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15 Megabytes of Fame

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LAist is starting to get sick and tired of lambasting the variety of award ceremonies (People's Choice, Golden Globes, SAG, Producer's Guild, Writer's Guild, DGA Awards, Academy Awards, MTV Movie Awards, Kids Choice Awards, etc) for being too numerous and of possessing so little entertainment value. Seriously, we are. We're tired of the humbuggery.

And just about the point in time we were getting tired of that, a brand new category of award ceremonies popped up to give us even more fodder. That type of award?

Blog awards.

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In the last six months there have already been three separate online blog awards competitions, putting bloggers with a desire for 15 megabytes of fame at each other's throats as they struggle for nominations, votes and awards that (sadly) don't really end up accounting for much.

But when the patriarch of LAist (read: Gothamist) finds themselves being nominated for Weblog of the Year in this year's Bloggies, LAist can't help but give a little nudge for the site. I mean, how could so many thousands of people be wrong?

Then again, if all Gothamist gets for winning is notoriety, fame and $20.05 (yes, we're serious), then maybe...just maybe...

...losing isn't so bad after all.