Bil Browning

Always a bridesmaid; never a bride

Filed By Bil Browning | January 14, 2009 2:00 PM | comments

Filed in: Site News
Tags: best LGBT blog, Joe.My.God, Mombian, Pam's House Blend, Towleroad, Town Called Dobson, TransGriot, Weblog Awards

Congratulations to Andy Towle and his team at Towleroad for winning the 2008 Weblog Awards Best LGBT Blog. We finished in 2nd place again this year after a last moment surge moved us past last year's winner, Joe.My.God.

wa2008_320x160.jpgContributor Pam Spaulding's Pam's House Blend finished in 4th place. Pam won the award in 2005 and 2006 and didn't really promote the awards contest after hackers briefly took down her site earlier last week. Contributor Monica Roberts' TransGriot was also nominated. Storm Bear's Town Called Dobson was nominated for Best Comic Strip and Dana Rudolph's Mombian was up for Best Large Blog.

We've accomplished quite a bit in our year and a half together. Being nominated two years in a row for the largest blog award is an honor unto itself and the extra exposure a nomination alone brings is priceless. (Almost 32,000 ballots were cast - each voter saw "The Bilerico Project" as a best queer blog nominee. We got almost 25% of the vote. Over 2000 new readers came to check us out for the first time via the awards site alone.)

There really is a Bilerico family. We squabble, we compliment, complain, fight, make-up, argue, love and support each other. Thanks - not just for your votes - but for being a part of our large dysfunctional family. We may have won second place, but Projectors are a first-rate group of folks.

Complete list of our esteemed competition and the rankings after the jump.

Be sure to visit each and every blog nominated. These are some of the best LGBT blogs around, after all!

  1. Towleroad - 37.7%
  2. Bilerico Project - 24.7%
  3. Joe.My.God. - 16.2%
  4. Pam's House Blend - 8.9%
  5. This Girl Called Automatic Win - 4.6%
  6. Gay Patriot - 3.9%
  7. Tammy Bruce - 1.4%
  8. Susie Bright's Journal - 1.1%
  9. Transgriot - 1.0%
  10. Blabbeando - 0.5%

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We all love you anyway. Just don't show us a picture of you wearing a bridesmaid dress.

Brynn Craffey Brynn Craffey | January 14, 2009 9:13 PM

I voted!!! Every day. Even before Alex started enticing our votes with those photos. :-)

Don't let it get you down, Bil. We're still the real "Number One" with the folks who count.

Robert Ganshorn Robert Ganshorn | January 15, 2009 12:38 AM

I have tried to read Towleroad and found it unsatisfactory.

Congratulations to TowleRoad, and to everyone else who was nominated. It was a lot of fun!

Bill Perdue Bill Perdue | January 15, 2009 9:27 AM

Next year give us pictures of Leonardo and Brad. Then you'll win.

The Bilerco Family---sort of like the Addams family?

I don't have enough hair to be Thing.