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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


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

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!