This is an exceptionally strong year for food blogs in the annual Weblog Awards, or Bloggies. There are no fewer than 17 food blogs in the finals. Yes, 17 – and some of them are nominated for multiple awards. Pretty impressive!
Two years ago, there were 11 food blogs in the finals and no travel blogs. This year there are 14 travel and expat blogs in the finals but the growth of travel blogging clearly hasn’t come at the expense of food blogging. What I found interesting is that food blogs did particularly well in the regional categories, especially in Asia, Europe and Canada. Also noteworthy is the fact that the Best Food Weblog category itself is dominated by American baking blogs.
You have until 31 January to vote – and make sure you use a real email address as you will have to verify your vote. The Bloggies are one of the most well-respected sets of blogging awards out there so please get involved.
Congratulations to all the finalists.
2010 food blog finalists
Joy the Baker by Joy – a finalist in the Best Food Weblog category
101 Cookbooks by Heidi Swanson – a finalist in the Best Food Weblog category
Cake Wrecks - finalist in the Best Food Weblog and Most Humorous Weblog categories
Bakerella – a finalist in the Best Food Weblog and Best Designed Weblog categories
Smitten Kitchen by Deb Perelman – a finalist in the Best Food Weblog and Best Photography categories
Eating Asia by Robyn Eckhardt – a finalist in the Best Asian Weblog category
I eat, I shoot, I post by Leslie Tay – a finalist in the Best Asian Weblog category
What’s for Lunch, Honey by Meeta – a finalist in the Best European Weblog category
Chocolate and Zucchini by Clotilde Dusoulier – a finalist in the Best European Weblog category
Taxi Gourmet by Layne Mosler – a finalist in the Best Latin American Weblog category
Everybody Likes Sandwiches – a finalist in the Best Canadian Weblog category
Gourmet Fury by Melody Fury – a finalist in the Best Canadian Weblog category
17 and Baking by Elissa – a finalist in the Best Teen Weblog category
Serious Eats - a finalist in the Best Group Weblog category
Georgia Pelligrini by chef Georgia Pellegrini – a finalist in the Best Kept Secret Weblog category
Savour Fare by Kate – a finalist in the Best New Weblog category
Elise Bauer of Simply Recipes – a finalist in the Lifetime achievement category