You may perhaps be aware that there are a number of prizes or awards for blogs (as for virtually everything else), and the nominations for the title of best weblog of 2005, in various categories, are now available. I'm afraid it appears to be too late to vote, but never mind, you might find a link to an interesting site.
The Bloggies are now in their fifth year, and so I suppose they have achieved a certain amount of prestige. Unfortunately, the GOB didn't get shortlisted for a Bloggie -- dammit -- but all is not lost, because the GOB did get listed by the Guardian as one of the top ten literary blogs. Which is nice. 'Intelligent and unfailingly interesting' says the Guardian. Very flattering indeed. The only trouble is, I now have to try to live up to the hype.