When the 2011 ENnie Award nominees were announced last Friday, we were floored to see that Gnome Stew was one of them. For the second year in a row, the Stew has been nominated for Best Blog.

Congratulations to all of the nominees! I see fantastic products in every category, including a number I’m unfamiliar with and now want to check out.

Special congratulations to our fellow Best Blog nominees At-Will, Critical Hits, Sarah Darkmagic, and Thistle Games! It’s a pleasure to be nominated in great company.

Special congratulations as well to fellow web-dorks and friends of the Stew Atomic Array and The Dungeon Master Guys Podcast, both of which were nominated for Best Podcast.

We greatly, greatly appreciated the support Gnome Stew readers gave us last year, which won the Stew a silver ENnie for Best Blog in 2010 — thank you! We’ll be asking for your support again when voting opens on July 15, and crossing our stubby gnomish fingers that we can take the gold this year.

In the meantime, I encourage you to check out all of the 2011 nominees — this really is a great list.