Tuesday, September 30, 2008

2008 Manchester Blog Awards Shortlist

Here is the 2008 Manchester Blog Awards Shortlist. We had 107 separate nominations this year, coming in from as far away as San Francisco. There was such a wealth of great stuff that it was harder than ever to do the shortlisting, particularly in the Best Writing on a Blog category (by far our most nominated-for.)

The force is strong with you, Manchester bloggers. Many thanks to all those who nominated.

Best New Blog:

Dear Kitty
Coco LaVerne
Follow The Yellow Brick Road

Best Writing on a Blog:

Diary of a Bluestocking
Every day I lie a little
Nine chains to the moon
Chicken and Pies

Best Arts and Culture Blog:

Quit This Pampered Town
Max Dunbar

Best Personal Blog:

Travels with my baby
Single Mother on the Verge
Follow the Yellow Brick Road

Best Neighbourhood Blog:

Hyde Daily Photo
Lady Levenshulme
Manchester Bus

This will now go to our panel of judges, which includes Sarah Hartley, blogger and online editor at the Manchester Evening News, Dave Carter of Manchester Digital Development Agency, Richard Fair of BBC Manchester and author Chris Killen, winner of last year's Best Writing on a Blog award.

The winners (who each get £50 and a large metal studded belt that is very heavy) will be announced at the blog awards event Weds Oct 22 at Matt and Phred's Jazz Club.


Mark Hanson said...

Hi - I just tried to book online but it said 'sold out'?

MDDA said...

There's a list of the 2008 shortlisted blogs on Delicious, where you can also see all the blogs from previous years.

Anonymous said...

Blimey... thanks!

Kate Feld said...

thanks mdda.

Mark, will check on that and get back to you - that can't be right!

sally said...

this is ace, wow, thank you! an excuse to buy a nice new dress..?

Coco LaVerne said...

Gracious, I am honoured to be short-listed for such a prestigious accolade, I had no idea humanity was ready for my illustrious musings...

Much Love and Gratitude The Amazing Ms Coco LaVerne..x

Socrates Adams-Florou said...

thankyou. I feel different now

Gerald (SK14) said...

Great to be shortlisted - didn't know I'd been nominated.

groovegenerator said...

Don't buy a new dress Sally - it's at Matt and Phreds

Katherine Woodfine said...

thank you very much!

Anonymous said...

Oh wow! Thank you. Really, really pleased.

Jane Hards Photography said...

I Know Hyde dp blog well. Excellent news on the nominations.