Final Voting in the 2012 Canadian Blog Awards

Posted: October 31, 2012 by jkleiman in Uncategorized

Voting has begun for the FINAL ROUND of the 2012 Canadian Blog Awards

CLICK HERE TO VOTE

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! Voting will end on December 1, 2012. Good luck to everybody! If you have any questions you can find me on Twitter

Here’s your 2012 Nominee Badge!

Good luck!

– Jonathan Kleiman
JKleiman.com / TopBlogs.ca

2012 Canadian Blog Awards, Round 1!

Posted: October 8, 2012 by jkleiman in voting

Voting has begun for the 2012 Canadian Blog Awards

CLICK HERE TO VOTE

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

We’re opening up nominations for the 2012 Canadian Blog Awards a little early this year, and we’re changing the format a bit.

In the past the biggest complaint has been that people somehow missed out on the nomination period. This year we’re extending the process, and we’re keeping all nominations in the comments below. You can help out by sharing the Awards on Facebook and by announcing the news however you can.

To nominate a blog for this year’s Awards simply leave a comment reply on this post. You must include the name of the blog and the link to the blog itself and the associated category (see below for a list). For example: “Bob Loblaw’s Law Blog – http://www.bobswebsite.com – Best Law Blog.” Each blog only needs one nomination to qualify and there’s no benefit for multiple nominations.

Blogs that are nominated by multiple categories will be placed into up to 2 categories by management.

Nominations will close in September so keep an eye out for updates about voting. You can ask any questions in the comments or find me @TOBusinessLaw. Don’t forget to list your blog at TopBlogs.ca.

Good luck to all!

– Jonathan Kleiman (@TOBusinessLaw / Small Claims Court Lawyer)

The categories are as follows:

Best Blog about Art, Crafts, Cooking and Other Creative Activities
Best Collaborative/Multi-Author Blog

Best Culture and Literature Blog

Best Family Blog
Best Feminism Blog
Best Food and Drink Blog
Best French Language Blog

Best GBLT Blog
Best Health Blog
Best Humour Blog
Best Law Blog

Best Music Blog
Best New Blog
Best Personal Blog
Best Political Blog
Best Popular Culture Blog
Best Blog Post
Best Professional Life Blog

Best Religion and Philosophy Blog
Best Science and Technology Blog
Best Sports Blog

Now that we have a boardroom, and a team that actually hangs out together, there has been a lot of passionate discussion at the Awards office. Our goal: to find something to do to keep the community engaged between our annual competitions.

We have come up with a few ideas; some superbly simple, some grotesquely grand, some that we even dared to develop. In the end we were just mad scientists speculating alone together. With no clear winner, we needed a lifeline. We have chosen to ‘ask the audience.’

Should we have monthly mini-competitions? Should we develop a more functional forum? Would you use it? These days we can develop just about any feature for just about any platform so use your imagination and act as if there are no limits.

Post your ideas in the comments. Thank you.

Connect with us on Facebook!

Jonathan Kleiman
@TOBusinessLaw
Personal Injury Lawyer Toronto

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Until Next Year…

Posted: February 15, 2012 by jkleiman in Uncategorized
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Until the 2012 competition begins in October head on over to Facebook to connect with your fellow bloggers and readers – http://www.facebook.com/CanadianBlogs. Keep in touch and make sure you don’t miss the next contest.

Also check out TopBlogs.ca for a listing of Canada’s best blogs ranked by popularity.

Have a great year!

Jonathan Kleiman
Your Toronto Business Lawyer

The Results of the 2011 Canadian Blog Awards

Posted: January 21, 2012 by jkleiman in Uncategorized

Thank you to everybody who voted this year and helped to spread the word about the awards. It has been a great contest as always, and I look forward to next year’s race.

UPDATE: Badges have been created by Rhonda from Sync Blog – see the bottom of the post if you have won.

UPDATE: All winners are entitled to $100 towards FeeFixer.com. Runners up are entitled to $25 towards FeeFixer.com. If you are a winner or a runner up, please send an email to CDNBA@FeeFixer.com and you will be given a promo code.

The Winners of the 2011 Canadian Blog Awards are as follows:

Best Overall

Corner Brooker – www.CornerBrooker.com – 314 Votes (34.35%)
Mommy Kat and Kids – www.MommyKatandKids.com – 200 Votes (21.88%)
The Toque Girls – ToqueGirls.com – 187 Votes (20.46%)
Rolling Around in my Head – davehingsburger.blogspot.com – 146 (15.97%)
KD Faustino – TheGirlWiththeMessyHair.com – 36 (3.94%)

Best Science and Technology Blog

IPhone in Canada – www.iphoneincanada.ca – 283 Votes (58.47%)  
Sync – www.Sync-Blog.com – 181 Votes (37.4%)
Mark Evans Tech – www.markevanstech.com – 16 Votes (3.31%)

Best Sports Blog

Rod Pedersen – www.RodPedersen.com – 287 Votes (62.8%)
RotoRob – www.RotoRob.com – 51 Votes (11.16%)
Straight from the Arse – www.StraightFromTheArse.com – 48 Votes (10.5%)
Rider Prophet – www.RiderProphet.com – 46 Votes (10.07%)
5th Line Centre – 5thlinecentre.wordpress.com – 25 Votes (5.47%)

Best Blog Post

Sync – http://www.sync-blog.com/sync/2011/10/top-7-facebook-profile-pictures-that-epically-fail.html – 153 Votes (37.23%)
The Seated View – http://theseatedview.blogspot.com/2011/04/sensitive-to-d-word.html – 111 Votes (27.01%)
XOXO Jes – http://www.xoxojes.com/2011/09/dont-ask-me-again-why-i-hate-nickelback.html – 56 Votes (13.63%)
Calling Shotgun – http://ringkeeper.blogspot.com/2011/02/in-defense-of-coolth.html – 48 Votes (11.68%)
Half Soled Boots – http://halfsoledboots.blogspot.com/2011/09/peace-be-with-you.html – 43 Votes (10.46%)

Best New Blog

Mr. Fabulous – www.immrfabulous.com – 197 Votes (61.37%)
The Fighting Newfoundlander – thefightingnews.wordpress.com – 47 Votes (14.64%)
Wagga Adventure – www.waggaadventure.com – 41 Votes (12.77%)

Best Personal Blog

Rolling Around in my Head – davehingsburger.blogspot.com – 106 Votes (38.55%)
Sleeping is for Losers – www.SleepingisforLosers.com – 63 Votes (22.91%)
Girl with the Cane – www.GirlWithTheCane.com – 47 Votes (17.09%)
The Girl with the Messy Hair – www.TheGirlWiththeMessyHair.com – 38 Votes (13.82%)
Cut the Chatter Red Two – www.CutTheChatter.com – 21 Votes (7.64%)

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

The Grumpy Goat Gallery – thegrumpygoatgallery.blogspot.com – 168 Votes (61.76%)
Project: Priceless – www.projectpriceless.blogpost.com – 66 Votes (24.26%)
Ali Does It Herself – alidoesit.wordpress.com – 20 Votes (7.35%)
Yarn Harlot – www.yarnharlot.ca – 18 Votes (6.62%)

Best Culture and Literature Blog

Mike’s Bloggity Blog – mikesbloggityblog.com – 68 Votes (38.86%)
Steampuk Scholar – steampunkscholar.blogspot.com – 49 Votes (28%)
Calling Shotgun – ringkeeper.blogspot.com – 49 Votes (28%)
Praxis Theatre – praxistheatre.com – 5 Votes (2.86%)

Best Political Blog

Sir Robert Bond Papers – BondPapers.blogspot.com – 57 Votes (41.61%)
The Fighting Newfoundlander – TheFightingNewf.Wordpress.com – 42 Votes (30.66%)
Dawg’s Blawg – drdawgsblawg.ca – 25 Votes (18.25%)
Impolitical – impolitical.blogspot.com – 7 Votes (5.11%)
GritChik – gritchik.wordpress.com – 6 (4.38%)

Best Family Blog

Listen to Lena! – ListentoLena.com – 205 Votes (48.93%)
Mommy Kat and Kids – www.mommykatandkids.com – 194 Votes (46.3%)
Urban Mommies – www.UrbanMommies.com – 14 Votes (3.34%)
Masalamommas – www.masalamommas.com – 4 Votes (0.95%)

Best Religion and Philosophy Blog

Taste and see… – momjeans80.blogspot.com – 49 Votes (26.92%)
Canadian Athiest – www.canadianathiest.com – 44 Votes (24.18%)
Whatever He Says – WhateverHeSays.blogspot.com – 43 Votes (23.63%)
Bene Diction Blogs on – www.BenedictionBlogsOn.com – 37 Votes (20.33%)
Feminist Christian Socialist – feministchristian.blogspot.com – 9 Votes (4.95%)

Best Popular Culture Blog

XOXO Jes – www.XOXOJes.com – 53 Votes (44.54%)
Life’s a Blog – www.LifesaBlog.ca – 53 Votes (44.54%)
All Ears – allearsblog.blogspot.com – 10 Votes (8.4%)
Miss Manifesto – MissManifesto.com – 3 Votes (2.52%)

Best Feminism Blog

Feminist Figure Girl – feministfiguregirl.com – 56 Votes (38.62%)  
Gender Focus – gender-focus.com – 51 Votes (35.17%)
DAMMIT JANET! – scathinglywrongrightwingnutz.blogspot.com – 23 Votes (15.86%)
Anti-Choice is Anti-Awesome – antichoiceantiawesome.blogspot.com – 13 Votes (8.97%)

Best GBLT Blog

Slap Upside the Head – www.slapupsidethehead.com – 304 Votes (80%)   
Screw Bronze – elizabethmcclung.blogspot.com – 47 Votes (12.37%)
Bi Married Mafia – bimarriedandhonest.blogspot.com – 26 Votes (6.84%)

Best Food and Drink Blog

Well Fed Flat Broke – emvandee.wordpress.com  – 78 Votes (30.95%)
EC’s Blog – Elspethcopeland.ca/index.php/ecs-blog – 73 Votes (28.97%)
The Mindful Table – www.mindfultable.ca – 66 Votes (26.19%)
As Ink Remains – asinkremains.com  – 18 Votes (7.14%)
All Does It – alidoesit.wordpress.com – 17 Votes (6.75%)

Best Humour Blog

Mr. Fabulous – www.immrfabulous.com – 69 Votes (39.66%)
XOXO Jes – www.XOXOJes.com – 57 Votes (32.76%)
Feminist Figure Girl – feministfiguregirl.com – 46 Votes (26.44%)

Best Professional Life Blog

On Product Management – www.OnProductManagement.com     13     92.86%    
Your Workplace – www.YourWorkplace.com     1     7.14%

Best Law Blog

Feminist Figure Girl – feministfiguregirl.com     8     72.73% 
Youth and Work – youthandwork.blogspot.com     2     18.18%
Halls of Macadamia – hallsofmacadamia.blogspot.com     1     9.09%

Best Health Blog

Screw Bronze! – elizabethmcclung.blogspot.com     45     81.82% 
Losing it in Ottawa – www.losingitottawa.com     5     9.09%
Alfred Lives Here – www.alfredliveshere.com     5     9.09%

Best Collaborative/Multi-Author Blog

Canadian Atheist – CanadianAtheist.com     31     60.78%
DAMMIT JANET! – scathinglywrongrightwingnutz.blogspot.com     16     31.37%
Sister Sage’s Musings – sistersagesmusings.ca     3     5.88%

Best Music Blog

All Ears – allearsblog.blogspot.com     13     92.86%  
Indie Music Filter – www.indiemusicfilter.com     1     7.14%

Best French Language Blog

500khz – 500khz.wordpress.com     13     100% 

Jonathan Kleiman

Badges (special thanks to Rhonda from Sync Blog)

The Polls, and Clarification

Posted: December 26, 2011 by jkleiman in Uncategorized

Here are the polls for the final round, to save you from having to scroll down so far (thanks Dave). Voting ends January 20, 2012.

You can only vote once this year, which will save everybody lots of time and will make your one vote really mean something. It’s easy to share the polls individually, or they can be embedded right onto your blog. You’ll find info on the poll’s page itself.

Please ‘like’ the Canadian Blog Awards on Facebook for updates and to help spread the word.

And … can’t forget the sponsor – ‘Like’ FeeFixer.com on Facebook to win Free Starbucks Coffees for the Entire 2012 Work Year!
(Note: FeeFixer.com‘s donation to these awards is my time, and lots of it. Nobody makes money from these awards).

The Polls:

Best Overall

Best Science and Technology Blog

Best Sports Blog

Best Blog Post

Best New Blog

Best Personal Blog

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

Best Culture and Literature Blog

Best Political Blog

Best Family Blog

Best Religion and Philosophy Blog

Best Popular Culture Blog

Best Feminism Blog

Best GBLT Blog

Best Food and Drink Blog

Best Humour Blog

Best Professional Life Blog

Best Law Blog

Best Health Blog

Best Collaborative/Multi-Author Blog

Best Music Blog

Best French Language Blog