The Results of the 2011 Canadian Blog Awards

Posted: January 21, 2012 by jkleiman in Uncategorized

Thank you to everybody who voted this year and helped to spread the word about the awards. It has been a great contest as always, and I look forward to next year’s race.

UPDATE: Badges have been created by Rhonda from Sync Blog – see the bottom of the post if you have won.

UPDATE: All winners are entitled to $100 towards FeeFixer.com. Runners up are entitled to $25 towards FeeFixer.com. If you are a winner or a runner up, please send an email to CDNBA@FeeFixer.com and you will be given a promo code.

The Winners of the 2011 Canadian Blog Awards are as follows:

Best Overall

Corner Brooker – www.CornerBrooker.com – 314 Votes (34.35%)
Mommy Kat and Kids – www.MommyKatandKids.com – 200 Votes (21.88%)
The Toque Girls – ToqueGirls.com – 187 Votes (20.46%)
Rolling Around in my Head – davehingsburger.blogspot.com – 146 (15.97%)
KD Faustino – TheGirlWiththeMessyHair.com – 36 (3.94%)

Best Science and Technology Blog

IPhone in Canada – www.iphoneincanada.ca – 283 Votes (58.47%)  
Sync – www.Sync-Blog.com – 181 Votes (37.4%)
Mark Evans Tech – www.markevanstech.com – 16 Votes (3.31%)

Best Sports Blog

Rod Pedersen – www.RodPedersen.com – 287 Votes (62.8%)
RotoRob – www.RotoRob.com – 51 Votes (11.16%)
Straight from the Arse – www.StraightFromTheArse.com – 48 Votes (10.5%)
Rider Prophet – www.RiderProphet.com – 46 Votes (10.07%)
5th Line Centre – 5thlinecentre.wordpress.com – 25 Votes (5.47%)

Best Blog Post

Sync – http://www.sync-blog.com/sync/2011/10/top-7-facebook-profile-pictures-that-epically-fail.html – 153 Votes (37.23%)
The Seated View – http://theseatedview.blogspot.com/2011/04/sensitive-to-d-word.html – 111 Votes (27.01%)
XOXO Jes – http://www.xoxojes.com/2011/09/dont-ask-me-again-why-i-hate-nickelback.html – 56 Votes (13.63%)
Calling Shotgun – http://ringkeeper.blogspot.com/2011/02/in-defense-of-coolth.html – 48 Votes (11.68%)
Half Soled Boots – http://halfsoledboots.blogspot.com/2011/09/peace-be-with-you.html – 43 Votes (10.46%)

Best New Blog

Mr. Fabulous – www.immrfabulous.com – 197 Votes (61.37%)
The Fighting Newfoundlander – thefightingnews.wordpress.com – 47 Votes (14.64%)
Wagga Adventure – www.waggaadventure.com – 41 Votes (12.77%)

Best Personal Blog

Rolling Around in my Head – davehingsburger.blogspot.com – 106 Votes (38.55%)
Sleeping is for Losers – www.SleepingisforLosers.com – 63 Votes (22.91%)
Girl with the Cane – www.GirlWithTheCane.com – 47 Votes (17.09%)
The Girl with the Messy Hair – www.TheGirlWiththeMessyHair.com – 38 Votes (13.82%)
Cut the Chatter Red Two – www.CutTheChatter.com – 21 Votes (7.64%)

Best Blog about Art, Crafts, Cooking and Other Creative Activities

The Grumpy Goat Gallery – thegrumpygoatgallery.blogspot.com – 168 Votes (61.76%)
Project: Priceless – www.projectpriceless.blogpost.com – 66 Votes (24.26%)
Ali Does It Herself – alidoesit.wordpress.com – 20 Votes (7.35%)
Yarn Harlot – www.yarnharlot.ca – 18 Votes (6.62%)

Best Culture and Literature Blog

Mike’s Bloggity Blog – mikesbloggityblog.com – 68 Votes (38.86%)
Steampuk Scholar – steampunkscholar.blogspot.com – 49 Votes (28%)
Calling Shotgun – ringkeeper.blogspot.com – 49 Votes (28%)
Praxis Theatre – praxistheatre.com – 5 Votes (2.86%)

Best Political Blog

Sir Robert Bond Papers – BondPapers.blogspot.com – 57 Votes (41.61%)
The Fighting Newfoundlander – TheFightingNewf.Wordpress.com – 42 Votes (30.66%)
Dawg’s Blawg – drdawgsblawg.ca – 25 Votes (18.25%)
Impolitical – impolitical.blogspot.com – 7 Votes (5.11%)
GritChik – gritchik.wordpress.com – 6 (4.38%)

Best Family Blog

Listen to Lena! – ListentoLena.com – 205 Votes (48.93%)
Mommy Kat and Kids – www.mommykatandkids.com – 194 Votes (46.3%)
Urban Mommies – www.UrbanMommies.com – 14 Votes (3.34%)
Masalamommas – www.masalamommas.com – 4 Votes (0.95%)

Best Religion and Philosophy Blog

Taste and see… – momjeans80.blogspot.com – 49 Votes (26.92%)
Canadian Athiest – www.canadianathiest.com – 44 Votes (24.18%)
Whatever He Says – WhateverHeSays.blogspot.com – 43 Votes (23.63%)
Bene Diction Blogs on – www.BenedictionBlogsOn.com – 37 Votes (20.33%)
Feminist Christian Socialist – feministchristian.blogspot.com – 9 Votes (4.95%)

Best Popular Culture Blog

XOXO Jes – www.XOXOJes.com – 53 Votes (44.54%)
Life’s a Blog – www.LifesaBlog.ca – 53 Votes (44.54%)
All Ears – allearsblog.blogspot.com – 10 Votes (8.4%)
Miss Manifesto – MissManifesto.com – 3 Votes (2.52%)

Best Feminism Blog

Feminist Figure Girl – feministfiguregirl.com – 56 Votes (38.62%)  
Gender Focus – gender-focus.com – 51 Votes (35.17%)
DAMMIT JANET! – scathinglywrongrightwingnutz.blogspot.com – 23 Votes (15.86%)
Anti-Choice is Anti-Awesome – antichoiceantiawesome.blogspot.com – 13 Votes (8.97%)

Best GBLT Blog

Slap Upside the Head – www.slapupsidethehead.com – 304 Votes (80%)   
Screw Bronze – elizabethmcclung.blogspot.com – 47 Votes (12.37%)
Bi Married Mafia – bimarriedandhonest.blogspot.com – 26 Votes (6.84%)

Best Food and Drink Blog

Well Fed Flat Broke – emvandee.wordpress.com  – 78 Votes (30.95%)
EC’s Blog – Elspethcopeland.ca/index.php/ecs-blog – 73 Votes (28.97%)
The Mindful Table – www.mindfultable.ca – 66 Votes (26.19%)
As Ink Remains – asinkremains.com  – 18 Votes (7.14%)
All Does It – alidoesit.wordpress.com – 17 Votes (6.75%)

Best Humour Blog

Mr. Fabulous – www.immrfabulous.com – 69 Votes (39.66%)
XOXO Jes – www.XOXOJes.com – 57 Votes (32.76%)
Feminist Figure Girl – feministfiguregirl.com – 46 Votes (26.44%)

Best Professional Life Blog

On Product Management – www.OnProductManagement.com     13     92.86%    
Your Workplace – www.YourWorkplace.com     1     7.14%

Best Law Blog

Feminist Figure Girl – feministfiguregirl.com     8     72.73% 
Youth and Work – youthandwork.blogspot.com     2     18.18%
Halls of Macadamia – hallsofmacadamia.blogspot.com     1     9.09%

Best Health Blog

Screw Bronze! – elizabethmcclung.blogspot.com     45     81.82% 
Losing it in Ottawa – www.losingitottawa.com     5     9.09%
Alfred Lives Here – www.alfredliveshere.com     5     9.09%

Best Collaborative/Multi-Author Blog

Canadian Atheist – CanadianAtheist.com     31     60.78%
DAMMIT JANET! – scathinglywrongrightwingnutz.blogspot.com     16     31.37%
Sister Sage’s Musings – sistersagesmusings.ca     3     5.88%

Best Music Blog

All Ears – allearsblog.blogspot.com     13     92.86%  
Indie Music Filter – www.indiemusicfilter.com     1     7.14%

Best French Language Blog

500khz – 500khz.wordpress.com     13     100% 

- Jonathan Kleiman

Badges (special thanks to Rhonda from Sync Blog)

Comments
  1. Thank you so much for all your work! It’s always fun!

  2. Lena says:

    Congrats to all the winners! And thank you Jonathan for your help in organizing this!

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  4. Yes – thanks Jonathan & congrats to all the winners! I think it was better this year to not allow multiple voting. Hoping we can all help Jonathan next year to spread the word and create an even more robust competition where we draw people in to discover new blogs and pick their favourites.

  5. Sarah says:

    Congrats to all the winners! Is there a place we can pick up buttons for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place?

  6. jkleiman says:

    My designer is on holiday. Anybody?

  7. arsy5 says:

    Congrats to all. I’ve had the opportunity to read many fantastic blogs during this voting period. Thanks to all of you that visited my blog. With some luck I’ll be back in the competition again next year. Also thanks to Johnathan for his organizing efforts.

    Ryan Arsenault
    http://www.straightfromthearse.wordpress.com

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