ProBlogger Wins Bloggie

Thanks to everyone who voted for me in the Sixth Annual Weblog Awards. I was surprised to be nominated in the ‘best web development weblog’ as I focus upon such a small niche within that overall category and even more surprised to find that I’d taken out the category when announcements were made of winners today.

Thanks for your nominations and votes.


Now lets get on with some blogging.

PS: Did anyone else notice that was voted ‘Best Web Application for Weblogs’!?!?

That is truely bizarre!

About Darren Rowse

Darren Rowse is the founder and editor of ProBlogger Blog Tips and Digital Photography School. Learn more about him here and connect with him on Twitter, Facebook, Google+ and LinkedIn. runs on the Genesis Framework

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  1. Rachel says:
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  3. Swade says:

    Kudos mate. Well deserved and hard-earned.

    The snowball keeps getting bigger!

  4. Congratulations Darren! I love your site and read it on a daily basis. Keep up the good work!

  5. Aaron Brazell says:

    Good job, mate. Not sure you’re a web dev blog, but you’re definitely a blog dev blog. :)

  6. Congrats Darren my friend!! But seriously without any hypocrisy you don’t really deserve it for the web-dev category, for the BlogBlog category!!

  7. Martin says:

    Good stuff, Darren. Now you can go on a spending spree with all those prizes…

    Yup, beating out WordPress for best web app for weblogs – that’s BS!

    Gotta love the best European blog’s title ;-)

  8. Liz Strauss says:

    Goes to show what passion for blogging and real respect for your readers will bring you. You’re a great example of a problogger, Darren. Congratulations! Virtual champagne today and real stuff if you ever get to Chicago!


  9. Shaun Carter says:

    Congratulations Darren!

  10. Vasanth says:

    Congrats Darren!

  11. Jan says:

    Well deserved and another confirmation of the your site’s importance to those who build up their own blog…


  12. pieman says:

    Strange. I don’t see any winners announced yet when I click through.

  13. Well deserved.

  14. Kitta says:

    Congratulations Darren, keep up the great work. :o)

  15. Joe says:

    Hey Darren,

    Way to go!!!


  16. Patrick says:

    Congrats. :)

  17. David says:

    ” PS: Did anyone else notice that was voted ‘Best Web Application for Weblogs’!?!?

    That is truely bizarre! ” – qoute

    I just wanted to know , why did u feel it is bizarre?
    I wanted to know ur point of view.

  18. Kevin says:

    Well done Darren. Very well deserved.

  19. Darren Rowse says:

    David – I just think most serious bloggers would vote WordPress or some other advanced blogging software as the best web app. is fine if you want a basic blog but feature wise it’s very basic, they have server problems from time to time and are not a blog system that is really developing much over time. I guess it shows that those voting in the competition are a different kind of blogger perhaps than what most problogger readers are.

  20. Martin says: doesn’t even come close to WordPress in nearly every aspect – hence it is a very bizzarre winner, imo.

    Maybe the “different kind of blogger” simply does not know how easy WordPress is to install and how much control you have over it.

    I know I was hestitant to move to WordPress over from thinking of the learning curver ahead but I was glad I did.

  21. simon says:

    congrats, darren. i’ve been following your blog everyday for a few months now.

    re i know. i was mildly shocked myself!

  22. Congratulations, Darren! You’re the only evidence I’ve seen that those weblog award people know what they’re doing.

  23. James says:

    Wow! Have been offline for a couple of days and look what happens :) Great work Darren, well deserved for the hard work and inspiration you’ve fostered in many (including me)


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