When prizes are at stake, everyone deserves a panel of experts, and we've got ours: Everyday Hogwash Grand Prize Finalists (you did know there were prizes being handed out, right?) will have to persuade and amuse our esteemed panel of pundits, critics, bloggers and wise-crackers to win the grand prize. Four out of five Everyday Hogwash judges surveyed thought the world would be a slightly better place if you read their blogs more often.
Busy Mom is the author of the popular site Busymom.net. A featured blogger on Mommybloggers.com, a past judge for the Best of Blogs Awards, and a 2003 Weblog Awards winner, Busy Mom writes about whatever comes to mind and people seem to want to read it. When she's not writing about her adventures, she can be found on her quest for the perfect purse.
Ze works as a performer, artist, educator and consultant from a small one-bedroom apartment in Cobble Hill, Brooklyn. He has taught as an Adjunct Professor at NYU/ITP, Parson's School of Design and SUNY Purchase focusing on aesthetics in technology spaces. As a consultant Ze works with companies on issues surrounding creating and maintaining online community. Ze performs one man shows around the world on a variety of subjects that make him anxious, such as Safety, Intelligent Design, and Popularity. Some of his work can be seen at www.zefrank.com, a narcissistic personal site which has been visited by over forty million people and recently was featured as one of Time Magazine's Top 50 Web Sites of 2005.
New media expert David Lawrence is heard nightly as the wacky, eclectic and highly opinionated host of The David Lawrence Show, and weekend Online Tonight, both nationally syndicated radio talk shows that revolve around pop culture and high-tech lifestyle. The Emmy-award winning and Clio-nominated Lawrence is also deeply rooted in the music industry - in addition to being the voice of over 1500 interactive voice response telephone systems including America Online's customer service.
Over a 20-year writing/editing/media career, Eric Olsen has written in depth on a vast array of topics for periodicals, books, TV, radio, and the Internet. As editor and author, Olsen oversaw the compilation and publication of Networking In the Music Industry (Rockpress, 1993) and Encyclopedia of Record Producers (Billboard Books, 1999).
In 2002, he founded award-winning online magazine Blogcritics.org, the sinister cabal of superior bloggers on music, books, film, TV, culture, gaming, technology, and politics.
Chris Pirillo is a geek among geeks: technologist, television host, magazine columnist, blogger, author, and entrepreneur. He's the founder and publisher of LockerGnome.com, a technology website and content publishing company with over 1,000,000 subscribers worldwide. Chris's annual tech convention (Gnomedex) continues to draw record crowds, and he's launched The Chris Pirillo Show online audio broadcast for tech enthusiasts from around the world.
Steve Rubel is a senior marketing strategist and one of the top 100 bloggers in the world, according to Technorati. He currently serves as Senior Vice President at CooperKatz & Company, helping clients launch conversational marketing programs that include blogs, podcasts and RSS feeds. He also evangelizes the use of these and other new technologies on his well-read Micro Persuasion weblog.
Brian Sack, his writing, and his magical website Banterist.com have appeared in: Radar, Glamour, NPR, New York Daily News, The Independent (UK), Canada National Post, CNN.com, McSweeney's, USA Today.com, BBC Radio, The New York Post, Women's Wear Daily, Fusion, The Belfast Telegraph (UK), The Guardian (UK), MSNBC.com and yadda yadda.