BlogAsheville Awards announced

On Saturday night, scores of area bloggers and their friends and readers gathered in downtown Asheville for the third annual Extravablogiversapaloozathon. The event featured bands, beer, bawdy stand-up comedy by George the Bastard and (drum roll, please) the 2008 BlogAsheville Awards.

More than 600 people voted in the annual contest, which highlights the best, worst and most curious corners of the local blogosphere. The winner for Best Overall Blog was Ashvegas, produced by the fevered fingers of Mountain Xpress multimedia editor Jason Sandford. (His blog was also honored with two other awards: Best Local Happenings and Most Likely To Have New Material.)

In related news, Xpress took the occasion to announce the winners of the Best Blog category in our annual Best of WNC poll, the full results of which will be published Oct. 15. And perhaps it was no surprise that Xpress readers, likewise, gave Ashvegas the nod as the number-one blog in town. Finishing second in our poll was the multiauthored blog Scrutiny Hooligans. Edgy Mama, which is penned by Xpress columnist Anne Fitten Glenn, grabbed third place.

The full list of the BlogAsheville winners can be found below.

— Jon Elliston, managing editor

WINNERS OF THE 2008 BLOGASHEVILLE AWARDS

Best Craft Blog: Crankypants

Most Likely to Make Money by Blogging: My Life In Cake

Least Likely to Make Money by Blogging: So Much For Tact

Blogger I’d Most Like to Have a Beer With: My Life In Cake

Least Likely to Care About Traffic: Hillbilly White Trash

Most Likely to Make You Laugh Out Loud: The Hangover Journals

Best Art/Photos: Zenography

Best Food Blog: My Life In Cake

Blogger You’d Most Like to See Naked: A Girl Who Wears Glasses

Biggest Slacker (tie): So Much For Tact and UNC Student

Best Design: Scrutiny Hooligans

Best Local Happenings: Ashvegas

Best Political: Scrutiny Hooligans

Best Blog Beginning with the Word “The”: The Hangover Journals

Makes Me Feel Happiest: My Life In Cake

Most Inspirational: Beyond Meds

Most in Need of a Redesign: Thunder Pig

Most Likely to Have New Material: Ashvegas

Best New Blog: A Husband Wanted

Most Deserving of Wider Recognition: Kelby Carr

Best Writing: Edgy Mama

Best Overall: Ashvegas

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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.

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3 thoughts on “BlogAsheville Awards announced

  1. Jon Elliston

    Thanks JBo (and apologies to Thunder Pig). We’ve fixed that link.

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