Well, what can I say, a great bunch of people sharing a great bunch of blogs, thanks to all who came along & voted!
Basically, congratulations to everyone who was nominated. As I’ve gone on about ad infinitum the idea of how ‘results’ might work has been troubling me a fair bit and I’m really keen to avoid ‘winners’ and ‘losers’ (because really, these and the many great blogs that weren’t nominated (probably due to lack of credible-blog-clout…) are all very much winners) and in that thinking we kinda decided to scrap the ‘editorial’ aspect and just let the votes decide. In the end I reckon if you picked up 5 votes or more then you should get a mention here.
Also before we kick off I’d like to thank Alex Halavais for the spark and his support through this and say that, yeh, I’ve never been a great fan of awards but for me this is just about sharing, recognition and community and I’m sure you will find some fantastic blogs below… I have!
Best Individual Blog: Pharyngula
Best overall group blog: Crooked Timber
Best resource sharing blog: OLDaily
Best Research Based Blog: Mathemagenic
Best blogged paper(s): Bridging the Gap: A Genre Analysis of Weblogs
Best designed & most beautiful blog: Blaugustine
Best technology meets pedagogy blog: Teaching & Developing Online
Best use of weblogs within teaching and learning: Bee-coming a Webhead
Best Newcomer (2004): Chasing the Dragon’s Tale
Best Librarian Blog: Library Stuff
Now, as a footnote I imagine a lot of people will go off on one about the blogs which weren’t nominated, the voting system, the winners, the processes, awards as a whole etc. etc. etc. Please do! This is the first run of the Eddies and I’m sure we can do it better next time round, your constructive criticism is absolutely welcomed… fire away :O)