“Four of the five nominees are genuine medical professionals (including one dentist’s office in Windsor), offering good sound advice on staying healthy. The remaining one, Salted Lithium, describes one person’s long walk away from depression. That one has my vote, because of the strength of the voice at its core.”
“The Greatest Canadian Blog – Part V – Part III”; Bow. James Bow.
The Canadian Blogging Awards for Best Health Blog were announced Sunday night… finally. And I came in fourth. Unfortunately, since only the top three positions get the right to put a smiling beaver into their sidebar, I won’t be having one.
Since it was basically a popularity contest it all came down to how many people were willing to give up thirty seconds of their life to vote. Which is cool, I totally understand most of you were busy that week, and I’m not going to get into blaming anyone specific for my loss. Mostly because naming the people I blame would totally screw up my chances of winning next year.
So I’m blaming communists.
The blogs which did win are actual Health Blogs written, researched and maintained by people who actually have an educated opinion about what they’re writing about. So that probably helped them a little.
1. Weighty Matters:
“A family physician who opened the Bariatric Medical Institute in April 2004”
2. Arya M. Sharma, MD:
“the Professor of Medicine & Chair for Cardiovascular Obesity Research and Management at the University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada. He is also the Medical Director of the Edmonton Capital Health Region’s interdisciplinary Weight Wise Program.”
3. Marijke: nurse turned writer:
“Covers health issues that might be interesting to the non-health care worker audience.”
All three of them are in my sidebar, two of them have been there almost since I knew I had been nominated. Obviously the extra exposure I gave them proved to be my downfall.
I’m sure I’ll get over my disappointment, but just to make sure I’ve got a serious chance at winning next year I’d like to introduce you to the new concept for my blog… “the weight loss struggle of an anonymous three-time winner of the Nobel Prize of Medicine who also has two really hot nurse assistants who like to take photos around the office.”
…someday I will have a smiling beaver of my own. Someday I’ll be able to use the dozens and dozens of beaver double entendres I’ve been scribbling in my notebook for the past two weeks. Someday.
Thank you very much to those who did vote. Seriously.