2004 Academic Weblog Awards: Nominations

Notice that there is no “Scholarly Blog” category for the 2004 weblog awards. Given some recent interest in the area, this sounds like something there _should_ be, if only so that we have a better grasp of what people think is important in an academic weblog. So I propose you make such nominations here.

I further propose that you nominate (in the comments) both group scholarly blogs and an individual ones. I can really only think of four group scholarly blogs, off-hand, but that is why there is a nomination process!

Not that this is even an issue, but I remove myself from the running, for obvious reasons.

After it seems the nominations have leveled off, I’ll set up a vote, and the winner will receive — oh what’s a good prize for an academic? A reserved parking spot? A cheap bottle of port? An endowed chair? Well, we’ll have to work on that.

If you are not entirely sure who to nominate, look over the (quite incomplete) Scholars Who Blog page. And feel free to nominate yourself.

Update (11/21): And if you can help get word out about this, I’d appreciate it.

Update (11/22): Per Josie’s request in the comments, I’ve put up a simple nomination form. In some ways, I prefer the transparency of the comments, but if you would rather nominate privately, you now have a way to do it.

Final Update (really, 11/22). James Farmer has caught the pass and is running for a touchdown. (Or, presuming he may be a footy fan, for a “behind,” er, or something.) Anyway, all the action is moving to the site he has set up here I’ll still be involved, and I’ll move the existing nominations over, into the “overall” group and individual categories (and preserving anonymity for those who used the form). Thanks to James for taking the lead on this.

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  1. Posted 11/21/2004 at 5:29 am | Permalink

    Group blog: Terra Nova

    Single blog: Mathemagenics

    Of course, I think both I and Jill and Lisbeth and you and anders and Mike at Vitia and Culture cat and Anne PLSJ and Stephanie and and and and should be nominated, but let Lilia represent us all, as her research, practice and writing on the connection between weblogs and physical social interrelations captures a vital part of the essence of blogging, academic or not.

  2. James Farmer
    Posted 11/21/2004 at 7:34 pm | Permalink


    Good idea!!!

    Group Blog: Many2Many

    Single Blog: OLDaily

    I could nominate many many more but if I had to choose. Can I nominate more?

    Cheers, James

  3. Posted 11/22/2004 at 12:40 am | Permalink

    Group Blog: Grand Text Auto

    Single Blog: jill/txr

    Both combine genuine commentary with academic interest and writing zeal! :)

  4. Posted 11/22/2004 at 12:41 am | Permalink

    that should be jill/txt (I can’t edit my comment!)

  5. Posted 11/22/2004 at 2:12 am | Permalink

    Scholarly Group Blog: Crooked Timber

    Scholarly Individual Blog: Brayden King’s Weblog

    And a question: How is Many2Many a scholarly blog?

  6. Posted 11/22/2004 at 5:19 am | Permalink

    Alex, you’re going to have to set up a less public submission form. It would be a shame if anyone was prevented from voting because they didn’t want to upset others or cause animosity in the community. I’m a 100% behind the idea though – we need to celebrate all the hard work that people are putting in, and let them know that it’s appreciated.

  7. James Farmer
    Posted 11/22/2004 at 4:55 pm | Permalink

    Of course Many 2 Many is scholarly, what exactly do you have to do to fall into this category?

  8. James Farmer
    Posted 11/22/2004 at 11:01 pm | Permalink

    I’m having fun :O)

    Come along folks… nominate away!!!


    Cheers, James

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