Voting closes for the Canadian Blog Awards 2007

Posted: January 31, 2008 by John Klein in Uncategorized
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As of 00:01 January 31, 2008, the polls for our 27 categories, have closed.

Our nerve center of super computers and statisticians are working through the night to bring you results. And what they will tell you is this:

The winners are being announced a little bit differently this year. Some of you were expecting to find out everyone who won an award as of January 31, 2008. In our instant gratification society it would make sense to tell you all of the winners at once. However, in the interest of building suspense and giving more winning blogs a longer 15 minutes of fame, the CBAs are going to present the winners over the course of the next week!

CBA 2007

Expect to see the following categories announced right here on, Thursday night:

-Best Military Blog
-Best Media/Celebrity Blog
-Best Non-Partisan Blog

And more will come, so stay tuned.

UPDATE: Friday night we reveal the Best Entertainment/Cultural Blog and possibly more, time permitting. (This gig isn’t our day job, obviously šŸ˜‰ )

  1. Meg says:

    Oooh, that’s like smacking the OCD kids. If I can add a vote for NOT doing that, I’d like to. Unless it’s strictly a manpower issue, but I’d hope PollDaddy did the work for you.

  2. Mark says:

    “Our nerve center of super computers and statisticians…”

    Made my morning; thanks. šŸ˜‰

  3. Chris Holt says:

    This is cruel and inhumane! šŸ™‚

  4. TG says:

    How do I vote against this? And where do the winners pick up their solid gold platinum-encrusted statuettes?

  5. saskboy says:

    “If I can add a vote for NOT doing that, Iā€™d like to.”

    Voting is over Meg and TG, it can’t save you now. MUAHAHAHAHA [evil laugh].

    It is a bit of a manpower issue, but you’ll better understand why when the first winners are announced. I don’t want to spoil the surprise.

    Lacking corporate (or heck, any) sponsors we decided to leave actual gold/platinum-encrusted statues for those Main Stream Media award shows instead. Instead, the winners get specially designed JPEG files. Yay!


    Mark, the CBC isn’t the only organization that can afford computers operating at “trillions of operations a second” šŸ˜€


    Chris, I’ll have to guess by your grin that you appreciate suspense, even if it’s slightly inhumane šŸ˜‰

    It’s a little stressful pretending to be Ryan Seacrest. “You’ll find out after these messages…”

  6. redsock says:

    Could you release the results of Round 1 while we wait?

  7. Rebecca says:

    the nerve centre haha yes!

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  9. saskboy says:

    The collective moan that is spreading through the blogosphere is going to become audible to those without computers, I think.

    “Could you release the results of Round 1 while we wait?”
    That sounds like a good idea to me, let me talk it over with the other Operators to see what stats we can give out along with the winner announcements.

  10. Interesting approach! No doubt the Best Activist Blog will be announced last. Patience is a virtue. Patience is a virtue. Ohmmm. Patience is a…oh screw virtues. Come on, tell us! šŸ˜‰

  11. saskboy says:

    Begging only puts your category at the bottom of the list šŸ˜‰ (kidding, the order is randomized, except for a few which we are saving until the last day).

    Butter Chicken pointed out in an email to me that “midnight of Jan. 31” might be construed as later tonight, so I’ve changed mention of the poll closing time to be unambiguous.

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  13. balbulican says:

    Are you guys going to pick up the tab for my rented tux? I was willing to spring for one day’s rental on spec, but if I have to pay for a week, I’m gonna have to cut off mom’s insulin again.

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  15. Meg says:

    Eh, it’s still lame. šŸ™‚

  16. Mike says:

    What ever happened to giveing us the first round results while we wait for the 2nd round results to trickle in?

  17. saskboy says:

    Mike, it’ s still likely to happen, but only when we get to it. The CBAs are run by people in their spare time.

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