Because Andrea Harris was so worked up about them, I figured I would go see what the “2006 Weblog Awards” looked like. It seems that I arrived late, with all of the voting over. So I looked over the nominees to count weblogs in the two categories
It seems that I once again I am not even outside the window looking in at the popular crowd. What’s extra funny is that 4 or 5 of these are entertainment weblogs (e.g., Go Fug Yourself), a subject I follow only via links from my regular weblogs. I thought the “life time achievement” awards were amusing, as the only one I had ever heard of (of nominees and previous winners) was Joshua Micah Marshall who runs some sort of lefty weblog, the name of which I cannot recall (and don’t care enough to netsearch it). I did think it amusing that only hard core leftists weblogs were nominees in the politics categroy, although I had heard of all of them.
One is left thinking that perhaps these people simply don’t understand modern media, as fragmentation and niches are the rule. The very idea of having “best of” metrics seems contradictory to the basic structure of the blogosphere. But hey, people who never left high school need something to keep them busy.