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The 2014 Blog Awards Have Begun!

Posted: October 5, 2014 by jkleiman in Uncategorized

Welcome, everybody, to the 2014 blog awards.

As with every year, nominations are an exciting time to tell the world about your favourite blogs.

So, do it! (Click Here to vote).

Nominations will close around November 1st.

As always, if anybody wants to advertise they can do so by providing proof of a charitable donation in Canada, and emailing me.


Jonathan Kleiman
Small Claims Court Lawyer / Business Lawyer / Husband of a Nutritionist

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 – – 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

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

Here is an updated list of the Canadian Blog Award nominations. You still have until tomorrow to nominate your favourite blogs. Thanks to all who took the time to make nominations. Again, if something is miscategorized, or if a link is broken or spam or repeated, tell me on Twitter @TOBusinessLaw

(Best Feminism Blog nominations are here)

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

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

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

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

Food and Drink:
After the Harvest
Immigrant Children
Rants n’ Rascals

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

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

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

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
Swag20 – 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)

(Thanks again to the Toronto Lawyers PLZ 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)

The time has finally come for nominations for the 2010 Canadian Blog Awards. We’re all really excited to get moving, and to see what new blogs come out this year. Nominations will end October 9th, leaving us an entire month to make sure that everybody gets to nominate who they want. Every year in the past there have been a number of blogs who miss the boat, so let’s all do our best to spread the word and nominate worthy blogs.

Use this form to nominate your favourite Canadian blog.

Hats off to the law firm at which I work, Porco Levy Zavet LLP (PLZ Law) for encouraging me to volunteer my free time to run this competition, and for understanding why I decided to disqualify their law blog 😉 Check out their law news sharing website too.

If you have any questions or comments about the CBA’s, include them in the comments section of your nomination form. Remember, not everybody checks this page for updates, so remind your readers to nominate!

Thanks, and Good Luck!

Jonathan Kleiman