Manchester Blog Awards 2008

I have been nominated for this award, in the ‘Best Arts and Culture Blog’ category. From the Manchizzle:

Here is the 2008 Manchester Blog Awards Shortlist. We had 107 separate nominations this year, coming in from as far away as San Francisco. There was such a wealth of great stuff that it was harder than ever to do the shortlisting, particularly in the Best Writing on a Blog category (by far our most nominated-for.)

The force is strong with you, Manchester bloggers. Many thanks to all those who nominated.

Best New Blog:

Dear Kitty
Coco LaVerne
Follow The Yellow Brick Road

Best Writing on a Blog:

Diary of a Bluestocking
Every day I lie a little
Nine chains to the moon
Chicken and Pies

Best Arts and Culture Blog:

Quit This Pampered Town
Max Dunbar

Best Personal Blog:

Travels with my baby
Single Mother on the Verge
Follow the Yellow Brick Road

Best Neighbourhood Blog:

Hyde Daily Photo
Lady Levenshulme
Manchester Bus

This will now go to our panel of judges, which includes Sarah Hartley, blogger and online editor at the Manchester Evening News, Dave Carter of Manchester Digital Development Agency, Richard Fair of BBC Manchester and author Chris Killen, winner of last year’s Best Writing on a Blog award.

The winners (who each get £50 and a large metal studded belt that is very heavy) will be announced at the blog awards event Weds Oct 22 at Matt and Phred’s Jazz Club.

Thanks to everyone who nominated me – it is an honour and a pleasure. It’s good to see fantastic Manchester writers like Euphemia Niblock, Coco LaVerne and Maria Roberts on there too.

Obviously, it’d be great to win: but you can’t let these things go to your head…


4 Responses to “Manchester Blog Awards 2008”

  1. Matt Wardman Says:


    And Neil Clark is still flying the dodgily-obtained “Best Blogger in Britain” banner on his blog, AND on his Guardian profile. Tosser.


    Thanks for the link – always a pleasure.


  2. maxdunbar Says:

    He really is a twat isn’t he?

    That post is one of the funniest things in blogland. It deserves the widest audience possible.

    If I win the Manchester award I promise not to blog about it more than twice!

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