Women Bloggers in the Prize Picture at the Weblog Awards
Many women bloggers received awards, this year at the Weblog Awards, aka "The Bloggies," where the web's best blogs are honored, as was just published by Wired. Now in their ninth year, the top prize for 2009's edition, Weblog of the Year, was handed out to blogger and photographer Ree Drummond for her site, Confessions of a Pioneer Woman. She also received prizes for Best-Designed Weblog and Best Photography of a Weblog.
The blog launched in May 2006, and discusses 'the daily life cooking, gardening and raising livestock on the cattle ranch, and family life with husband and four kids'. The stickiness of the site comes from expert photography, recipes, gardening tips and DIY tips.
Where there are winners, there are also parties who lost out: Ariane Huffington of The Huffington Post lost out as the Blog of the year, and also on political blog Five ThirtyEight. And Blogher could not win from I Can Has Cheezburger?
Other women blogs that were voted on for prizes were:
Best Australian or New Zealand Weblog: Girl With a Satchel
Best Asian Weblog: Suzy's Big Adventure
Best African Weblog: Glad to Be a Girl
Best European Weblog: Chocolate and Zucchini
Best Canadian Weblog: Everybody Likes Sandwiches
Best Fashion Weblog: Go Fug Yourself
Best Food Weblog, Best Writing on a Weblog and Best New Weblog: Cake Wrecks
Best Travel Weblog: Camels & Chocolate
Best Computer or Technology Weblog: Lifehacker which outdid Mashable.
Other winners in each of the categories for the 2009 Weblog Awards are noted below. The full list of nominees can be found at the Bloggies website.
Lifetime Achievement Award: Fark
Best Web Application for Weblogs: Google Reader
Best Latin American Weblog: A Canuck in Cancun
Best Art, Craft or Design Weblog: PostSecret
Best Music Weblog: Stereogum
Best Gossip Weblog: Dlisted
Best Entertainment Weblog: Television Without Pity
Best Sports Weblog: Fat Cyclist
Best Politics Weblog: Five ThirtyEight
Best Topical Weblog: Cute Overload
Best Teen Weblog: Foodie at Fifteen
Best Humorous Weblog and Best Community Weblog: : I Can Has Cheezburger?
Best Microblog: One Sentence
Best Group Weblog: Gawker
Best-Kept Secret Weblog: Pistols and Popcorn
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