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Best Automotive or Car Blog

ClassyBlackGirlDrives.com

Best Beauty Blog

Un'ruly

Naptural Nicole

LoveBrownSugar

Bury Me In Red Lipstick

Best Blog Post Series

YettiSays

Vizionz from the Bottom

Water Cooler Convos Blog

(im)migrating with a purpose

Kreyolicious

Single Black Male

The Postive Controversy

happilydivorcedandafter

Fascinating People

Diary Of A First Time Mom

Best Book or Author Blog

Living Happier After

Life According To Her

LakeshiaPoole.com

A Street Activist's Perspective

MelisaAlaba

Best Business Blog

Teach Good Stuff

Janeane's World

Women Are Gamechangers

LMichelleMedia

JaiStone.com

All Digitocracy

CampusLATELY

Suite Minute

Bougie Black Girl 

Best Entertainment Blog

Searching for My Star

Chattertainment

Witches' Brew Online

NotJustOk

I Can Repeat It

inBLACK

Water Cooler Convos Blog

CampusLATELY

Best Facebook Page

Witches' Brew Online

Entrée to Black Paris

DrDrai.com

Wifey N Training

The Tatum Talks

Son of Baldwin

Code Red Flag

Best Faith-Based Blog

In Search of His Face with Tracey Michae'l

Life In The Now Ministries

My Faith and Fitness

Call Me Set Free

Heather Lindsey

Best Fashion Blog

Fashion of Culture

Product of Society

Beautifully Twisted Mind

Talitha's Take

Best Film Blog (Provisional)

The Urban Film Stage

inBLACK

FilmSwag

Best Fitness Blog (Provisional)

GetFit or GetFat

300 Pounds and Running

Black Fitness Today

Best Food Blog

Chewsy Lovers

Brown Sugar

The Sophisticated Life

Runaway Apricot

No Gojis No Glory

Miss Foodie Fab

Best Gaming or Comics Blog

TheSpawnPointBlog

Fan Bros Show

TheKLIQNation

Best Group Blog

Witches' Brew Online

Water Cooler Convos Blog

CampusLATELY

Best Health or Wellness Blog

Black Weight Loss Success

Powered By Soul

Hurt 2 Healing

300 Pounds and Running

DrDrai.com

Best Humor Blog (Provisional)

Witches' Brew Online

DrDrai.com

Best Instagram Feed

GetFit or GetFat

The Sophisticated Life

Brother Jesse

Dr. Drai OBGYN

CampusLATELY

Inspired by Beatrice Clay

Best International Blog

HMAAC Global Griot

The Naked Convos

(im)migrating with a purpose

Entrée to Black Paris

NotJustOk

Kreyolicious

International Nurse Support

Best LGBT Blog

MUSED Magazine Online

DrDrai.com

Son of Baldwin

Best Music Blog

Digging Discography

NotJustOk

WISDOM SEEKER---BEATS, RHYMES, LIFE

Summer In The Winter

Taste4hiphop

Best New Blog

YettiSays

Chattertainment

Lady of Purpose Network

Product of Society

Write On

MONALISA

Water Cooler Convos Blog

Y I'm Writeous

Table of Conscious

The Reflections of a Good Woman

Chris And L

DrDrai.com

Asis Chronicle

Shimekism

inBLACK

The Tatum Talks

The Enigmatic Perspective

CampusLATELY

Uoftaste Magazine

Code Red Flag

Best Original Graphic Design in a Blog

JaiStone.com

Best Parenting Blog

Daddy Realness

"Crazy" Baby Mamas

Mommy Week

Best Personal Blog

YettiSays

Arnebya.com

Vizionz from the Bottom

Everything EnJ

That Former Sidekick Girl

Write On

MONALISA

The Sophisticated Life

She Writes

Ariel Says Now

Classy, BlackGirl.

DericMuhammad.com

The Enigmatic Perspective

Pretty Pink Living

LaKeshaWomack.com

Chasing Joy

Best Photography in a Blog (Provisional)

No Gojis No Glory

TooMuchGreene

Best Pinterest

Entrée to Black Paris

MelisaAlaba

Best Plus Size Fashion Blog (Provisional)

Best Podcast

The Girl Just Quit Podcast

The Black Astronauts Podcast

The Spawn On Me Podcast

The Shiznit Show

Fan Bros Show

The Effwhatuheard Radio Show

The Read

Independent Underground Radio LIVE (IURL)

The Good and Terrible Show

Operation Cubicle

Best Political or News Blog

Product of Society

Polite on Society

Water Cooler Convos Blog

Independent Underground Radio LIVE (IURL)

Good Black News

Take Another Look with Ashahed M. Muhammad

All Digitocracy

Best Science or Technology Blog

The Rockstar Anthropologist

TechGuySmartBuy

Suite Minute

Science Looks Good

Best Sex or Relationship Blog

The Naked Convos

DrDrai.com

Code Red Flag

happilydivorcedandafter

ChrisAndL

Best Sports Blog (Provisional)

The Introspective

Pound 4 Pound Boxing Report

Product of Society

Best Travel Blog

I Luv 2 Globe Trot

The Sophisticated Life

Entrée to Black Paris

(im)migrating with a purpose

Haitist

Best Twitter Feed

@WaterCoolerCon_

@BrotherJesse

@DrDraiOBGYN

@ConstanceJones

@MelisaAlaba

Best Tumblr

What Whites Will Never Know

Beautifully Twisted Mind

The BAUCE Files

Best Tutorial Blog or Vlog

VeePeeJay

Naptural Nicole

Best Video Blog

"Medical T" (TIPS) by Dr. Drai

Suite Minute

BWE Network

Best Writing in a Blog

Arnebya.com

Chattertainment

Vizionz from the Bottom

Write On

The Sophisticated Life

Womanist Expressions

(im)migrating with a purpose

Kreyolicious

Product of Society

Musings of Krav

Knowledge Maven

Asis Chronicle

happilydivorcedandafter

Son of Baldwin

Hashtag of the Year

#getfitorgetfat

#blackgirlswhoblog

#AskFarrakhan

#AmericasOBGYN

#FlagOnThePlay

#CodeRedFlag

#1GottaGo

#ScienceLooksGood

Outstanding Achievement in Online Activism

Product of Society

Water Cooler Convos Blog

Stop the Cover Up

Mamademics

Feminista Jones

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Monday
Aug132007

Nominations End August 15 at 4PM EDT

Due to the overwhelming number of nominations for this year's Awards, nominations will close at 4PM EDT on August 15. This will allow us time to set up the finalist forms and send out the list of full nominations out to all the judges.

Thanks!
Friday
Aug102007

Clearing Up Confusing Categories

So based on some of the feedback we've been receiving over the past few days, it would appear a good number of folks are a bit confused about the categories. So I wanted to just take a few minutes to give the breakdown on what we're discovering are the categories people are having the most trouble with and offer some clarification.

1. Best Podcast and Best Music Blog
Podcasts can be about music, but music blogs don't necessarily have to have podcasts. And by podcasts, we mean downloadable files of original audio content. If you just put up an mp3 file of a recording artists with no kind of additional audio commentary or context, then it's just a music file, isn't it?

2. Best Hip-Hop Blog and Best Music Blog
Now this was probably the most overwhelming addition to the Awards from the members of our Google group. The rationale was that there are many other music blogs out there that feature different genres of music, such as jazz, Caribbean and many others. So sorry folks, THESE TWO CATEGORIES ARE NOT THE SAME.

3. Best Gossip Blog and Best Hip-Hop Blog
This distinction was a huge source of contention last year because some popular celebrity gossip blogs got top nominations in the best hip-hop blog category. We tried this year to really make a distinction between the two, because both genres do have overlapping aspects which it seems most voters can't tell the difference between.

4. Best Group Blog and Best Blog Community
By a "group blog", we mean one blog which has several different authors. A blog community can be one blog with an active comment base, or a group of several blogs which have one main page just for that community.

5. Best Celebrity Blog and Best Gossip Blog
This one is easy. Best Gossip Blog is for blogs which...well...gossip about celebrities. Best Celebrity Blog is a blog which is written by a celebrity. You know...people you see on TV, in movies, and listen to on the radio. Best Celebrity Blog is not a blog written by a regular person ABOUT a celebrity.

6. Best Culture Blog and Best Hip-Hop Blog
This is another category in which people thought they should be one in the same. Not the case. There is a lot more to Black culture than hip-hop. Theater, films, arts and crafts, beauty, fashion...it's a large category to pick from.

7. Black Blogger Achievement Award
Next year, we may have to rename this, because it seems to be category which the most people nominate blogs from without reading the category description: "This category is for bloggers that have been blogging visibly since January 1, 2003." So this is for people who have been blogging for five years or more. And we have to be able to tell from the blog that you've been blogging for five years or more. That means we need to see archives...a record of your past posts for the past five years or more. Granted, a lot of folks really jumped on the blogging game in the past two years or so, but there are black bloggers out there that have been doing this for a good long while. This award recognizes them -- those Black bloggers that have paved the way for the rest of us.

I hope these explanations clear up any obfuscation which may have surrounded these categories.
Thursday
Aug092007

Donate to the Black Weblog Awards

We've now set up a donation account through Paypal for those would like to contribute a financial donation to the Black Weblog Awards. Donating to the Black Weblog Awards not only ensures that the Awards continue on for years to come, but they also make the Awards bigger and better! Your donations go towards the following services:

* Front-end website development (web design and graphic design)
* Back-end website development and maintenance (bandwidth costs, server space)
* Future merchandising opportunities
* Prizes, if instituted, for future awards
* Advertising efforts (print and online)

All of those who donate will also have their name listed on the Black Weblog Awards website under our "Sponsors" Section. Just go to http://www.blackweblogawards.com/sponsors to donate. Thank you for supporting your friendly, neighborhood Black Weblog Awards!
Saturday
Aug042007

Where Are The Black Tech Bloggers?

In case you STILL need a reason as to why the Black Weblog Awards are important, check out this video by Loren Feldman of 1938 Media.

http://www.1938media.com/where-are-the-black-tech-bloggers/

And if it leaves you as offended as it did me, make sure you leave him a comment.

While Feldman makes the careless and base assumption that his stereotyped pantomime equals how technology is used by Black people, the video shows that this pervasive stereotype is still what White people (particularly the large monoculture of White males in the field of Internet development) think of when it comes to Black folks coming into their arenas. That automatic lapse into a gold chain wearing, slang talking pimp is a main reason we have the Awards: to show there's more to Black people than some hackneyed ape act.

Furthermore, it's a dangerous belief to have when you have Black people all over the world trying to get into that arena, but can't because this perception is still looming in the background. The cultural homogeneity is stifling.

The internet...a truly democratized medium indeed.

Anyway, I really needed to get that off my chest. Make sure you head on over to the site, read the rules and categories, and vote appropriately. Thanks again for your support.
Friday
Aug032007

Nominating/Voting More Than Once Only Hurts The Blogs

As of this posting, duplicate ballots submitted will not count towards nomination or voting counts for the Black Weblog Awards. I just had to make a somewhat messy example out of a semi-prominent activist/journalist for voting for herself over five times, each time using a different e-mail address and name.

Folks, we want the Black Weblog Awards to be fair, and for everyone out there to have a chance to nominate their favorites and vote for the finalists. So keep in mind that we are taking a zero-tolerance approach to this, so tell your peoples if you have to.

Got questions? You know how to reach us.