Thursday, August 06, 2009

Lib Dem Blog of the Year Awards 2009

It's that time of the year again. The Liberal Democrat Blog of the Year Awards, run in conjunction with Lib Dem Voice, are back for a fourth year.

The full details are on Liberal Democrat Voice, but this year there are six awards:
  • Best new Liberal Democrat blog (started since 1 September 2008)
  • Best blog from a Liberal Democrat holding public office (The Tim Garden Award)
  • Best use of blogging / social networking / e-campaigning by a Liberal Democrat
  • Best posting on a Liberal Democrat blog (since 1st September 2008)
  • Best non-Liberal Democrat politics blog
  • Liberal Democrat Blog of the Year
Since you ask, this blog has been shortlisted for the Blog of the Year each year so far, and never won it.

One point... I hope the judges will spread the prizes more widely than last year. In particular, there is not a lot of point in giving the award for the best new blog to the same person who gets Blog of the Year. Think on.


Anonymous said...

Yep, completely agree with you but on a practical note if a blog is the best blog overall and happens to be new, how can it not win both categories?

Jonathan Calder said...

Practically, it's simple: you give the new blog award to the second-best new blog.

Logically, it's would be a nonsense, but then the awards are just a bit of fun.

Anonymous said...

I'm embarrassed I asked :)