Graham Cluley nominated for tech blogger of the year. Vote now!


One of the disadvantages of having an eponymous domain name, is you find yourself writing headlines in the third person if your website is up for an award. :)

But, frankly, it’s hardly the time to grumble because has made it to the finals of the “Tech Blog of the Year” category at the Bloggers’ Lounge awards. Huzzah!

Bloggers' lounge

It really feels like it’s awards season at the moment, what with the recent Best Security Blog gong from the Bytes that Rock awards that I was honoured to receive (thanks for that, by the way!), but don’t let that put you off voting for your favourite Tech Blog.

Here are the candidates as shortlisted by Bloggers’ Lounge:

I“m afraid I’m not terribly familiar with any of the other sites that have been nominated, although I’m sure they are all marvellous. One thing is certain, some tech sites are much better at choosing an interesting name for their blog than I was.

Quite frankly, it’s going to be tough to win my category in the “Bloggers’ Lounge - Blogger of the Year awards”. The judges are mostly fashionistas, nutritionists, and beauty experts. I’m not sure how well I fit in with my computer security stuff.

VoteBut! It seems that the public can vote, so do you want to give me a helping hand?

If you feel so inclined, please vote before midday UK time, on December 24th.

I realise my chances of winning are probably remote, as some of these sites talk about sexy gadgets and hoverboards and the like, but I’m delighted just to be nominated.

However, if security is important to you, please note that I seem to be the only of the sites that uses HTTPS. Hey! If that isn’t worth a vote, what is?

Thank you!

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6 Responses

  1. Andy Poulton

    December 17, 2015 at 9:13 am #

    Although “Red Ferret” is fun, you get my vote for nice, occasionally sarky, comments on security and tech

  2. Mike Pellatt

    December 17, 2015 at 10:22 am #

    Oh, come on, don’t be so self-deprecating. GCHQ is a genius name for your newsletter. OK, it’s not the domain name for the blog, but no-one seriously expected you to get hold of that :-)

    And, yes, you have my vote.

  3. coyote

    December 17, 2015 at 7:16 pm #


    Yet I’m rather baffled at the circumstances… and indeed can see how difficult it will be to win.

    But as for your name, GCHQ is a clever name as pointed out already. And I’ll be honest Graham: it’s an easy name to remember and anyone who has been into security long enough will know your name - regardless of what they think of you.

    Good luck (it seems you probably will be needing it with those judges…).

  4. Roger T. IMAI

    December 18, 2015 at 8:17 am #

    GCHQ has gotten the vote of this USA subscriber, despite the fact that I didn’t know what GCHQ was without looking it up. Graham might expand with a US edition called Needful Security Advisor (NSA.) :P

  5. Hello

    December 20, 2015 at 8:06 pm #

    Voted. I appreciate your humorous style of writing keep it up!

  6. Jeremy S

    December 21, 2015 at 9:59 pm #

    You need a link to all of your awards! You got my vote :)

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