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Wednesday, September 07, 2005

NEW NOMINATION CATEGORY - "Best Political Post and Site"

One of the great things about August's nominations and voting was seeing how differently individuals handle political topics. We had a very political month with plenty of blog-fodder, between Iraq, Cindy Sheehan, and Katrina.

One of the "Best Serious Site" nominees pointed out that his treatment of the subject, although itself serious, was completely satirical. Many readers who are not politically based missed that point, due to the writer's sophisitcation and political expertise.

So, in order not to offend the writers who may be handling a political subject in either a serious or satirical fashion, and who may be misunderstood, OR to embarass nominators (such as myself) who might not know the difference, it is important to make sure that political blogging stands by itself.

Therefor, please nominate all political posts and sites in this category! Think of the subject matter and how well it was handled in the writing. You do not have to agree with the author's viewpoint...nominations should be based on the nominator's RESPECT for the writer's skillful writing on the subject matter!

Again, all posts nominated must be written in September.
All site nominated must have at least one post for September.

That's all of them!!!

Let's go find those great posts and sites, and present them for all to share!!!

Good luck, as always!

Best Political Post:
astrocoz - That Bitch Katrina…Look What She Done
Kal - Kal's World: New Orleans: Disaster Planning, or Planning Disaster?
Citizen X - Life During War: Drowning Our Sorrows


Best Political Site:


Citizen X -Life During War

Nomination - September's "Best Comment Trails"

Comment Trails are Post-Based nominations.

Nominations for the best Comment Trails can be for any number of comments larger than three on any post on any subject.
Everyone who contributes to a comment trail is a nominee. If that comment trail wins, you will win shared honors with other commentators for the winning post.
(Note - due to the time involved in researching comment trails, I must request that they be for the current month only. Any post from previous months can be nominated for Best Historic post, but not for Best Comment Trail. Thank you for understanding.)

Best Comment Trail:

Moss From A Rolling Stone: Good Grief!
Contributors: Mossy, Penny, Larry, Danikabur, Dtrini

A Whole Lotta Trouble: Sex With a Soccer Mom
Contributors: Danikabur, MYSTIC, Callie, Jerry, Sometimes Saintly Nick, Lowk, ltlme, Larry, Lab Boy, Chris, Justin, Motherdear, Danius Maximus, Gordy, Penny Shagwell, Mossy Stone

Penny's Centsless Thoughts: Update
Contributors: Penny Shagwell, Mossy Stone, ltlme, Kal, Motherdear

Tossed My Salad: Vacanigans, Part 9
Contributors: Lab Boy, Juicy, Digitalicat, Lilith, KiKi, Jenna, colonialave, MarriedMan, Motherdear, DimLighsLittleCity, The Snakehead, Jazz, -G.D., You've Got What I Need

Nomination - September "Best Series" Posts

"Series" consist of two or more posts on the same topic intended as a continuing thread. Nominations for Best Series are Post-related only.

The Series can begin at any point in time. Determining factor is the MOST RECENT post which is part of the series - that post must be made in September in order to qualify.

If the series has no September Post, the Historic Post Rules apply.

GOOD LUCK!!

Best Series

ltlme - My Little View of the World: Points to Ponder

MarriedMan -Marriedman Keeps Posting: Les Miserablogs

Mossy Stone - Another Steph Sighting;Steph Sighting;Steph-sighting;Dirty Gypsy Speculation 2;Dirty Gypsy Speculation 1

Pops - Pops' Bucket: Movies I have No Intention of Seeing

Nominations - September "Best Historic Post and Blogsite"

Posts - written prior to September 1st. It is FINE to re-nominate your favorite post from August if it did not win! As long as it was written prior to September 1st, it's fair game. However, please restrict re-nominations to posts which were not winners in their categories. (Honorable Mentions may be re-nominated.)

Sites - Any category of site which does not have an active post for the month of September.

(Note: - If a site is nominated before September 15th and the writer adds a new post after that date, the nomination will be moved to the proper category for Best September Site. If the nomination occurs AFTER September 15th, and the writer adds a post this month, the site will remain as a Historical nomination.)

Keep reading those posts, nothing is ever out-of-date!

GOOD LUCK!!

Best Historic Post
Gypsy Dirty Gypsy: Don't Get Used To This
Nick Carter -The Mechanical Philosopher: Baby Coming! Stovetop Cleaning…
Kal - Kal's World: Thank God for Jackasses
colonialave - Crazy World: An Endless Imagination:: Disturbing Reflection


Best Historic Site
David Hagstar (Mr. Happy) -Enter the Wardrobe

Nominations - September "Best Photoblog" Posts and Blogsites

Same Rules as last month:

Posts - contains at least two, but no greater than ten, photographs / drawings /graphics, posted in the month of September.
Sites - contain at least one photo / drawing / graphic (up to an unlimited number) with no maximum number, for at least 30% of its total number of postings.

Sites - at least one photopost for September in order to qualify. Otherwise, see Historic Posts / Sites.

GOOD LUCK! Let's share some great pictures!!!

Best Photo Post:
Stacy - Swaddlers (Note: since there are too many pictures to qualify for a photo post, only the pictures of Dexter the Jack Russell terrier are nominated. However, all the photos are delightful. But technically, the nominator wishes to acknolwedge Dexter.)
lbseahag -Jinx The Wonder Cat: Spam-tastic Dynamite
(Note: there are technically too many photos to qualify for a photopost, so I am changing the requirements since the nature of photoblogging lends itself to many photos at times. Thank you for understanding.)
John, Carol et al - The Walls of St. Paul: Beautiful Girls


Best Photo Site:
bozette - Pictures From My World
Kirby Bartlett-Sloan -Brother Monkey
Tranquility Base -Life From Blue Moon
Mystic - Mystic Isle
Kit Lim - Kit.Schy
David Hagstar (Mr. Happy) - Enter the Wardrobe
Raymi -Raymi the Minx

Nominations - September "Best Comedic Post and Blogsite"

Best Comedic Post is for any humourous post created from September 1st to September 30th.
Best Comedic Blogsite must contain at least one post for the month of September to qualify. (Otherwise, nominate in Best Historical Site, please.)

Same Rules and Protocol apply!!!

As always, have fun and GOOD LUCK!!

Best Comedic Post:
Jamie - Just Pure Mood: Waxing...Hair Removal
Callie - A Whole Lotta Trouble: Sex With Soccor A Mom
JodieFosterTurkeyBaster -Completely Unrelated To Work: To MarriedMan With Love… Moderator's Note: Strong Adult Language / Content
chinanmom - China Mom Rules: Chine Mom does Internet Dating
Jenn - My Delusional Reality: Hurricane Rita Hits Houston


Best Comedic Site:

Digitalicat - Tossed My Salad
jamwall -Banana Blograma
Miss Cellania - Miss Cellania

Nominations - September's "Best Dramatic Post and Blogsite"

It's time again, time to nominate your favorite posts and sites for September's awards. We hope to have new medals out (and return the Order of Australia medals to them with our gratitude for the loan!)

Rules on the nomination for Dramatic / Serious Posts and sites:

1. Posts must be written between September 1st and September 30th.
2. Nominations can be made up to 11:59:59 PM (EDT) on September 30th.
3. Nominations will be placed in the comments, and added to the body of the post on a daily basis. If you would like to nominate in secrecy, then make and post the comment, and then delete it. It will show up in my email box and I will add it to the nomination post.
4. "Serious" and "Dramatic" refer to the subject matter. Note: Due to some eye-opening posts from the August Awards, we will be adding a new category this month to cover political rants as they are a genre unto themselves and it is often difficult to tell if the writer is serious or satirical.
5. Blogsites must have at least one September posting in order to qualify. Any site not posted in September should be nominated in the Historic category.
6. Each nominator can list up to three post and three blogsite nominations per category. You cannot nominate your own post or blogsite (but you can vote for yourself.)
7. Active links (or at least URLs) would be appreciated!!!
8. The Moderator wishes to remain impartial, and thus, cannot be nominated. (But thank you if you thought of me!)

Thanks to everyone who kicked this off last month. Let's hope September is even more fun!

Good luck, everyone!!!

Best Dramatic (Serious) Post:

Inge - The First One to Flee the Nest
Motherdear - I Have A Dream...
Jules - Another Friday, Another 9th
Pete -Thank You, Mum
Infertile Myrtle -The Naked Ovary: Ears Wide Open
cluelesscarolinagirl - clueless in carolina: Things
itsswoop - Live Journal: Fifteen Years Ago This Month
Married Man - It's not much, but it's Me: Two strangers in the same bed



Best Dramatic (Serious) Blogsite:

Mr. Happy - Enter the Wardrobe
Infertile Myrtle - The Naked Ovary
Michelle Herrick -Circling the Baobabs
colonialave - Crazy World: An Endless Imagination

Tuesday, September 06, 2005

THE ENVELOPE, PLEASE...

First off, I wish to thank everyone for your eager participation!! This has been fun, and very enlightening. Many of you have spoken of how you have enjoyed being a part of the nominations and voting for the month of August. We do so appreciate that...it's been a lot of fun for us, too! Let's continue in that spirit through September!!!

Second, I want to congratulate all of the nominees. The fact that your blogs were nominated is indeed an honor. As was expressed to some of you in the nomination comment - this site is dedicated to the recognition of excellent blogging, by excellent bloggers! That someone even though enough of a post or site to recommend it, with all the choices out there today, is indeed an honor and we hope you feel really great about your work!! Reading your posts is an enriching experience, and those who have done so want to recognize your contribution to their lives. So, a big round of applause for all the nominees!!!

So, without further drama and suspense...the envelope...

For Best Dramatic (Serious) Post -
Winner: ENTER THE WARDROBE; BAD DAY, GOOD MEDICINE, by Mr. Happy
Honorable Mention: MIXED MOSS FROM A ROLLING STONE; WITHERING HEIGHTS by Mossy Stone

For Best Dramatic (Serious) Blogsite -
Winner: LAWBRAT.COM
by Lawbrat
Honorable Mention: LIONS AND TIGERS AND MAGGOTS, OH MY... by G.D.


For Best Comedic Post -
Winner: SO HOW DID I GET HERE FROM THERE; GALLOWS HUMOUR
by Motherdear
Honorable Mention: PENNY'S CENTSLESS THOUGHTS; THINGS YOU LEARN ON ANIMAL PLANET by Penny Shagwell

For Best Comedic Site -
Winner: DUST-SLAYING NANO-SHURIKENS OF DOOM!
by Shanshu
Honorable Mention:THE HOT LIBRARIAN by The Hot Librarian


For Best Historic Post -
Winner:
THE HOT LIBRARIAN; I'M ALMOST READY TO TELL YOU by The Hot Librarian
Honorable Mention: a tie
THE NATURE BOY SAYS "WHOOOOO!!"; HIJACKED by The Dirty Gypsy
KAL'S WORLD; RECONDO VS. THE TENT CATERPILLARS by Kalezac Jones

For Best Historic Site -
Winner: MIND WANDERINGS
by Erin


For Best Series -
Winner: TOSSED MY SALAD; THE LEGEND OF THE FAT INDIAN BITCH
by Digitalicat


For Best PhotoPost -
Winner: NIHILISTIC PROPENSITY; JUMP JUMP TO THE MUSIC
by Stacy
Honorable Mention: PENNY'S CENTSLESS THOUGHTS; BABY PICTURES by Penny Shagwell

For Best Photoblog Site -
Winner: CHRIS' CONVERSAZION
by Chris Nystrom
Honorable Mention: a tie
KISS & RIDE by cannotbetrusted
KAL'S WORLD by Kalezac Jones


For Best Comment Trail -
Winner:
a tie
CARTOONTOSSED MY SALAD: CARTOON FRIDAY "DUCK " by Digitalicat
(participants - MarriedMan, The Snakehead, Digitalicat, Shanshu, Aydreeyin, ltlme, JodieFosterTurkeyBaster, Lab Boy, lulu, scribe called steff, Mark duff, Syar, You Got What I Need)
TOSSED MY SALAD: THE LEGEND OF THE FAT INDIAN BITCH, PART 15 by Digitalicat
(participants - Merkley???, Pops, The Snakehead, Digitalicat, Lilith, marriedMan, Jasmine, colonialave, G.D., Lab Boy, Motherdear)

Congratulations, again, to all the winners and nominees!!! Make sure to grab your award and post it in a prominent place on your site. Be as proud of the recognition your peers have given you as they are of you and your work!

Tomorrow we will post the nomination posts for September!!