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Bank Street Bully lives on

cba_nominee_2009It was a year ago today that the Bank Street Bully incident happened. The ensuing police investigation fizzled out and, as far as I can tell, there were no real consequences to Constable Eric Post.

But I like to think that the blog post was a consequence. The story got around. And now, one year later, Bank Street Bully has advanced to the final round of voting in the Best Blog Post category of the Canadian Blog Awards. I think a little poetic justice would be served if it won Best Blog Post, don’t you? (Vote for Best Blog Post here.)

Also, has advanced to the final round of voting in Best Personal Blog! Thanks so much to all of you who voted. There are ten blogs on the short list, and I would love it if you would go check them out, and vote, one last time. (Vote for Best Personal Blog here.)

I was thrilled to see that Robin Kelsey’s blog, Watawa Life, is on the short list for Best Photo/Art blog. And Milan’s blog, A Sibilant Intake of Breath, is poised to win Best Science/Technology blog. Turtlehead and Postcards from the Mothership both advanced in the Family category. Apt. 613 and the Mindful Merchant have a shot at Best New Blog. (Did I miss any local blogs?)

There were a few disappointments too, as some of my favourite blogs didn’t advance to the finals. But some of the categories were HUGE this year – there was a lot of competition. And the voting system was kind of wonky.

You can peruse all the nominated blogs and vote here. My understanding is that you can vote daily. (Or perhaps even more frequently, if you’re so inclined. The voting system’s still kind of wonky.)

5 comments to Bank Street Bully lives on

  • I voted for you!

    Ah, ReTorte didn’t make it to round two – but maybe next year!

  • Thank you very much for the vote, Wandering Coyote. I’m sorry your blog didn’t make it to round 2. You still get the 2009 Nominee badge though – they just put it up on the CBA site a day or two ago.

  • lucy

    I voted for you in both rounds (as well as for Watawa Life), though the fact that one can vote more than once makes the whole process kind of dubious!

  • Congratulations to you Zoom, Watawa Life and all the other Ottawa blogs. Thanks for mentioning my nomination too. What a wonky voting process, it will only allow me to vote for one specific catagory then it locks me out. I’ll figure it out. I wish you all the best of luck. You have my votes!

  • Congratulations… from what I understand everyone can vote once per day, so vote often.

    I’m boycotting the awards because they cut the Health category. They asked me to help out with the background stuff, like I did last year, but after I found out they cut us out I had to step aside. It makes no sense to me to have advocacy / personal blogs like yours going up against mental health / addiction recovery blogs… you’ve got my vote though. All eight or ten of them.