Every year Kevin Aylward, founder of Wizbang does a lot of work to put together the Weblog Awards. Voting started today.
Check in here for all the nominees. There are a lot of blogs I had never heard of and this is a nice opportunity to check out some blogs you might not be familiar with and to vote for some of your favorites. I've already found a Jewish blog I'll be checking out from one that is nominated in my category, Israel Matzav.
You can vote once a day. And forgive my crass self-promotion, but here is the link to vote in the category for which I've been nominated. So vote early and often!
For what it's worth, here are some of my votes.
For Best Blog I'm going with Hot Air. I check there several times a day and enjoy the humor, intelligence and analysis that Ed Morissey and Allahpundit provide on a daily basis.
For Best Individual Blogger, I'm so happy for the Anchoress to be nominated in this category and will be voting for her on a daily basis. The religion blogging isn't quite my thing, but boy when she goes on a rant, she can really write!
It's a tough choice for Best Conservative Blog. I think I'll be rotating my vote. Both Powerline and Michelle Malkin are regular stops on my tour de blogosphere. But I'm a real fan of the sometimes crude, but very funny approach to politics at Ace of Spades. If you want to have fun with conservative politics, Ace is the place.
For Best Military Blog, Michael Yon has done great original reporting and deserves our votes. Though there are some other great blogs in that category.
For best Law Blog, I really enjoy the Volokh Conspiracy. Sometimes, the professors are over my head, but always enjoy their takes on legal issues. For a thorough roundup on appellate issues, How Appealing is the best.
I've been reading Joanne Jacobs' education blog for a while now and will be voting for her as Best Education Blog.
For Best Major Blog, there can be no other choice - the godfather of so many blogs, Glenn Reynolds.
For Best Very Large Blog, I'm going to be alternating between Right Wing News and Just One Minute. By the way, check out RWN's list of the Most Annoying Liberals of 2008. See what you think of his ranking.
There are load of other blogs and categories I want to check out. If only I didn't have a full time job!