Finalists for the 2006 Weblog Awards have been announced and, for the third consecutive year, The Glittering Eye is both honored and humbled to make it as a finalist. Click on the graphic to the left to go the web page for the awards to see the list of great blogs who are in the running this year. The Glittering Eye is a finalist in the new category of Best Centrist Blog.
I’m honored that The Glittering Eye has been considered for such an honor at all.
But, in all honesty I feel a little like Jack Benny on being nominated for an Oscar for Best Actor and finding that the competition is Marlon Brando, Laurence Olivier, Spencer Tracy, and Anthony Hopkins. The blogs nominated in the best centrist blogs are all magnificent blogs and include some of those I’ve loved since I began reading blogs. For example, there’s Winds of Change, which I consider the blog-father of The Glittering Eye. And there’s also the fabulous, incomparable, irreplaceable The Moderate Voice which editor-in-chief Joe Gandelman has transmogrified over the past year or so from one of the very best solo blogs into one of the very best group blogs.
Voting starts on Thursday and you can vote once a day every day until the voting ends a week later. I’ll campaign hard—expect a persistent reminder at the top of the main page.
And, once again, thanks to the board at the Weblog Awards for the nomination.