The Bloggies

08 Jan 2008
January 8, 2008

Honor. Prestige. Wealth. These are some of the things that a Bloggie won’t bring you. But that won’t stop the Web from voting, because this is the annual non-profit competition that determines which blogs are the best of the best. Get ready to find out who the 2008 Weblog Awards are going to.

Who could forget this tribute on the fifth anniversary of Life Outtacontext two years ago. You say you never saw it?! (Click on image to start the movie. Quicktime 4.5 MB).

It’s awards season: the Oscars, the Grammys, the Golden Globes. But, what with the writers strike and the Globes show cancelled how will we get our fill of ego awards? Coming to the rescue: the Bloggies. What? You don’t keep tabs on Web awards?

I’m afraid my film chef-d’oeuvre is still on the editing room floor and won’t be ready for Academy Award consideration this year. Yes, of course it’s disappointing. L’année prochaine. Perhaps next year. In the meantime (and so as not to disappoint the tens upon tens of my fans) I would be honored to substitute that nomination for another: the 2008 Bloggies.

Writing on the oddities of late twentieth and early twenty-first century life for the past seven years –what would modern life be like without the antics of The Theatre of the Barely Socially Acceptable?– Life Outtacontext seems to have fallen through a few award cracks. Well, ok, all of the Web award cracks. But it’s a new year and with it I’ve embraced a new strategy: shameless self-promotion. I do what I must.

The pitch: consider nominating Life Outtacontext for a Bloggie. Some of my favorite categories: “Most Humorous Weblog,” “Best Writing of a Weblog,” “Best-Designed Weblog,” and my personal choice, “Best-Kept Secret Weblog (after all, after seven years Life Outtacontext appears to be quite the well-kept secret).

To cast your ballot you must nominate three separate blogs in any number of categories. So, while you’re at it, consider writing in Eye Level, my other blog baby, in the “Best Art or Craft Weblog.” Nominations close this Friday.

Psst, I’ll be sure to mention you in my acceptance speech.

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