Technorati, International Herald-Tribune sign deal

Blog search firm Technorati will soon begin providing its services to the International Herald-Tribune, Technorati CEO David Sifry said Thursday. No specifics yet, but the result of the deal will likely resemble the integrated blog-roundup features that Technorati runs for other publication client, including and Newsweek.

Nominations open for 2006 Bloggies

Entries are now open for the 2006 Bloggies, the sixth annual Weblog awards, to be handed out at the South by Southwest Interactive Festival in Austin, Texas on March 13.

Bloggers can enter their site, and nominate other favorite blogs, at The deadline is 10 p.m. Eastern Time on Jan. 10. A panel of judges will pick the finalists from among the most-nominated blogs and websites.

A second round of voting will be open to the public from Jan. 20 – 31, when readers may vote for winners from among the finalists in each of the 30 categories.

Article Dashboard launches politics category for authors and journalists

Article Dashboard — owned by Jason Bradley, the author of this post — has launched a category for authors and journalists who write about political issues. The sub-categories currently include political commentary, current events and political history. Submitting articles to article directories is a great way for authors to have their content easily syndicated online and also provides an excellent platform for promoting one’s work and viewpoints.