I do not follow the whole “awards for blogging” business, but I may need to NOW as The Washington Note just made the cut for “Best Very Large Blog (Authority between 501 and 1000)”. Cool!!
But I sort of feel like TWN just doesn’t fit in many of the cool categories very well. Years ago, it might have been listed as Best Blog on John Bolton’s Every Move. Or, if there was a category for best Radical Centrist Blog or best Ethical Realist blog, or Best Blog Commenters. . .I might have placed higher up.
Seriously though, this is an outstanding roster of blogs. I have so many friends on the roster that it’s tough to mention them all — but quickly,
Congrats to Daily Kos, Huffington Post, Ben Smith at Politico, Andrew Sullivan, The Guardian’s Comment is Free. . ., Lindsay Beyerstein, Think Progress, TruthDig, Taylor Marsh, Crooks & Liars, Glenn Greenwald’s Unclaimed Territory, The Entire Josh Marshall-led team at Talking Points Memo, RedState, Power Line, Foreign Policy Watch, No Quarter, Volokh Conspiracy, The Bilerico Project, Pam’s House Blend, The Moderate Voice, The Agonist and others. . .
Next year, perhaps I’ll make a run for Best Blog with Weimaraners. . .or Best Foreign Policy Blog with Weimaraners. . .
Or Best Blog on Foreign Policy, LGBT stuff, coffee shop visits, and Pics of Pets. . .
But first things first.
ON JANUARY 5, you can start voting on which of these blogs should be winners in their announced catories — including BEST VERY LARGE BLOGS!!
Thank you to our readers — even those who knock me in the head now and then — and to those who nominated TWN. Really. . .thanks from our entire TWN team.
— Steve Clemons