Just An Honour To Be Nominated

Salted Lithium has been nominated for an award, and my sincere thanks to whoever did it, but I think I’m voting for the other guy.

The Canadian Blog Awards is an annual event on the Canadian Blogosphere in which Canadian Bloggers and Blog Readers vote to decide which blog is the best – either overall or within a category.

I’ve been nominated in the “Best Health Blog” category, where I’m up against thirteen other blogs… including Kenn, who runs “My Journey With AIDS”.

The way these awards seem to work is someone nominated me, then someone verifies I fit the category and then it becomes a two stage popularity contest. After this round of voting the top five blogs in each category go on to the next phase, where there’s another vote and a winner is selected.

Two rounds of voting will take place with each round lasting 7 days. The first round of voting will include all nominees. The second round of voting will narrow the list of nominees in each category down to the top 5 from the first round of voting.

Zoom! has also been nominated in three categories: Best Local Blog, and Best Activities Blog. I don’t see anything in the rules against bloggers suggesting people vote for other bloggers, so I’ll be voting for her Knit Nut blog in both.

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She has also been nominated in the Best Personal Blog Category along with Hella Stella, who’s also one of my favourites.

And Robin, another Ottawa-based blogger I’ve been following, has been nominated in the Best Photo/Art Blog Category for his blog Watawa Life. It’s definitely worth a vote.

Update: I was kind of surprised not to find XUP‘s blog anywhere. But it ends up she has been nominated in the “Best New Blog” category. With the number of comments she gets it’s weird to think of hers as a “new blog”. I don’t think she’ll have any problems getting her XUPites, who are legion, to vote her into the number one spot. So I’m sure she’ll have a cartoon beaver in her sidebar in a couple of weeks.

Each person gets one vote for their favourite blog, in each category… you just get one [vote] per round.

Even if you don’t vote, or don’t vote for me, I still recommend checking the awards site out. There are a lot of great blogs in a lot of different categories, including a couple in the Health Blog category I’ll be putting in my blogroll.

But if you do decide to vote for me, here’s where you do it:

Best Health Blog (Round 1)

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About Gabriel...

...diagnosed with manic depression in 1989, for the next 14-years I lived without treatment or a recovery plan. I've been homeless, one time I graduated college, I've won awards for reporting on Internet privacy issues, and a weekly humour column. In 2002 I finally hit bottom and found help. I have an 8-year old son, and a 4-year old son... I’m usually about six feet tall, and I'm pretty sure I screwed up my book deal. I mostly blog at saltedlithium.com....
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17 Responses to Just An Honour To Be Nominated

  1. thordora says:

    Already did yesterday. 🙂

    and the popularity contest? That’s REALLY in the family blog area. Always fun to watch…

  2. Gabriel... says:

    Well thank you. I’m feeling the love now. But how come you’re not in there? If I had known about these things you’d definitely be nominated… and PatAnon should totally be in the Personal Blog Category for sure, if not in the Health one. Actually I guess we could all be in both the Personal and Health categories… maybe next year we can do ‘rock, paper, scissors’ to find out which one of us the rest should vote for.

  3. bromac says:

    Ooooooooh, I hope you win!!!

    And I agree, Spin Me I Pulsate should definitely be in there.

  4. Gabriel... says:

    Thanks bromac. I think I’d be okay with a close second or a certificate for participating, but a win would be cool. If it does happen they give me a little logo with a happy beaver on it I can put in my sidebar… heh.

  5. Hella Stella says:

    I voted for you! I didn’t realize I had even been nominated until you commented… Yeesh. So thanks for the heads up… Apparently I can’t be trusted to keep an eye on these things myself.

  6. So, what’s better, “Best Health Blog” or “Funniest Man in North America”.

  7. Ah, shitpockets, that was supposed to have a question mark.

  8. XUP says:

    “Beaver in my Sidebar” is going to be my new motto whether or not I win. It’s perfect. And really, I’m not a completely new blogger so I’m not sure how I got nominated for that category, but the XUP blog is new as of this past April and completely different from the blog I had before, so I guess it fits. I think it’s great that so many Ottawa bloggers made it to the semi-finals. I hope we whoop ass and become the best blogger city in Canada!!

  9. darkentries says:

    i voted. I want to gabe-roll the blogger awards….

  10. Clare says:

    I voted. Pretty amazing! Go G.

  11. Lola Snow says:

    I voted too! Got to be done 🙂

  12. mareyeka says:

    Congrats on making it to the second round. 🙂

  13. zoom says:

    Sorry to hear about your toothache, but I’m so happy to see you made it to the final round in the CBAs Gabriel!

  14. Gabriel... says:

    YAY Team Salted! Thanks to everyone who voted, but specifically to those who voted for me more than once.

    I’m still not sure if I should really qualify as a “Health Blog”… but dammit, now I really want a smiling cartoon beaver waving a Canadian flag in my sidebar. What an awesome country this is to have the beaver as our national animal… just freaking awesome.

  15. darkentries says:

    Never gonna give you up!

  16. Pingback: If I Win I’ll Let You Touch My Beaver « …salted lithium.

  17. I was hunting around looking for “something else” that I’m going to get to, but I didn’t even know you said this last year! Well! You certainly said it THIS year, didn’t you?!

    You big, crazy bum!

    Nominations have closed as of today, and I have seen Referrers from the site, so some people are checking me out already. The “Rules” page today, in fact, so they’re checking out my “validity?!” Good grief! I feel like I want to die!

    I don’t know if I’m going to say anything when my name gets up there for people to vote… I don’t know… Harrumph! I’m so embarrassed! I don’t like to “self-promote!” OMG! I’m probably doing it here, aren’t I???

    Still, thank you “big, crazy bum!”

    Hugs,
    Purple nin-JAH

    Oh, and by the way, doing some online comic linkage and found one that looks good. At least in name? “Dr. Ninja!” How’s that grab ya?

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