Update, 12-26-2006: First, Merry Christmas! Second, I'm still kicking but very very busy. I'll get back to regular posting very soon, but I want to get the word out that voting for the Montana Weblog Awards, 2006, ends tomorrow at midnite. If you haven't done so already (and many of you have) GET THOSE BALLOTS IN!
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Here is the final ballot for the Montana Weblog Awards, 2006. Again, all votes must be registered as comments to this website, or to the email address email@example.com. (I know that many of you are familiar with emailing me at the rkailey AT Montana dot edie-ewe address. For this, please don't do that.) These restriction's exist only such that the voting not be spammed. There is no other reason. If you have an issue with this, email me and we'll talk it out. 'Nobody gotta register for nuthin', and all votes will remain anonymous at the will of the voter. If you wish to proclaim your voting publicly, you are welcome to do that too. I likely will. You are once again invited and encouraged to vote for yourself, with the proviso that I will not. If you wish to self-promote ... then be my guest. This is, as it was last year, all about the promotion of Montana, and Montana websites.
The voting will remain open until Wednesday, December 27th. The results will be announced before the new year. You do not need to be a blogger to vote. You do not need to be a Montanan to vote. So, just vote.
All nominees are listed in order of the number of nominations received. If that number is equal, then the nominees are listed in alphabetical order. Fair enough? All nominees are linked. I encourage you to follow those links. So, without further ado:
Under the Heading of Political Blogs:
Best Left Leaning Blog:
Best Right Leaning Blog:
Best Independent or Libertarian Blog:
Best Political Blog:
Blog That Had The Most Impact on the Elections of 2006:
Under the Heading of Culture:
Montana Blog that best represents popular culture:
Better Living Through Blogging
Bah Weep Grahna Weep Ninny Bon
Patia Stephens/ A Drivel Runs Through It
Thoughts From The Middle Of Nowhere
Best Montana History Blog:
Blog That Best Represents a Montana Lifestyle:
Under the Heading of Creativity:
Most Creative Montana Blog:
Best Written Montana Blog:
Most Humorous Montana Blog:
Now things get a bit ... weird. There are many "Best Post" nominees, with none getting more than one vote. There are nominated 'Best Series' that don't have an easy identifier. I trust the judgment of the voters. The Best Post Nominees are presented in the order of submission.
Truly Tragic, A Chicken Is Not Pillage
The Secret Reason Why Nobody Writes Good War Stories Anymore, Pop Snark Hooligan
Blogiversary, Better Living Through Blogging
My Big Sky Voting Story, Big Sky Democrats
Homeless Sheep, Big Sky Blog
You didn't think I Gave it up, Did you?, Great Falls Firefly
Do Religious Leaders On The Right Have a Political Agenda?, Wrong Dogs Life Chest
Playground Politics, Rebels Are We
New Jersey, Gay Marriage and Social Conservatism, 4 & 20 Blackbirds
In My Kitchen, Great Falls Firefly
Wherein OCG Makes A Complete Fool Of Herself At Walmart, One Crue Girl
Mind Games, A Chicken Is Not Pillage ... (The Nominator linked to an index page, and I assume that that's the post he was shooting for. If I find that that's wrong, I will delete this submission from the vote.)
Thought For The Day, MT Politics
Weekend Coffee, MOTTO
Breaking The 'Cone Of Silence', The Internal Filter
Electability Revisited, A Chicken Is Not Pillage
Best Series of Posts:
A History Lesson, Electric City Weblog ... Link goes to part one, and serious shoutouts are owed to Great Falls Firefly.
The Bischoff Chronicles, MT Politics ... Link goes to the tag.
No Mandatory Animal ID, Thoughts From The Middle Of Nowhere ... Link Goes to Sarpy Sam's NMAID website.
Cece-in-Montana's coverage of the Ballot Initiatives, Cece-in-Montana ... Link goes to one post of many.
The Political Dictionary, Rebels Are We ... Link goes to the tag.
Whelp, folks, there you have it. The nominees are set, and now we vote. Let's us pick the best of the best in the best of the states. Vote for your choices in the Montana Weblog Awards, 2006.