Webby Awards announced

The Webby Awards nominees were just announced, and I like a lot of what I see.

Movable Type in best practices, Get Your War On and Whitehouse.org in humor, Meetup in community, Boxes and Arrows in zines, and Jenville and Cockeyed in personal site.

I’ve mentioned Rob’s Cockeyed.com in the past, but it’s worth mentioning again. It’s a great example of a personal site, the kind that used to populate the web before weblogs. It’s about anything and everything, whatever Rob feels like writing/photographing. Everytime I go to the site, I start reading new stuff, clicking on old stuff, and the next thing I know 2 hours have passed. Cockeyed is what motivated me to change the focus of this site and work on features more (there should be two this week).

I’m also happy to see Jenville nominated. Jen’s also got a non-webloggy personal universe going on that is well organized and beautiful. I also can’t wait until she finishes and launches the Jenville Show. That last project taught me that sometimes the best ideas are the simplest.

Anyways, congrats to all the nominees. In the past, the Webbys often skewed towards the big IPOing dotcoms with no relevance to the world, and now the nomination list seems pretty well stacked with great stuff.