The world’s best blogs

I’m one of the panellists for the 2005 Bloggies awards, which are designed to highlight the very best weblogs from around the world. One thing that’s obvious – irrespective of who wins – is that there’s a phenomenal amount of writing talent on the web, from daft (and side-splittingly funny) blogs to serious political sites and achingly personal diaries.

The awards seem to be a tad behind schedule – panellists didn’t get their voting forms until yesterday, several days later than anticipated – but public voting for the finalists should still happen from next week. Choosing outright winners is going to be tough…

One thought on “The world’s best blogs

  1. Stephen says:

    Gary, my dear friend! (May I call you Gary?) After having learned of your very overdue appointment as a judge I feel the time is right to let you know how much I admire and respect you, and while I am sure someone of your unimpeachable moral integrity is completely beyond influence, should you find yourself in need of anything… ;-)

    Seriously, though, I am in total agreement about the quality of some of the blogs currently available. I have been using blogs to find out what’s really going on in Iraq, to discover points of view that the mainstream media ignores, and even to learn about screenwriting. I reckon blogging lives up to the Internet ideal of democratic free speech better than anything else.

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