Tuesday, October 13, 2009

2009 Blogapalooza Awards Open Thread


So... This year's Extrava gets a spooky twist, happening the day before Halloween. And it gets a Web 2.0 upgrade with the addition of Twitter categories and social media.

So who do we vote for? This is our open thread for self-pimping and nominees.

The Adventures of Supermom is already leading a campaign for votes in a new category, Best Mom Blogger. And Don Mak is wondering what the good food blogs are. Asheville, who's got the blogs we need to vote for?

Julie of Bruisin' Ales is all over the nakedness -- here's hoping we get a report soon. Post your findings to BA, Julie?

(Uptown, you got some new blogs coming up for us?)

CATEGORIES

Best Food Blog

Best Craft Blog

Most Underrated

Best Writing

Best Overall

Blogger I'd Most Like to Have a Beer With

Most Likely to Make You Laugh Out Loud

Best Art/Photos

Blogger You'd Most Like to See Naked

Best Design

Best Local Happenings

Best Political

Best Mommy Blogger

Most Inspirational

Most in Need of a Redesign

Best New Blog

Tweeters

Most Re-Tweetable

Best Hashtags

TMI Tweeter

Rising Tweeter

Funniest Tweeter

Best News Tweets

Tweeter I'd Most Like to Have a Beer With

Tweeter I'd Most Like to See Naked

And overall


Most Sociable on Social Media

22 comments:

Jennifer Saylor said...

I'm with Don, I could use some food blog noms. Craft blog, too. And Best Design...

And hmmmmm, who's a good "Rising Tweeter"?

Taking everyone's suggestions!

Jennifer Saylor said...

BTW here are last year's winners:


Best Craft Blog
Crankypants

Most Likely To Make Money By Blogging
My Life In Cake

Least Likely to Make Money By Blogging
So Much For Tact

Blogger I'd Most Like to Have a Beer With
My Life In Cake

Least Likely to Care About Traffic
Hillbilly White Trash

Most Likely to Make You Laugh Out Loud
The Hangover Journals

Best Art/Photos
Zenography

Best Food Blog
My Life In Cake

Blogger You'd Most Like To See Naked
A Girl Who Wears Glasses

Biggest Slacker - TIE
So Much For Tact and UNC Student

Best Design
Scrutiny Hooligans

Best Local Happenings
Ashvegas

Best Political
Scrutiny Hooligans

Best Blog Beginning With the Word "The"
The Hangover Journals

Makes Me Feel Happiest
My Life In Cake

Most Inspirational
Beyond Meds

Most In Need Of a Redesign
Thunder Pig

Most Likely To Have New Material
Ashvegas

Best New Blog
A Husband Wanted

Most Deserving of Wider Recognition
Kelby Carr

Best Writing
Edgy Mama

Best Overall
Ashvegas

Don Mak said...

I know it's too late, but there are some great local podcasts as well. Maybe a podcast category for next year would be cool. So instead I voted chicken pop pod for Most Likely To Make You Laugh Out Loud

www.chickenpoppod.com/

It is a blog essentially. The podcasts are in each blog post, so, that qualifies right?

DM

Jennifer Saylor said...

D'ohhh! I'll make sure podcast gets added next year, Don! Thanks!

Supermom said...

I wonder if I should like raffle a kiss if I win?!?!? LOL

I cannot wait to meet everyone at the party! I am such a shut in!

monicajane said...

I'm not nominating my blog, but letting you know it exists. It's a food blog. There are two other authors who have been MIA for months...they do not live in asheville...

I do and much of the food I use is local or out of my garden...

If it qualifies for inclusion on the list go for it. If because technically other authors may chime in from time to time it does not...no biggy.

http://yeswecook.com/

and for my favorite post that features basil grown here in Asheville in my backyard see here:

http://yeswecook.com/2009/08/basil-from-the-garden-to-a-bowl-of-fettucine/

I'm also MonicaTweeter on twitter. Jennifer, I've been following you for a long time!

Admin said...

ill do a new blogger's welcome tonight or tomorrow.

martyweil said...

I'm looking forward to seeing a lot of new, fresh blogs and Web 2.0 types in this year's winner's circle. Good luck to all and may the best blogs win. It's not easy blogging.

I've been at it for nearly 5 years now with my ephemera blog, and that's what makes this type of award event so exciting--some well-deserved recognition.

Gourmet Grrl said...

What?!!! SheWhoEats is alive and well. I know I've taken like a year hiatus (how do you all keep up with it?!) But I'm back, blogging a few times a week. Check out my review of Chai Panni, or an upcoming account of AB-Tech's culinary program exam dinners. www.shewhoeats.wordpress.com

monicajane said...

I have you on a feed GourmetGrl...have often taken your suggestions on new food. I enjoy your blog a lot.

Lydia said...

Hi, just wanted to say I'm looking forward to the event!

Also, before I knew this event existed I happened to have started a tumblr last week called Asheville Every Day. It's kind of a scrapbook of things I see around town. I thought I'd leave a comment here just to tell folks I'd love for you to submit photos, links, and videos, so we can turn it into more of a community scrapbook. Especially of everyone's Halloween costumes! :)

See you soon,
Lydia
@lydiaroberts on Twitter

Supermom said...

When are the winners announced? Or do we wait until the par-tay to find out?

I'm excited about coming. Is there anything I can do to help Jennifer??

Jennifer Saylor said...

Michelle, winners are announced at the party. It's like the Oscars.

Help... We'd love setup and takedown help, decoration help... And if you can get anyone to sponsor us for some eats for the party, that'd be great! Got any restaurant connections? Ideas for raffle prizes?

carrie turner said...

I can't come to the party - too bad - I assume you will post the winners here?

Thanks!

www.iwantnina.blogspot.com

Edgy Mama said...

I like Foodtopia and My Life in Cake for food bloggies. Also, thrilled to hear that She Who Eats is baaaack!

I'm trying not to self-promote (much), particualarly because I've been honored in the past.

That said, I still think some of the "old" bloggers are still the best!

Edgy Mama said...

I like Foodtopia and My Life in Cake for food bloggies. Also, thrilled to hear that She Who Eats is baaaack!

I'm trying not to self-promote (much), particualarly because I've been honored in the past.

That said, I still think some of the "old" bloggers are still the best!

Small Footprints said...

Hey ... just wanted to remind everyone to join in Blog Action Day 2009.

Okay ... now I'm off to start nominating! :)

Small Footprints
http://reducefootprints.blogspot.com/2009/10/change-world-wednesday_14.html

Jason Bugg said...

Jason Bugg deserves to win everything, including "Best Mommy Blog", mainly because he's been called a mother constantly.

Max Cooper said...

Hey AvlBlgrs! I'm self nominating DarkTopography for Best Art/Photos AND Best Writing! If only there were a "Most Modest" category . . .

carrie turner said...

I guess it's time for a bit of my own shameless self-promotion...

I'd like to nominate my blog Nina (www.iwantnina.blogspot.com) for Best New Blog.

Thanks!

Carrie

restless said...

http://anniefromasheville.wordpress.com/ - writes about food (and other stuff).

arratik said...

it's too bad there aren't "most self-indulgent", "most overrated", "most likely to copy and paste other people's material into a blockquote tag, make a snarky comment about it and somehow expecting people to think he or she is original" or "biggest douchebag" categories. or else i'd actually show up and give out these awards myself.