Blog of the Year Awards 2008

The Blog of the Year Awards, run in conjunction with Liberal Democrat Voice, are back for their third year. As usual, they’ll be awarded in a budget lavish ceremony at the party’s autumn conference in Bournemouth.

We have retired a few categories from last year and introduced some new ones. This year’s awards are:

  • Best new Liberal Democrat blog (started since 1st August 2007)
  • Best blog from a Liberal Democrat holding public office
  • Best use of blogging or social networking by a Liberal Democrat
  • Best posting on a Liberal Democrat blog (since 1st September 2007)
  • Best non-Liberal Democrat politics blog
  • Liberal Democrat Blog of the Year

The eagle-eyed amongst you will notice the different cut-off dates for best new blog and best posting. We felt that a new blog might need time to be recognised, so although 31th August was the voting deadline last year, blogs that started in the previous month are eligible for the award.

To be eligible for “Best blog from a Liberal Democrat holding public office”, a blog should be written by a councillor, elected mayor, assembly member, or parliamentarian.

The new “Best use of blogging or social networking” recognises the expanding role of both blogging and the likes of Facebook, Twitter microblogging and YouTube in politics. It’s a deliberately open category: you might want to nominate a good campaigning YouTube video, or a particularly interesting Twitter feed.

The “Best non-Liberal Democrat politics blog” winner will be chosen by you, dear reader (should you choose to take part). Once the judges have chosen their shortlist, these blogs will be put up for public vote here on Liberal Democrat Voice.

The judging panel of nine is still being finalised, but I can tell you which judges have blogs so that you can avoid nominating them, as they’re not eligible to win. Blogging judges are Ryan Cullen (of Hapless Band of Staff and Regulars and Lib Dem Blogs), Lynne Featherstone, James Graham, me, Sunny Hundal, and Stephen Tall. Liberal Democrat Voice and any official party blogs (such as Corruption is a Crime) aren’t eligible either.

You’ve got until 31st August to nominate your favourites, but the sooner the better (and you can send more than one set if you’d like). Please don’t feel the need to round up hundreds of people to nominate your blog as the number of nominations aren’t taken into account. You can send in your nominations by email to [email protected]

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55 Comments

  • Elizabeth Patterson 5th Aug '08 - 9:34am

    “Best non-LibDem blog”

    The blogs I mostly read, because they are the best for information based content, are Guido Fawkes and Political Betting. But both I think, have LD connections?
    Have been disappointed by the rather parochial scope of LD blogs this year.
    Also heavily down in my rating is the conservative Iaian Dale who now has to recruit guest writers to fill his space, and otherwise, like so many bloggers goes in for the trivia of political gossip.

  • Martin Land 5th Aug '08 - 1:24pm

    Children!

  • You’re not Rob. I am.

  • Alix Mortimer 12th Aug '08 - 11:57pm

    Thank goodness, I’ve been wondering ever since what on earth was wrong with my cahones. I mean, I make them with real butter and everything.

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