Plus ca change, plus c’est la meme chose… last year when the bloggies were first awarded, I got on my high horse and bemoaned the fact that the nominations for “best European weblog” only featured English-language sites, which kinda devalued the the award in my eyes. A year down the line, and has anything changed? Of course not. Now I don’t have an issue with any of the five nominated sites in this section — they’d all make worthy winners, but fail to come close to demonstrating the scope of what’s actually out there. Although weblogging hasn’t really taken off in Spain or Italy, in many other parts of Europe the “scene” (for want of a better word) is as thriving (if not more so) than whatever passes for a weblogging commmunity in the UK. Maybe I should simply play devil’s advocate and claim that the organisers of the bloggies are racist, but I’m sure it’s just something they’ve not considered yet. So, I’ll stop bitching and recommend that you take a look at a few alternatives.