2006 Weblog Awards finalists announced

The 2006 Weblog Awards finalists have been announced, and I am very happy to note that 456 Berea Street is a finalist in the “Best web development weblog” category!

Your vote would obviously be very much appreciated. Competition in this category is pretty stiff, so I’ll understand if you find one of the other finalists to be more worthy of your vote. Either way, you have until 10:00 PM EST on Sunday, January 31, to vote for your favourite weblogs.

I’m not sure if it’s more reflective of me or of the categories, but after looking through the finalists I can only find one single blog outside the “Best web development weblog” category that I am subscribed to. And that blog would also fit in the web development category.

There are many, many blogs in there that I have never heard of and others that I have heard of but don’t find interesting or good enough to spend my time on. I guess I just don’t get what’s so good about all of these political and personal blogs. Maybe I’m just too focused on web development. Maybe I need to get a life :-).

Posted on January 23, 2006 in Site news


  1. Good job Roger - you certainly got my vote.

    I recognised very very few of those blogs myself. Although in the Canadian section is Daily Dose of Imagery, which is quite a good photo blog and in the actual photoblog category I thoroughly recommend Chromasia which frequently has some amazing photos.

    I had a quick look through some of the others though, man there is some awful tripe. Or I’m only attracted to non-personal blogs (I don’t get personal blogs at all). Though treehugger looked quite good - anything that is giving promo to bio-diesel is good in my eyes.

  2. Congrats!

    None of my suggestions beyond 456BS made it to the finalists (I only suggested sites in 3-4 categories though) but I’m glad to see 456BS and JoshuaInk in the lists in places :-)

  3. You got my vote. And I voted for myself whilst I was at it.. ;0)

  4. congratulations Roger from a fellow nominee. I’m honored to be in a category with you as you’re a blog I’ve long admired.

    My own thoughts on the full list were very similar actually - outside our category I’m not a regular at too many others (nor had I heard of many). But then again maybe we’ve just got our heads buried in our niche :-)

    All the best with it.

  5. Congratulations!

    I’ve voted for you, I didn’t recognise a few names there. Hope it was a good ego booster that’ll help keep thep osts coming.

    Keep up the good work.

  6. You have my vote! And John Oxton as well by the way ;)

  7. You got my vote.

  8. You’ve got me vote, scandinavian brother!

  9. I’ve just voted for you. Congratulations! Hope this nomination gives you the extra motivation to keep on being “the king of super useful posts” ;-) Go Roger Go!

  10. Voted for you as well. Though, as the exclusive sponsor of that category, I probably shouldn’t say that ;)

  11. January 23, 2006 by Roger Johansson (Author comment)

    Thanks everybody for voting for me!

    Alex: Yeah, some of the categories look like they received very few submissions.

    John: You got my vote too. Twice (two categories).

    Darren: Good luck :-).

    Jens: Hehe, I noticed that you’re sponsoring that category.

  12. Oh, oh what choices! Aren’t there better ones?

    I am interested in politics and some other topics. But most of the weblogs listed there seem not to be very intresting for me. 456 Bea Street is a highlight.

  13. I subscribe to a number of different web dev blogs but your site is by far the best, both in terms of quantity and quality. I’ll be interested to see your competition but barring any surprises, you’ll get my vote. Congrats on the nomination.

  14. Yeah…I’ll vote for you too.

  15. Got my vote. Good luck with the awards.

  16. The account’s been “suspended” (at least when I visited). Maybe it got overloaded?

  17. It was between you and another for me, but this is the first blog I ever read consistently, so you have my bote (vote, but who could bare to remove such an amusing typo).

  18. You already got my vote, along with mr Oxton :)

  19. You already got my vote, along with mr Oxton :)

  20. You also got my vote, Roger.

    Are we going to see you in Austin?

  21. You have my vote as well Roger.

    I agree about not knowing many of the blogs - in fact I only have one from the webdev category in my RSS reader even (Particletree) and I don’t see updates from them that often…

    I did click on a few and found a few interested ones, or ones I’ve seen before but had forgotten about. I think the only others in the finalists that I subscribe to are Lifehacker and the Superficial (oh quiet, it’s fun to read)

  22. you dont need any votes. your readers are deVOTED and that is what counts!

  23. Award or not, your site is the best!

    You got my vote again for the finals (of course) as did Joshuaink, and I agree the rest of the list was uninspiring at best… the only other entrant I voted for being those crazy chicks at girlspoke - if you’ve ever listened to one of their podcasts, you’ll know what I mean :-)

  24. I was a panelist and you got my vote! Keep up the solid content and sleek design.

  25. Best of luck, from a usually quiet reader. :) I voted for you, of course.

    (I thought I’d posted this comment already but I can’t be sure. If I have and you’ve got it in moderation or something, my apologies.)

  26. I think I nominated you…but I’ve been out of it and didn’t even vote in the actual awards. Crap.

    Well. Belated congratulations! Your blog has helped me with my web goo. I think that’s a good thing.

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