15 January 2009
Final thoughts on the Weblog Awards 2008
Now that the dust is settling on the Blog Awards 2008 both the winners and losers are being generous to one another, which is the way that it should be. Things were very different last year when Neil Clark took the award for Best UK Blog - the atmosphere then was repulsive to say the least. If a blogger congratulated Neil on his victory then you could pretty much guarantee that some webmongs would arrive to carp and complain. When they weren't doing that, the wankblogs were moaning about the mechanics of how the victory was won. Neil had the temerity to push for votes, so that allowed the wankbloggers to say that he was taking a bit of fun far too seriously.
The fact that all the victors both last year and now won their contests because they pushed and canvassed and did deals with other blogs was neither here nor there to the wankbloggers. This highly prestigious contest had to be denigrated because it had been won by someone who stood outside their cushy little world where they all cosy up inside each others bumholes .
Neil Clark stands outside that revolting world, and that is why they hate him.