Not Saussure

December 8, 2006

The 2006 Weblog Awards: Best UK Blog Nominees

Filed under: Uncategorized — notsaussure @ 7:45 am

 TheUK finalists have recently been announced; congratulations to all:

Subscribe to Atom feed Samizdata
Subscribe to Feed normblog
Subscribe to Feed Slugger O’Toole
Subscribe to Feed EU Referendum
Subscribe to Feed Harry’s Place
Subscribe to Feed It’s My Blog and I’ll Say What I Want To.
Subscribe to Feed Route 79
Subscribe to Feed UnSpeak
Subscribe to Feed JonnyB’s Private Secret Diary
Subscribe to Feed The Spicy Cauldron


There is, of course, a wide range of other categories, available on the Weblog Awards site, which has links to the various virtual polling booths.   You can vote once a day in each category from now until December 15.

One of the nominees in the Best Humour Blog is Jon Swift, who explains what it’s all about.

Source: The 2006 Weblog Awards: Best UK Blog



  1. Thank you for the congrats. They’re appreciated! It’s already nail-biting but I’m very happy to have got into the top ten, whatever happens beyond that. x

    Comment by Andy — December 8, 2006 @ 7:24 pm

  2. Yep, I’ve already voted on both.

    Comment by jameshigham — December 8, 2006 @ 9:10 pm

  3. God, I’d rather have Harry’s Place win than the vile EU Referendum. Their lies about the Qana massacre were one of the worst abuses so far by a blog.

    Comment by . — December 8, 2006 @ 10:38 pm

  4. I can’t say I’m particularly impressed by EU Referendum, either; their obsessing about photoshopped or allegedly photoshopped images seems a deliberate displacement activity — if we talk long enough about whether some images are faked, we can forget about whether scenes similar to those they purport to represent actually did occur.

    Well, intelligence services worldwide now certainly know what to do in future conflicts if their side do anything that’s quite possibly necessary but doesn’t look too good on people’s television screens. Just fake up some dramatic and convincing images, get them published and then, a day or so later, feed out hints via the blogoball about how you can tell they’re faked. That should deflect people’s attention pretty effectively.

    Generally, I was a bit puzzled by some of the choices, for much the same reasons as was Nosemonkey. I suppose that since the awards are a US-based initiative the nominations reflect, in some cases, American rather than British perceptions.

    Comment by notsaussure — December 8, 2006 @ 11:28 pm

  5. Harry’s, Samizdata and especially EU Referendum can go piss up a rope, for all I care. I don’t have much time for propaganda of whatever stripe.

    Still, NS, there’s always next year for us. “Best UK Blog” for you and “Best Bullshit Artist” for me.

    Forward, hermanos!

    Comment by Flying Rodent — December 9, 2006 @ 12:50 am

  6. “the nominations reflect, in some cases…”


    Comment by JonnyB — December 9, 2006 @ 9:05 am

  7. I’ve just gone over to the Best Blog (of all blogs, as opposed to Best UK Blog) to see what’s happening — that vile hate site Little Green Wingnuts is way out in front.

    I suspect a bit of organised campaigning is going on!

    Comment by notsaussure — December 9, 2006 @ 9:24 pm

  8. hm.. very nice

    Comment by Foenoreug — December 6, 2007 @ 10:12 am

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