The Weblog Awards

Twelfth Annual Weblog Awards: The 2012 Bloggies

In the vast universe of blogs, only a select few can be named the best. And that decision is now up to you. The original Weblog Awards are now in their twelfth year, and it's time to decide who is Bloggie-winning material. Who will your vote go to?

Read the Rules

Understand the Procedure

Sunday, January 1
Nominations open.
Sunday, January 15
10:00 PM EST (UTC-5)
Nominations close.
Wednesday, January 18
200 randomly selected voters receive an invitation to choose the finalists from a list of the most-nominated weblogs in ten random categories.
Tuesday, January 24
10:00 PM EST
Finalist voting closes. The five (or six for Weblog of the Year) weblogs with the most votes become finalists. I will solve any ties for fifth place.
Wednesday, February 1
Finalists are announced and voting reopens to all to choose the winners.
Sunday, February 19
10:00 PM EST
Voting closes.
Sunday, February 26
8:00 PM EST
Winners are announced and the Weblog of the Year receives a prize of 2,012 US cents (US$20.12).

Watch the Ceremony

The winners will be announced on Sunday, February 26 from 8:00-10:30 PM EST (UTC-5) on the Bloggies’ Twitter feed and Facebook page. One winner will be announced approximately every five minutes, culminating with the Weblog of the Year at 10:30, at which point the winners will be posted to the site. Follow the feed to keep up to date on the Bloggies!

Stay Up to Date With the Categories

Each year, the categories of the Weblog Awards are evaluated to keep current with blogging trends. Here's what's new this year:

Not satisfied with the category selection? Let me know what kind of categories you'd like to see in 2013.

Get in Touch

Any questions not covered above? Send a message over and I'll get them answered. Nominations are over for 2012, but you can return on January 1 to submit some for next year. Nominations are not accepted through this contact form.

  • Best Australian or New Zealand Weblog

    Best Asian Weblog

    Weblogs from Asia, including the Middle East.

    Best African Weblog

    Best European Weblog

    Best Latin American Weblog

    Best Canadian Weblog

    Best Science or Technology Weblog

    Best LGBT Weblog

    Weblogs about lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender interests.

    Best Religion or Spirituality Weblog

    Best Weblog About Politics

    Best Sports Weblog

    Best Health or Wellness Weblog

    Best Travel Weblog

    Best Photography of a Weblog

    Photoblogs and other weblogs with a focus on presenting photography.

    Best Art, Craft, or Design Weblog

    Best Food Weblog

    Best Pet or Animal Weblog

    Best Parenting or Family Weblog

    Best Weblog About Music

    Best Entertainment Weblog

    Weblogs about movies, television, theater, or dance.

    Best Fashion or Beauty Weblog

    Best Topical Weblog

    Weblogs with a distinct topic other than the ones in the categories above.

    Best-Designed Weblog

    Most Humorous Weblog

    Best Writing of a Weblog

    Best Group or Community Weblog

    Best-Kept Secret Weblog

    The best underrepresented weblogs.

    Best New Weblog

    Weblogs that began during the year 2011.

    Lifetime Achievement

    Webloggers who have been blogging since at least January 1, 2007.

    Weblog of the Year

    The category for the best weblog overall.