Friday, June 01, 2007

Blogpower Awards - state of categories on Friday

This is the state of play, as of Friday, concerning the Categories for the awards. Naturally, the categories need reducing - maybe 12 altogether. Please comment below.

Possible categories:

Shameless self promotion [8]
BestProse [7]
BestLayout and style [7]
Best Ranter [5]
Politically incorrect [5]
Sadly missed [5]
Prettiest blog [5]
Sadly Missed [5]
Tastiest blog [5]
Award for services to blogging [5]
Blogger we feel most sorry for [5]
Best Blogger [4]
Best Blogpower blogger [4]
Best Blog name [4]
Humorous post [4]
Under-rated [4]
Most unintentionally humorous [4]
Worthy blog [4]
Most over-rated [4]
Best Post [4]
Most curmudgeonly [4]
Best Fisker [3]
Most original blogger [3]
Best Political Blog [3]
Likely to be under security surveilance [3]
Collegiate blogger [for Blogpowerers] [3]
Likely to still be blogging 10 years from now... [3]
Best Blog by country [3]
Best Template [3]
Best Swearer [2]
Best Cultural Blog [2]
Best Transgender blog [2]
Slowest to load [2]
Best Expatriate blog [2]
Gracious loser in such a competition [2]
Most humorous blogger [2]
Prolific blogger [2]
Unintelligible [2]
Pre-pubescent language [2]
Weird blog [2]
Idiotic blog [2]
Moaner [2]
Best Award Scheme [1]
Prolific [1]
Diverse [1]
Fatwa-worthy [1]
Prolix blogger [1]
You could take home to your mother
[1]
Link-whore[1]

Certain categories might be combined here. Remember that the final selection is posted this evening.

I have switched off comments on other related posts as they should more properly be put on the post here now.

5 comments:

Chris G said...

I like most of the top ones on that list, although I'm not sure about "sadly missed" - are there enough people to fill that category? - or "Award for serivces to blogging".

I'd go for the following:

Shameless self promotion
Best Prose
Best Layout and style
Best Ranter
Politically incorrect
Prettiest blog
Tastiest blog
Blogger we feel most sorry for
Best Blogger
Best Blogpower blogger
Best Blog name
Humorous post
Under-rated
Best Expatriate Blog (given that so many of us are eking out existences away from home and blogging as a form of catharsis)

Tom Paine said...

I think these are the best ones.

BestProse [7]
Sadly missed [5]
Award for services to blogging [5]
Best Blogger [4]
Humorous post [4]
Best Post [4]
Best Fisker [3]
Most original blogger [3]
Best Political Blog [3]

Crushed by Ingsoc said...

I largely agree with Chris's selection, although I think prettiest and tastiest can be merged, and I think a best post category is still needed, as Tom points out.
Layout and style again, is covered.

The awards need to have categories diverse enough to show how diverse blogpower is.

Anonymous said...

Best Government Critic Blog

james higham said...

Your comments here are pretty well what went into the final list [now ready], with one exception - merging Blogger we feel most sorry and Blogger sadly missed. that solves the problem of too many categories and not enough candidates.

I really think we have it just about right now.