Best Local Blog/Blogger: wigsphere.com

Best Local Blog/Blogger Runners-Up: allaroundktown.com, knoxify.com, knoxviews.com

The whippersnappers at wigsphere.com ("The Sunsphere is NOT a wigshop") aren't cynical and jaded about Knoxville like some of the rest of us. Most of the eight contributing bloggers aren't natives; for them, alternative transportation, sushi, movies on Gay Street, and downtown as a destination aren't the newfangled trends that some of us expect to disappear any day now. They think this is what Knoxville is really like. And they're enthusiastic about all of it, holding forth on local restaurants, concerts, and downtown development with an effervescent charm that doesn't always present itself around here.