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]

Read more by or more about .
This entry was posted in Best of the blogs.
Bookmark the web address for this page or use the short url http://ldv.org.uk/3109 for Twitter and emails.

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.

Post a Comment

Lib Dem Voice welcomes comments from everyone but we ask you to be polite, to be on topic and to be who you say you are. You can read our comments policy in full here. Please respect it and all readers of the site.

If you are a member of the party, you can have the Lib Dem Logo appear next to your comments to show this. You must be registered for our forum and can then login on this public site with the same username and password.

Your email is never published. Required fields are marked *

*
*
Please complete the name of this site, Liberal Democrat ...?




Recent Comments

  • User Avatarstuart moran 23rd Sep - 3:17pm
    Eddie 1. Wow - completely unacceptable. If AV requires a referendum, the Scottish, Welsh and Irish assemblies had referenda then why not English devolution. Polls...
  • User AvatarDavid Evershed 23rd Sep - 3:13pm
    Let's take the example of Free Schools in England. 1. Do we want the MP's for Scottish constituencies to have a casting vote on whether...
  • User AvatarGeorge Potter 23rd Sep - 3:11pm
    @Kay Kirkham As I say in the first paragraph of the article: "following the pledge of home rule for Scotland by all three major party...
  • User Avatarfake 23rd Sep - 3:10pm
    It should be raised, not lowered, stupid idea. The voting age has nothing to do with lack of interest in politics.
  • User AvatarEddie Sammon 23rd Sep - 3:08pm
    Hi Stuart, answers to your questions: 1. No to a referendum on Eng. Parliament. We just need evidence of public support through polls. 2. Only...
  • User AvatarDav 23rd Sep - 2:55pm
    If someone is old enough to get married (which you can do without parental consent in Scotland at 16), or serve in our armed forces,...