Blog Log: The week in local blogging

Blog Log: The week in local blogging-attachment0

Once a year, area bloggers come together in person. It’s time to get ready for the third annual Extravablogiversapaloozathon and 2008 BlogAsheville Awards.

The event takes place in downtown Asheville on Saturday, Sept. 27, beginning at 6 p.m. For more information, stay tuned to BlogAsheville.

In the meantime, the awards contest is taking nominations here until Sept. 10 at 1:34 p.m. That’s right: 1:34 p.m. There are 21 categories of awards, ranging from “Best Overall Blog” to “Biggest Slacker” to “Blogger You’d Most Like to See Naked.” Once the nominations close, online voting will commence at BlogAsheville.

“The third annual Extravablogiversapaloozathon is going to be the biggest bash yet,” predicts a main event organizer, Gordon Smith of Scrutiny Hooligans. “With over 130 bloggers on the roll and lots of love from area techies, artists, and businessfolk, we expect to invite well over 200 people to tip their glasses to our collective efforts.”

— Jon Elliston, managing editor

About Jon Elliston
An Asheville-based mountain journalist: Former Mountain Xpress managing editor. Investigations and open government editor at Carolina Public Press. Senior contributing editor at WNC magazine.

One thought on “Blog Log: The week in local blogging

  1. Thanks for the shoutout, Jon!

    Everyone is welcome to submit nominations for the BlogAsheville Awards. Go on over to BlogAsheville and peruse the damn near comprehensive blogroll. Then make your choices in the comments.


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