Nominations for the 2008 Weblog Awards are now being taken, and I noticed right off that they’ve dropped the TTLB Ecosystem rankings in favor of Technorati Authority rankings: a Major Blog, for instance, has an Authority of 2001 or greater. (On this scale, I run a Small Minor Blog, which is not far from my own reckoning thereof.) Most of the subject and geographical categories are back; here’s the complete list.
They have changed the nomination procedure slightly: in addition to the name and the URL, they also want a feed address if possible. This will make life easier for those who nominate themselves, since presumably they know where their feeds are, even if nobody else does.
There once, maybe twice, was a time when every category had at least one blog I’d been reading make it to the finals. I don’t see this happening again, if only because there are so many more to choose from these days. If you do get nominated with your own blog, feel free to let me know so I can take a look; I do still vote, even though or perhaps because I don’t figure into the results. (Inexplicably, I was a finalist in 2003 and 2005.)