The 2008 Weblog Awards Winners

Based on 933,022 votes cast in 48 categories over seven days of voting in early January 2009, here are the winners of The 2008 Weblog Awards:

General Categories  
Best Blog Andrew Sullivan - The Daily Dish
Best New Blog ~ synthesis ~
Best Individual Blogger Driftglass
Best Humor Blog The Comics Curmudgeon
Best Comic Strip xkcd
Best Online Community Strobist
Best Liberal Blog Wonkette
Best Conservative Blog small dead animals
Best Political Coverage FiveThirtyEight
Best Celebrity Blogger Wil Wheaton

Topic Area Categories  
Best Technology Blog Ars Technica
Best Sports Blog Kissing Suzy Kolber
Best Military Blog Michael Yon
Best Law Blog Volokh Conspiracy
Best Business Blog Deep Capture
Best LGBT Blog Towleroad
Best Parenting Blog 4tunate
Best Education Blog Mike Falick's Blog
Best Science Blog Watts Up with That
Best Medical/Health Issues Blog Stirrup Queens
Best Religious Blog What Does the Prayer Really Say?
Best Pet Blog Cute Overload
Best Food Blog Cake Wrecks

Arts & Letters Categories  
Best Blog Design Our World 2.0
Best Photo Blog Strobist
Best Culture Blog The Cool Hunter
Best Literature Blog Neil Gaiman's Journal
Best Fashion Blog Go Fug Yourself
Best Travel Blog MyKugelhopf
Best Diarist Raymi the Minx
Best Gossip Blog Oh No They Didn't
Best Music Blog Hidden Track
Best Podcast EconTalk
Best Video Blog

International Categories  
Best Canadian Blog Ezra Levant
Best UK Blog Created in Birmingham
Best European Blog (Non UK) The Reference Frame
Best Asian Blog Ashin Mettacara
Best Middle East or Africa Blog Michael J. Totten
Best Australia or New Zealand Blog Tim Blair
Best Latino, Caribbean, or South American Blog Dolar Paralelo

Technorati Authority Categories  
Best Major Blog (Authority over 1001) c jane enjoy it
Best Very Large Blog (Authority between 501 and 1000) Jesus' General
Best Large Blog (Authority between 301 and 500) JammieWearingFool
Best Midsize Blog (Authority between 201 and 300) Israel Matzav
Best Small Blog (Authority between 101 and 200) Rumproast
Best Up and Coming Blog (Authority between 51 and 100) The Stupid Shall Be Punished
Best Hidden Gem (Authority between 0 and 50) The Pajama Pundit

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About The Weblog Awards

The Weblog Awards are the world's largest blog competition with over 545,000 votes cast in 2007 edition and nearly two million votes cast in all editions since 2003.

For The 2008 Weblog Awards open and public nominations in 48 categories began on November 3, 2008.  Voting for selected finalists is expected begin in early December 2008.

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