There is a new site that wants to be the home of Catholic bloggers – StBlogs.com (not to be confused with StBlogs.org home of Catholic Light and others). This is a free service that allows you to either start a new blog, or if you currently have one to import your old data and your current template into their system. They also currently include 50 megs of data storage.
So if you are considering starting a blog or are sick of blogger or another system check out stblogs.com. They are currently in beta and there system is based on WordPress which is an excellent publishing system.
In somewhat related news. Joshua LeBlanc who runs cybercatholics.com (which provides good Catholic webhosting) has announced the 2007 Catholic Blog awards.
The Catholic Blog Awards will begin taking nominations on Feb 4 and will end at noon on Feb 9.
Voting will then begin on on Feb 12 and end Feb 16th at noon.
This year we have had a programmer volunteer his time and he will be building a system for us that will require registration and a valid email address to register. Assuming that everything goes as it should, it will all be automated and no results will be displayed until the winners are announced. This will prevent people seeing who is ahead and attempting to rally people to go and vote for them. I think doing this will make things fairer and a true representation of which blogs truly represent.
If you have any suggestions please email them to firstname.lastname@example.org. Every year Joshua spends much time and effort into making the Catholic Blog Awards work and with a new programmer volunteer this year should have the best system ever. There has been some controversy in past years