Keks has announced the results of the 2005 Australian Blog Awards. Troppo won in two categories – best Australian Collaborative Blog and Best Northern Territory Blog (this year there was some competition).
Congrats to all the other winners and runners up – including Troppo friends Barista (best Victorian blog), piss’n’vinegar (best Tasmanian blog), John Quiggin (best Queensland blog), Kick & Scream, (best WA and best Australian Political Blog and best designed blog), Crazybrave (best ACT blog), The Road to Surfdom (best overseas Australian blog) and She Sells Sanctuary (best Australian personal blog). Another Troppo friend and indeed alumni, Back Pages, ran Rob a close second for best Political blog, despite the nomination being posthumous.
The big winner is MsFits with Reasons You Will Hate Me voted best new blog, best humorous blog and overall Best Australian Blog. I’ve been saying for ages that MsFits is the Hunter S. Thompson of Australian politics. The acceptance speech should be worth reading! [UPDATE: I’ve now linked to MsFits’ speech, which is graceful and modest, just like its author…]
It was obvious from the comments thread that Keks put an awful lot of hard work into this exercise, so congratulations go to him as well. A large number of people commented that one of its most useful aspects was becoming aware of the growing diversity of the Australian blogosphere and reading blogs new to them.