The Weblog Awards

Twelfth Annual Weblog Awards: The 2012 Bloggies

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

Understand the Procedure

Sunday, January 1
Nominations open.
Sunday, January 15
10:00 PM EST (UTC-5)
Nominations close.
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
Voting closes.
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:

Best Australian or New Zealand Weblog

Best Asian Weblog

Weblogs from Asia, including the Middle East.

Best African Weblog

Best European Weblog

Best Latin American Weblog

Best Canadian Weblog

Best Science or Technology Weblog

Best LGBT Weblog

Weblogs about lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender interests.

Best Religion or Spirituality Weblog

Best Weblog About Politics

Best Sports Weblog

Best Health or Wellness Weblog

Best Travel Weblog

Best Photography of a Weblog

Photoblogs and other weblogs with a focus on presenting photography.

Best Art, Craft, or Design Weblog

Best Food Weblog

Best Pet or Animal Weblog

Best Parenting or Family Weblog

Best Weblog About Music

Best Entertainment Weblog

Weblogs about movies, television, theater, or dance.

Best Fashion or Beauty Weblog

Best Topical Weblog

Weblogs with a distinct topic other than the ones in the categories above.

Best-Designed Weblog

Most Humorous Weblog

Best Writing of a Weblog

Best Group or Community Weblog

Best-Kept Secret Weblog

The best underrepresented weblogs.

Best New Weblog

Weblogs that began during the year 2011.

Lifetime Achievement

Webloggers who have been blogging since at least January 1, 2007.

Weblog of the Year

The category for the best weblog overall.