Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Our long nightmare is over. The Weblog Awards are done.

After a week that seemed like it would never end, with some blogs punctuating every posting with "vote for me!" spam, the voting for the 2008 Weblog Awards are finally over.

My category of Best Middle East/Africa Blog got contaminated with thousands of people who voted against "neocon" or "moonbat" blogs rather than for any blogs, which meant that my category had more votes cast than almost every other - some 39,000 votes cast. Not that my ignominious placement of 6th place would have improved any without the outside help!

Anyway, I do thank those who voted for me; my blog received triple the votes it did in 2006.