AmiExpat is the Third Best European (non-UK) Blog

by Christina Geyer on January 15, 2009 · 11 comments

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At least according to the people who participated in and the organizers of the 2008 Weblog Awards, where this blog was voted into 3rd place in the Best European (non UK) Blog category with 678 votes.

Thanks to everyone who voted for me. It was exciting to be picked as a nominee, especially since the finalists weren’t chosen based on the number of nominations they had, but rather by the organizers.

After checking out my fellow finalists and the finalists in other categories, I was pretty surprised by how many conservative, political blogs there were.  Since I don’t read them, I have no idea if the number of conservative blogs in the finals is representative of the number there are out there in the Blogosphere, or if they were overrepresented in the finals, if they just happen to be better written in general, or if their readers are just more active. No matter what, it was fun to be involved and nice to find some more really great blogs out there to follow.

Thanks again to all the people who voted for me and to my readers for all your support!

  • rita

    congratulations. but in all honest: who cares if you came in third? to me, this is a damn good blog because it’s my favourite. so don’t beat up yourself! you’re class a, first rate uber-good!!!

  • Harvey Morrell

    I totally agree with Rita.

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  • rositta

    I voted for you many times and think your blog is great…ciao

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  • Christina G

    Thanks guys, and I’m totally honored to be third, really! Hey, even tenth best blog in continental Europe would have been awesome!

  • ian in hamburg

    It’s too bad the category was so broad. There’s no way political blogs should be thrown in with personal blogs like yours. Apples-and-oranges and all that.
    Mentioned this before, but it’s good to see that David’s Medienkritik didn’t get very far at all. Not only does he write right-wing drivel and lies about the German press, he hasn’t posted regularly in more than a year. A good thing, I suppose.

  • Jientje


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  • BiB

    Third was still a podium finish. Hooray! And good for you. Off to check out this Czech geezer now.

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  • Christina G

    @ian: That’s true. I was up against a science blog, a political blog, and a photo blog among others. It’s hard to compare across such different styles. I am glad to have whomped David’s Medienkritik. I’m sure his lack of posting helped, but I think I read he’ll be posting over at No Pasaran, the second place finisher, now.

    @jientje: Thanks!

    @BiB: Exactly, a podium finish is still really great 😉

  • RennyBA

    Congrats Ami you really deserve this. It’s an honour to be a finalist together with you!

    Btw: Thanks for the add at Twitter. As I call myself a Network Evangelist, I’m looking forward to follow you.

    Have a great end to your week :-)

    RennyBAs last blog post..RennyBA’s Terella success in 2008 Weblog Awards



  • MichaellaS

    tks for the effort you put in here I appreciate it!

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