Earlier today, the Blogisattva blogsite announced the 2007 Blogisattva Award nominations honoring English-language Buddhist blogging during calendar year 2006....in a larger sense, we cannot nominate, we cannot award, we cannot hallow the buddhoblogosphere. The brave Buddhist bloggers who struggle here have consecrated the Internet far above our poor power to add or detract. -- from a Blogisattva Blogsite post
Bill Harryman and his blog Integral Options Café led the way with eight nominations, including Best Blog; Best Multi-part Post, for the series “Who Owns God?”; and the Wordsmithing Prize. Bill also garnered nominations for two series within his blog, "speedlinking," a daily link carnival, and "gratitude," a daily practice Bill had going for a spell where he blogged thanks for things or people in his life he felt grateful for.
Cliff Jones’s clever humour in This is This was honored with seven noms in categories including Best Blog; the Wordsmithing Prize; and Best Blog Post for “Vesak and the Art of Changing Tyres” which was the source for an article published in Mandala magazine last year. Two others of Cliff’s entries were nommed in the Funniest Post category.
Miso’s Onion-like blog Big Red Buddha tallied the most nominations for a blog less than a year old – five noms – with scores in the categories Best New Blog and Best Niche Blog. Other nominations were for Elegant Design and a double nomination in the Funniest Post category.
Other blogs with high tallies of nominations were George Dvorsky’s Sentient Developments, Will Buckingham's thinkBuddha.org and Michael’s One foot in front of the other. Each received four nominations including Best Blog of the Year.
Other blogs up for Blog of the Year are Danny Fisher’s eponymous blog and Mystery of Existance by a mysterious blogger Blogisattva is calling DotDotDot Putali
Vince Horn did something distinctive this year, getting two nominations to go with three he received last year, where all the noms are for differently titled blogs. This year, Vince was part of the trio that has started the podcasting Buddhist Geeks, a Best New Blog nominee. His solo blog Numinious Nonsense was nominated for a post that was a Conversation Sparker. Last year, Vince had three nominations in the Best Integral Blog category for his solo blog which was then titled VincentHorn.com, and for two group blogs he was involved with, Generation Sit and Kosmic Bloggers.
You can see the nomination announcement with a complete list of Blogisattva nominees at the Blogisattva blogsite. There are 21 categories of awards with an aggregate of 115 nominations. Winners will be announced there on February 15.