Based on over 63,000 votes cast during the ten days polls were open (12/5/2003 -12/14/2003), here are the 22 winners of 2003 Weblog Awards. Congratulations!
Best New Blog (Established in 2003)
Opinion Journal (Best Of The Web by James Taranto)
Winners logo's and HTML code will be available here Tuesday. The poll page will remain in place so you may continue to link to it and the results. The content of this post will be copied into the header section of the poll page as well.
I'll try to recap the though process behind the design and operation of the awards at some point in the next few days. The participation in terms of nominations and voting has been amazing. There were lessons learned along the way that will make next years Weblog Awards even better.
I think most people liked the idea of competing against sites from the same TTLB Ecosystem level, but I think for next year we are going to need some better "awards show" names for those categories. I'm open to suggestions...
Text Listing Of the Winners:
- Best Overall Blog: Little Green Footballs
Best New Blog: Allah Is In The House
Best Group Blog: The Volokh Conspiracy
Best Foreign Blog: Merde In France
Best Humor Blog: Allah Is In The House
Best Looking Blog: Snazzy Kat
Best Female Authored Blog: (tie) Meryl Yourish and Asymmetrical Information
Best Liberal Blog: Michael J. Totten
Best Conservative Blog: Hugh Hewitt
Best Media/Journalist Blog: Opinion Journal (Best Of The Web by James Taranto)
Best Ecosystem Higher Beings & Mortal Humans Blog: James Lileks
Best Ecosystem Playful Primates Blog: Citizen Smash
Best Ecosystem Large Mammals Blog: damnum absque injuria
Best Ecosystem Marauding Marsupials Blog: Patterico's Pontifications
Best Ecosystem Adorable Rodents Blog: Yale Diva
Best Ecosystem Flappy Birds Blog: Busy Mom Blog
Best Ecosystem Slithering Reptiles Blog: Buddha's Den
Best Ecosystem Crawly Amphibians Blog: Tasty Manatees
Best Ecosystem Flippery Fish Blog: Sweetness Follows
Best Ecosystem Slimy Molluscs (and below) Blog: Jozjozjoz
Most Egregious Omission: Not A Fish