2009 Okie Blog Awards

The Okie Blog Awards celebrates its fifth year in recognizing and honoring the excellence and diversity of bloggers within Oklahoma through popular nominating and voting. The awards were established by and for Oklahoma bloggers exclusively.

On Dec. 30, 2009, bloggers began nominating their favorite blogs in each of 24 categories. In those categories with more than 10 blogs being nominated, the ten blogs receiving the most nominations made the final nomination list.

Between Feb. 8 and Feb. 14, 2010, more than 2,000 votes were submitted by qualified Okie bloggers which resulted in the following blogs deemed the best in Oklahoma during 2009.

Congratulations to the winners, and also to all the blogs making the final nomination list.

Lifetime Achievement
The Pioneer Woman

Best Overall Blog
The Art of Manliness
Runner Up: The Lost Ogle

Best Arts/Crafts Blog
Design Crush
Runner Up: Greedy Girl

Best Audio/Podcast Blog
Blog Oklahoma
Runner Up: Goodbye Tulsa

Best Business-Related Blog
Small Biz Survival
Runner Up: Blogging4Jobs

Best Culture Blog
Tasha Does Tulsa
Runner Up: Oklahoma Rock

Best Blog Design
Erin Conrad Photography
Runner Up: Ad Brad

Best Family Blog
918 Coupon Queen
Runner Up: Rocks in My Dryer

Best Food Blog
Tulsa Food Blog
Runner Up: FoodDude

Most Humorous Blog
The Lost Ogle
Runner Up: Irritated Tulsan

Most Inspirational Blog
Life is Real (posthumous)
Runner Up: Napkin Dad

Best Kept Secret
Jeremy and Kathleen
Runner Up: Book End Babes

Best New Blog of 2009
Okie Creative
Runner Up: Carless in Tulsa

Best Oklahoma City Blog
The Lost Ogle
Runner Up: Oklahoma Women

Best Photography Blog
Zach Nash Photography
Runner Up: From the Faraway Nearby

Best Political Blog (Conservative)
Runner Up: McCarville Report

Best Political Blog (Liberal)
Okie Funk
Runner Up: Alternative Tulsa

Best Representation of Oklahoma
The Pioneer Woman
Runner Up: OKC Central

Best Rural Blog
The Redneck Diva
Runner Up: Brit Gal in the USA

Best Single Topic Blog
Runner Up: Red Dirt Rambling

Best Tech Blog
Blogging Basics 101
Runner Up: STF PR New Media Now

Best Tulsa Blog
Tasha Does Tulsa
Runner Up: Irritated Tulsan

Best Veteran Blogger (5+Years)
Runner Up: Static Blog

Best Writing
Coffee with Clark
Runner Up: Okay City

This year marks the first time an Oklahoma blogger has been honored with a lifetime achievement award. Based on her enormous success as a blogger, and the positive image of Oklahoma she presents to the rest of the world, the final determination panel decided to honor Ree Drummond, aka The Pioneer Woman, with the award.

In addition, this year is the first time a blogger has been recognized posthumously. Jim Chastain, whose blog, Life is Real via newsok.com inspired hundreds of Oklahomans with his fight against cancer. Although he lost that battle just two short months ago, his words live on.

This year’s awards were coordinated by Jennifer James, an Oklahoma City public relations practitioner and writer who blogs about Generation X.
Members of the final determination panel included Mike Hermes, founder of the Okie Blog Awards; Louisa McCune-Elmore, editor, Oklahoma Today; Mike Koehler, new media director, Schnake Turnbo Frank PR and John G. Johnson, J.D., executive director, Association of Central Oklahoma Governments.

Revisit the entire process at the Official 2009 Okie Blog Award blog.

Thank you for supporting the Oklahoma blogging community.

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