It’s the end of the year, and numerous lists are being drawn up all over the world. This year, the first ever “Asia Weblog Awards”:http://www.flyingchair.net/awards.php is taking place at a weblog near you. I first found out about it when someone voted my weblog for “Best Pakistani Blog”:http://www.flyingchair.net/vote.php?categoryID=21, so thanks to whoever that was. I ended up casting only two votes, one for “this blog”:http://degrouchyowl.blogspot.com/ as the best Pakistani blog, and the other one for “Baghdad Burning”:http://riverbendblog.blogspot.com/ as the best Iraqi blog. The best part about these listings is all the interesting blogs they point to which otherwise I’d never have come across.
There’s also an “interesting post”:http://www.flyingchair.net/story.php?storyID=874 about what exactly is an Asian blog. I had grappled with this issue “earlier”:http://ko.offroadpakistan.com/pakistan/2003_09/pakistan_blogs.html as to what exactly a Pakistani blog is for my “listing of Pakistani blogs”:http://ko.offroadpakistan.com/pakblogs/ and the answer is the same:
bq. an Asian blog is a blog which has some tangible connection to Asia.