The Fourth Annual Satin Pajama Awards

I hereby announce The Fourth Annual Satin Pajama Awards. You can nominate blogs in the comments to this post.

The purpose of the awards is to recognize the efforts and contributions of Europe’s many talented bloggers, to maybe help build a sense of community among us, and, more than anything, it’s a chance for people to discover lots of new good blogs.

A blog is eligible if it’s written by Europeans or has a European (Czech, Catalan…) theme. Our own blogs aren’t eligible. Finalists are chosen based on the number of nominations as well as editorial discretion. So you want to nominate a favorite blog even if someone else already mentioned it.

Please specify the category and provide a URL or link. We don’t have the time to track down blogs.

The polls will open sometime in April.

Nominees for Best Southeastern European Weblog
Nominees for Best CIS blog
Nominees for Best Writing
Nominate Best Culture Weblog
Nominees for Best Personal Weblog
Nominate Best New Weblog
Nominees for Best European Weblog Overall
Nominate Best Political Weblog
Nominate Most Underappreciated Weblog
Nominees for Best Humor Blog
Nominees for Best German Blog
Nominees for Best French Weblog
Nominate Best UK Blog
Nominees for Best Expat Blog
Nominate Best Academic Weblog

Best Political Weblog
Best Non-European Weblog
Best New Weblog
Best Humorous Weblog
Best Weblog By An Expatriate:
Best Culture Weblog
Best Expat Blog
Most Underappreciated Weblog
Best Writing
Best Personal Weblog
Best Expert or Scholar Weblog
The 2008 Satin Pajama for Lifetime Achievement
Best Weblog in Europe

Best Weblog From North Western Europe (The British Isles and the Nordic countries)
Best Weblog From Continental Western Europe
Best CIS Weblog
Best Southeastern European Weblog
Best Central European Weblog

Best French Weblog
Best German Weblog

Winners of the Third Annual Satin Pajama Awards

Here are the winners of the Third Annual Satin Pajama Awards.

Best Writing: Le Blagueur à Paris
Best Weblog from the UK: Johnny Billericay
Best Weblog about Southeastern Europe: Balkan Baby
Best Weblog about the CIS: New Eurasia
Best Expatriate Weblog: Isoglossia
Best Personal Weblog: Petite Anglaise
Best Political Weblog: Slugger O’ Toole
Best Weblog from Germany: Ahoi Polloi
Best Weblog from France: Eolas
Best Culture Weblog: DA…NCE
Best Non-European Weblog: Pharyngula
Best Expert or Scholar Weblog: Real Climate
Best Economics Weblog: New Economist
Best Food Weblog: Chocolate and Zucchini
Most Underappreciated Weblog: Kosmopolit
Best New Weblog: Not Saussure
The 2007 Satin Pajama for Lifetime Achievement: Mick Fealty, founder of Slugger O’Toole.

And finally…

Best European Weblog of 2007: Petite Anglaise

You can still see all the finalists and their share of votes on the poll page. They’re all worth a visit.
I again thank Michael Manske and Clive Matthews for helping out.

Congratulations, everyone!

The Third Annual Satin Pajama Awards

I should give people a last chance to suggest blogs for the stin pajama awards.

The purpose of the awards is to recognize the efforts and contributions of Europe’s many talented bloggers, to maybe help build a sense of community among us, and, more than anything, it’s a chance for people to discover lots of new good blogs.

A blog is eligible if it’s written by Europeans or has a European (Czech, Catalan…) theme. Our own blogs aren’t eligible. Finalists are chosen based on the number of nominations as well as editorial discretion. So you want to nominate a favorite blog even if someone else already mentioned it.

The polls will open on Tuesday May 22.

Nominees for Best Southeastern European Weblog
Nominees for Best CIS blog
Nominees for Best Writing
Nominate Best Culture Weblog
Nominees for Best Personal Weblog
Nominate Best New Weblog
Nominees for Best European Weblog Overall
Nominate Best Political Weblog
Nominate Most Underappreciated Weblog
Nominees for Best Humor Blog
Nominees for Best German Blog
Nominees for Best French Weblog
Nominate Best UK Blog
Nominees for Best Expat Blog
Nominate Best Academic Weblog

General Management

You may have noticed that the Satin Pajama Awards back in February. First my job got in the way, then my computer died, then I moved to a new city, and, well, I never got back on track, until now. They’ll be held on Tuesday May 15 22.

Nosemonkey’s doing his fourth euroblog roundup.

Still some time left for the reader survey. C’mon people, it’s not that long if you skip all those vodka questions.

Europe: Show Us Your Pajamas!

The Satin Pajamas were a real hoot for me, frankly. Had the 1st Annual European Weblog Awards been submitted to a jury of ?experts,? there?s a general feeling among us Euros in the Fistful that a well-known site like Crooked Timber would have won. And frankly, that would have been boring as hell.

Instead, the vote went the way it should have: It became a popularity contest, and an occasionally crass one at that, amidst a miniature orgy of backbiting and recriminations (?snaggle-toothed, accordion-playing hillbillies? was my personal favorite). This ? sorry to say it folks ? is one of the reasons I love Europe.
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