Blogger is Google's free blogging service. This year we asked you to find the best blogs on blogger, and you delivered. We had five great choices which were voted on by some very passionate fans. The voting was very close for the top two blogs, so they both deserve a big round of applause for having such dedicated fans.
About.com's 2011 Readers' Choice Awards showcase the best products, features and services in multiple categories, from technology to hobbies to parenting. There's no prize -- just the bragging rights that come with getting recognized by the readers of one of the biggest networks on the web.
Single Dad Laughing is about Dan Pearce, a single dad, his adopted son Noah, and their life together. His writing is witty and uplifting, and his blog is a great example (and our only this year) of how Blogger blogs don't actually need blogspot URLs.
Cake Wrecks is the absolutely hysterical blog that documents what can go wrong in the world of commercially sold cakes. All cakes were either commissioned or sold in a store to be considered a true wreck. Whether the cakes were in bad taste, badly executed, or just odd, the descriptions are as funny as the cakes.
MousesHouses is the work of artist Maggie Rudie and shows glimpses of her handmade mice and their adventures in Mouseland. This picture-heavy blog is a great edition to any feed reader and really sets itself apart.
This blog was a very close second place in this year's Readers' Choice Award.
Bento is a Japanese tradition of ornate lunches prepared for school children, and the tradition has become trendy in the US as a way to get picky children to try new foods. Bentobloggy's author, Emily, describes her blog as "An on-the-go mom seeks to keep her kid interested in healthy and adventurous eating through creative lunches and cooking."
Born This Way encourages readers to post pictures and childhood memories that emphasize that they were "born this way," meaning born lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgendered.
Blog owner Paul V. explained "As the gay community has every shade of masculine and feminine, the people on my blog are simply representing - and owning - all those various shades.
But, without the shame or guilt that society has assigned to those traits. And my blog isn't trying to represent the entire gay community; it is simply celebrating the pride and self-acceptance of each person who submits their pic and story."
Congratulations to Born This Way and all this year's finalists!