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History: "The Laughing Horse Blogging Awards" were launched way back in the mists of time following a random meeting between the author of this blog and Larry Page - one of the founders of Google. Back in the summer of 2007, Larry was enjoying a seaside holiday in Withernsea, East Yorkshire when your genial host literally bumped into him causing Larry's vanilla cone to tumble to the pavement. Larry was most displeased but they made up over a few pints of Tetley's best bitter in "The Spread Eagle" and that's when the idea of annual awards for excellence in blogging was conceived. Incidentally, Larry is now worth an estimated $76.5 billion whereas the host of this blog is worth peanuts. How did that happen?
Previous Winners: Each year there are several sub-awards but of course the most coveted prize in the international blogging scene is to become the overall Laughing Horse Blogger of the Year. Here are the twelve esteemed recipients from past years. Some of them are still very much active in the blogosphere and you may recognise their blog titles but others have fallen by the wayside - unable to cope with the stresses of worldwide fame:-