screeds

Best Local Happenings: Ashvegas

Best Political: Asheville On The Ground

Best Blog Beginning with the word "The": The Avant Garden

Makes Me Feel Happiest: A Girl Named Boo

Most Inspirational: Zenography

Most in Need of a Redesign: Call Me Lightning

Most Likely to Have New Material: Scrutiny Hooligans

Best New Blog (created in the last 12 months): A Dark Topography

Most Deserving of Wider Recognition: Boston Dreams and Michelin Stars a.k.a. Running Gags

Best Writing: Hangover Journals

Best Overall: The Asheville Dilettante

shadmarsh said...

Be careful what you wish for.

shadmarsh said...

Most Likely to Make Money by Blogging
Edgy Mama


Least Likely to Make Money by Blogging
Nice Marmot


Blogger I'd Most Like to Have a Beer With
What the Hell?

Least Likely to Care About Traffic
Hillbilly White Trash

Most Likely to Make You Laugh Out Loud
Hangover Journals


Best Art/Photos
Zenscription

Best Food
She Who Eats

Blogger you'd most like to see naked
AGirlWhoWearsGlasses

Biggest Slacker
So Much for Tact

Best Design
liminalscreeds

Best Local Happenings
Ash Vegas

Best Political
Scrutiny Hooligans

Best Blog Beginning with the word "The"
The Avant Garden

Makes Me Feel Happiest
Petulant Rumblings

Most Inspirational
George The Bastard

Most in Need of a Redesign
Thunder Pig


Most Deserving of Wider Recognition
Arratik


Best Writing
Hangover Journals

Best Overall
Scrutiny Hooligans

zen said...

Most Likely to Make Money by Blogging
Ashvegas - http://ashvegas.squarespace.com/


Least Likely to Make Money by Blogging
Modern Peasant - http://modernpeasant.com/


Blogger I’d Most Like to Have a Beer With
Stoplight Haiku - http://stoplighthaiku.net/


Most Likely to Make You Laugh Out Loud
Hangover Journals - http://hangoverjournal.blogspot.com/


Best Art/Photos
zenography - http://zenasheville.blogspot.com/


Best Food
She who eats - http://shewhoeats.wordpress.com/

Best Design
Liminal Screeds - http://liminalscreeds.stoplighthaiku.net/

Best Local Happenings
Ashvegas - http://ashvegas.squarespace.com/


Best Political
Scrutiny Hooligans - http://www.scrutinyhooligans.us/


Best Blog Beginning with the word “The”
The Avant Gardener - http://myavantgarden.squarespace.com/


Makes Me Feel Happiest
zenscription - http://zenscription.blogspot.com/


Most Inspirational
Stoplight Haiku - http://stoplighthaiku.net/


Most in Need of a Redesign
Hangover Journals - http://hangoverjournal.blogspot.com/


Most Likely to Have New Material
Hangover Journals - http://hangoverjournal.blogspot.com/


Best New Blog (created in the last 12 months)
Recovering Iowan - http://recoveringiowan.com/


Most Deserving of Wider Recognition
Recovering Iowan - http://recoveringiowan.com/

Best Writing
Hangover Journals - http://hangoverjournal.blogspot.com/

Best Overall
Hangover Journals - http://hangoverjournal.blogspot.com/

Hendersonville Epicurean said...

I humbly submit my blog for Best New Blog (created in the last 12 months) - Hendersonville Epicurean http://hendersonvilleepicurean.blogspot.com

I said...

Best New Blog (created in the last 12 months: http://reducefootprints.blogspot.com/

Most Deserving of Wider Recognition:
http://reducefootprints.blogspot.com/

Uptown Ruler said...

I'd also like to nominate
City Pfarm Girl
http://citypfarmgirl.blogspot.com/

for
Best New Blog

Tina said...

I would like to nominate http://www.KelbyCarr.com for Most Deserving of Wider Recognition because it is a portal to all the other sites Kelby is accomplished in.

Thanks.

Supermom said...

How about Best "how do you find time to blog with FOUR kids running around?"

http://www.theadventuresofsupermom.com

or best blog to make you sleepy or who you'd like to see naked!!

LOL I could go on but I won't. LOL

FYI: What about best NEW kid friendly blog:

http://www.kidfriendlyasheville.com

Angela said...

Makes Me Feel Happiest...
http://www.wncmtb.com

A new category would be good, "Best Outdoor Blog".

Gordon Smith said...

If I had it to do over again, I'd add a few more categories - Parenting, Outdoors, Art

Mordewis said...

Best Public Service/Nonprofit blog... ?

Of course I'd like to say Asheville Homeless Network...

http://ashevillehomeless.org/blog

victor said...

Best New Blog (created in the last 12 months)
http://distorttheinfo.wordpress.com/

Most Deserving of Wider Recognition
http://distorttheinfo.wordpress.com/

Best Writing
http://distorttheinfo.wordpress.com/

Best Overall
http://distorttheinfo.wordpress.com/

GPM said...

Best Art/Photos

http://www.myspace.com/grandpamilton

Novis Dupre said...

Least Likely to Make Money by Blogging -
Insular Empire