[Note: I’m running a Q&A series all the rest of December on DennisKennedy.Blog (details here).]

Will there be Blawggie Awards in 2012?

The answer is: Yes, I think so. In fact, I’m pretty sure there will be. Probably on the usual date: December 20. I suspect that I’ll have a smaller list of awards and less-expansive commentary than in the past, but you never know.

I started the Blawggie Awards for best law-related bogs back in 2004. 2012 will be the 9th edition of the Blawggies, making them, as I like to say, the longest-running set of awards for law-related blogging presented by a lawyer blogger named Dennis Kennedy located in St. Louis, MO.

I started the Blawggies because I wanted to acknowledge the blogs I read every day and really liked, and I wanted to see if you could just announce your own set of awards on your blog and people would take them seriously. Blogging is about experimenting.

Over the years, the Blawggies have become something of an institution. As I’ve often said, the reactions to the Blawggies have varied greatly, with a common reaction being “Who is this guy and why does he think he can give awards?” On the other hand, the Blawggies have actually inspired some other annual legal blogging awards. One of my goals with the Blawggies has always been to help people find great blogs to read.

I occasionally get asked if someone can nominate a blog (OK, surprisingly, it’s often their own they have in mind) for consideration for the Blawggies. Unfortunately, the main criterion for the awards is that I actually read the blogs on a regular basis, so the idea of nomination doesn’t really make sense. However, I don’t mind if you mention some law-related blogs in the comments that you think are especially good and that you’d like to bring to the attention of readers of this blog.

If you have a question for me to answer in this series, you may submit it for me through the usual channels – email at denniskennedyblog @ gmail . com, a comment left on the original post about the Q&A series, this post or a subsequent post, or through Twitter (@dkennedyblog), or whatever other way you want to reach me.

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