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2012 Canadian Blog Awards, Round 1!

Posted: October 8, 2012 by jkleiman in voting

Voting has begun for the 2012 Canadian Blog Awards

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As always, with Round 1 we will narrow down the contestants to the close competitors for the final round of voting to determine this year’s winners. Each category will wind up with 3 to 6 finalists depending on the size of the category and the closeness of the race. Voting for Round 1 will end on November 1, 2012.

Each person is allowed to vote once in each category. Spread the word about these great blogs and don’t forget to like us on Facebook! If you have any questions you can find me on Twitter!

Update: Here’s your 2012 Nominee Badge!

Good luck!

– Jonathan Kleiman
JKleiman.com / TopBlogs.ca

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2011 Nominees in Random Order

Posted: November 27, 2011 by jkleiman in voting

Here are all of the nominees so that you can check them out any time, and click straight to them (thanks to Sarah for the suggestion).

Now is our annual chance to show that Canadians do it better. Tweet this, Blog this, Share this, and spread the word about all of these great Canadian blogs! (and, if you haven’t already, don’t forget to VOTE!)

Best Blog about Art, Crafts, Cooking and Other Creative Activities

Fresh Bread – freshbreaddaily.ca
FoodFootball and a Baby – foodfootballandababy.blogspot.com
La Sculpteure – lasculpteure.wordpress.com
Project: Priceless – www.projectpriceless.blogpost.com
Born Electric – sixoceansapart.blogspot.com
Word Grrls – WordGrrls.com
ATP Insider – atpinsider.blogspot.com
L3 Lifestyle – l3living.blogspot.com
le blog de Pishier – pishier.blogspot.com
The Grumpy Goat Gallery – thegrumpygoatgallery.blogspot.com
Food. Music. Life – adamchiasson.blogspot.com
Yarn Harlot – www.yarnharlot.ca
THE INSPIRED AFRICAN – theinspiredafrican.blogspot.com
Island Girl Art Studio – IslandGirlArtStudio.blogspot.com
lifeovereasy – www.lifeovereasy.com
The Year Round Veggie Gardener – yearroundveggiegardener.blogspot.com
Rambling Renovators – ramblingrenovators.blogspot.com
Ali Does It Herself – alidoesit.wordpress.com

Best Blog Post

Have Baby Will Travel – http://havebabywilltravel.com/2011/08/18/klm-values-passenger-comfort-over-infant-safety/
Praxis Theatre – http://praxistheatre.com/2011/07/federal-cultural-policy-goes-pro-rain-anti-cloud/
The Seated View – http://theseatedview.blogspot.com/2011/04/sensitive-to-d-word.html
Project: Priceless Wedding – http://www.projectpriceless.blogspot.com
School for Thought – http://www.societyforqualityeducation.org/index.php/blog/read/the-truth-about-parent-councils/
Sync – http://www.sync-blog.com/sync/2011/10/top-7-facebook-profile-pictures-that-epically-fail.html
XOXO Jes – http://www.xoxojes.com/2011/09/dont-ask-me-again-why-i-hate-nickelback.html
Praxis Theatre – http://praxistheatre.com/2010/12/a-letter-from-a-leaf-fan-to-don-cherry/
Caraz Comment – http://carazcom.blogspot.com/2011/09/buzz-on-baconfest.html
On Product Management – http://onproductmanagement.net/2011/08/22/the-fine-line-between-strategy-and-fantasy/
Far Away – http://boivinartts.blogspot.com/2011_02_01_archive.html
Waggadventure – http://waggadventure.com/2011/06/04/tattoo-you/
Anti-Choice is Anti-Awesome – http://antichoiceantiawesome.blogspot.com/2011/07/letter-to-progressives.html
LakeatLarge – http://blogs.calgaryherald.com/2011/09/20/baconfest-need-i-say-more/
Half Soled Boots – http://halfsoledboots.blogspot.com/2011/09/peace-be-with-you.html
Calling Shotgun – http://ringkeeper.blogspot.com/2011/02/in-defense-of-coolth.html
Full Comment – http://fullcomment.nationalpost.com/2010/10/06/robyn-urback-facebooks-i-like-it-campaign-pointlessly-sexualizing-tragedy/

Best Collaborative/Multi-Author Blog

InScribe Writers Online – inscribewritersonline.blogspot.com
On Product Management – www.onproductmanagement.net
ATP Insider – atpinsider.blogspot.com
amotherworld – www.amotherworld.com
lifeovereasy – www.lifeovereasy.com
masalamommas – www.masalamommas.com
Sister Sage’s Musings – sistersagesmusings.ca
NorthumberlandView – NorthumberlandView.ca
Emeline and Annabelle – www.emelineandannabelle.com/news
Local Tourist Ottawa – localtouristottawa.com
Ironing Board Collective – ironingboardcollective.wordpress.com
Canadian Atheist – CanadianAtheist.com
The Little Red Umbrella – www.thelittleredumbrella.com
DAMMIT JANET! – scathinglywrongrightwingnutz.blogspot.com

Best Culture and Literature Blog

ATP Insider – atpinsider.blogspot.com
Papertrails Family Book Blog – papertrailsfamily.com
Praxis Theatre – praxistheatre.com
Calling Shotgun – ringkeeper.blogspot.com
Caraz Comment – carazcom.blogspot.com
Bruce Atchison’s Blog – bruceatchison.blogspot.com
The Charlebois Post – Canada – charpo-canada.blogspot.com
Steampuk Scholar – steampunkscholar.blogspot.com
Pickle Me This – www.picklemethis.com
The Charlebois Post – Montreal – charpo.blogspot.com
Mike’s Bloggity Blog – mikesbloggityblog.com
Dustbin Epitaph – ocanadianhistory.blogspot.com
Screw Bronze – elizabethmcclung.blogspot.com
Educhatter’s Blog – educhatter.wordpress.com
The Literary Blog of Amanda Earl – amandaearl.blogspot.com

Best Personal Blog

The House & Other Arctic Music – kiggavik.typepad.com
Straight from the Arse – straightfromthearse.wordpress.com
About Face – mrgross.wordpress.com
Faces by Farah – FacesByFarah.com
Country Living in a Cariboo Valley – CountryLivinginaCaribooValley.com
Bikini or Bust – www.BikiniorBust.com
Enough to Keep You… – jennashummoogum.blogspot.com
Sleeping is for Losers – www.SleepingisforLosers.com
Funnyface Beauty – FunnyFaceBeauty.com
Chameleonic – chameleonic.co
Serenity Snail – serenitysnail.blogspot.com
A Lighter Shade of Grey – gogreygirl.wordpress.com
The Inspired African – theinspiredafrican.blogspot.com
Cheaper than Therapy – www.Allmartell.com
Far Away – Travels with Autism – boivinartts.blogspot.com
As Ink Remains – AsInkRemains.com
Feminist Christian Socialist – feministchristian.blogspot.com
Waggadventure – waggadventure.com
Girl with the Cane – www.GirlWithTheCane.com
Paul Lau – paulau.wordpress.com
Rolling Around in my Head – davehingsburger.blogspot.com
Mama in the City – www.ApartmentBaby.com
The Koala Bear Writer – thekoalabearwriter.blogspot.com
Why Mother Eat Their Young – whymotherseattheiryoung.blogspot.com
Rich Chung – RichChung.com
Fab Brunette – www.FabBrunette.com
My Fight for Financial Freedom – fightforfinancialfreedom.blogspot.com
Bruce Atchison – bruceatchison.blogspot.com
Caraz Comment – carazcom.blogspot.com
Little Fashionisto – LittleFashionisto.com
The Girl with the Messy Hair – www.TheGirlWiththeMessyHair.com
Half Soled Boots – halfsoledboots.blogspot.com
EvilFlu – www.EvilFlu.com
Meli-Mello – www.Meli-Mello.com
Viewpoint 2010 – 2010viewpoint.blogspot.com
Cut the Chatter Red Two – www.CutTheChatter.com
Life on the Muskoka River – muskokariver.blogspot.com
Screw Bronze – elizavethmcclung.blogspot.com
Lottery Squirrel – LotterySquirrel.com

Best Family Blog

Pardon my Poppet – www.PardonmyPoppet.com
Papertrails Family Book Blog – PaperTrailsFamily.com
Lifestyle – www.whatsupfamilies.com/lifestyle
The Aventures of Matt, Kara, Hunter and Cavan in Faro, Yukon – wenttofaro.blogspot.com
Parent Club – www.ParentClub.ca
Feminist Christian Socialist – feministchristian.blogspot.com
Urban Mommies – www.UrbanMommies.com
Creating Little Monsters – creatinglittlemonsters.wordpress.com
Mommy Kat and Kids – www.mommykatandkids.com
masalamommas – www.masalamommas.com
Listen to Lena! – ListentoLena.com
School for Thought – www.societyforqualityeducation.org/index.php/blog
Rants ‘n’ Rascals – rantsnrascals.com
Canadian Coupon Mom – www.CanadianCouponMom.ca
Amotherworld – amotherworld.com
Cheaper Than Therapy – AliMartell.com
Have Baby Will Trave – HaveBabyWillTravel.com

Best Feminism Blog

Screw Bronze! – elizabethmcclung.blogspot.com
Maggie Gordon’s Blog – maggiegordon.wordpress.com
Womanist Musings – www.womanist-musings.com
DAMMIT JANET! – scathinglywrongrightwingnutz.blogspot.com
Feminist Christian Blogger – feministchristian.blogspot.com
Unrepentant Old Hippie – unrepentantoldhippie.wordpress.com
Morning Quickie – morningquickie.com
Gritchik – gritchik.wordpress.com
Gender Focus – gender-focus.com
Anti-Choice is Anti-Awesome – antichoiceantiawesome.blogspot.com
Feminist Figure Girl – feministfiguregirl.com

Best Food and Drink Blog

私立平成草薙学園 – celtsenya.wordpress.com
Bakeaholic – www.bakeaholic.ca
All Does It – alidoesit.wordpress.com
The Endless Meal – www.theendlessmeal.com
Radiantly Raw Recipes – www.sproutinggoodness.com/_blog/Recipes
Vancouver Foodster – vancouverfoodster.com
The Hungry Hobbit Foodie Blog – thehungryhobbit.com
Oh She Glows – ohsheglows.com
LifeOverEasy – www.LifeOverEasy.com
The Kitchen Magpie – thekitchenmagpie.com
The Mindful Table – www.mindfultable.ca
Stout Man in a Bitter World – stoutmaninabitterworld.blogspot.com
Sincerely, Scratch xoxo – sincerelyscratchxoxo.blogspot.com
As Ink Remains – asinkremains.com
The Proof is in – www.proofbrands.net
Dinner with Julie – dinnerwithjulie.com
Well Fed Flat Broke – emvandee.wordpress.com
Mmm… is for Mommy! – www.mmmisformommy.com
EC’s Blog – Elspethcopeland.ca/index.php/ecs-blog
Best Mom on the Block – thebestmomontheblock.blogspot.com

Best French Language Blog

Le Blog de Pishier – pishier.blogspot.com
500khz – 500khz.wordpress.com
Citizen Zoo – citizenzoo.wordpress.com

Best GBLT Blog

Bi Married Mafia – bimarriedandhonest.blogspot.com
Really Deep Stuff – www.reallydeepstuff.com
Slap Upside the Head – www.slapupsidethehead.com
Alfred Lives Here – www.alfredliveshere.com
Screw Bronze – elizabethmcclung.blogspot.com
Gay Persons of Color – gay-persons-of-color.blogspot.com

Best Health Blog

Screw Bronze! – elizabethmcclung.blogspot.com
Losing it in Ottawa – www.losingitottawa.com
Alfred Lives Here – www.alfredliveshere.com
Bikini or Bust – www.bikiniorbust.com
Sprouting Goodness – www.sproutinggoodness.com/_blog/Sprouting_Goodness
Everything Comes from Now – everythingcomesfromnow.blogspot.com

Best Humour Blog

Creating Little Monsters – creatinglittlemonsters.wordpress.com
Mr. Fabulous – www.immrfabulous.com
Meet My Ugly Baby – www.meetmyuglybaby.com
The O Dot – the-o-dot.blogspot.com
Let Freedom Rain – letfreedomrain.blogspot.com
Cheaper Than Therapy – www.alimartell.com
Just Making Convo – justmakingconvo.com
Coffee & Zombie Movies – domestica79.blogspot.com
The Northern Star – www.northernstar-online.com/blog
XOXO Jes – www.XOXOJes.com
Feminist Figure Girl – feministfiguregirl.com
Halls of Macadamia – hallsofmacadamia.blogspot.com

Best Law Blog

Halls of Macadamia – hallsofmacadamia.blogspot.com
Youth and Work – youthandwork.blogspot.com
Feminist Figure Girl – feministfiguregirl.com

Best Music Blog

This Place In A Zoo – www.thestrokesupdates.com
Indie Music Filter – www.indiemusicfilter.com
All Ears – allearsblog.blogspot.com
Under the Pink – roogoyle.wordpress.com

Best New Blog

The Dog Park – thedogpark.wordpress.com
Better Decorating Bible – www.betterdecoratingbible.com
Keeping a Watchful Eye – www.canadianconservatism.com
Canada Freebies Eh – canadafreebieseh.blogspot.com
Waggadventure – www.waggadventure.com
The Book of Daniel – www.deedoug.com
Food: Je t’Aimee – www.foodjetaimee.blogspot.com
Mommy Kat and Kids – www.mommykatandkids.com
East Coast Mommy – eastcoastmommyblog.blogspot.com
Mmm… is for Mommy! – www.mmmisformommy.com
Creating Little Monsters – creatinglittlemonsters.wordpress.com
Masala Mommas – www.masalamommas.com
Conversations with Myself – www.syndenial.com
The Fighting Newfoundlander – thefightingnews.wordpress.com
This Place is a Zoo – www.thestrokesupdates.com
GritChik – gritchik.wordpress.com
Car-Free Vancouver – CarFreeVancouver.com
Tawny. Just Tawny. – www.justtawny.blogspot.com
Ol’ Roy Records – olroyrecords.com
Fresh Savings Canada – www.freshsavings.ca
Fashion Studio – www.fashionstudiomagazine.com
LifeOverEasy – www.LifeOverEasy.com
Binzento Vincente – BinzentoVincente.blogspot.com
The Positive Power of Writing – carolmarlenesmith.blogspot.com
Fresh Bread – www.freshbreaddaily.ca
Dustbin Epitaph – ocanadianhistory.blogspot.com
Sprouting Goodness – www.sproutinggoodness.com/_blog/Sprouting_Goodness
Imagine Wedding and Event Planning – imagine-weddings.blogspot.com
The Top 7 – thetop7.netThe Girl with the Messy Hair – www.thegirlwiththemessyhair.com
The Inspired African – theinspiredafrican.blogspot.com
Roughing it in the Books – www.roughingitinthebooks.ca
Mr. Fabulous – www.immrfabulous.com
In The Spotlight – traviskaye.blogspot.com

Best Overall

Anti-Choice is Anti-Awsome – antichoiceantiawesome.blogspot.com
School for Thought – www.societyforqualityeducation.org/index.php/blog
Chris Lake: Adventures in Calgary – blogs.calgaryherald.com/author/chrislake1
Projet Priceless – projectpriceless.blogspot.com
alyveljidesigns – alyveljidesigns.blogspot.com
On Product Management – OnProductManagement.net
Bruce Atchison’s Blog – bruceatchison.blogspot.com
Mmm… is for Mommy! – www.mmmisformommy.com
Life Over Easy – LifeOverEasy.com
The Freelance Writing Blog – www.FreelanceWritingBlog.com
Flying a Kite – www.AmyFlyingaKite.com
Hockey Mom in Canada – www.HockeyMominCanada.com
The Sir Robert Bond Papers – bondpapers.blogspot.com
Educhatter’s Blog – educhatter.wordpress.com
Kitchen Scraps – KitchenScraps.ca
Corner Brooker – www.CornerBrooker.com
Mommy Kat and Kids – www.MommyKatandKids.com
Have Baby Will Travel – HaveBabyWillTravel.com
Canadian Athiest – CanadianAthiest.com
Papertrails Family Book Blog – PaperTrailsFamily.com
It Seemed like a Good Idea at the Time – bruceatchison.blogspot.com
MindThis – MindThis.caKD Faustino – TheGirlWiththeMessyHair.com
ATP Insider – atpinsider.blogspot.com
Caraz Comment – carazcom.blogspot.com
Rolling Around in my Head – davehingsburger.blogspot.com
My Roadtrip to Awesome – web.me.com/melmerwin/My_Roadtrip_to_Awesome/Blog/Blog.html
The Toque Girls – ToqueGirls.com
Rod Pedersen – www.RodPederson.com
HiSciFi – www.HiSciFi.com
XOXO Jes – xoxojes.com
Cheaper Than Therapy – www.AllMartell.com
Waggadventure – waggadventure.com
As Ink Remains – asinkremains.com
Gossip Fairley – thegossipfairley.wordpress.com
Kitty Lovett Cafe – misskittylovett.wordpress.com
Work It Out – alyveljidesigns.blogspot.com
Student Hubble – www.StudentHubble.com
Hi, I’m Sadie Shih Tzu – SadieShihtzu.com
All Does It – alldoesit.wordpress.com
Dammit Janet – scathinglywrongrightwingnutz.blogspot.com
Bikini or Bust – www.BikiniorBust.com
Praxis Theatre – PraxisTheatre.com
Sync – www.Sync-Blog.com
Screw Bronze – elizabethmcclung.blogspot.com
Feminist Figure Girl – FeministFigureGirl.com
Straight from the Arse – straightfromthearse.wordpress.com

Best Political Blog

Blazing Cat Fur – BlazingCatFur.blogspot.com
Terahertz – terahertzathiest.ca
Alison at Creekside – creekside1.blogspot.com
Dawg’s Blawg – drdawgsblawg.ca
Calgary Liberal – www.CalgaryLiberal.com
Compassion in Action – InspiringYouToThink.blogspot.com
Edwin Current – EdwinCurrent.blogspot.com
Sir Robert Bong Papers – BondPapers.blogspot.com
Keeping a Watchful Eye – www.CanadianConservatism.com
Impolitical – impolitical.blogspot.com
Pushed to the Left and Loving It – PushedLeft.blogspot.com
Educhatter’s Blog – educhatter.wordpress.com
Half Soled Boots – halfsoledboots.blogspot.com
GritChik – gritchik.wordpress.com
The Fighting Newfoundlander – TheFightingNewf.Wordpress.com
Whimsley – whimsley.typepad.com
Caraz Comment – carazcom.blogspot.com
Demarchy – Demarchy.Tumblr.com
Progressive Proselytizing – progressiveproselytizing.blogspot.com

Best Popular Culture Blog

Life’s a Blog – www.LifesaBlog.ca
XOXO Jes – www.XOXOJes.com
Criticize This! – www.CriticizeThis.ca
All Ears – allearsblog.blogspot.com
ATP Insider – atpinsider.blogspot.com
Gossip Fairley – thegossipfairley.wordpress.com
Miss Manifesto – MissManifesto.com
Caraz Comment – carazcom.blogspot.com
HiSciFi – www.HiSciFi.com

Best Religion and Philosophy Blog

Bene Diction Blogs on – www.BenedictionBlogsOn.com
Canadian Athiest – www.canadianathiest.com
That Resource Site- catholic.thatresourcesite.com
Whatever He Says – WhateverHeSays.blogspot.com
Taste and see… – momjeans80.blogspot.com
Caraz Comment – carazcom.blogspot.com
Feminist Christian Socialist – feministchristian.blogspot.com

Best Professional Life Blog

On Product Management – www.OnProductManagement.com
Design Ergomania – www.cklukas.com
Faces by Farah – www.FacesbyFarah.com
Public Relations for Social Changes – www.dvenn.com
Your Workplace – www.YourWorkplace.com

Best Science and Technology Blog

Sync – www.Sync-Blog.com
Mark Evans Tech – www.markevanstech.com
Jon Arnold’s Analyst 2.0 Blog – jonarnold-analyst.blogspot.com
Telecom Trends – mhgoldberg.com/blog
CMS Critic – www.cmscritic.com
IPhone in Canada – www.iphoneincanada.ca
HiSciFi – www.hiscifi.com

Best Sports Blog

Rod Pedersen – www.RodPedersen.com
Straight from the Arse – www.StraightFromTheArse.com
Bikini or Bust – www.BikiniorBust.com
5th Line Centre – 5thlinecentre.wordpress.com
RotoRob – www.RotoRob.com
Rider Prophet – www.RiderProphet.com
Hockey Rants – www.HockeyRants.ca

Cheers,
Jonathan Kleiman
FeeFixer.com – B2B Daily Deals

***UPDATE***

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!

VOTING FOR THE CANADIAN BLOG AWARDS HAS BEGUN!

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:
Sync
Don’t Bug Me!
Dan Pederson’s Blog
Loulou’s Views
Julie Laurin
Graceful Agony
Mommy Moment
Where did this all come from?
MuskokaGirl
Rolling Around in my Head
Thoughts on Creativity
The Equivocator
Susan Delacourt on Politics
Yummy Mummy Club
XOXO Jes
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:
Sync
Sync
Arcade Fire and the Maturation of Digital Media — Thoughts on Creativity
The Equivocator: The Politicization of Canadian News
XOXO Jes
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
UrbanMoms
MaRS Blog – Innovation and Commercialization in Canada

Art, Crafts, Cooking and Other Creative Activities:
After the Harvest
Watawa life
Shoot First
Glutastic
Baker’s Balance
Yoppii
It’s all yoga, baby
indi girl
Don
toemail
Aagaard Farms The Vine
Food for Tot
Living Laughing Breathing
This Too Will Pass
Walking With A Camera
Bitstop
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
VancouverMoose
Brain Droppings
Margaret Atwood: Year Of The Flood
ATP Insider
Praxis Theatre

Family:
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

GBLT:
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

Health:
Graceful Agony
Dave Hingsburger

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

Law Blogs:
Legal Frontiers
Lawiscool
Michael Geist’s Blog
LawDiva

Music:
Ear Buds and Ticket Stubs
NxEW

New Blogs:
Alfred Lives Here
Graceful Agony
Accustomed Chaos
Daily fromage
Kickasstacular
Fridaysoff
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

Personal:
Schmutzie
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
Bloob
BORED Mommy
canadianmothermusings
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
Lectio
The Toronto Pet Daily
Meanderings and Reflections
gin and tonic
The Other Side of Sixty
Rants n’ Rascals

Political:
Abandoned Stuff by Saskboy
Dawg’s Blawg
Little Miss Brightside
Impolitical
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
CalgaryRants
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
XOXO Jes

Professional Life:
Hard Court Leadership Lessons
MediaStyle
Carbon49
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:
Sync
One More Gadget
MaRS Blog – Innovation and Commercialization in Canada
The Review Crew
Climate Audit
OLDaily

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

Cheers,

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)

A Frequently Wondered Question

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

Q.

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?

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Short Delay in Start of Voting

Posted: November 29, 2009 by John Klein in voting

We’ll be shooting to get the voting up on time tonight, but at this moment I can’t confirm that will happen.

As you may know, the Grey Cup game is on today (and I’m a die-hard Riders fan) so I will be glued to the tube. And Northern BC Dipper who has primary access to our voting system forgot when we scheduled the voting start date that he’d be away for a convention this weekend. So it’s looking like voting will be ready early this week instead of today. Thanks for your understanding and patience.

~Saskboy
CBA co-Operator
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Can’t Get Enough of Canadian Blog Awards? – UPDATED

Posted: December 18, 2008 by John Klein in voting
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The CBAs are done for another year, but the unaffiliated Best NWT Blogs are underway as of Wednesday, so you can head over there and check out more excellent Canadian blogs with a northern twist.

UPDATE: And the award winners are announced here.

A Word from the Administration

Posted: December 16, 2008 by jkleiman in discussion, voting
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cba-beaverGood evening.

Canadian Blog Award participants take pride in our history as one of the world’s best blog award facilitators. During the past few years, blogs have emerged and disappeared, bloggers have come and gone, and the winners have changed.

Constant in every case, however, is the principle that Canada’s best blogs have always been chosen by the people. And following the light of this democratic tradition, Canadians have built one of the most awesome blog award contests the world has ever known – a contest of hope and opportunity that inspires others around the globe, and has drawn thousands of new readers to Canada’s blogs.

Before December 15, for the 5th time since the CBA’s creation, Canadians voted in a national contest. We are honoured that you have tolerated us as we blog this great country through the most difficult global economic crisis in many decades. Canada’s bloggers are writing about the crisis, right now.

Tons of great blogs have taken home first prize this year… and we have barely even announced half of the winners! Among the members of this Best Blogging cabinet are Synchro Blogue who won for Best French Language Blog; Best Cultural/Entertainment Blog went to Mike’s Blogitty Blog; Small Dead Animals laid claim to first in the Best Conservative Blog category; The Best Sports Blog was won by The Joy of Sox; Best Family Blog went to The Mabelhood; Yarn Harlot was the winner in the Best Activities Blog category; and Sync, the Tech and Gadgets blog beat out the competition in Best Sci/Tech Blog.

To make sure that everybody had a chance to vote, we consulted widely with Canadians, met with bloggers from various provinces and territories, and worked in collaboration with our voters and volunteers. We tried as hard as we could to get the word out so no blogs, bloggers or voters would be left out. Saskboy, deputy CBA leader, told everyone he knew; meaning dozens of people not counting Twitter and Facebook friends.

We are consulting with, and expect to hear more from, the “losing” blogs. We hope they come up with specific plans to raise their profiles and beat out the competition in the coming years – we have invited them to do so. In fact, they have already completely changed some of their content just to pander to voters. Unfortunately, even before the votes were announced, and only one day after the votes were tallied, a group wants to overturn the results of that competition.

Instead of the traditional way to select a winner – most votes wins, of course – this group proposes a new coalition of losing blogs in order to usurp the position of the rightful winner. Let me be very clear: The Canadian Blog Awards cannot enter into a vote-circumventing coalition with a “losing” top five blog.

At a time of questionable content on the internet, The Canadian Blog Awards must stand unequivocally for upholding the decision of the voters. At a time like this, a coalition with the vote-circumventers cannot help the CBAs. And the coalition does not have the right to impose their will: it’s not their contest!

The coalition is attempting to impose this deal without your say, without your consent, and without your vote. This is no time for backroom deals with the separatists; it is the time for the CBA to focus on the next set of winners. This is a pivotal moment in our history.

We Canadians are the inheritors of a great legacy, and it is our duty to strengthen and protect it for the generations of bloggers, podcasters, and vloggers still to come. This afternoon, I pledge to you that the Canadian Blog Awards will use every legal means at our disposal to protect our competition, to protect our bloggers, and to protect your votes.

Jonathan Kleiman
Canadian Blog Awards MP (Maker of Posts)

Disclaimer: We copied a little from here.