Blog Awards Round 1 Voting has Begun!

Posted: October 10, 2010 by jkleiman in voting
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The Canadian blogosphere is vast and active… and a number of us have been working on a new project to help us connect and strengthen our community. It’s finally ready for us to play around with!

While the votes are underway, let’s all head over to the new Canadian Blogger Network. Think of it like our own private version of twitter for the Canadian Blogosphere, where we all can connect with one another and with our readers.

All old accounts and posts have been removed so If you helped me with beta testing, thanks, and, please sign up again.

Be one of the first to setup an account on the new network!


For this round, you can choose two blogs to vote for per section. The top 5 from each category will move on to the next round. For the categories that have under 5 entries, I’ve made it so that you can add a write-in.

Don’t just pick the only blog on the list that you read the most often. Take the time to look at all the blogs in a category, read a few posts, and make your decision carefully. Only the best should wear the crown(s).

Round 1 will end on October 17, 2010 at 12:00 noon.

The Polls are below. Please see the list below the polls to find the links to the actual blogs listed in the polls.

But First!

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Round 1:

Start voting now. One vote per person for this round, please.

Best Blog Overall 2010
Best Blog Post 2010
Best Chronic Illness Blog 2010
Best Collaborative/Multi-Author Blogs 2010
Best Creative Activities Blog (Art, Crafts, Cooking, Photography, etc)
Best Culture & Literature Blog 2010
Best Family Blog 2010
Best Food and Drink Blog 2010
Best French Language Blog 2010
Best GBLT Blog 2010
Best Health Blog 2010
Best Humour Blog 2010
Best Law Blog 2010
Best Music Blog 2010
Best New Blog 2010
Best Personal Blog 2010
Best Political Blog 2010
Best Popular Culture Blog 2010
Best Professional Life Blog 2010
Best Religion and Philosophy Blog 2010
Best Science and Technology Blog 2010
Poll: Best Sports Blog 2010

Here are the links to the actual blogs themselves:

Best Overall:
Don’t Bug Me!
Dan Pederson’s Blog
Loulou’s Views
Julie Laurin
Graceful Agony
Mommy Moment
Where did this all come from?
Rolling Around in my Head
Thoughts on Creativity
The Equivocator
Susan Delacourt on Politics
Yummy Mummy Club
Listen to Lena!
Allans’ Perspective
Hi, I’m Sadie Shih Tzu
Diary of a Web Girl
Talon . . . barely scratching the surface
Mike’s Bloggity Blog
Nag on the Lake
Walking Turcot Yards
Aagaard Farms The Vine
The Review Crew
FunnyFace Beauty
Yarn Harlot
Capital Mom
Stay at Home Mayhem
One More Gadget
Country Living in a CaribouValley
Homeless Man Speaks
Unambiguously Ambidextrous
Living with Autism: A Parent’s Perspective
Sir Robert Bond Papers
Praxis Theatre
Blue Like You

Best Blog Post:
Arcade Fire and the Maturation of Digital Media — Thoughts on Creativity
The Equivocator: The Politicization of Canadian News
The Queer Behind the Mirror
The Gormley Files
Robyn Urback
Transmopolis – Wild Reports (1)
Transmopolis – Wild Reports (2)
Calgary Grit
Pundits’ Guide
Praxis Theatre

Chronic Illness:
Chronic Connection
Graceful Agony

Collaborative/Multi-Author Blogs:
North by East West
Apartment 613
Losing it in Ottawa
Kids in the Capital
In the Real World: Venus vs. Mars
MaRS Blog – Innovation and Commercialization in Canada

Art, Crafts, Cooking and Other Creative Activities:
After the Harvest
Watawa life
Shoot First
Baker’s Balance
It’s all yoga, baby
indi girl
Aagaard Farms The Vine
Food for Tot
Living Laughing Breathing
This Too Will Pass
Walking With A Camera
Angella Dykstra Photography

Culture and Literature:
The Most Exquisite Moments
The Queer Behind the Mirror
Word of Mouse Books
Gender Focus
Robyn Urback
Go Nanaimo Blog
Society Pages
Shane Joseph’s Blog – Some of my Thoughts
Kingdom Poets
Dreams, Deliriums and Other Mind Talk
Brain Droppings
Margaret Atwood: Year Of The Flood
ATP Insider
Praxis Theatre

Dispatches from the Failed Mommies Club
Loulou’s Views
How to Survive Life in the Suburbs
Nattering Nic
Kids in the Capital
Where did all this come from?
Papertrails Family Book Blog
Half Soled Boots
Who’s Your Daddy
Listen to Lena!
Cheaper Than Therapy
Cdcb’s Blog
Why Mothers Eat Their Young
Food for Tot
My Life, My Glory
Shasher’s Life
Living with Autism: A Parent’s Perspective
Calgary Daddy
Mommy Moment
Rants n’ Rascals

Food and Drink:
After the Harvest

French Language (Francais):
Blazing Cat Fur
Vies de fous
La Boite a Males

Alfred Lives Here
The Queer Behind the Mirror
The Gay White North
Gay Persons of Color
Reflections on Majdanek
Gay in the City
Crooked Lunch
Driving Fast on Loose Gravel
Queer Two Cents

Graceful Agony
Dave Hingsburger

Why My Hair Dont Grow No More
How To Survive Life In The Suburbs
Sex Drugs & CT Scans
After the Harvest
Food Court Lunch
Allan’s Perspective
1001 Things To Bug You On Your Deathbed
My Road Trip To Awesome
Rant and Roar

Law Blogs:
Legal Frontiers
Michael Geist’s Blog

Ear Buds and Ticket Stubs

New Blogs:
Alfred Lives Here
Graceful Agony
Accustomed Chaos
Daily fromage
Meet My Ugly Baby
Jumbled Nous
Criticize This!
Canadian Blogger Girl
Devoted To The Lamb
Heart Felt Devotionals
FunnyFace Beauty
Filthy E-Mails (NSFW)
A Penny Saved
cats and cake
Mommy Moment

Sex in the Summer
Shane Alexander
A Canadian in Norway
A whole lot of soles
Abigail’s Road to Nowhere
Attack of the Redneck Mommy
Bad Tempered Zombie
Better Now
Zeeshan Hamid’s Urban Village Blog
Unemployed and Changing My Life
Dutch Blitz
Adorkable Thespian
Graceful Agony
Under Grace and Over Coffee
Daily Fromage
Sweet Salty
Hope Bomb
Rolling Around In My Head
Cheaper Than Therapy
Allan’s Perspective
Meg in the city
Grande Skinny Latte
Little Juan on the Prairie
The Middle Ages
Alex Waterhouse-Hayward
Gail Bowen’s Blog
Relections from the Shaman’s Hut
Life at Golden Grain Farm
The Toronto Pet Daily
Meanderings and Reflections
gin and tonic
The Other Side of Sixty
Rants n’ Rascals

Abandoned Stuff by Saskboy
Dawg’s Blawg
Little Miss Brightside
The Equivocator
Five Feet of Fury
Blazing Cat Fur
Pop The Stack
Eye on a Crazy Planet
Calgary Politics
Pundits’ Guide to Canadian Federal Elections
Pulpit and Politics
People, Places, Issues
The Enlightened Savage
Sir Robert Bond Papers
Immigrant Children

Popular Culture:
Nag on the Lake
Toren Veda: the blog for humans
Haute Halifax
Criticize This!
La Carmina
Fanta.Sci Nation
Mike’s Bloggity Blog
ViewPoint 2010

Professional Life:
Hard Court Leadership Lessons
MaRS Blog – Innovation and Commercialization in Canada
The Rurban Fringe
Darker Ways Blues Tour
Daniel MacIvor’s Notebook
PCT in ACTion
Swag2.0 – Rightsleeve Marketing

Religion and Philosophy:
Canadian Atheist
Dan Pedersen’s Blog
I am Unique!
This Side of Sunday
Awakening Christianity
whatever he says
Kingdom Poets
Gentle Recovery
Holy Experience
Religious Right Alert
Sad Catholic 101

Science and Technology:
One More Gadget
MaRS Blog – Innovation and Commercialization in Canada
The Review Crew
Climate Audit

The Cheap Seats
The NBA Breakdown
Some Canadian Guys Writing About Soccer
Rider Prophet


Jonathan Kleiman (@TOBusinessLaw)

(Once again, I’d like to thank the Toronto Lawyers Porco Levy Zavet LLP for affording me the time to do this. Check out their law websites Accident Lawyer Toronto and Toronto Lawyers and Toronto law news and Lawyer Directory and Canada Immigration Lawyers and Law WIki and Articling Process)

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  15. Just a quick question… Will the Adspace grid stay as a header or at the top of the page or will it just be attached to this blog post?
    Thanks so much again for all the hard work that goes in to these awards!!

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    @gracefulagony: the ad grid will be moved to the top in a sticky post once this post gets pushed down

  17. Thanks so much for the speedy reply!! And thanks for that, I wasn’t sure, and thought I’d ask.
    Have a great week!

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