2005 Bloggies

I just received this,

Congratulations! One or more of your sites is a finalist in the 2005 Weblog Awards [Best Asian blog category], also known as the Bloggies. You can check out the list of finalists and submit your own ballot at 2005.bloggies.com.

If you’re attending South by Southwest Interactive this year, e-mail me back and tell me so I can plan out the awards ceremony. You can also arrange for someone to accept your award for you if you win.

I’ll admit, I thought it was a joke. But I just checked the website and actually it isn’t. I didn’t know I’d been nominated :o So, whoever shoved my name in the hat – nice one :) Good luck to all. Special shout to the ‘Best food weblog’ finalists:

Tasting menu
Simply Recipes
The Food Section
101 Cookbooks
Cooking for Engineers

All worthy – choose your poison and go vote. If I ‘know’ you and you’re in the Austin, Texas on Sunday March 13th for the Weblog Awards ceremony at the South by Southwest Interactive Festival, lemme know.

UPDATE: Just noticed Is my blog burning? is also a finalist and that Australian oddball at Spiceblog too – thx Reid. Plus, I also stumbled into this message at the Bloggies site while attempting to get in and cast my vote:

Bandwidth Limit Exceeded

The server is temporarily unable to service your request due to the site owner reaching his/her bandwidth limit. Please try again later.

Oh dear, oh dear… Popular? Amateur? or both?

Comments

  1. says

    Congratulations! I received the same message, but first I saw all the categories there. :)
    And was there that i find your site. I will go take a look here.
    And good lucky!

  2. says

    hey pieman

    congratulations! i’ve been thinking about going to sxsw this year for the bands–d’ya want me to pick up your award for you? or you can make like marlon brando at the ’73 oscars and i’ll be your sacheen littlefeather :-D

    ps–oi, did you steal one of the 101 cookbooks? ;-)

  3. says

    Hey Noodlepie,

    CONGRATULATIONS on the nod! You’ve done a great job with this blog…so I expect you’ll win. You already have my vote.

    BTW…Did you notice that Anthony over at Spiceblog has also been nominated?

  4. says

    Good lucky to you to Bibi:)

    I’ve no idea what SXSW is, Santos. I should go look. If you’re serious, I’d be honoured, but don’t get yer hopes up. I’ve not won nowt in my entire life. One of my first teenage bands was even called The Losers. Littelfeather’s costume looks pretty cool. I bet all that braiding’s a bitch. Not guilty of stealing any cookbooks, who dunnit?

  5. says

    Hey Reid – Thx – no I didn’t notice Graham, whoops… err…. Anthony up there, thanks for pointing it out. I’m gonna go vote soon, won’t be voting for myself. Terribly uncool, not cricket blah blah, but whaddya think, should that renegade Aussie get out votes???

  6. says

    Congratulations! Having suggested your site myself on the initial bloggies nomination round I’m even more happy for you. I’m quite sure I’m not the only one who “shoved my name in the hat” :-). Great to see so many food bloggers there, so don’t forget to vote for them and for IMBB? too ;-)!

  7. says

    Best of luck Pieman. My votes join Reid’s for both you in Australia and Anthony in Vietname. Heh.

    cheers,
    Pim

  8. says

    I’d vote but these machines must really hate me.

    “Bandwidth Limit Exceeded

    The server is temporarily unable to service your request due to the site owner reaching his/her bandwidth limit. Please try again later.”

    Congratulations, btw. You’re on the highway to celebrity-dom now, mate.

  9. says

    Thx all :o :) But, I must say the organisers don’t exactly seem to have their collective shit together

    Bandwidth Limit Exceeded
    The server is temporarily unable to service your request due to the site owner reaching his/her bandwidth limit. Please try again later.

    I’d love to support my faves up there, but the above message has left an indelible stain upon the screen of my shiny new Powerbook. Most unimpressed and unpleased. Is there an award the best run online awards? Accidental Hedonist gets my vote over this mob.