We were thrilled with the entries from around the world, and want to thank everyone who submitted a blog for consideration. There are many of you out there doing fantastic work and we wish we had more room to showcase what you’re doing!
We also want to thank our judges for taking the time to review and rate the entries. We appreciate your contribution and participation.
But now, the moment you’ve all been waiting for. It’s time to announce the winners.
Best Blogging Tips Blog – Writer Tank
Written by Jacob Duchaine, this blog offers tips and advice. He brings the valuable perspective of a professional who is both a copywriter and a blogger.
Best Blog About Stuff - DerekSemmler.com
He calls it a vehicle to connect & talk about what’s important, like tech, blogging, & life events. Author of Dad, can we… (45 Ways to be the Dad your kids need).
Best Blog Design – LiveTricks
Best Blogging Host - Green Geeks
Trey Gardner, CEO, wants every web site hosted with green energy. Did you know that by 2005 the web hosting industry used as much energy as 14 major power plants? GreenGeeks offers quality, affordable and green services.
Best Business Blog – Web Sigmas
This blog focuses on discussing, learning and applying popular web marketing concepts. If you have a business with an Internet presence, they can help.
Best Celebrity Blogger – Alyssa Milano
Best Charity Blog – Charity:Water
Best Copy writing Blog – Freelance Writing Dreams
They call themselves “The Dream Team” and their goal is to help readers achieve dreams. The blog is all about tips and tricks for taking the freelance plunge.
Best Corporate Blog – Meltwater Group
Best Education Blog – TEFL Tips
Best Entertainment Blog - The Producer’s Perspective
Best Food Blog - Broke da Mout’
Best Foreign Language Blog - Voices en Español
Best Geek Blog – Questechie
The term “Questechie” comes from a combination of Quest and Techie. It explores the latest trends in internet technology as it concerns internet marketing, web development services and overall user experience. It’s a creation of Questechie Consult Limited, a Nigerian web service company.
Best Gossip Blog – Pink is the New Blog
Best Guest Blogger – Brian Solis
Brian Solis is an award-winning author, prominent blogger, and keynote speaker. His guest posts look at the effects of social media and disruptive technology on business, marketing, entertainment, and culture.
Best Health Blog – The IM Blog
Best Finance Blog - Personal Finance 4 All
Best Hobby Blog - Information Central
Best Humor Blog – Damn You, Auto Correct!
Best Lifestyle Blog – Not Just the Kitchen
Called “A Place for Baby Boomer Women,” this site is “for women whose lives have been enriched by experience but remain young at heart.” Articles on health, beauty, family, relationship, money and finance.
Best Local Blog - This is Life in Austin (& Aspen)
Best Marketing Blog – Traffic Generation Café
Best Parenting Blog- TVO Parents
This blog focuses on the issues that concern parents most – the healthy development and education of their children. Articles to help parents with books to hook a reluctant reader, or how bullying changes the brain, not cures for diaper rash.
Best Photography Blog – Photoluminary
Written by Rachael Towne, Photoluminary is a personal journey into becoming a better photographer full of tips and tricks. Towne is also a microstock contributor to sites like iStockphoto & Shutterstock.
Best Podcast – Business Success Podcast
Anne Marie Cross is a Personal Branding Strategist, Social Media Strategist, and Business Coach for entrepreneurs. She is the host of the Ambitious Entrepreneur Show and Business Success Podcast, interviewing business experts from across the globe.
Best Political Blog – Wonkette
Best Pop Culture Blog – Splice Today
Featuring idiosyncratic writing and visual presentationfor an audience that values perspective over popularity. They present contributors who aren’t getting their voices heard anywhere else.
Best Publishing Blog – Author/Publisher
Best Religion Blog – Rich Kirkpatrick’s Web Log
Family man, blogger, musician, worship leader, pastor who loves espresso, social media & life-changing conversation. His bent is to influence fellow creatives and leaders and to help them think strategically.
Best SEO Blog – Stay on Search
SEO tips and tricks aimed at helping you “Dominate your niche and Make More Money.” Frequently updated and full of helpful guest posts from around the web.
Best Self-Improvement Blog – Dave Brown Life Coaching
Best Shopping Blog – Deal Seeking Mom
A former career-oriented professional turned stay-at-home mom reconciling champagne tastes with a tap-water budget. Blogger Tara Kuczykowski writes about cutting costs and the key to having more disposable income.
Best Social Media Blog – Social Fresh
Best Sports Blog – Sir Shanks-A-Lot
Best Travel Blog – Okanagen Jen
Best Video Blogger – Marie Forleo at MarieTV
Freakiest Blogger – Real Food Freaks
Hottest Daddy Blogger – Ed Unloaded
ED married his college sweetheart in 2001 and embarked on his journey as a parent in June 2005. Growing up, ED was never good with children, but now he has become an expert at hide-and-seek and other mindless peek-a-boo games.
Hottest Mommy Blogger – Embracing Home
Written by Eren McKay, this blog is a place for mommies to help and encourage each other in the highest calling there is: the ministry of Home and Family. This site is about Christian homemaking, parenting and family resources in general.
Best Obnoxious Blogger – Señor Gif
Best Asian Blog – Shanghaiist
Best African Blog - A Nairobian’s Perspective
Collins Mbalo tells the African story from a different perspective. This blog covers issues and topics concerning the everyday African person. A recent interview of ” Sue” a Kenyan prostitute inspired a story on Al Jazeera.
Best European Blog – Great British Life
Great British Life covers all corners of British culture, from food and drink to travel and leisure. It’s a great place to stop by before planning a trip to the UK!
Best Latin American Blog - Latin American Thought
Best Product Review Blog – NetChunks
Shiva Chettri’s mission is to help bloggers and SEO managers do their job better. Netchunks offers great reviews on blog-related products, such as WordPress plug-ins, and seeks to provide accurate and insightful reviews.
Best Animal Blog – Perfect Puppy Care
Perfect Puppy Care is dedicated to helping people raise happy and healthy puppies. Their goal is to create a learning environment that will provide people with all the information they need to do the best they can for their puppies.
Best Forum – Admin Forums
Admin Forums is a community built around forum administrators and webmasters, We are here to exchange support, Information & Resources.