December 16, 2005

Webbies Watch

Here are the results of the 2005 Weblog Awards polling for our category:

Best Culture/Gossip Blog

Oh No They Didn't! 39.45 % (10711)

Pink is the New Blog 14.32 % (3889)

Conv. Famous People 10.96 % (2976)

Go Fug Yourself 6.00 % (1629)

Perez Hilton 4.33 % (1176)

The Superficial 4.01 % (1088)

Dlisted 3.82 % (1038)

Manolo's Shoe Blog 3.20 % (869)

Defamer 3.01 % (818)

A Socialite's Blog 2.94 % (799) 2.80 % (759)

Llama Butchers 2.54 % (689)

CityRag 1.59 % (432)

Ghost of Flea 0.62 % (169)

Spirit Fingers 0.40 % (109)

Total votes: 27151

Apparently, all that money we spent greasing the palms of the Diebold people didn't pay off. What the hell is the point of belonging to a vast conspiracy if it doesn't come through for you from time to time?

Oh, well. Congrats to the winners (in ours and all the other categories) and thankee very kindly to everybody out there who voted for us. Yip! Yip! Yip!

UPDATE: The Crack Young Staff of the Hatemonger's Quarterly show what a classy bunch they are, even in defeat.

Posted by Robert at December 16, 2005 10:28 AM | TrackBack

Well I voted for you. More than a few times.

Posted by: Rachel at December 16, 2005 10:52 AM

"Best Culture/Gossip Blog." The title says it all: this just wasn't a well defined category. Nothing against Manolo and the Superficial, but they're not doing a better job than you ruminants. They're doing something else entirely.

You got several of my votes, too. Looking at the results cross-category, apparently that's the kiss of death for the Webbies.

Posted by: utron at December 16, 2005 11:03 AM

You got my votes, but if I had know you were throwing money around, I'd have asked for some and done even more voting.

Posted by: rbj at December 16, 2005 12:34 PM

Next year: more Melissa.

Posted by: The Colossus at December 16, 2005 01:15 PM

The shoe guy got more votes than you???

Posted by: babs at December 16, 2005 01:35 PM

The fix was in from the beginning; you guys got run over by the leftwing spam bots.

Screw 'em. You guys got mugs and t-shirts. You don't need the junk little statuette prizes. The best revenge is living well, my friends.

Posted by: The Colossus at December 16, 2005 02:33 PM

I'm feeling more like Utron than like Colossus right now. I find it depressing and would like to see a few remedies to the categories like cutting out left/right rivalries - everyone knows that the young and techno-hip are all liberals, making it a no-brainer over who's going to win any given category. Not to mention a plain review of traffic and alliances - Jesus' General with 17 thousand votes, fer crying out loud, more than any other category combined!

I'll tell myself that you can laugh all the way to the bank, although if JG and the like get the picture of the kind of support they have, they'll be trotting out the cafe press goods quicker than you can say "webbie award winner."

Posted by: tee bee at December 16, 2005 03:30 PM

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Posted by: cell phones at June 26, 2006 12:14 AM