Bloggies 2001

The nominations for the very first bloggies are in, and while there’s little mileage to be gained by ruing the exclusion of some favourite blogs, or pondering what could turn out to be little more than an excersise in meme-building from those bothered enough to take part (damn, I’ve contributed), one of the categories immediately strikes me as not representing it’s supposed field. The Best European Blog section features five completely worthy candidates, but they’re all written in English, and this is supposed to be a European award… right? What about the completely bewildering 2Balles? Or Uren. Dagen. Nachten? Or ORF ON FM4? Or Le Temps Perdu? Or any one of hundreds of non-English language sites that were probably never considered?