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

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 (Rebecca Bollwitt) (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 :-) )
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! :)

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Comments (7)

GusNovember 24th, 2008 at 8:46 am

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

Urban DwellerNovember 24th, 2008 at 12:31 pm

Congrats Raul on your nominations! Well deserved :)

AnnikaNovember 24th, 2008 at 3:46 pm

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

Kate TrgovacNovember 24th, 2008 at 6:56 pm

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:

Thanks for pulling this list together!

Raphael AlexanderNovember 24th, 2008 at 7:06 pm

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.

ian in hamburgNovember 27th, 2008 at 12:23 pm

Thanks for mentioning this ol’ Canuck marooned in Germany! I voted for yours in two out of three. ;-)

Kate TrgovacNovember 28th, 2008 at 4:33 am

Ooo.. Raul! I forgot to mention that Vancouverite Rob Jones’ excellent music blog, The Delete Bin (, was nominated in the Culture/Entertainment category.

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