The 2009 Manchester Blog Awards winners were:

Best City and Neighbourhood Blog

Lost in Manchester

One of our judges said: “Sometimes it’s easy to forget to look at what’s right under your nose. I love its unashamed raw passion for Manchester.”

Runner up: The Manchester Zedders

Best Personal Blog

My Shitty Twenties

One of our judges said: “Moving, thoughtful, funny and wise. Sometimes heartbreaking, always uplifting.”

Runner-up: Cynical Ben

Best New Blog

Words and Fixtures

One of our judges said:  “It was the only blog out of the twenty-four shortlisted that made me laugh out loud.”

Runner-up: Songs from Under the Floorboards

Best Writing on a Blog

My Shitty Twenties

One of our judges said: “It’s almost impossible not to get drawn into the story that this blog tells.”

Dual runners- up: I thought I told you to wait in the car
and    Dave Hartley’s Weblog

Best Arts and Culture Blog

Run Paint Run Run

One of our judges said:  “Opinionated, heartfelt and pleasantly rough-around-the-edges, a blog with an infectious enthusiasm for art.”

Runner Up: The Manchester Hermit

Blog of the Year

Lost in Manchester

(This was awarded to the blog with the highest aggregate score in the competition)

One of our judges said: “Quirky, original and focussed, with an eye for detail. Putting the extra into extraordinary.”

Winners were announced October 21 2009 at Band on the Wall.

You can also read about previous winners, our sponsors and partners, and about the Manchester Blog Awards itself.

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