Flogging the Bloggies
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Flogging the Bloggies

2005_01_bloggies-thumb.jpgWhere other kids dotted their parents’ mantles with piles of softball trophies and best bowler awards, TOist, being about as athletic as a doorknob, never got into the whole awards thing. In fact, we’ll cross to the other side of the street to avoid an award ceremony and accompanying drippy speeches, and women ‘wearing’ things. Luckily, the Bloggies haven’t yet booked a night at the Shrine Center. That said, today’s the last day to vote in the Oscar’s of Blogdom, the Weblog Awards. And TOist extends a hearty congratulations to all of the terrific Canadian nominees, Marmalade.ca, Bacon and Eh’s, PhotoJunkie, Accordion Guy and our hometown contributor, Chromewaves. Accordion Guy seems to be the most into the thing – he’s gone so far as to make a Bloggie-specific masthead, replete with an angular self-portrait and the kind of tie we thought only grade school band teachers wore. Way to get into the spirit! We like all the sites though, and being acompetitive TOist would like to offer a cookie to all the homegrown nominees. Email us to redeem your prize! You too Daily Dose, and Siteway, and The Narrative! And if you don’t like cookies, we will send you an apple instead.
On other fronts, our parent blog Gothamist is nominated, so we’ll big up them.
And on other other fronts, we’ll say our hardest decision will be deciding between go fug yourself, boing boing, and low culture, three distinctly awesome sites. You are all so very special. We will send you apples too.