Monday, 18 October 2010

Who Knew? Canadian Blog Awards Are On Now

I totally missed it, but via Wise Law Blog I just found out that not only is the annual clusterfuck known as the Canadian Blog Awards on right now, it's in the second-round voting stage.

Drat! I was so looking forward to it -- especially the announcement of the categories. We at DAMMIT JANET always have so much fun with that.

So, here are the categories this year:

Best Overall

Best Blog Post

Chronic Illness

Collaborative/Multi-Author Blogs

Art, Crafts, Cooking and Other Creative Activities

Culture and Literature

Family

Food and Drink

French Language (Francais)

GBLT

Health

Humour

Law Blogs

Music

New Blogs

Personal

Political

Popular Culture

Professional Life

Religion and Philosophy

Science and Technology

Sports

Notice anything?

Yup. Yet again the progress of the Canadian Blog Awards towards anything remotely relevant has been retarded.

And I've gotta ask -- where was this publicized? I'm a pretty dedicated blog-reader and I haven't run across anything about it until today.

14 comments:

jkleiman said...

Damnit, Janet! Feminist blogs go in Politics! It's not retarded, you just don't like it.

jkleiman said...

Oh, and, as for whether it was publicized... there were >3000 nominations (many redundant)

Anonymous said...

hmmm.. there's no indigenous category? well.. Dammit Janet!

fern hill said...

Anonymous: indigenous and feminist are good parallels. Indigenous bloggers would be addressing political, family, professional life, popular culture, health, knitting, really the whole gamut of categories. Just as feminist bloggers would.

But from a different (non-male, non-white, non-mainstream) perspective.

And that's what the CBA boyos won't consider. Can't consider? Hurts their little heads? Hurts their littler heads?

Fuck 'em.

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Balbulican said...

I dunno. I think of myself as a reasonably informed and active blogger, and I had no idea this was on.

"Feminism" is a subset of "politics" (but GBLT isn't), but "Chronic Illness" isn't a subset of "health", "Music" isn't a subset of "culture"... not much logic to any of it.

Luna said...

and yet, jkleiman, there are no feminist blogs nominated in that category. So, that just doesn't fly.

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JJ said...

I didn't know about this either! :(
Maybe they consulted an Expert in the Field, who advised them not to play with us anymore.

I smell a Conspiracy!!!

fern hill said...

Sorry, I've been off-line for a couple of days. I suggest you go to a creative revolution the fab site that hosted the last two years' F-Word Awards. The nominees would provide you with a handy list of feminist blogs nominated by actual card-carrying feminists.

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