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


Sir Robert Bond Papers

Best Blog Post:

Praxis Theatre




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


Yummy Mummy Club

Art, Crafts, Cooking and Other Creative Activities:

Shoot First


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


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


Those Emergency Blues

Caregiver Exchange


How To Survive Life In The Suburbs

Sex Drugs & CT Scans


My Road Trip To Awesome

The Momb Shelter

Law Blogs:

Legal Frontiers


Michael Geist’s Blog


Wise Law Blog


Ear Buds and Ticket Stubs


Electro Toronto

Vapor Music

I Was Young when I Left Home

Sound Mind

New Blogs:

Alfred Lives Here

Graceful Agony

Accustomed Chaos

Daily fromage


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



Daily Fromage

Unemployed and Changing My Life

Little Juan on the Prairie


Dawg’s Blawg


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


Sir Robert Bond Papers

Immigrant Children

Popular Culture:

La Carmina

Nag on the Lake

Mike’s Bloggity Blog


Professional Life:


Swag2.0 – Rightsleeve Marketing


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


One More Gadget

The Review Crew



The Cheap Seats

Some Canadian Guys Writing About Soccer

Rider Prophet

  1. James says:

    Thanks for working on all of this, Jonathan.


  2. Anthony Watts says:

    Watts Up With That is not a Canadian Blog

    I’m the blog owner, Anthony Watts, and I’m in the USA. Please remove.

  3. […] your support we’ve made it to round 2, the […]

  4. jarrahpenguin says:

    Thanks for your work on this, Jonathan. Just so you know the culture and literature poll results are still set to private.

  5. Annie says:

    How do we see the actual vote count for Round 1? When I go to the poll, I still see it says The Results are Private….

  6. jkleiman says:

    Results should be visible now. It only seems to let me make them visible to voters. So, you should be on a computer you voted from in the past I guess, since they’re closed to voters now.

  7. jarrahpenguin says:

    I can see other categories, just not Culture and Literature, which says the results are set to private.

  8. Annie says:

    Hmmm, OK, I just tried again and it still won’t work. It still says the results are private. I’m on the same computer….

    Any chance you could put up a list on your main page?

  9. jkleiman says:

    Thanks for the heads up. Fixed.

  10. So does Best Blog Post.

  11. Thanks very much to all who nominated Wise Law Blog in the Law Blogs category.


  12. It looks like Best Blog, Best Chronic Illness Blog, Best Health Blog are all set to private still.

    Thank you SO much Jonathan for all your hard work! And a shout out to all those running.. what amazing blogs are going on to Round 2! It’s an honor to be included!


  13. jkleiman says:

    Thanks Jolene. Fixed.

  14. James says:

    Fyi, I still can’t see the GLBT Round 1 results.


  15. Lena says:

    Thanks for organizing this Jonathan! And woo hoo – this is exciting! (One a side note, I knew I should have been nicer to those 9 people who said, “One day you may need my vote.”) Alas, I’ll have to twist some more arms in Round Two.

    Congratulations to all the nominees and the stellar blogs!

  16. Annie says:

    I see the poll results now, thank you!

    And thanks everyone who voted for our blog….nice to be in such great company!

  17. toemailer says:

    I don’t see any results at all, not anything to click on. Would be nice to see the actual vote.

  18. Thanks Jonathan… You always have your finger on the pulse, and so quick to help!

    It is amazing to me how much this means to me, and the rest of the nominees I am sure!

    Again, GOOD LUCK to everyone!

  19. jkleiman says:

    Thanks Jolene. You’re right to assume it’s a ton of work =)

  20. Laurita says:

    This is so cool! Thanks for all the work you are putting into this. I’ve got a ton of new blogs on my list now.

  21. I agree with the others, thanks for you effort. Just curious as to the time table, when will the next round of voting start? Thanks again, Dave

  22. toemailer says:

    How hard can it be to just publish the numbers? None of this seems very credible to me.

  23. I would like to vote but don’t know how to do it. I don’t see any instructions.

  24. PaladinPhil says:

    Hmmm checked out the voting page for Best Creative blog and the results are still private.

  25. jkleiman says:

    Hmm they’re all published now I do not have any idea why you can’t see them.

  26. Anne Doherty says:

    How do we cast our vote for round 2?

  27. Rubys says:

    Okay I am a little confused. The title of this post is Round 2 Voting Results – when did round two take place? Did I miss it?

    The comments seem to indicate that Round 2 has not taken place yet, wondering what is going on… and, is there a different post that I am not seeing? Can someone please post the link if this is the case? Thanks

  28. jkleiman says:

    Ruby: That’s funny … you’re the first person to notice the error I guess, or at least the first person to tell me. I’ve fixed it.

    Round 2 will be ready at some point today or this evening. I’m doing my best, but it’s a busy day.

  29. […] Before voting check out the blogs! Find the links to the best blogs in Canada here […]

  30. Nic says:

    I just wanted to say “thank you” again to everyone involved in putting this on. I’ve discovered some fab blogs and garnered a few more readers of my own. Your efforts are applauded and appreciated.

  31. […] in the category of Best Culture and Literature Blog but make sure you check out the other excellent blogs nominated in a range of […]

  32. guild-rez says:

    Very interesting to visit some of the listed blogs:)
    – Cheers Gisela.

  33. […] nomination for the Canadian Blog Awards. We are really excited to be in the company of some amazing blogs that have also made the “list”. Thanks to everyone’s votes, we made it through […]

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