Most Traffic, Most Comments & Kookiest are top prize winners
Last night, at our 2nd annual Cape Blogger's party, held at the eCape office in South Dennis, we bestowed many awards upon our esteemed (and some not-so-esteemed) bloggers. I and my staff met many bloggers in person for the first time and enjoyed delicious food prepared by Cape Cod Chef on Call.
The first prize winner was Tim Caldwell of Cape Wide News on right. CWN was judged "BLOG MOST LIKELY TO SHOW YOUR NEXT DOOR NEIGHBOR IN HANDCUFFS."
At the end of the event, we watched local guy-turned-corporate bigwig George Dratelis talk about the impact of blogging on the media of the future via Skype video from St. Louis in our downstairs conference room.
Bloggers who didn't attend really missed a really good time
Attired in my signature trenchcoat, I bequeathed these award certificates, each attractively displayed in the finest frames Christmas Tree Shops has to offer.
I hereby decree that the 1st Annual Blogger's Awards were a complete success. Bravissimo to the winners! Those with an * won a $50 gift certificate to Alberto's Ristorante in Hyannis.
* Most Popular Blog (Blog with Most Traffic): Cape Wide News
* Blog with Most Comments in the past year: Media Watch. This joint effort by Jack Coleman and Spyro Mitrokostas (shown accepting two awards including this one last evening) was judged the "BLOG MOST LIKELY TO RUIN A CITY EDITOR’S MORNING COFFEE."
* Kookiest Blog: East of Boston. Monponsett's was judged as "BLOG MOST LIKELY TO BEAT THE SPREAD."
The next awards included:
Blog with Most Postings in the past year: Media Watch is written by Jack Coleman, Spyro Mitrokostas and myself.
Best Politican's Blog: Barnstable County Bill. Bill Doherty's was judged the "BLOG WITH THE BEST EYEBROWS." See on right.
Most Humorous Blog: Cape Politics is also written by Jack Coleman, Spyro Mitrokostas and myself.
Best Conservative Blog: Generally Speaking by Jimmy Dishner was judged as the "BLOG MOST LIKELY TO TURN A BLUE STATE RED IN THE FACE."
Best Washashore Blog: Washashore by Chuck Ross was also judged the "BLOG WHICH BEST REMINDS US OF OUR OWN RECENT PAST."
Best Liberal Blog: Massachusetts Democrant by Steven Leibowitz ON RIGHT was judged the "BLOG MOST LIKELY TO RAISE YOUR TAXES."
Best Old Salt Blog: Henry Beston Society
Blog with the Timeliest Topics: The Opinionator. This one was judged the "BLOG MOST LIKELY TO WEAR TWEED."
Most Rock Solid Blog: Footnotes
Blog We Most Miss: Peter Porcupine was awarded a prize as the "BLOG WE MISSED THE MOST."
Tastiest Blog: Cape Fine Diner
Most Useful Blog: Yarmouth Taxpayer
Most Warm and Fuzzy Blog: Cape Cod Rockhopper. This off-cape blogger, Steve Gimmi, was judged the "BLOG THAT DOES THE BEST JOB OF SHOWING US TO OURSELVES."
Blog with Most Community Spirit: Big Brother Big Sister
Blog with the Coolest Content: Off the Shelf by the Dennis Public Library's Jack Sheedy (on right) was also judged as the "BLOG MOST LIKELY TO BE LITERATE."
A runner-up included:
Jack Coleman's Wind Farmer's Almanac as the "BLOG MAKING THE BEST USE OF ALL THE HOT AIR OF THE BLOGOSPHERE."
Here is an A to Z list of all our Cape Bloggers.