Posted by Brad @ 5:14 pm on November 1st 2007

2007 Weblog Awards Finalist – Best Political Coverage

I’m still new enough to the blogging game to be a bit gob-smacked by stuff like this, but the 2007 Weblog Awards Finalists were announced today, and The Crossed Pond is a finalist, in the category of “Best Political Coverage”.

Holy crap.

We join our friends Real Clear Politics, along with Ben Smith, Foreign Policy Watch, The Campaign Spot, and five others, to share the honor with.

I remember back in February when Adam, Rojas and I started this, wondering aloud if anybody but our small circle of online friends were going to read this thing, or whether we’d be able to motivate ourselves to write for it. On the latter, I think we’ve found this outlet for our armchair prognosticating/opining to be a lot more fruitful and….well, fun, than we could have imagined. And on the former, the amount of friends we’ve made in the blogosphere, the amount of whip-smart, well-informed, and classy readers we’ve heard from, and just the amount of positive feedback we’ve received has been humbling and ego-boosting at the same time. It’s been a great year, doing this.

I’ll let you know when voting opens up (and how to vote for us, so we may crush our competitors to dust beneath our bootheels!), and just for the hell of it, because we don’t shy away from rocking the apple cart, I’ll also put up a post later endorsing my picks in the political categories (I do have some favorites, naturally). Also, feel free to pimp us out (or, you know, whoever you like) in their forums here.

No, I am not above shameless pandering. The rivers will run red with the blood of the nonbelievers!

And again, thanks to all our readers and supporters over the last several months.


  1. I’d like to thank all the little people (particularly Brad and Rojas, who are way short), without whom, etc, etc.

    Comment by Adam — 11/1/2007 @ 5:16 pm

  2. People read it for the pictures, everyone knows that. Oh, and you’re welcome.

    Comment by James — 11/1/2007 @ 6:38 pm

  3. Congrats, guys. I think you know that I’d kind of harbored a desire to be a part of this before it started, but once it got up and going, I realized quickly that I would have been in over my head. Now that you are definitely carving a name for yourselves, I’m REALLY glad I didn’t try to get involved and end up holding you back.

    Good luck. I’m voting for you, just cause.

    Comment by Jerrod — 11/2/2007 @ 9:38 am

  4. I am expendable, or so I’ve been told.

    Comment by James — 11/2/2007 @ 1:40 pm

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