Nominate the 2009 Bloggies!

Last year, I had the amazing honor of being a finalist for “Best Kept Secret” in the 2008 Bloggie Awards. It was a really cool experience and I was even at SXSW (for work) during the awards ceremonies. No, I didn’t win, and that’s OK because, really – it was a totally fun experience from beginning to end. OK, maybe the end wasn’t so cool – the very end – where the guy who beat me told me in my concession post that he mostly lied in all his posts. Hrmpf. That’s kind of hard to swallow since I am patently honest here, but at the same time, it again goes to show what I was saying in my latest Twitter post, that there is something – and someone – for everyone here in the blogosphere.

So. Why am I blathering on about this? Because it’s time for the 2009 Bloggies.

And I figured, since you have to nominate multiple people, that I could give some suggestions if you are having a hard time coming up with ideas on who to nominate. And stuff.

Now, PLEASE. I am just suggesting some people who I think are awesome. I don’t mean to hurt anyone’s feeling by leaving them off, putting them in a different place than they might, or not suggesting the people *you* like. In fact, please use the comments to suggest other awesome bloggers for people to check out and nominate. I really would like this post to be about the love. I am also skipping categories I don’t have strong opinions about.

Best Canadian Weblog
Her Bad Mother
Jen and Tonic
Whiskey In My Sippy Cup

Best Photography Weblog
Digital Photography School
Jessica Claire
Me Ra Koh
Shutter Sisters

Best Art, Craft, or Design Weblog
A List Apart
CSS Zen Garden
Design Mom
Try Handmade

Best Weblog About Politics
Daily Kos
Huffington Post

Best Computer or Technology Weblog

Most Humorous Weblog
The Bloggess
Citizen of the Month
Dad Gone Mad

Best Writing of a Weblog
Chicken and Cheese
Sweet | Salty

Best Group Weblog

Best-Kept Secret Weblog
Playgroups Are No Place For Children
Simply Nutmeg
Stop Screaming I’m Driving

Best New Weblog
Bacon Is My Enemy
The Wind In Your Vagina (Black Hockey Jesus)

Lifetime Achievement
Mighty Girl

Weblog of the Year
Oh, The Joys
Rude Cactus
Sizzle Says

And now it’s time for you to go to work. Nominations close JANUARY 12th. Go to the 2009 Bloggies link and scroll right (and right and right and right) and there are all the nomination slots. You will have to provide a valid email and do the whole captcha + confirmation rigmarole, so please follow through.

And again, these are just MY thoughts. Nominate who YOU love!

Just spread the love, peeps!

This article has 45 comments

  1. Her Bad Mother

    Hey! I’m Canadian (*pouts*)

    (nobody ever remembers that I’m Canadian. maybe I need to staple bacon to my forehead. or wash in maple syrup. ;))

  2. Aimee Greeblemonkey

    oh crap. I did totally forget that. Fixing now.

  3. Anonymous

    great suggestions!

  4. Aimee Greeblemonkey

    And Robin – these are just MY thoughts! You can go to the site and put WHOEVER you want in each category!!!

  5. zipper

    I kinda hate these awards things, but I will do it for youuuu.

  6. Y

    I’m so hurt that I’m not on your list.


    After 6 years of blogging, I’ve accepted that I will never be nominated for a bloggie and I’m totally fine with it.

    You have some great nominations, though. LOVE Chicken and Cheese. She’s amazing and all kinds of wonderful.

  7. Angella

    I nominated many of the same people (And hope I get some in return). Good picks, Aimee.

  8. Aimee Greeblemonkey

    Y, I knew I was going to get greif for all the awesome people I was going to leave out. As for you, like Amy said – let’s petition for a “Not Photo Blog But Still Rock At Photography” category next year, hmmm?

  9. Megan

    I love all these, and have to say I still love Dooce too, although I know she won a bunch last year!

  10. Sizzle

    Aww thanks! As they say- it’s an honor just to be nominated.

  11. Nadine

    I’ve never read Chicken and Cheese before you posted this, and I fell in love! What a great find. Thanks for sharing your list!

  12. Neil

    That is a real honor, coming from you, Aimee.

  13. sweetsalty kate

    What a fantastic list… totally blushing that you’ve got me on there, and shutter sisters too. Thanks so much aimee! I tip my lens to you.

  14. Robin

    damn, i don’t know any of those…i so can’t vote.

  15. Burgh Baby

    You? Have excellent taste. Other than forgetting Her Bad Mother, of course.

  16. Fawn

    Yesssss. I love the Bloggies!

  17. amy turn sharp of doobleh-vay

    I have a lot of the same as you!!! I nominate myself for best kept secret though and yr pretty damn good with the camera to lady- you and french and karen! swoony

  18. jenB

    Excellent choices and not just ’cause you picked me. I voted for her bad mother. I love you lady.

  19. Leanne

    So, is it really bad form to nomintate ones self? )

  20. Jenny, the Bloggess

    I love you so much. Seriously, you just made my day, sweet thing.

  21. Oh, The Joys

    What? WOW! This is better than winning. Thanks you hot chica!

  22. Aimee Greeblemonkey

    Well, hell, if that’s all it takes to make out with Danny, I should have done that eons ago.

  23. Aimee Greeblemonkey

    and P.S. you all are the bestest.

  24. Christina

    That’s a good list, and I’m proud to know many of those bloggers.

    Someday I want to be nominated for something other than “Biggest Waste of Cyberspace”. 😉

  25. Mrs. Chicken

    You have no idea how much I needed this today. SERIOUSLY. This makes up for charades. Totally.

    And? The company you put me in? Dude, I am blushing. BLUSHING.

    *throws kisses*

  26. carrie

    I think I might cry!

    Thanks Aimee! 🙂

  27. jenB

    I also nominated – Eden Kennedy for lifetime achievement.

  28. mothergoosemouse

    I think I like this idea WAY better than the Bloggies themselves. Everyone should hold their own personal Bloggies!

  29. Lauren

    Cool list, thanks!

  30. Erika Jurney

    If anyone wanted to nominate in the Art/Craft/Design category that would be most awesome! (But you know…) xoxoxo, e.

  31. DadGoneMad

    Aimee, come over here so I can make out with your face.

    (That’s how we say thank you where I come from.)

  32. Naomi

    and one of my hopes for 2009 was to pare down my list of blogs in my reader.

    Sigh — after looking through this list (it took me all day), I’m proud to say I’m now about 20 + blogs heavier in my reader.

    Some good stuff you picked!

  33. Anneli

    I already submitted my nominations. 😉

  34. Jennifer, Playgroups Are No Place For Children

    Aimee, you are so kind! Thanks for including my blog on your list, particularly since you put me with such fabulous company. This is truly as good as being nominated.

  35. Grey Street Girl

    I voted! I can’t wait to check out all these great blogs!

  36. Lotta

    Hey thanks! I moved over to craft blog. Mmmm… I sweat that one. Maybe they need to create a category called “Funny craft blog”. Specially so we can nominate Craftastrophe!

  37. monstergirlee

    Ok, finally sat down and voted.
    Thanks for the heads up.

  38. tracey clark

    It makes my photo heart sing to see Shutter Sisters on the list. Thank you sweet Aimee!

  39. Ali

    just for you, Aimee…i’ll do some nominating!

  40. 147xxxx

    I just found your blog from the bloggiest finalist list from last year & I totally love it. Thanks for helping me procrastinate for an hour 🙂

  41. Schmutzie

    You’ve got me blushing. Thanks for the mention!

  42. Anonymous

    I am hurt I am not on the list but going to be anonymous about it. cause the other people rock.

  43. MB

    great list, Aim! More reading to do now, though. And I was hoping I would hit 41 BEFORE I needed reading glasses.

  44. Anonymous

    now I know it..

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