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Welcome To The 2003 Weblog Awards


Based on over 63,000 votes cast during the ten days polls were open (12/5/2003 -12/14/2003), here are the 22 winners of 2003 Weblog Awards. An archive of all 2003 Weblog Award related posts is available here.

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Best Overall Blog

Little Green Footballs



Best New Blog (Established in 2003)

Allah Is In The House



Best Group Blog

The Volokh Conspiracy



Best Foreign Blog

Merde In France
Merde In France



Best Humor Blog

Allah Is In The House



Best Looking Blog

Snazzy Kat
Snazzy Kat



Best Female Authored Blog (tie)

Meryl Yourish   Asymmetrical Information



Best Liberal Blog

Michael J. Totten



Best Conservative Blog

Hugh Hewitt



Best Media/Journalist Blog

Opinion Journal (Best Of The Web by James Taranto)
Opinion Journal (Best Of The Web by James Taranto)



Best Ecosystem Higher Beings & Mortal Humans Blog

James Lileks
James Lileks



Best Ecosystem Playful Primates Blog

Citizen Smash
Citizen Smash



Best Ecosystem Large Mammals Blog

damnum absque injuria



Best Ecosystem Marauding Marsupials Blog

Patterico's Pontifications



Best Ecosystem Adorable Rodents Blog

Yale Diva



Best Ecosystem Flappy Birds Blog

Busy Mom Blog



Best Ecosystem Slithering Reptiles Blog

Buddha's Den



Best Ecosystem Crawly Amphibians Blog

Tasty Manatees



Best Ecosystem Flippery Fish Blog

Sweetness Follows



Best Ecosystem Slimy Molluscs (and below) Blog

Jozjozjoz
Jozjozjoz



Most Egregious Omission

Not A Fish



Thanks to everyone who participated, those who have sent well wishes, and especially Michele, Cheyenne, and the King for their assistance.

Ecosystem categories are based on The Truth Laid Bear Blogoshpere Ecosystem that ranks blogs based on the number of other blogs linking to them. The rating levels use a evolutionary metaphor. I think most people liked the idea of competing against sites from the same TTLB Ecosystem level, but I think for next year we are going to need some better "awards show" names for those categories. I'm open to suggestions...

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Best Overall Blog
Best New Blog
(Established in 2003)

Best Group Blog
Best Foreign Blog
Best Humor Blog
Best Looking Blog
Best Female Authored Blog
Best Liberal Blog
Best Conservative Blog
Best Media/Journalist Blog
Best Ecosystem Higher Beings &
Mortal Humans Blog

Best Ecosystem Playful Primates Blog
Best Ecosystem Large Mammals Blog
Best Ecosystem Marauding Marsupials Blog
Best Ecosystem Adorable Rodents Blog
Best Ecosystem Flappy Birds Blog
Best Ecosystem Slithering Reptiles Blog
Best Ecosystem Crawly Amphibians Blog
Best Ecosystem Flippery Fish Blog
Best Ecosystem Slimy Molluscs (and below) Blog

And last but not least Most Egregious Omission


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Best Overall Blog    Direct Link

This category is for best overall blogs. Nominations were taken in this post. Jason Kottke has asked to be removed. At the time he had 2002 votes. See the FAQ for more contest information.


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Best New Blog (Established in 2003)    Direct Link

This category is for blogs started after December 1, 2002. Nominations were taken in this post. See the FAQ for more contest information.
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Best Group Blog    Direct Link

This category is for group blogs. Nominations were taken in this post. See the FAQ for more contest information.

Note: Totals for some contestants have been adjusted. See this post for details.


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Best Foreign Blog    Direct Link

This category is for foreign blogs. Nominations were taken in this post. See the FAQ for more contest information.


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Best Humor Blog    Direct Link

This category is for humor blogs. Nominations were taken in this post. See the FAQ for more contest information.


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Best Looking Blog    Direct Link

This category is for best looking blogs. Nominations were taken in this post. See the FAQ for more contest information.


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Best Female Authored Blog    Direct Link

This category is for female authored blogs. Nominations were taken in this post. See the FAQ for more contest information.


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Best Liberal Blog    Direct Link

This category is for liberal blogs. Nominations were taken in this post. See the FAQ for more contest information.


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Best Conservative Blog    Direct Link

This category is for conservative blogs. Nominations were taken in this post. See the FAQ for more contest information.

Note: Totals for some contestants have been adjusted. See this post for details.


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Best Media/Journalist Blog    Direct Link

This category is for media/journalist blogs. Nominations were taken in this post. See the FAQ for more contest information.


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Best Higher Beings & Mortal Humans Ecosystem Level Blog    Direct Link

This category is for Higher Beings & Mortal Humans blogs. Nominations were taken in this post. See the FAQ for more contest information.


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Best Playful Primates Ecosystem Level Blog    Direct Link

This category is for Playful Primates blogs. Nominations were taken in this post. See the FAQ for more contest information.


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Best Large Mammals Ecosystem Level Blog    Direct Link

This category is for Large Mammals blogs. Nominations were taken in this post. See the FAQ for more contest information.


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Best Marauding Marsupials Ecosystem Level Blog    Direct Link

This category is for Marauding Marsupials blogs. Nominations were taken in this post. See the FAQ for more contest information.

Note: Totals for some contestants have been adjusted. See this post for details.


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Best Adorable Rodents Ecosystem Level Blog    Direct Link

This category is for Adorable Rodents blogs. Nominations were taken in this post. See the FAQ for more contest information.


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Best Flappy Birds Ecosystem Level Blog    Direct Link

This category is for Flappy Birds blogs. Nominations were taken in this post. See the FAQ for more contest information.

Note: Totals for some contestants have been adjusted. See this post for details.


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Best Slithering Reptiles Ecosystem Level Blog    Direct Link

This category is for Slithering Reptiles blogs. Nominations were taken in this post. See the FAQ for more contest information.


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Best Crawly Amphibians Ecosystem Level Blog    Direct Link

This category is for Crawly Amphibians blogs. Nominations were taken in this post. See the FAQ for more contest information.


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Best Flippery Fish Ecosystem Level Blog    Direct Link

This category is for Flippery Fish blogs. Nominations were taken in this post. See the FAQ for more contest information.


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Best Slimy Molluscs (and below) Ecosystem Level Blog    Direct Link

This category is for Slimy Molluscs (and below) blogs. Nominations were taken in this post. See the FAQ for more contest information.


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Most Egregious Omission    Direct Link

This category is the Most Egregious Omission from the 2003 Weblog Awards. Nominations were announced in this post. See the FAQ for more contest information.


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Because there were so many nominations not all nominated sites were included. The frequency of nomination was ignored.
Blogs were not allowed to appear in more than 2 categories. This allowed more blogs to participate.
You can vote in each category once every 12 hours.
The voting closes 5PM EDT, December 14, 2003.

If you are getting locked out from voting for longer than twelve hours you can get unlocked here.

Vote logs will be reviewed at the close of voting. Standings may change based on disqualified votes. Official results will be available Dec. 15.

If you are not happy with the results or methodology you are invited to start your own awards.
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