Tuesday, 24 January 2012

And the winners are. . .

After having pumped the 2011 Canadian Blog Awards (and spurred/shamed by Beijing York's congrats), we should report on the winners.

Which did ^NOT include DJ! *sob* (We came in second and third in the two categories we were up for.)

None of our nominations/freeping efforts pals won either, except for the always excellent Slap Upside the Head, who bested the LGBT category again. That makes for umpty-zillion wins and I think his blog gets some kind of Lifetime Achievement award and is henceforth not eligible, opening up the competition to others.

I'm not sure the number of votes cast have been published before, but these don't seem very impressive. The most votes were in the Best Overall category -- 314.

Are blogging awards 'over'?

Seems commenter and co-blogger Mandos thinks so.

Anyway, thanks to everyone who voted. And special thanks to our pals.

8 comments:

Jarrah said...

They did show the numbers briefly last year (the polls were closed and results made public - http://polldaddy.com/poll/3958734/). News of the Restless won with 109 votes last time in the feminism category. But there was also a weird thing where people could vote multiple times and the feminism category only had one round of voting.

Anyway, agreed the numbers aren't impressive. I think it shows that the Canadian Blog Awards has a problem with being more about who can drive more friends to vote than being about people discovering new blogs and ranking them.

Anyway, hopefully there'll be another increase in voters for next year. I do think one good change was restricting people to only vote once.

And go us for having feminist blogs that we and our readers know are awesome, regardless of the outcome of the CBAs.

Luna said...

Ugh. Yeah. My nine votes is a little embarrassing. :)

fern hill said...

Hiya, Jarrah: Half the weird thing explained.

We've had a hell of a fight just getting a feminist category. Just in time for no-one to give a shit. The usual female luck. . . .

fern hill said...

Luna: like us, you obviously didn't do enough shameless self-promotion. ;-)

Next year, I'm going to nominate a bunch of the anti-feminist so-called progressive boyos who blocked the feminist category for so long. See if that gets their interest. . .

Jarrah said...

Yikes - I had no idea about that history. Totally bizarre. I guess in light of that I couldn't really care less whether that particular competition improves or just fades away.

ck said...

Luna, don't feel too badly. Sister Sage's Musings was up for multi-author / collaborative--we only had 3 votes!

Beijing York said...

Can I add one ray of sunshine. The Blogging Tories and their ilk were shut out of any metal. No gold, silver or bronze for them. Given how their freeper monkeys used to ensure victories for the likes of Katie and her dead small animals is a sign of progress.

fern hill said...

BY: Yes, there's that. But I guess it's a measure of how dead-dead the deal is if even the carrion eaters turn up their noses at it.

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