Blog Log: The week in local blogging

Emboldened by beer and camaraderie, last Saturday night Asheville bloggers partied at the annual Extravablogiversapaloozathon, held at a not-so-secret West Asheville location. The celebration reached a fever pitch with the announcement of the BlogAsheville Awards.

Voting for the awards took place online. When the votes were tallied, Hangover Journals was the evening’s shining recipient, taking awards for “best writing,” “blogger I’d most like to have a beer with,” “blog most likely to make you laugh out loud” and “best overall blog.” Hangover author Felicity Green, who’s pictured here, walked away with the Blogger Staff of Power, which she will bear until next year’s awards.

For a list of the winners — in categories ranging from “blogger we’d most like to see naked” to “biggest slacker” — click here.

In a surprise announcement made during the awards ceremony, Mountain Xpress Managing Editor Jon Elliston announced the results of the newspaper’s first-ever blog category in our annual Best of WNC issue (out on stands and the Internet on Oct. 17). Xpress readers chose these local blogs as their top three:

1) Ashvegas
2) Scrutiny Hooligans
3) Ashevillereviews

Congrats, folks!

Each week, Blog Log presents highlights from the local blogospere. Share yours below.

Brian Postelle, staff writer


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5 thoughts on “Blog Log: The week in local blogging

  1. Gordon Smith

    Thanks to Mtn. X for coming out to the Extrava. You’ve reached out to local bloggers in a big way, and we’re grateful for it.

  2. ashvegas

    Honored and a bit surprised by the results, Ashvegas seconds the emotions above. Thanks for reading!

  3. Marty Weil

    I’ve launched a new Asheville blog at The blog is designed to capture moments that make life in Asheville the unique and wonderful experience we’ve come to cherish. Thank you for providing this forum for local bloggers. I hope I will be welcomed into the Asheville blogging community.

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