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Round 1 Voting Results

Posted: October 18, 2010 by jkleiman in results

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Here are the results for Round 1 of voting for the Canadian Blog Awards, in random order. The actual voting results are available if you click on “results” at the bottom of the polls themselves. The blogs below have made it through to Round 2.

In the past we have taken a more rigid approach to Round 1 of voting. Last year we brought 5 from each category forward to Round 2, or 10 if the category had 30 nominations.

This year we have decided to use our discretion to ensure that the race is not a close one, with an absolute maximum of 12 nominations per category. We are using Round 1 to identify the nominated blogs that can gather a reasonable amount of support from their readers. Round 2 is where the winners are found. We also let a few in from the last-chance-to-nominate post.

I will be posting the polls for Round 2, the Final Round, shortly.

Congratulations to all of the excellent bloggers who were nominated.

- Jonathan Kleiman
Toronto Lawyer, @TOBusinessLaw
(need a lawyer?)

Best Overall:

- Praxis Theatre

- Listen to Lena!

- Nag on the Lake

- Blue Like You

- Rolling Around In My Head

- Mike’s Bloggity Blog

- Susan Delacourt on Politics

- Mommy Moment

- Graceful Agony

- Country Living in a CaribooValley

- XOXO Jes

- Sir Robert Bond Papers

Best Blog Post:

- Praxis Theatre

- Sync

- XOXO Jes

- Sync

- The Queer Behind the Mirror

- The Equivocator: The Politicization of Canadian News

- Calgary Grit

- Pundits’ Guide

- Robyn Urback

- Half Soled Boots

Chronic Illness:

- Chronic Connection

- Graceful Agony

- The Seated View

Collaborative/Multi-Author Blogs:

- Apartment 613

- Kids in the Capital

- Losing it in Ottawa

- UrbanMoms

- Yummy Mummy Club

Art, Crafts, Cooking and Other Creative Activities:

- Shoot First

- Glutastic

- Walking With A Camera

- Aagaard Farms The Vine

- indi girl

- After the Harvest

- Sarah Vaughan Photography

Culture and Literature:

- Brain Droppings

- Praxis Theatre

- Gender Focus

- The Queer Behind the Mirror

- ATP Insider


- Listen to Lena!

- Nattering Nic

- Kids in the Capital

- Loulou’s Views

- Half Soled Boots

- Why Mothers Eat Their Young

- Calgary Daddy

- How to Survive Life in the Suburbs

- Where did all this come from?

- Dispatches from the Failed Mommies Club

- Cheaper Than Therapy

- Living with Autism: A Parent’s Perspective

Food and Drink:

- After the Harvest

- Glutastic

- Accustomed Chaos

- The Hungry Hobbit

French Language (Francais):

- Vies de fous

- Dans me bulle!

- La Boite a Males


- Alfred Lives Here

- The Queer Behind the Mirror

- The Gay White North

- Gay Persons of Color

- Gay in the City

- Driving Fast on Loose Gravel

- Queer Two Cents

- Slap Upside the Head


- Graceful Agony

- Rolling Around in my Head

- DiabetGuy

- Those Emergency Blues

- Caregiver Exchange


- How To Survive Life In The Suburbs

- Sex Drugs & CT Scans

- XOXO Jes

- My Road Trip To Awesome

- The Momb Shelter

Law Blogs:

- Legal Frontiers

- Lawiscool

- Michael Geist’s Blog

- LawDiva

- Wise Law Blog


- Ear Buds and Ticket Stubs

- NxEW

- Electro Toronto

- Vapor Music

- I Was Young when I Left Home

- Sound Mind

New Blogs:

- Alfred Lives Here

- Graceful Agony

- Accustomed Chaos

- Daily fromage

- Fridaysoff

- Meet My Ugly Baby

- Canadian Blogger Girl

- Devoted To The Lamb

- FunnyFace Beauty

- Filthy E-Mails (NSFW)

- A Penny Saved

- Mommy Moment


- The Middle Ages

- Rolling Around In My Head

- Graceful Agony

- Gin and Tonic

- BORED Mommy

- Lectio

- Daily Fromage

- Unemployed and Changing My Life

- Little Juan on the Prairie


- Dawg’s Blawg

- Impolitical

- The Equivocator

- Five Feet of Fury

- Blazing Cat Fur

- Calgary Politics

- Pundits’ Guide to Canadian Federal Elections

- Pulpit and Politics

- People, Places, Issues

- The Enlightened Savage

- CalgaryRants

- Sir Robert Bond Papers

- Immigrant Children

Popular Culture:

- La Carmina

- Nag on the Lake

- Mike’s Bloggity Blog

- XOXO Jes

Professional Life:

- MediaStyle

- Swag2.0 – Rightsleeve Marketing

- Carbon49

- The Rurban Fringe

- On Product Management

Religion and Philosophy:

- Canadian Atheist

- I am Unique!

- Whatever He Says

- Holy Experience

- Religious Right Alert

- Other Food

Science and Technology:

- Climate Audit

- Sync

- One More Gadget

- The Review Crew

- OLDaily


- The Cheap Seats

- Some Canadian Guys Writing About Soccer

- Rider Prophet

Here are the badges for the Best Family, Humour, New, Personal, Political, Photo/Art Categories


A Frequently Wondered Question

Posted: December 6, 2009 by John Klein in discussion, results, voting


On Sat, 12/5/09
From: [CBA voter]:
Date: Saturday, December 5, 2009, 5:50 PM

Just curious… how does your organization go about finding, then selecting the best Canadian blogs???

It seems to me, like Telefilm Canada, a lot of dregs are selected, and the others which are far more worthy (again like Telefilm Canada) are left out in the cold I’m just curious as to how some of these blogs are selected to be “the best” and by whom?


Best Blog of 2008

Posted: December 17, 2008 by Barbara in results
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As selected by Canadian Blog Award voters, here are the rankings for:

Best Blog

Presenting the award for Best Canadian Blog of 2008 are Santa Claus (actually CBA Operator Saskboy dressed up, believe it or not) and Dani’s friendly Tim Horton’s employee from Ottawa:


Best Blog Post

Posted: December 17, 2008 by Adrian MacNair in results
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As selected by Canadian Blog Award voters, here are the rankings for:

Best Blog Post

Presenting the award is The Useless Wonder of Useless Advice from Useless Men:


Best Blog Post Series of 2008

Posted: December 17, 2008 by John Klein in results
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As selected by Canadian Blog Award voters, here are the rankings for:

Best Blog Post Series

Presenting the award is one of the CBA Operators and admin Jonathan Kleiman:


Best New Blog of 2008

Posted: December 17, 2008 by John Klein in results

As selected by Canadian Blog Award voters, here are the rankings for:

Best New Blog

1. ProWomanProLife with 596 votes (59.07%)

2. Zucket 161 (15.96%)

3. XUP with 93 votes (9.22%)

4. Alberta: Get Rich or Die Trying with 92 votes (9.12%)

5. NextGen Player with 67 votes (6.64%)

Total votes: 1009

The New Blog category is a good one to surf through because you never know what you’re going to find. Last year’s winner was a Liblogger from Guelph, and this year’s blog that brought in the most votes is a group blog against abortion. There were a high number of votes for each of the finalists, but I feel I must point out that AGRDT was 1 vote shy of a tie for 3rd place!