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« Some Call It A Bonfire (Or Carnival) Of Classiness.... | WILLisms.com | Wednesday Caption Contest: Part 34. »

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Consider this post the daily update on the Weblog Awards. Remember that you can vote (here) every 24 hours until December 15.

A few points:

1. WILLisms.com, funnily enough, is not a top 501-100 blog anymore. Following the changes made to the Ecosystem, we're still a Large Mammal, but we're up to number 393. Basically, "The Truth Laid Bear" made those link fest trackback party things not count toward your incoming link count anymore. Which is probably a good thing.

2. In the Best of the Top 501-100 Blogs category, as of right now, the two viciously left-wing blogs are killing the rest of us. I have no idea how, either. But I assume it has something to do with Kos-like patrons, "endorsing" these blogs on high traffic liberal blogs. Who knows. This whole thing is really just for fun. But it is annoying that (as of right now, at least) the two worst blogs in the category are in first and second place.

3. A lot of blogs are endorsing other blogs. WILLisms.com is not a huge blog, but it's not a tiny blog, either, so maybe I can swing a few races ever-so-slightly. I guess I will do that now. Endorsements are in bold.

Best Blog: The Corner, Instapundit, Captain's Quarters, Michelle Malkin, all indispensible. Sure, there are other good ones (Mudville Gazette, Powerline, Hugh Hewitt), but those first four are just awesome.

Best New Blog: I like a few of them (Decision '08, basil's blog, Atlas Shrugs), but my endorsement goes to Riding Sun.

Best Group Blog: Redstate is good. So is Winds of Change. So is Publius Pundit. But Soundpolitics and Brothers Judd are also pretty good.

Best Humor/Comics Blog: I like Protein Wisdom, Day By Day by Chris Muir, Iowahawk, and Cox & Forkum. But Scrappleface is just the best.

Best Liberal Blog: They are all terrible. Wonkette would get my vote if I were voting, though. Some people claim she's not liberal. If she won that award, that claim would be a little more difficult to make.

Best Conservative Blog: I like almost all of them. It's difficult to make an endorsement here, but try voting for one of these: Ace of Spades HQ, Ankle Biting Pundits. Also, try Say Anything (if you like underdogs). Right Wing News is also good. So is La Shawn Barber's Corner. Same with Polipundit, The Anchoress, Right Wing Nut House, Blogs For Bush, Just One Minute, and The Belgravia Dispatch.

Best Media/Journalist Blog: Michael Yon (who is running away with it). Big fan of Best of the Web, too. Donald L. Luskin has a good one, as well. Steyn Online isn't bad, either.

Best Technology Blog: No clue. I've only heard of Slashdot and Gizmodo. Find one you like.

Best Culture/Gossip Blog: Not really sure. Llama Butchers is the only one I really recognize. And it's a fun blog.

Best Sports Blog: Burnt Orange Nation.

Best Photo Blog: Zombie Time.

Best LGBT Blog: Gay Patriot.

Best Military Blog: Argghhh! But Blackfive is also very good.

Best Blog Design: The Shape of Days.

Best Podcast: No clue.

Best Video Blog: The Political Teen.

Best Religious Blog: Evangelical Outpost.

Best Parenting Blog: No clue.

Best Law Blog: I like Patterico's Pontifications, SCOTUSblog, The Volokh Conspiracy, Confirm Them, Stop The ACLU, Althouse, and TaxProf Blog. But the Becker-Posner Blog is awesome.

Best Business Blog: I like Freakonomics, Marginal Revolution, The Club For Growth, and Asymmetrical Information. BizzyBlog gets my endorsement, though.

Best Canadian Blog: PeakTalk.

Best UK Blog: Samizdata.

Best European Blog (non-UK): The Right Nation. Free Thoughts is also worth a vote.

Best Asian Blog: The Marmot's Hole.

Best Middle East or Africa Blog: Dang. Talk about a difficult choice. Sokwanele (a.k.a. This is Zimbabwe) is awesome. So is Iraq The Model. So is Regime Change Iran. Make up your own mind. I may spread my votes on this one.

Best Australia or New Zealand Blog: Tim Blair.

Best Latino, Caribbean, or South American Blog: I like a few of them, but babalu blog is the best.

Best of the Top 250 Blogs: I like Indepundit, Belmont Club, Daniel Drezner, VodkaPundit, My Vast Right Wing Conspiracy, and Outside The Beltway. But for consistent original and interesting content, my endorsement goes to Dean's World.

Best of the Top 251-500 Blogs: Confederate Yankee, Austin Bay Blog, baldilocks, The American Mind, Sister Toldjah, and Betsy's Page are all good. I can't pick just one.

Best of the Top 501-1000 Blogs: WILLisms, baby. WILLisms.

Best of the Top 1001-1750 Blogs: Registan.net.

Best of the Top 1751-2500 Blogs: Not sure, but try Conservative Outpost.

Best of the Top 2501-3500 Blogs: Not really sure, but Byrd Droppings is good.

Best of the 3501-5000 Blogs: No question. File It Under!

Best of the Top 5001-6750 Blogs: I like NoSpeedBumps, but the endorsement goes to the doc: Joust The Facts.

Best of the Top 6751-8750 Blogs: The lonetreeontheprairie blog.

Best of the Rest (8751+): vulgar morality.

If you think I should endorse a blog in one of the undecided slots, let me know. If you think I overlooked your blog (which I may have), let me know. But these are my endorsements. Commence to voting.

Posted by Will Franklin · 6 December 2005 08:06 PM

Comments

Thanks for the endorsement. I'm glad you got me to see Riding Sun, who I've blogrolled, but Atlas gets my nod in New.

Posted by: Thomas Blumer at December 6, 2005 08:52 PM

you're completely wrong about the 501-1000 category. the obvious choice is MacStansbury.org.

this is a glaring over-sight that I can only assume you will solve post haste.

Posted by: MacStansbury at December 6, 2005 08:57 PM

I really love Bullwinkles blog BUT File It Under I just can't seem to live without!... PLUS They had a Zsa Zsa Day for me! Those File It Under guys are just so sweet...

Posted by: Zsa Zsa at December 6, 2005 09:32 PM

Outside the Beltway is really awesome too!

Posted by: Zsa Zsa at December 6, 2005 09:35 PM

Bullwinkle isn't nominated, though, right? Random Thoughts is in File It Under's category, not randomnumbers.us (Bullwinkle).

Posted by: Will Franklin at December 6, 2005 09:36 PM

In the 6751-8000 there's Lonetreeontheprairie. He's an interesting and entertaining blogger that hangs out at Gail's Scribal Terror and visits us at FIU plenty. He also just got his blog restored today so he's blogging again. I had a post on it yesterday.

Posted by: Hoodlumman at December 6, 2005 11:10 PM

Thanks, Will. I've said you deserved to be playing in a "bigger" category, but for now this will have to do. My endorsement of WILLisms is here.

Posted by: Gaijin Biker at December 6, 2005 11:16 PM

"you're completely wrong about the 501-1000 category. the obvious choice is MacStansbury"

I completely agree with Mac. However, he spelled Generation Why? wrong. I'm sure it was a simple oversight.

Posted by: Jason Smith at December 7, 2005 04:59 AM

Maybe you should whore yourself out some more and post your link on some more websites.
Seriously, have you no shame?

Posted by: Darwin at December 7, 2005 08:37 AM

I have been trying to vote and it has not let me! It said I have voted in the last 24 hrs. That is not true!... I have spoke to others who are having trouble too!...I will keep trying!

Posted by: Zsa Zsa at December 7, 2005 11:14 AM

Thanks for the endorsement, Will. And we need to research that barrage of lefty votes showing up in your category.

Posted by: Giacomo at December 7, 2005 02:45 PM

That makes me feel better about Bullwinkle! He should be in a category of his own! I agree with just about everything Bullwinkle says... My moose painting sold at that auction before we got to show it to him...

Posted by: Zsa Zsa at December 7, 2005 07:40 PM

Endorse Vulgar Morality for Best of the Rest.

Because he's just awesome like that.

Posted by: Adam at December 8, 2005 07:53 PM

Hey, thanks for listening! :D

Posted by: Adam at December 9, 2005 02:07 PM

Oh, and btw, you linked to the same place twice for the last two categories

Posted by: Adam at December 9, 2005 02:09 PM