Monday, January 05, 2009

The 2008 Weblog Awards

This blog has made the shortlist for the ‘Best UK’ Blog at the 2008 Weblog Awards, the largest of all the blogging awards, in terms of votes cast. Last year , thanks to your support, we won the award at a canter, polling almost twice as many votes as the second placed contestant. But that doesn’t mean that it’ll be just as easy to win this year.


The rules are the same as last year: you can vote once every 24 hours from the same computer. Voting closes on 13th January- you can cast your vote here.. Simply click on the circle next to the name of the blog.

All votes are greatly appreciated.

UPDATE: Melanie Phillips, yes 'Mad' Melanie Phillips, the woman who thinks Israel's actions in Gaza are "moral" and that the IDF is defending "civilisation" is currently leading the poll, having already received over 100 votes. She's clearly picking up the US Zionist vote- having gone from nowhere at bedtime UK time to a clear lead by the morning. In a week where the citizens of Gaza face death and destruction for having the temerity to vote the wrong way, I think it would be shocking if such an outspoken supporter of Israeli aggression won the 'Best UK Blog' award, don't you? Then, let's do something about it. Keep those votes coming in, and remember you can vote once every 24 hours from the same computer.

6 comments:

jock mctrousers said...

I suppose you know about GIYUS ( Give Israel Your United Support) - they send out text alerts when Israel crops up in a blog, so they can swamp discussions. They also appear to have some full-time propagandists who can be observed on CIF working non-stop round the clock, in shifts. I guess that's the source of Mel's votes.

Exile said...

Jock,

I am on Central Time and watched Mad Mel's vote go up last night. It died off at about 11.00pm, which is midnight Eastern Time. So the votes are not only from the USA, they are from its eastern seaboard to boot. New York seems like a safe bet to me.

I have never heard of GIYUS and am blogging about Israel at the moment. Nothing has come through via them so they may not be as tasty as you think. Or they may not fancy getting the treatment that I gave to Gimlet's mongish crew.

Madam Miaow said...

Voted for you and posted the link for voting at Socialist Unity.

Good luck, Neil.

douglasbass said...

One of those votes for Melanie Phillips was mine!

Nick said...

You're coming on a storm. Looks like the community around Birmingham has the strongest opportunity to pip Mel. Dunno if that's important to you? Good Luck.

planetgermany said...

I voted for you