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…
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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.