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Canadian Blog Awards 2008 and a strong Vancouver/BC contingent! November 24, 2008

Posted by Raul in Canadian Blog Awards.

The results of the Canadian Blog Awards first round of voting for 2008 have been just published, and I’m very honored to be nominated in 3 categories: Best Blog, Best Local Blog and Best Personal Blog. Thank you all for the vote of confidence. Of course, I would be happy if you voted for me, but the nomination itself is pretty big in my books, and I’m really flattered.

I am also honored to be in great company this year. Last year, my friend Rebecca Bollwitt was nominated to the Canadian Blog Awards 2007 and won 3rd Best Local Blog (nation-wide). This year, she is nominated again, and a bunch of other colleagues and friends are in various other categories. I didn’t scan them in thorough detail, so if I’ve missed someone, please do let me know.

(If I’ve linked to a site once on the list, I won’t repeat the link, but I’ll mention the blog again – you can vote in each category by clicking on the name of the category and then voting on the Canadian Blog Awards website)

Best Blog

Miss604.com (Rebecca Bollwitt)
Hummingbird604.com (e.g. me)

Best Humor Blog

Noise to Signal
aka Rob Cottingham

Best Local Blog

Tenth To The Fraser (New West-focused)
Frances Bula

Best New Blog


Best Personal Blog

Letters Home to You ( written by Ian in Hamburg, but he is Canadian πŸ™‚ )
Matthew Good
CreamPuff Revolution

Best Political Blog

Best Podcaster/Vlogger

Choogle On With Uncle Weed
Ephemeral Feasthouse
Row Three

Best Professional/Career Blog

Get Elastic (Elastic Path)
My Name is Kate

Best Sci/Tech Blog

A View from the Isle by Tris Hussey

Of course, there were MANY really worthy and awesome blogs and podcasts in Vancouver that didn’t get nominated. Jodi mentioned on Twitter one that I am particularly fond of, Lip Gloss and Laptops. I was also shocked not to see Beyond Robson nominated in the Best Group Blog category. Sean Orr’s series (Morning Brew) SHOULD have been nominated. The Crazy Canucks‘ blog and podcast should have been nominated.

Many really awesome blogs and podcasts were deserving of a nomination, and I am truly grateful just by the fact that I’ve been nominated and I’m a finalist. Congratulations to my fellow nominees, and let’s hope that there are several categories were Metro Vancouverites are winners! πŸ™‚



1. Gus - November 24, 2008

WOW nominated in 3 categories! Congratulations Raul. This is well deserved!

2. Urban Dweller - November 24, 2008

Congrats Raul on your nominations! Well deserved πŸ™‚

3. Annika - November 24, 2008

Wow, very cool Raul, I’ll keep my fingers crossed for you!!!

4. Kate Trgovac - November 24, 2008

Hey, Raul! Congrats on the THREE category noms!! Well done – definitely a testament to your great writing.

If you don’t mind a personal plug – my wife (and Vancouver denizen), Rosemary, also had her blog nominated in the personal category: CreampuffRevolution.com

Thanks for pulling this list together!

5. Raphael Alexander - November 24, 2008

Hey there Raul,

I actually just noticed your blog when I was judging the Local category for the CBA’s. Pretty cool to find out there are so many Vancouver bloggers. I also live here, but I hadn’t known about your blog. That’s why the CBA’s are cool, because you find new blogs and new people.

Anyway, good luck in the CBA’s. Thanks for plugging the site.

6. Tyler - November 26, 2008

Nice work Raul!

7. Vancouver blog news | Vancouver Metblogs - November 26, 2008

[…] – Canadian Blog Awards: Apparently there’s a Canadian Blog Awards. I’m not sure if they’re any more reputable than the awards that were around in thet late ’90s when I won first place for design for my hidiously garish Matthew Good Band fansite that I made with Angelfire, but hey they’ve got a beaver logo. Lots of local blogs got nominated including the previously mentioned Rebecca and Raul who is always worth a vote [h604]. […]

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