Sunday, November 30, 2008

No luck this time

So I checked out the Canadian Blogging Awards this morning to see who from the North managed to make it to the Final Five in the categories and the answer is....nobody.

I mean, perhaps I missed one or something, but I didn't see any of the northern blogs make the final list. Which I actually find a bit disappointing. I don't pretend to know how seriously people take these awards. I heard talk of Facebook campaigns and whatnot. Plus, I think this is the first year people from the north have made an active attempt to make the finals. This might be one of these things where you have to build up awareness of your blog over several years before it reaches a certain critical mass.

And I honestly wasn't expecting to make the final five in anything I was nominated in. Best Blog? Please. I had some small hopes in the Best Blog Post category because I'm partial to that rant on Levi Johnston, but no. Which is fine. After the Nunavut Blogging Awards and my attempt to get on MUN's Board of Regents, I think I had used up all my grovelling for votes in 2008.

I will make the minor complaint that it would have been nice to have seen the vote totals for everyone nominated on the long list. Not for bragging rights, but it is nice to have an idea of the number of votes you received and how many it takes to make it to the next round. Ah well.

But I really did expect Clare or Darcy to get nominated for something. I am surprised by that.

Oh well, maybe we'll get them next year. An if nothing else, I had a nice, steady stream of traffic from the awards website, and perhaps picked up a new reader or two. Which is always nice. Here's hoping you stick around

Last Five
1. Detroit '67 - Sam Roberts
2. How to save a life - The Fray
3. How my heart behaves - Feist
4. Lime tree - Bright Eyes
5. Little girl - The Beatles


jen said...

That's a bummer! We are gong to have to make more of an effort next year! We should have a pre-vote next year for just us Northerners and then all spend time campaigning for that one individual. We can do it next year, I know it!

Meanwhile, Fawnahareo’s Place: Life as a mom in the Yukon is up for Best Family Blog. I suggest we all head over and give her a vote, she might not be Nunavummiut, but she's north!

towniebastard said...

Not only that, but we missed this international blogging award.

I guess we can do things differently next year, assuming we actually remember they're going on...;)

Megan said...

I'm supporting Fawn. It's great to see a northerner in the finals.

What do you think of combining the Nunavut and NWT blogs for a Best Northern Blog contest this year instead of doing them separately? Perhaps a group of us could agree to judge categories we weren't entered in: for example, I might judge Best Photography.

towniebastard said...

An Arctic Blogging Awards isn't a bad idea. However, since the Nunavut awards are run by Clare, I think that's his call.

But it is something to think about...

Anonymous said...

I'm with Megan on the Northern blogging awards.
I was totally going to vote for you for best post until I saw Slap Across The Face's nomination. Yours was still awesome! I voted for you in the entertainment blog category.

Anonymous said...

Ha! I totally meant to write Slap Upside the Head.

Fawn said...

Thanks for the support, Jen! If it makes you feel any better, I graduated from high school in Iqaluit. Of course, that was in 1995, so it wasn't technically Nunavut yet.

I also spent 3 years in Fort Liard, NWT, so I AM a northerner, even if I'm in the "cushiest" territory now. ;)

John Mutford said...

I hadn't heard of those awards before. No surprise since they seem to shun LitBlogs.