Last year Wizbang hosted the extremely successful 2003 Weblog Awards (recapped in the link). This year the Weblog Awards have their own domain to handle the awards – http://2004weblogawards.com which is up and running with a temporary Slashdot inspired design. The final design is still in progress as well as the 2004 Weblog Awards logo. They both should be appearing on the site in the next few days.
The 2004 Weblog Awards will continue the tradition begun here last year:
Open and public nominations
Categories that allow blogs of similar readership levels to compete (The Ecosystem categories)
Real time vote totals
Quick turnaround of the results
Nominations will open later this week, and the plan is to get the voting started on or around December 1. Right now you can have a look at the preliminary list of categories, all of which are subject to change. Do you think something is missing? Go ahead and make suggestion.
Also I’m looking for a few volunteers to help out in distilling the finalists (finalists are the group that appear in the polls) from the nominees.