2008 Weblog Awards: BlogF1 Is Up For Best Sports Blog

2008 Weblog Awards: BlogF1 Is Up For Best Sports Blog

Earlier in the year, BlogF1 was nominated (not just by myself, either) for the 2008 Weblog Awards, in the category of best sports blog. BlogF1 has never been up for such an award before, so I was quite pleased to say the least. However, the first round of voting that so many of you took time to do was just for a nomination. The real voting starts now! Read on to see how you can vote for BlogF1 as the best sports blog of the 2008…

Vote For BlogF1 In 2008 Weblog Awards

It is highly unlikely that BlogF1 will win. For a start, this humble little corner of the Internet is up against F1Fanatic, a widely read and well written site that I’m sure most of you know about. Also in the sports category are many other well read sites, ranging from Kissing Suzy Kolber (dedicated to general sports gossip) to Metsgrrl (a site dedicated to the Mets Baseball Team). Also in the running and running away with the votes already is Hugging Harold Reynolds, another site dedicated to sports in their entirety.

However, with two Formula One sites in the finals, it shows the sport has really grown in popularity around the world this past season, especially when you consider Sidepodcast are also up in the Best Podcast and Best Community categories. Never have I before seen Formula One sites gain such publicity.

So without further ado, this is where you need to go and vote for BlogF1 as the best sports blog of 2008.

Vote For BlogF1 In 2008 Weblog Awards
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19 comments

  • Well done for making it into the finals Ollie. I know it’s a bit of a David and Goliath task, but I’ve voted for you.

    Good luck!

  • Congratulations on making it to the finals of the Podcast Awards. Now I don’t know who to vote for, because I want to vote for both you and F1 Fanatic… …decisions, decisions…

  • Podcast Awards

    When did that happen!?

    You know you want to vote for BlogF1 – it’s more cosy over here and the love is shared with guest posts, which I am more than willing to do again for La Canta Magnifico, should you ever want! 🙂

  • it’s more cosy over here and the love is shared with guest posts, which I am more than willing to do again for La Canta Magnifico, should you ever want!

    damn. i wish you’d said that before i voted 😉

    am really annoyed they let ksc in again though. this must be the third time they’re running away with it.

    as you said. formula is damn well represented. seen how many nascar sites were nominated? what about football?

  • 2008 Weblog Awards…

    As luck would have it you, my loyal readership, won’t have to compromise your ethics or diminish your self-worth this year. Full Throttle and it’s Half-Vast Staff failed to make the final and voting stage of this years Weblog Awards.
    ……

  • me – “am really annoyed they let ksc in again though. this must be the third time they’re running away with it.”

    You’re far from the only one that feels KSK, not to mention Deadspin, should be left out. Both are part of very large corporate internet media giants that give too large of an advantage.

  • You’re far from the only one that feels KSK, not to mention Deadspin, should be left out. Both are part of very large corporate internet media giants that give too large of an advantage.

    i did not know that. although in the podcast category we’re up against NPR, which apparently “serves a growing audience of 26 million Americans each week”, so i guess media giants are allowed in.

    seems a bit pointless watching the same people win year, after year, after year though.

  • You know you want to vote for BlogF1 – it’s more cosy over here and the love is shared with guest posts, which I am more than willing to do again for La Canta Magnifico, should you ever want! {Ollie}

    Much as I like F1 Fanatic, I have voted for you (and for Sidepodcast in its two categories). Having three F1 blogs nominated is complicated, but kind of fun. (Finding a computer which loaded the voting screen was less fun, but that’s another story).

  • @Alia: I would love to see what happens on your PC – what with Skype issues (that you mentioned over at Sidepodcast) your computer seems quite troublesome. 🙁

    It’s also worth noting that you can all vote once every 24 hours, so feel free to completely ignore the advice of voting for F1Fanatic one day and BlogF1 the other and just vote for BlogF1 everyday until the 13th! 😀

  • I would love to see what happens on your PC

    actually i think i had the same error as alia. loads of unicode appeared when i edited the comment, but a refresh solved all.

    probs an encoding issue.

  • probs an encoding issue.

    I’ll take a looksee later on this evening when I get home. Needless to say though, BF1 has been on edge since November. I must work more on v6.5 – I’ve been procrastinating it without decent reason.

  • @Alia: I would love to see what happens on your PC – what with Skype issues (that you mentioned over at Sidepodcast) your computer seems quite troublesome. {Ollie}

    My personal computer is somewhat quirky. The funny thing is that the Skype issues primarily affect my PDA (I don’t know if Skype works on my desktop because I can’t get it to accept a microphone yet) and the comments problem this morning was on my dad’s computer.

    The funny thing is that when I try to fix anyone else’s computer problems, I usually succeed…

    And it’s repeated the problem with the comments. When I edited this comment, the symbols were all replaced with percentages followed by their Unicode number. Refreshing seems to fix the issue, but only for that comment. Edit another comment and it happens again.

  • Just voted again. Good news: you’re not last. That accolade goes to ‘Crazybeehive’ with 37 votes (0.7%) compared to 42 for Blogf1 (0.8%).

    I determined to get you up to 1% by drafting in a few more people to vote! 😀

  • Good news: you’re not last.

    W00t! I actually took a screenshot from yesterday evening when you guys had voted for me before Keith had posted at F1Fanatic. I was something like 10 votes up on the good chap, for about an hour or two!

    I determined to get you up to 1% by drafting in a few more people to vote!

    I cannot thank you enough. A real BlogF1-trooper. Remind me to write a post about The Red Bullog at some point. (No, seriously, remind me in February!) I occasionally write about new F1 sites in my build-up to the upcoming seasons, and you sir deserve one! 🙂

    For comedy value (aimed at myself), check out this post from early January 2007, about the newly launched Sidepodcast.

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