It’s time for the Canadian Blog Awards again! The first round of voting is now underway and continues until December 12th.
- Bank Street Bully
- Warts, War and the Language of Cancer
- Harm Reduction in the Context of Real Life (which is the story of Max, who now has a blog of his own).
The voting system has changed somewhat since last year, in that you can now vote for more than one nominee in each category. You just rank them in the order you like them.
Lots of my friends and favourite local blogs have been nominated too, including XUP for best overall blog, It Ain’t Meat, Babe for Best Craft, Cooking and Other Activities Blog, Watawa Life for Best Photo/Art blog, the Elgin Street Irregulars for Best Group Blog, a Sibilant Intake of Breath for Best Science/Technology blog, Gone to the Dogs for Best Personal Blog, Miss Vicky’s Offhand Remarks for Best Personal Blog, and Greater Ottawa for Best Blog Written by a Journalist.
I know I’ve missed some, since I’ve only just scratched the surface of the nominees so far. I’ll dig deeper later.
Unfortunately, the organizers only provided links to the nominated blogs in a handful of categories, which makes it difficult to actually check out the nominees. For example, there are 99 blogs listed in Best Overall Blog, and I can’t imagine anyone having the time or patience to google each of them so they can visit them and decide which ones to vote for. One of the things I’ve always liked about the Canadian Blog Awards is that it provides us all with lists of new blogs to check out, and it sends lots of new traffic my way. I don’t think that’ll happen this year without the links. (But you never know, maybe they’ll get around to fixing that before the voting ends.)
Anyway, if you have a little time and the inclination, please vote.