Best Online Community

Nominate your choice for Best Online Community. Blog format is not required, so forums and other types of communities are eligible.

Update: Nominations are closed for all categories. Finalist will be announced the last week of December and voting will begins Jan. 4, 2010.


To nominate a blog you need to leave a comment on this entry. Your comment should contain the name of the blog, the main URL for the blog, and (if possible) the URL for a RSS/Atom feed. For example:


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Rules And FAQ's

  • You can nominate yourself, don't be shy.
  • The number of nominations a blog receives is irrelevant. One nomination is enough...
  • Rather than add a "me too" (i.e. multiple) nomination for a site in a category, please use the "+" icon to indicate your preference for nominees. The "+" ratings are one extra piece of information the finalist selection panel can use to help generate the finalist slates in each category.
  • Given the two previous items, we reserve the right to remove excessive comments (i.e. nominations) for the same site.
  • The nomination period is scheduled to end on Sunday, November 22, 2009, though we reserve the option to close nominations earlier or later.
  • Voting for selected finalists is scheduled to begin January 4, 2010. Finalists will be announced the week before voting begins.
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  • If you are linking to the contest consider using the nomination category archive, as it contains links to all of the nomination posts.

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Oh yes they did. The former formative gang of littlegreenfootballs have developed a new place to hang and what a great community it has become.

The Blogmocracy. Friendly and not cliquish.

This community is better than compton,

I nominate

as the best conservative Sarah Palin supporting blog around!

a community of 5 is still a community!

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Thank you for the Opportunity!

Red Easel is the Best Online Community of Professional Visual artists and creative people anywhere.

Red Easel is the visual artists resource for information and inspiration in one place. Professional visual artists showcase their work and share their stories, tutorials, struggles, and successes with our readers. We cover everything from Art History and contests to how to's and workshop information. It's the one-stop studio for visual artists and art enthusiasts everywhere! Take a stroll through our studio, you're sure to get your creative juices flowing.

Best Online Community: The Blogmocracy

The Oil Drum's community is brilliant & inspiring, particularly interesting are the Campfire sessions.

I nominate PetTalez, one of the best active online pet communities. Always informative, friendly and great people!
Always something going on at PetTalez!

Old friends, witty banter, intelligent insight.

I nominate HillBuzz - the best snark on the web hands-down. In less than two years the guys have created a unique community of conservatives, liberals, Democrats, Republicans, PUMAs, Independents, TEA Partiers, gays, and straights who have found more to unite us than could ever possibly divide us: our precious country. HillBuzz rocks and HillBuzzers are the best!!!

Bloggingportal is a new community driven blog aggregator that brings together various blogs and blog posts on EU politics and other European issues. Bloggingportal was developed by bloggers for bloggers on a voluntary basis and is still in a beta version. Moreover, our group of editors (20-30 and growing) use the bloggingportal community to run transnational online campaigns.

I ♥ Faces at

This is a photography community site that has weekly contests, tutorials, hands-on photo editing and workshops. It has a very loyal and growing community.

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