January 1, 2002 until 10:00 PM Eastern Standard
Time (GMT-5) on Sunday, January 13, weblogs were
Saturday, January 19, a panel of 5% of those
submitting ballots received an e-mail. It listed
the weblogs that have receieved the most
nominations, and the number varied among
categories. They had until 9:00 PM EST Wednesday,
January 23 to privately submit their five
favorites (six for Weblog of the Year) for each
category. The five (or six for Weblog of the Year)
receiving the most votes became finalists. I (Nikolai
Nolan) voted in the cases of ties for fifth place.
This panel was on an opt-in policy.
Thursday, January 24, the finalists were
announced and voting opened again to choose the
closed at 10:00 PM EST on Tuesday, January 29.
The winners were announced in BlogIRC on irc.turlyming.net
on Wednesday, January 30 at 10:00, and posted
here soon after.