The Bloggie Awards wind up sucking as much as i feared they would suck. Why? Because highly irrelevant too-popular logs were nominated almost across the board, which leaves me thinking that hardly anyone actually read the tens (and mayeb hundreds) of blogs that were nominated. It’s at least true that voters wholly ignored whatever isn’t currently hot; the absence of PowerBloggers definitely detracts from the credibilty of the voters, but Torrez himself was nominated as one of the most humorous logs, so that’s something of a consolation.
So what are my picks? I’m not voting for best meme, as they’re all stupid and pointless (by definition). All of the European logs are incredibly incredible, and you should read all of them. Twice, even. For tagline, how could i resist Virulent Memes: “Just like Kottke, but interesting.” Obviously i think Survivor1 deserves best temporary blog, since it forced me to become obsessed by it, but more importantly its host Ernie (Little Yellow Different) is nominated for best new weblog (and he just might be…).
Of course, most important of all is Rabi’s WockerJabby being nominated for best kept secret. Now, i know that by now you must be aware that i’m madly in love with Rabi and that i worship her blog like some primitive cultures worshipped the sun. However, my obsession with her is only as such because she truly deserves all of the recognition the internet can heap upon her, and try as i might i can only provide a minute fraction of it. She is engaging, intelligent, witty, fun, and makes me want to read about physics. I’m not going to tell you who you should vote for, because that defeats the whole purpose of the awards, but if you take one pick of mine to heart, let it be WockerJabby, if only to prove to me that people who deserve things sometimes get them. Because they ought to.