Vote For Consumerist In The Bloggies!

The nominees for the 2011 Weblog Awards were announced this morning and we were delighted to find that we’d been nominated in two, count ’em, two categories!

Consumerist was nominated once more in the Best Community Or Group Weblog category. And for the first time, we found ourselves among the four nominees in the Best-Designed Weblog field.

Voting is now open over at, where you can vote for, against or just in the general proximity of Consumerist.

Thanks to everyone who nominated us! Winners will be announced on Feb. 27.

The 2011 Bloggies []


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  1. The cake is a lie! says:

    Ooooh… decisions decisions. it is hard when you have sites like Gizmodo and Lifehacker in the same cagegory.

    • Mr. Fix-It says: "Canadian Bacon is best bacon!" says:

      I know, right? I had to pick between Lifehacker, Gizmodo, and Wired in the same category.

      (I went with Wired cuz I’m not-at-all happy with Gawkernet’s new interface that they’ve foisted upon us)

  2. Mr. Fix-It says: "Canadian Bacon is best bacon!" says:

    Cue loyal-yet-angry Consumerist Commenter Vitriol, just like last time.

  3. Cheap Sniveler: Sponsored by JustAnswer.comâ„¢ says:

    What? No “Cat Blog” category? Consumercyst would win that one hands down.

  4. MutantMonkey says:


  5. YokoOhNo says:

    awesome, i hope i win!!

  6. Short_Circuit_City says:

    Nt ftr tht Dmn’s trd y ld ystrd. Crdblt cnts.

    • Michaela says:

      Even though your post is disemvoweled, I am 99% sure I know exactly what you wrote.

      I understand the Community or Group Weblog nomination, but I am surprised by the Best-Designed one. Good luck Consumerist.

    • Anathema777 says:

      Telling the Consumerist that credibility counts merits being disemvowelled?

      • There's room to move as a fry cook says:

        are you sure the last word is counts?

        • Anathema777 says:

          I saw it before it got disemvowelled. This version makes the comment look a lot worse than it was…

          • MutantMonkey says:

            It’s the “cnts” at the end. While “counts” is close to what I was thinking, my word is missing a vowel.

        • Darrone says:

          It’s like scrabble, but I can’t figure out the D word…

          • Anathema777 says:

            It was: “Not after that Domino’s turd you laid yesterday. Credibility counts.” And I’m sure I’ll be disemvowelled shortly, but whatever.

            • Darrone says:

              Really? wow, aside from the use of “turd” it was a legitimate comment. Chris Morran’s article totally ignored the concept of a “preference” and created a sensational hit piece out of nothing more than a tidbit of market research, something EVERY customer centric company should be doing.

        • Jubes says:

          hahahahaha I totally read the other word. Then I looked again and realized it wouldn’t work. My brain still wants to think it was the bad one.

    • Loias supports harsher punishments against corporations says:

      Apparently dissention must be silenced.

    • Short_Circuit_City says:

      Well, I was on the fence about the direction Consumerist has taken recently. Not so any longer. Adios, cnts.

  7. There's room to move as a fry cook says:

    I’ll post before this disappears.

  8. Mr. Fix-It says: "Canadian Bacon is best bacon!" says:

    On a semi-unrelated note:

    If Hyperbole and a Half doesn’t win everything it got nominated for, I’m gonna cry. Like… a lot.

  9. stevied says:

    That was simple….

    Curvy Girl got my vote.

  10. Cosmo_Kramer says:

    No category for most misleading headlines, most articles requiring correction or most editing mistakes?

  11. justagigilo85 says:

    I’ll vote if you don’t delete this post and/or comment.

  12. Darrone says:

    Not for nothing, I’ve voted two years previous because you deserved to win. I won’t be voting this year.

  13. Cameraman says:

    This IS my favorite group blog. I heart Consumerist. Yes, even you, Phil. I know we give you a lot of crap, but I give my baby brother a lot of crap, too.

    Thanks for being awesome, Consumerist.

  14. DarthCoven says:

    Not this year, Consumerist. Your reporting quality has plummeted in recent months and this blog, quite frankly, no longer deserves the recognition it once had. Best Design? Not a chance. Best Community? Not since you decided to disemvowel legitimate criticism of your articles.

  15. The HeadJerk says:

    Maybe when you stop taking the weekends off guys …..

  16. Daverson says:

    Best Design? You can’t possibly be serious.

  17. jason in boston says:

    Before the buyout from Gawker, yes. Now? Not so much. Someone has to go before they get my vote (or a selectable RSS feed). Or, said poster can go back to actually researching stories and being funny.

  18. spindle789 says:

    There is a better chance of me ordering some Domino’s hot wings.

  19. Rocket says:

    I haven’t heard of 90% of the sites on that list.

  20. wellfleet says:

    When Consumerist posted the “airing of grievances” article, I thought about posting my own rant until I saw someone in the thread suggest that if we have legitimate concerns about the direction of Consumerist, to address them to Ben/Meg. Well, I did that. I sent a polite, relatively short note explaining my grievances. I mentioned the inflammatory, misleading headlines, the frequent spelling errors, the poorly researched articles… I did this while also mentioning how much I love the Consumerist and how I’ve been a loyal reader for years. I got nothing in return. Not a “Got it”, not even a “We disagree. Thanks, Meg.”
    So, I’m bummed. I won’t be voting for CS because I don’t believe it deserves to win anything that would grant it more legitimacy when clearly, legitimacy, accuracy and fairness are not a priority. I appreciate being able to access the content for free, I appreciate the commenters here and the CS’ mission, but seriously… Consumerist, do YOU guys think you deserve to win?

  21. csmcdonald says:

    Unfortunately not getting my vote. It’s funny that you were more credible before being bought by Consumer Reports.

  22. StrangeEmily says:

    I remember the last article asking to be nominated, the one that that showed up on a Saturday, hidden on Sunday (deleted?) and then back from the dead on a Monday with an “Its closed now, Thank you!” update.

    I wasn’t going to vote at all unless previously stated, but after I saw this headline, I went ahead and voted… For The Other Guy. : )

  23. tbiscuit360 says:

    Consumerist is all about the consumer and customer service. As the readers of this blog, we are the blog’s consumers. I find it pretty ironic then that a website that is all about the consumers is not even listening to their own consumers.

    • ToddMU03 says:

      That’s all types of media though. Usually due to leadership and not the writers. Not sure in this case, but I would tend to put more blame on the folks pulling the strings at Consumer Reports based on my personal experience as a journalist.

  24. EverCynicalTHX says:

    Unfortunately, curvy girl has no curvaceous chicks gallery…everyone knows the vile Huffington Post sucks, I find the term geekdad offensive and jezebel leads to bionic brain rot…so Consumerist gets my vote through the process of elimination..