In the vast universe of blogs, only a select few can be named the best. And that decision is now up to you. The original Weblog Awards are now in their twelfth year, and it's time to decide who is Bloggie-winning material. Who will your vote go to?
Read the Rules
Any pages with dated entries that existed at some point during the year 2011 are eligible.
Only one nomination ballot and one finalist ballot may be submitted per person.
E-mail addresses are required to vote. You must use your own address and confirm the verification e-mail.
If you verify a second ballot, your first one will be replaced.
In the nomination phase:
URLs are required.
Your ballot must contain at least three unique nominees.
Weblogs may be nominated for multiple categories.
Nominees must suit the category they are placed in.
Weblogs may win a category over multiple years a maximum of three times.
Understand the Procedure
Sunday, January 1
Sunday, January 15 10:00 PM EST (UTC-5)
Wednesday, January 18
200 randomly selected voters receive an invitation to choose the finalists from a list of the most-nominated weblogs in ten random categories.
Tuesday, January 24 10:00 PM EST
Finalist voting closes. The five (or six for Weblog of the Year) weblogs with the most votes become finalists. I will solve any ties for fifth place.
Wednesday, February 1
Finalists are announced and voting reopens to all to choose the winners.
Sunday, February 19 10:00 PM EST
Sunday, February 26 8:00 PM EST
Winners are announced and the Weblog of the Year receives a prize of 2,012 US cents (US$20.12).
Watch the Ceremony
The winners will be announced on Sunday, February 26 from 8:00-10:30 PM EST (UTC-5) on the Bloggies’ Twitter feed and Facebook page. One winner will be announced approximately every five minutes, culminating with the Weblog of the Year at 10:30, at which point the winners will be posted to the site. Follow the feed to keep up to date on the Bloggies!
Stay Up to Date With the Categories
Each year, the categories of the Weblog Awards are evaluated to keep current with blogging trends. Here's what's new this year:
Not satisfied with the category selection? Let me know what kind of categories you'd like to see in 2013.
Get in Touch
Any questions not covered above? Send a message over and I'll get them answered. Nominations are over for 2012, but you can return on January 1 to submit some for next year. Nominations are not accepted through this contact form.