Yet Another Election!

Now is the time to submit your nomination for Best Australian Blog. Apparently, according to Jess at Ausculture, Tim Blair wins every year. Will this poll break the run of the ‘coalition of the willing’?

UPDATE: David Tiley advises us in comments below of another Best Australian Blog Award. Interesting for this Queenslander to see that Troppo won ‘Best Northern Territory Blog’.

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Mark Bahnisch is a sociologist and is the founder of this blog. He has an undergraduate degree in history and politics from UQ, and postgraduate qualifications in sociology, industrial relations and political economy from Griffith and QUT. He has recently been awarded his PhD through the Humanities Program at QUT. Mark's full bio is on this page.
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Peter Murphy
2022 years ago

Mark: the URL is actually http://2004weblogawards.com/archives/004349.php . I don’t know how “your.url.com” got in there, but it seems like a broken link to me.

I’ll nominate Back Pages, in memoriam.

Mark Bahnisch
Mark Bahnisch
2022 years ago

Thanks, Peter, it’s fixed now.

Jess
2022 years ago

Who mentioned Tim Blair by name? I didn’t mention Tim Blair by name. Why would I mention Tim Blair (by name?)

It would be delightful to see a Lefty win it, if only because I’m immature and petty.

TimT
2022 years ago

Maybe you didn’t mention him by name … but I remember the look on your face when I introduced myself as ‘Tim’ at the grogblog. Ab-so-lute HORROR!

Mark Bahnisch
Mark Bahnisch
2022 years ago

Not the most popular name in some grogblogging circles, Tim? I’m going to have to arrange to go to Sydney for the next grogblog – read the somewhat hungover coverage – http://notanothertermplease.blogspot.com/2004/11/grogblogging-2004.html

– or its more sedate versions in Melbourne and maybe Canberra (Zoe’s thinking of a bbq – http://crazybrave.blogspot.com/2004/11/i-want-party-and-pony.html)

Jess
2022 years ago

I was just confused, TimT. I couldn’t see any horns, and yet you were a blogger called Tim!

Tim Lambert
2022 years ago

Those blog awards are run by a Wizbang, a RWDB blog, so votes tend to come from the RWDB quarter of blogspace. I believe that last year hard-core Bush supporter Michael Totten won the best liberal blog category.

I, too, got interesting reactions at the Grogblogging thing when I introduced myself as Tim.

Jacques Chester
Jacques Chester
2022 years ago

I met Tim Blair at an ALSF boozer. He seemed a decent enough fellow. Fond of a stogie.

TimT
2022 years ago

You looked even more horrified when I told you that I thought Tim Blair was ‘the best Australian blogger’! I fear I may have used up your good-will reserves even then … ;)

Oh, and I went to the barbers and had the horns filed off that morning.

Spiros
Spiros
2022 years ago

“I met [name] at an ALSF boozer. He seemed a decent enough fellow.”

Now there’s a contradiction in terms for you.

Mark Bahnisch
Mark Bahnisch
2022 years ago

So, Tim L, we need a centre/left Blog Award to go with the Troppo Literary Awards? Any volunteers?

Jacques Chester
Jacques Chester
2022 years ago

Contradiction in terms? I’ll have you know that ALSF pissups are stupendous festivals of bacchanalia. Between endless jugs of beer, cocktails, pianos, and of course the token Northern Territorian, it’s a lot of fun.

Graham
2022 years ago
David Tiley
2022 years ago

This is a fafblog moment. Where did these smartypantses come from?

We already have the Australian blog awards, as hosted valiantly by Keks. In which the left are not called “liberals’ and the whole thing is not done by some mechanical world wide robot also doing the middle east etc etc etc.. and running RWDB advertising.

They can have Tim Blair. This is cynical imperialism at its worst. Well, not at its worst actually – that tends to involve huge amounts of ordnance and bulk homelessness, if not actual slavery, for the previous owners. But I reserve my right to be hysterical.

The results of last years REAL AWARDS are here. Yes, Tim B won best political blog though I noticed Mr Dunlop did well too.

Loobylu got best Australian blog cos her work is just so beeeaudifull.. and its got soft toys on it.

The best australian blog should be found by preferential voting. That’s the Australian way. I would go for compulsory voting myself, though I admit there are some practical problems.

If the Brits are anything to go by, the awards work best if they are attached to a newspaper. We don’t, unfortunately, have the grauniad.

David Tiley
2022 years ago
Ken Parish
Ken Parish
2022 years ago

If Tim Blair is the answer, the question isn’t worth asking. I had a certain amount of time for him until not that long ago, but no longer. So any blog awards that Blair “usually wins” are fucked by definition.

And although I’ve indulged momentarily in that sort of nonsense myself (blog bile awards before I got bored by the concept), what I really think is that awards are contrary to the whole spirit of blogging. Blogging is close to the ultimate in individualist self-indulgence. If you don’t like what I write, I might be sad for a moment but mostly I don’t give a shit. And I certainly don’t give a shit how you rate me compared with others. And if you think Tim Blair’s blog is ok, then your taste is in your arse along with your brains. Not deeply civil, but straight from the heart.

Scott Wickstein
2022 years ago

Well I’m going to be the unpopular one and defend Tim Blair. He goes over the top sometimes, but he writes what he likes and if you don’t like it, I don’t think he gives a shit either. And he does do an excellent job of poking fun of some of the really dreadful stuff that gets into the Australian print media.

I’ve only met him once but hell, I liked him. I’ll probably vote for him again. And I’m quite comfortable with where my brain is at, despite what Ken says.

Harry Hutton
2022 years ago

“And if you think Tim Blair’s blog is ok, then your taste is in your arse along with your brains.”

I don’t know. It isn’t THAT bad.

Mikey
Mikey
2022 years ago

Why would you even give a rat’s ass about Tim Blair’s blog?

Nelson Muntz
Nelson Muntz
2022 years ago

Ha Ha

Nash Kato
Nash Kato
2022 years ago

Wow, Tim Blair must have gotten under Ken Parish’s skin somehow. Tim’s the kind of guy you have to respect, regardless of whether or not you agree with his views. He’s an excellent writer, and the kind of people who visit his blog are the kind of people who appreciate witty, insightful commentary. Ken Parish’s blog attracts your standard hate-filled lefty: someone who reads blogs not for informative or entertainment purposes, but so that their delusions will be reinforced and they’ll know that their Paxil dosage won’t need to be increased this month. Tim Blair’s readers are either thinking or laughing when they visit the site, whereas Parish’s are simply nodding their heads in complacent agreement.

I’ll have to go through Tim’s archives and find out what he said about Ken that has got his panties in a twist. That kind of bile doesn’t spew forth from the man who isn’t either deeply hurt or deeply jealous and frustrated.

Tim Lambert
2022 years ago

Oh dear, Tim Blair seems to have linked to this post. Expect more rants about hate-filled lefties and plastic turkey references.

Dude
Dude
2022 years ago

Tim Blair No 1

rant,rant,rant,rant,rant,rant,rant,rant,rant,rant,
rant,rant, pause, rant,rant,rant,

Jeff Mitchell
Jeff Mitchell
2022 years ago

Dude, you forgot the plastic turkey reference. Consider it made.

trackback
2022 years ago

chaingiggling

Go with me on this. First Mark Bahnisch blogged on a faked up imperialist attempt to create a set of Australian Web Awards. Then Ken Parish unloaded – as he sometimes does – on the subject of Tim Blair, a…

trackback
2022 years ago

chaingiggling

Go with me on this. First Mark Bahnisch blogged on a faked up imperialist attempt to create a set of Australian Web Awards. Then Ken Parish unloaded – as he sometimes does – on the subject of Tim Blair, a…