Friday, September 12, 2008

BlogAsheville Awards Nominations

We'll open the BlogAsheville awards voting sometime next week. Have a look at the blogs that y'all thought were the creamiest of the crop for 2008.

For last year's winners click here. For 2006 winners click here. Remember that if you won an award last year, bring a prize to the Extrava for award winners this year.

Best Craft Blog
Jennifer Saylor
Crankypants
Crocheting in Asheville
Quiltbaby
Stitch'n'Bitch
Kyle Carpenter
All Knit and No Sheep

Most Likely to Make Money by Blogging
Trapdoor into Dinosaur Pit
Ashvegas
Scrutiny Hooligans
My Life In Cake
Where's The Outrage?
Edgy Mama
Don Mak (formerly Makoviney)

Least Likely to Make Money by Blogging
Arratik
So Much For Tact
A Girl Named Boo
Modern Peasant
Nice Marmot

Blogger I'd Most Like to Have a Beer With
Zenscription/Zenography
Gordon at Scrutiny Hooligans
Asheville Beer Blog
Easy Bake Coven
What the Hell?
Stoplight Haiku

Least Likely to Care About Traffic
So Much For Tact
Moonmeadow Farm
GIS Memories
Stoplight Haiku
Zenscription
Hillbilly White Trash

Most Likely to Make You Laugh Out Loud
The Hangover Journals
So Much For Tact
George "The" Bastard
Ephemera
Edgy Mama

Best Art/Photos
Day in the Life of Asheville
Through the Fears
Zenography
Aaron Tucker
Ashvegas
A Dark Topography
Lowell Allen's Serial Photo
Blue Ridge Dreams

Best Food
Running Gags
Christine Kane
She Who Eats
My Life In Cake

Blogger you'd most like to see naked
Jason Bugg of So Much For Tact
Charm of the Highway Strip
Thunder Pig
Gordon Smith of Scrutiny Hooligans
Shad Marsh of Nice Marmot
A Girl Who Wears Glasses

Biggest Slacker
UNC Student
BlogAsheville Admin
Jason Bugg of So Much For Tact
Mountain Circus Arts... Blog
stupidmommy
Domestic Bliss

Best Design
SkippyHaHa
Scrutiny Hooligans
Easy Bake Coven
Ashvegas
Liminal Screeds
Quilt Baby
Outside Clyde

Best Local Happenings
Ashvegas
So Much For Tact
Asheville On The Ground
My Weaverville
BlogAsheville

Best Political
Scrutiny Hooligans
So Much For Tact
Bothwell's Blog
Randallt
Asheville On The Ground

Best Blog Beginning with the word "The"
The Avant Garden
The Ashevillein
The Hangover Journals

Makes Me Feel Happiest
Revenge of the Word Nerd (formerly Virtual Inanity)
So Much For Tact
A Year in Asheville
Christine Kane
Heartsprout
Scrutiny Hooligans
A Girl Named Boo
Petulant Rumblings
Zenscription

Most Inspirational
Beyond Meds (formerly Bipolar Blast)
Randallt
BlogAsheville
Scrutiny Hooligans
Zenography
George "The" Bastard
Stoplight Haiku
Outside Clyde

Most in Need of a Redesign
BlogAsheville
Randallt
So Much For Tact
Josh Rosenberg
Call Me Lightning
Thunder Pig
The Hangover Journals

Most Likely to Have New Material
Ashvegas
So Much For Tact
A Girl Who Wears Glasses
Scrutiny Hooligans

Best New Blog (created in the last 12 months)
Husband Wanted
Ami's Anecdotes
Barefoot Mama
A Year in Asheville
Crocheting in Asheville
A Dark Topography
Recovering Iowan
Hendersonville Epicurean
Reduce Footprints
Ami's Anecdotes
City Pfarm Girl
Kid Friendly Asheville
Distort The Info

Most Deserving of Wider Recognition
Asheville Beer Blog
So Much For Tact
Mountain Mama
The Hangover Journals
Ptak Science Books
Jennifer Saylor
Arratik
Recovering Iowan
Reduce Footprints
eatbees blog
Outside Clyde
Kelby Carr
Distort The Info

Best Writing
Edgy Mama
Charm of the Highway Strip
Blue Ridge Blue Collar Girl
Jennifer Saylor
Mountain Mama
So Much For Tact
Ephemera
The Asheville Dilettante
1000 Black Lines
The Hangover Journals
Outside Clyde
Distort The Info

Best Overall
Ashvegas
So Much For Tact
The Hangover Journals
Jennifer Saylor
The Asheville Dilettante
Scrutiny Hooligans
Outside Clyde
Distort The Info

26 comments:

Uptown Ruler said...

good gracious!

martyweil said...

Thank you for the nominations of A Year in Asheville and ephemera.

I'm honored to be included among such great blogs, and I'm grateful for the recognition.

I look forward to seeing everyone at the event.

Gordon Smith said...

Yeah, UR, there were a lot of people nominating a lot of blogs. It's an amazing list.

Christopher C. NC said...

My goodness. Here I thought I was blogging in the wilderness literally and figuratively and I have been nominated five times. My goodness. I'm shocked.

I guess I will definitely have to come to the extravablogaversipaloozathonamado (with an a,i and a mado).

Gianna said...

I'm shocked too. This nomination was completely unexpected. thank you to whomever is responsible...

certainly do hope to attend the party and meet all of you.

arratik said...

Despite the fact that Domestic Bliss isn't even on the BlogAsheville blogroll anymore, she wanted me to pass along her excitement about being nominated for Biggest Slacker.

See you all at Extravablogiversapneumoniaultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosisathon!

Jason Bugg said...

I nominated myself and expect to win, if only to stand before the entire local blogasphere and tell them what ninnies they all are.

Uptown Ruler said...

not sure what happened w/ domestic bliss blog, but i re-added as soon as i saw your post!

ecthompson said...

Feels good to be nominated. :-) got a link from C&L earlier this month. This is my month!!

Frances, said...

Go Christopher!

petullant said...

"Remember that if you won an award last year, bring a prize to the Extrava for award winners this year."

What kind of prize exactly? I couldn't attend last year's so I'm not sure what is expected. I refuse to bring any politician's head on a stick though so don't even ask!

Thunder Pig said...

Thanks again, Bloggers...I think.

Naked?!? AIEEE My Eyes!

If it weren't for the pigmask I wear in public none of you would know who I was...(although some of you know me by an alias)

Gordon Smith said...

Pet,

Whatever you think an award winner would like. Be creative.

petullant said...

Any awards last year that were particularly coveted? Or any general ideas?

shadmarsh said...

A night with Joey Heatherton!

Jason Bugg said...

I will win an award, or else will pull down my pants and take a poop on the party.

Kid Friendly Asheville said...

Kid Friendly Asheville thanks BlogAsheville for the nomination!! We promise to keep your kids from being bored. Or at least get them out of the house.

Edgy Mama said...

Petulant,
Last year, I brought a pop-up book of sexual positions (yeah, so may be I had sex on my mind). I won a plastic alligator and a letter opener. I still use the letter opener, but I have no idea where the gator resides (probably in my boy's room). I coveted the six-pack of craft beer and the painting by Genie Maples. Just to give you some ideas!

petullant said...

Thank you edgy mama! I heart you for giving me some idea. I now know exactly what to bring - and not just a man-diaper for Jason Bugg.

Short Street Cakes said...

ps I didn't see one of the blogs I nominated: chasing the bread truck for blogger I'd most like to have a beer with. this is exciting, yall! see you soon!
xo
jodi

Gordon Smith said...

Really?

Hm. Let me see if I can get it on there, Jodi.

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Kelly said...

Congrats to everyone who was nominated! Asheville sure has a ton of great bloggers :)

madteaparty said...

This Ukulele Rockstar is honored to have my blog included amoung so much talent!

Alas, I'm bummed that I have a gig the night of the party. (I mean, I'm glad I have a gig, but it would be nice to do both.)

Of course, I would probably be too shy to talk to all you clever people anyway.

Ukes not nukes,
Ami

Marilyn Sholin said...

The categories are just too much fun! I can't wait to go and look at so many of these. Although my Paint Outside the Frame was not nominated, I do believe our new site coming soon ASTA:ASHEVILLE: STATE OF THE ARTS will be a winner for information for artists about workshops,events,interviews, new art products and anything and everything ART related in Asheville all in one place. We aren't here long, but we are working on our workshops and getting to know you all! And spending money in the community trying to keep the dollars local too!

M said...

How is it that Hangover Journals didn't get a nom for "blogger I'd most like to have a beer with"? Guess that's what happens when I'm lazy...