I’d like to thank everyone who voted for plasticbag.org at the Bloggies, where I’ve accidentally picked up Best British or Irish weblog. I’m particularly surprised given given the quality of the other candidates: Going Underground’s Blog, A Teenager Blogs, Greenfairy.com and The Big Smoker.
More importantly, I’m genuinely delighted to report that I somehow won the Best Essay Bloggie as well for (Weblogs and) The Mass Amateurisation of (Nearly) Everything. If anything I think that one is the more important to me because I spent a long-time writing that piece and thinking around it and I think it’s one of the best things I’ve written. I’d love it if more people read it and responded. So thanks again to everyone involved!
The big winner of the night was Boing Boing, who took home the Best American Weblog, Best Group Weblog and Weblog of the Year. I’m kind of surprised – given Cory’s alleged nationality – that they didn’t win Best Canadian Weblog too! Lifetime achievement rightly went to Heather Champ, whose creative output online has been astonishing for as long as I can remember. Well done!