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December 6, 2005
An Honor To Compete (Means -- I Wanna Win, Dammit!)

The voting continues at the 2005 Weblogs Awards, and so far it looks like the Daily Kos will run away with the Best Blog award, the category in which CQ competes this year. Many fine blogs have been nominated for this honor, and it's terrific just to be mentioned in the same category as them. I don't want to get too far into recommendations for specific awards -- I have a lot of friends in the blogosphere, and some of them compete against each other this year. However, I'd like to at least draw your attention to a few:

Best Canadian Blog - Near and dear to my heart this year. Be sure to check out Small Dead Animals, Angry in GWN.

Best New Blog - All Things Beautiful; Alexandra is a class act all the way.

Best Conservative Blog - Jeez, I love all these guys. Vote for a new one each day, but blogroll them all.

Best Liberal Blog - They picked a good selection for these finalists as well. I think TalkLeft (Jeralynn Merritt) and Matthew Yglesias might be the most consistently well-written of the group, and Ezra Klein makes the best arguments for the liberal cause. Right now, Americablog is hot, and I expect John Aravosis to win, which would be all right, too. I'd vote for Pennywit, but I don't know why he's not nominated ... and yes, I do read the liberal blogs (the intelligent ones) to keep up with the debate.

Best Religious Blog - Evangelical Outpost. Joe Carter always gets my vote, but if they'd have put The Anchoress here, I would have had a tough time with that one. (I think she would have a better shot at competing here, too.)

Best Media/Journalist Blog - Several of these are excellent, but Lileks is a friend of mine, so he gets my vote. Michael Yon should win here, and he deserves it.

Best Military Blog - Blackfive should top a great list of bloggers here. Visit them all.

Best Humor/Comics Blog - Day By Day gets my vote, but just barely over Protein Wisdom, Scrappleface, and Iowahawk. They're not the only deserving ones on this list, either. Blogroll all of them for much-needed laughs.

Who do you like in this contest? Drop me a comment and let me know.

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Posted by Ed Morrissey at December 6, 2005 9:15 PM

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