Tuesday, 21 December 2010

Who Knew?

Another Canadian Weblog Awards.

From the 'about' page:
The Canadian Weblog Awards are a juried competition brought to you by me, Schmutzie of Schmutzie.com. I will be blogging and coordinating this baby throughout the year.

They are down to the final five in a whack of categories. I've copied the categories I expected to recognize someone in.

Top 5 finalists:
Screw Bronze!
Gender Focus
PhD in Parenting
Womanist Musings

Le Carnet d'Ysengrimus
little J
A Queer Family Grows In Redneckville
Stubblejumpin' Gal


Top 5 finalists:
We Move to Canada
Screw Bronze!
Dead Robot
Gender Focus
Sticky Crows

Alfred Lives Here
Any Dream Will Do
La Carmina
Donuts and Desires
Gay Persons of Color
Lesbian Cafe
Mama Non Grata
The Queer Behind the Mirror
A Queer Family Grows In Redneckville
Wandering Through Wonderland


Top 5 finalists:
Stephen Taylor
Eye On a Crazy Planet
Christine Scott Cheng
We Move to Canada

Accidental Deliberations
Allan's Perspective
Archive Fire
Calgary Grit
the Commons
Dawg's Blawg
Endless Spin Cycle
The Gormley Files
Liberal Arts and Minds
Maggie Turner: Page By Page
Michael Geist
Pour un monde à droite
Praxis Theatre
Pushed to the Left and Loving It
Real Deal Economics
Through the Looking Glass
Wise Law Blog

Congratulations to the nominees.

(Pssst. Anybody heard of this before?)

ADDED: I can't comment on my own bloody blog? WTF? I tried to respond to Schmutzie's comment and for some reason can't. My response was: Good idea. We'll help publicize it next year.


Jymn said...

Got me. Who nominates these blogs? Is it all just a pissing contest?

Bina said...

"This website is for entertainment purposes only. Advice by trained professionals should always be sought in place of any recommendations or information provided herein."

Huh. Well, I guess that answers THAT question...

stageleft said...

@Jymn: The thing I like most about this particular competition is that there are actual criteria in the process.

Verses the other offering where who can convince more of their friends, relatives, and co-workers to click a button once a day makes the decisions, this is (IMO) a major leap forward.

Hopefully it's an idea that grows legs for next year.

Schmutzie said...

I dreamed up these juried awards a year ago, and so this the first year of them, which is why you might not have heard of them. I wanted to be able to find good, quality weblogs in Canada, but I didn't know where to start, so I decided to find them.

All the weblogs are publicly nominated throughout the year and then juried in two rounds during November and December according to the ten criteria. None of the scoring relies on the weblog's popularity or traffic, only on its quality.

There is one voting category: People's Choice. Why not?

Nominations open for the 2011 awards on January 1st, so nominate your favourite Canadian weblogs. I keep the nominations open all year and keep a running blogroll of them to act as a way to highlight Canadian weblogs throughout the year.

fern hill said...

Duh! I have to have 3rd party cookies enabled.

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