This year the Best of Blogs voting has started in Oct 22, 2007. You can cast your vote online for the best weblogs, videoblogs and podcasts. According to Deutsche Welle, there were 7,000 nominations around the world this year.
15 Chinese weblogs are in the nominee list. Among which three of them come from the bullog.com, namely the Eight Continents (dead link), Love Letter (dead link)and the peaceful side of Luo (dead link). However, very strangely, the bullog.com (dead link) has temporally closed down since last week. It is not sure whether it is due to the 17th Party Congress or the result of the BoBs nomination.
In the comment session of “The peaceful side of Luo” in BoBs, a commentator, cmyk, has connected the closing down of bullog to the success of the website:
The blocking of bullog will let Lao Lou understands the logic.
Lao Lou is the founder of bullog, a highly respectful mentor in China blogsphere.
Luckily all the above bloggers have their backup blogs elsewhere. Lao Lou’s backup is at Sohu. Drunkpiano from Love Letters has a space in my1510 and some of
hisher archives can be found at blogcn.
As for the Eight Continents, it has been respectively nominated for the Best Weblog and the Best Chinese Weblog and its backup is here. The blogger is a journalist who has written the most in-depth report on Xiamen anti-PX demonstration (protest against the construction of chemical factory) a few months ago.
It is a great loss that the bullog is now closed down as it has hosted many high quality blogs. Hope it would be resumed as soon as possible. You can find other bullog’s bloggers’ backup weblog in this address book .
Apart from bullog, there are other collective efforts in this year’s nominees list:
Memedia : a weekly magazine on blogsphere, collectively written via its wiki function. (Best of Chinese Blog)
Inmediahk.net: a most active citizen journalism site in Hong Kong. (Best of Chinese Blog)
Minjian: a webagzine on social and political development. The motto of the group is “social action can change our existence” (Reporter without Borders award)
Ge zhi : a collective blog on science topic. (Best of Chinese Blog)
Other individual efforts in the best of Chinese blogs are:
The colourful world: The original blogger Liu Xiao Juan has passed away because of lung cancer earlier this year. And now the blog is updated by her husband.
Kaku’s blog: a student blog
Peasant Worker’s blog: the blogger comments on social issue from the perspective of rural migrant worker.
Zola Zhou : a blogger journalist who gained his fame via the Chongqin nail-house report. However, recently he was criticized by many local bloggers for getting reward from his report.
Princess Remy has been nominated for the Best Podcast. As for the Best Videoblog, there are two Chinese nominees, the Chopsticks brother’s videoblog and Cat’s Ear Baby’s Videoblog. The Blogwurst Award Chinese nominee is the Very True Man.