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Q:How do I nominate a blog for The 2007 Weblog Awards?

A: Leave a comment in the associated nomination post with the blog name and URL. The nomination posts will appear on the site in early October 2007.

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A: The best way to comment is to sign in via SixApart's Typekey service, WordPress ID or OpenID. That allows us to protect against spammers and automated comment bots. Comments from non-Typekey accounts may be accepted, but they may be moderated - delaying their appearance.

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A: You can leave a comment without an authenticated login, though it may take up to a day for your comment to appear.

Q:Will Typekey, WordPress ID, or OpenID be required for voting?

A: No.

Q: How will finalist be picked?

A: To understand how 10-15 finalists in each category will be picked you first have to understand how they are nominated. Since you're reading this you're probably aware of the call for nominations for all of the award categories. In 2006 there were about 4,500 nominations for the various categories, and we expect more this year.

For the most part if a site is not nominated it wont be considered as a finalist in a category. For everyone who will complain that we "missed" one site or another, our question to you is, "did you nominate them?" We don't have ESP here at The Weblog Awards, though it is a oft requested feature.

Many, many excellent blogs are not going to be finalists, so prepare yourself for disappointment. You are, of course, free to disagree with the finalists we choose, but denigrating the sites selected will not be tolerated. Calling such and such site "shitty", "lame", etc. is a pretty cruel thing to do, especially since many of the sites nominated didn't even know they would be included. If you don't like the choices available don't participate.

Q: No offense, but some of the nominations in Best XXX suck. Those are not the best XXX... YYY and XXX are much better.

A: See the previous entry. Offense taken. Throwing backhanded insults at nominees or finalists is not a good way to enter the discussion....

Q: I'm a finalist and I don't want to participate. Can you remove me from the poll?

A: No. Due to the complexities of the poll creation process it will be a one time only process. Additions and deletions to the list of finalists will not be made.  We will try to pre-publicize the list of finalists so if you don't want your weblog to be linked to you can block or redirect incoming traffic...

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I know it's too late this particular year, but I wanted suggest that next year and years after that you include disability bloggers as a option for nominations. There are a lot of people with disabilities that blog about their experiences and policy issues that impact people with disabilities.
Thanks for the consideration.
Braden

I suggest you look at the Best Medical/Health Issues Blog category as disability bloggers fit in that category. Look at last year's finalists and winner in that category.

I nominate
http://www.noignoring.com/blog.php#80 for best blog. I imagine there will a documentary made out of this. I hope so.

I would like to nominate www.justthefactsmam.blogspot.com for consideration in the political blog category. I found this blog well-written and informative this electoral cycle. Listed as one of the best conservative blogs on the net.

I nominate the Hillary Grassroots Campaign for their insights and tireless work disseminating relevant information much lacking in the main Stream Media.
Hillary Grassroots Campaign
http://hillaryclintonnews.blogspot.com/
http://feeds.feedburner.com/hillaryclintonnewsupdates

I would like to nominate, "Health
Treatment Concerns", the blog
that deals with ethical
concerns and the unacceptable level of respect, for patients, displayed
by many in the health professions.


I would like to nominate, "Health
Treatment Concerns", the blog
that deals with ethical
concerns and the unacceptable level of respect, for patients, displayed
by many in the health professions.


Looks like you've all already clicked on a lot of the ones I would have wanted... I'm going to nominate one at a time so they can get clicked up as individuals.

Calm Before The Sand http://calmbeforethesand.blogspot.com/

Even though it hasn't been updated in a bit, this is phenomenal writing.


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