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2007 Australian Blog Awards & 2006 Best Post Collection

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Having kept Jason, Graeme and John up for most of last night while we solved the world’s problems, I spent today recovering from the lack of sleep and the (thankfully relatively small) hangover. Back again now, making sense (I hope).

Anyway, I figured I better let you all know that nominations are now open for the 2007 Australian Blog Awards. I know Jason doesn’t set much store by blogging gongs, but I’m curious about the whole process and would like to see how Catallaxy goes. As far as I know, we’ve never entered any of these competitions before. I planned to toddle over and nominate Catallaxy myself, but thought that felt a bit strange. Instead, I’d ask our readers to hop on the link, register and nominate Catallaxy for whatever categories you think appropriate.

When the time comes, I’ll let everyone know when voting starts. We’ll see how we go in our first ever blog comp!

UPDATE: This notice is for Catallaxy staffwriters

Online Opinion’s Graham Young plans to publish a collection of 2006’s best 30 or so blog posts. These posts need to have an ‘essay’ format, so a series of links followed by a smart remark – no matter how funny - is ineligible. Ken Parish is putting in the hard yards; more information is available here. Staffwriters should email Ken at ken DOT parish AT cdu DOT edu DOT au with URLs to their three best efforts before 19 December. If (like me) you can’t make your cruddy email client work, then you can leave your recommendations in the comments. This isn’t confined to Catallaxy staffwriters, either – our readers may have different ideas and may wish to nominate different posts from those we’ve chosen.


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December 17, 2006 at 10:10 pm

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  1. Save me from nominating Catallaxy myself, people…


    December 17, 2006 at 10:19 pm

  2. Reject blogging comps. In the spirit of Perelman (the Fields medalist who didn’t accept the medal), the value of the “work” should be self-evident.

    Sacha Blumen

    December 17, 2006 at 10:31 pm

  3. Parish is just the wrong fellow to have as doorman.

    Leftist bigot that he most definitely is.

    Surely that would be the thing to do for starters.

    Is try and get Parish pissed right off from the process.

    Else he’ll surreptitiously start weeding out all but the lamest ankle-biting leftist posts imagineable.

    Over at Troppo the criteria they seem to want to use is to get a leftist ankle-biting post and heap great praise on it. And call it a work of high genius and feeling. And a thing revealing a poets sensibility.


    December 17, 2006 at 11:38 pm

  4. Why would you want to be nominated for those awards? They are a joke and always have been.


    December 18, 2006 at 3:22 am

  5. typo alert Helen. It’s spelt ‘KRuddy’ not ‘cruddy’

    Jason Soon

    December 18, 2006 at 8:13 am

  6. My nominations – sent in an email to Ken and cross posted on Troppo though it is awaiting moderation there because of too many links
    I think posts should be nominated on an individual blogger basis rather than the blog given a blog can have heaps of contributors and the blog is merely a centralised forum. People are also more likely to know where their own posts are. (Methodological individualism and division of labour:-))

    I’ll follow Helen and just nominate my favourite own posts here

    The value of freedom:

    Freedom of speech and freedom of action in the framework of several property:

    The insufficiency of the public choice critique of democracy:

    Supreme Power: Traditional and postmodern interpretations of the hero in comic books

    Jason Soon

    December 18, 2006 at 9:32 am

  7. I nominate the thread of doom, parts 1 and 2.

    Who cares if it’s not an essay. That was a thing of grotesque beauty.

    Mark Hill

    December 18, 2006 at 10:45 am

  8. Seconded.

    Daniel Barnes

    December 18, 2006 at 11:05 am

  9. Yep

    The threads of Doom gets my vote too. Yes, ABL, there’s something almost gothic about it.


    December 18, 2006 at 11:16 am

  10. The Cologne Cathedral of blogposts?

    Mark Hill

    December 18, 2006 at 11:18 am

  11. Maybe the Tower of Babel, given that the builders could not understand each other.

    Daniel Barnes

    December 18, 2006 at 11:31 am


    Here is my late entry.

    But the fact is it wasn’t a late entry.

    It was an early entry.

    And Ken Parish wiped it.

    Now how can it be that Ken Parish gets to wipe my entry AND be one of the judges.

    He should recuse himself.

    But given that I did in fact enter it and he did in fact wipe it I think it ought to be eligible for judgement.

    But not only that.

    I insist that it wins. Since its more valuable then all the other posts put together.

    Being as it does the Alexander to the Gordian knot of Philosophy.


    December 20, 2006 at 5:05 pm

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