Top 5 Weblogs of 2004 | January 5, 2005
So apparently nominations have opened for the Fifth Annual Weblog Awards, or Bloggies to their friends. I know this because my RSS feed was inundated today by posts from people asking to be nominated. I did think about doing the same for a second, but if my site couldn’t even get into the shortlist of best blogs in Brighton the chance of being shortlisted for best British or Irish weblog seems slim to non-existent. I have to admit that I don’t actually read the site, but from the hype it’s created (and a forthcoming book no less) I’d be prepared to lay money on Belle de Jour winning that award.
Lots of great new web development blogs have arrived this year, while many old favourites seem to have faded away. Here are my favourite weblogs of 2004. What were yours?
- 1976design – With a great mix of quirky anecdotes, great pictures and the odd post about web design, Dunstans blog has been joy to read all year. He’s got his head down working for Apple at the moment but we’re confident he’ll explode back onto the scene later in the year with more tales of underwear and the British/American cultural divide than you could shake a stick at.
- All That Malarkey – or maybe stuff and nonsense if the url is anything to go by. Andy Clarke burst onto the scene this summer like the red army synchronised scooter team on Revolution Day. A great site with some great content, well worth a place in my years top 5.
- Authentic Boredom – The baby pic scared me a little when I first saw this site, kind of like the baby in the sun on the Teletubbies. However it’s a really smart looking site that’s had some great content this year and remains one of my favourite blogs.
- SimpleBits – What with his new company, his speaking engagements and a fabulous book I’m amazed Dan ever finds the time to post, yet he still manages to come up with the goods more frequently than most. That’s when he’s not constantly tweaking the design of course.
- StopDesign – This site has been going for a few years now, but is still one of the best around. The design is a classic, and Doug’s posts are always interesting and insightful. Great stuff.
Posted at January 5, 2005 11:19 PM