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.
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.
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)