UPDATED/BUMPED: We are getting a lot of good suggestions, but hope you will have a few more.
Let's face it: If you know of milblogs, you know the Mudville Gazette, Blackfive, Michael Yon, and a few more. These are the sites that get the traffic, and as a result the readership. If you follow Greyhawk's Milblog Ring, you can find a few more, but how often do you really go explore and get to hear a new voice? How many of those voices do you hear at a conference?
This year's Blog World and New Media Expo is doing something different. What we want to do is try to get some of the best milblogs most people have never heard of to take part. To do that, we need your help.
So, we're having a contest. In the comments to this post, list one or more milblogs -- downrange, home, retired -- that you feel are good and that people should know about. People can use the "reply to" feature in the comments to say yay, nay, or other about the suggestions. We will use your choices and comments to showcase some new or overlooked voices on a panel at Blog World and New Media Expo. This contest is open to everyone; however, nominations can not include the major milblogs and/or any milblog nominated for a Weblog award in 2007 or 2008. Just as the major spouse blogs can't take part in the spouse blog contest, the major milblogs can't take part in this one.
To make it more interesting for you, Jake Rademacher and the kind folks with Brothers at War have donated a signed poster to be given as a prize. At the least it will have Jake's signature on it, and we are working to see if we can get as many of the people involved with the movie as possible to sign it. No guarantees, the only thing promised for now is that someone will get a poster signed at least by Jake.
When you make a suggestion of a blog, your name will go "into the hat" for a drawing to be held later. If Chuck Z is willing, we may even do the drawing sometime during the Face of America bicycle ride (donate here).
So, let us know who you think the best milblogs we've never heard of are down in the comments. Who knows, they could end up featured on the panel and you could win a collectible poster.
NOTE: COMMENTS FOR THE CONTEST ONLY!