Best Group Blog of 2007

Posted: February 7, 2008 by John Klein in results
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As selected by Canadian Blog Award voters, here are the rankings for:

Best Group Blog

Presenting the award is Graeme Stewart, who had a frog edited into his throat in the following video:

1. DeSmogBlog

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2. Canadian Deals Blog

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3. Food Court Lunch

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4. Peace, Order and Good Government, eh?

5. StageLeft

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This is Food Court Lunch‘s first appearance in the Canadian Blog Awards. They made a gutsy (and foul mouthed) showing, and despite using kidnapping, extortion, murder, and bike destruction to sway voters, their strategy only earned 3rd place. Better luck next year dudes. They graciously(?) provided an acceptance speech for finishing in 3rd.

CBA Stats moment:

There were 389 votes in this category for Round 2.

Not a single Group blog in Round 2 finished in the same position as they held at the end of Round 1 voting. 282 votes were cast in Round 1.

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Comments
  1. bcteagirl says:

    Woohooo Go SC! :)

  2. harkatsmom says:

    SC ROCKS!!!

    It truly does deserve the position of being #1. :)

    Hip Hip Hooray!!!

  3. ILMK says:

    Canadian Deals Blog is the best!!! (SC)
    YAY #2!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  4. Koala says:

    WTG SC!!!!!!!!!
    You are #1 !!!!!

  5. Loula la nomade says:

    Hi,
    I thought Canada was a bilingual country, where are the francophones?

  6. Loula la nomade says:

    Oups sorry:-)

  7. saskboy says:

    We only skimmed the francophone blogosphere this year, so I hope next year we have volunteers to better publicize the event among bilingual and non-english bloggers.

    It is interesting to note that a blog done in spanish won Best Photo/Art Blog.

  8. Blue Menu says:

    So much carnage for such a disappointing result. I can only surmise that we were not violent enough to win.

  9. Sammy Hagar says:

    Huh? Desmogblog.com is a corporate website produced by James Hoggan & Associates Inc., a Vancouver PR company. Their writers are paid employees. Hardly what anyone would call a legitimate “blog”.

  10. saskboy says:

    Sammy Hagar (if that is your “legitimate name”), hardly anyone would call the email you provided to make this comment a “legitimate address”.

    But back to your point… Whether a blog’s writers are paid or not, the definition of a “blog” is not affected (correct?). So if you can explain from your perspective what makes a website a “blog”, I’m sure it would make for an interesting debate.

  11. Sammy Hagar says:

    Well, in that case, presenting the BESTEST CANADIAN “GROUP BLOG” EVER:

    http://www.canadiantire.ca

  12. saskboy says:

    And on that page is the following:

    Welcome

    Please provide your postal code to receive the best value in your area.
    Postal Code Go

    Looking for company info?
    Click here
    Bienvenue

    Entrez votre code postal pour que nous puissions mieux vous servir.
    Code postal Go

    Voulez-vous des renseignements sur la Société? Cliquez ici
    © Canadian Tire Corporation, Limited 1997 – 2007 ”

    I don’t know of a blog that asks for your postal code before it gives you DATED, chronological entries, written by one or more authors, and optionally takes comments.

  13. Sammy Hagar says:

    Ah, now I get it! Any web site is a “blog”, just so long as it’s entries are dated, and it doesn’t ask for a postal code.

    My bad.

  14. Scott Tribe says:

    Some politicians do their own blogs; would you not count them as blogs because politicians are doing them?

    As for the paid part, a lot of the US bloggers get “paid” for doing theirs, and no one down there is complaining about whether they’re a real blog or not.

    Sounds to me like some sour grapes.

  15. saskboy says:

    Sammy, I’m willing to listen, really. What’s your point other than you don’t like the politics of Desmogblog? If you can come up with a better definition of what a “blog” is, please share without the snarkiness.

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