The time is finally here! You can quit haranguing me! Vanna the envelope please! The first name that I’m going to call is …
The First Annual Richmond Blog Awards results tell us that while some established blogs took top honors as expected, new blogs on the scene prove that they can have an impact and that there is room for the Richmond blogosphere to grow.
It is not is surprise to see that quirky yet relatable blogs like Awkward Things I Say To Girls ran away with Funniest Blog and Most Addicting Blog and the Best Food Blog went to local foodie extrordinaire Brandon Eats. They have been mainstays on the blogging scene and found their way into the bookmark folders or many a resident.
While the ubiquitous CHPN took top honors for Best Community Blog, its creator John Murden earned Post of the Year Honors by challenging people in other neighborhoods to start their own community blogs.
It spurred copycats in most every neighborhood of the city and earned them (collectively) the Best New Blog in 2007 award. None of these blogs existed on New Year’s Day last year but their arrival has helped gel together neighborhoods and provide news on a micro-level that the paper is not getting done.
Speaking of news, RVANews took honors for Best Design and took second for Best New Blog.
John Sarvay collected Blog of the Year for Buttermilk & Molasses with his insightful and inspiring coverage of the Downtown Planning Sessions and the release of the second Crupi report.
Thank you to all for participating! We know that there are only 14 categories and next year we will expand as Richmond’s blogosphere grows, too. If you have a passion or something to say, don’t be afraid to start your own and maybe we will see you on the red carpet next year!