#592: YOU ARE LOOKING AT A GLOWING THIRD-PLACER RIGHT HERE, YESSIREE BOB
As you may or may not already be aware, the results were in last night for the 2006 Canadian Blog Awards, and I placed third in the Best Blog category. Third! Thank you so much to all of you who voted and sent supportive e-mails and urged people to vote for me on their own websites during the voting process. You managed to take a personal weblog with a relatively small audience that was pitted against some pretty stiff competition and put it in THIRD PLACE.
I'M THIRDTHIRDTHIRDTHIRDTHIRD BEST BLOG! I'M THIRD! IN CANADA! THIRD THIRD THIRD THIRD THIRD! ME! I'M THIRD BEST BLOG IN THE 2006 CANADIAN BLOG AWARDS!
I am excited to place at all, but especially in the Best Blog category, which originally had nominees from all genres. I have not yet checked out all the other winners, but I can imagine that it is being seen as quite an upset to have three personal blogs come out on top in the Best Blog category, especially when there were political, humour, and business blogs nominated that were already gaining significant votes in other categories. In the Best Blog category, Raymi came in first and Debaucherous and Dishevelled came in second ahead of my website. Of course, everyone in the Best Blog, Best Humour, and Best Personal blog categories had Raymi to contend with, and she has boobs and naked bed jumping to offer the public. That is a hard act to follow, especially when the most you've shown of yourself in the last few weeks was a picture of your bedhead when you had the flu. If I was going to lose to anyone, though, I am glad it's Raymi. Her winning in not one but three categories has surely gotten under the skin of more than a few self-important bloggers out there who have the ridiculous idea that there is some sort of platonic ideal for blog genres and, as a result of this misconception, believe that their blogs are more important than others because of where they claim to focus their attentions. Personally, I love class upsets, so I am hoping that there's quite a dust-up over it.
Debaucherous and Dishevelled, while placing second in both the Best Blog and Best Personal Blog categories, won as the Best Family Blog. I found her through Sweetney and this whole awards process, and she's become a regular read of mine. Debaucherous and Dishevelled came out only 4% behind Raymi with what appeared to be very little campaigning at all, and seeing that, while I came out with 18% of the votes, she came out with 32%, you should probably go ahead and visit her site and ignore me for a little while. And then come back here, of course, because I obviously keep good company.
The list of finalists at the 2006 Canadian Blog Awards site is a good compendium of high-end Canadian blogginess, so while you peruse the talent, I am off to congratulate some fine winners and co-finalists.
----------------------------------------I extend sincere extra thanks to those who used their own sites to promote my vote for Best Blog in the 2006 Canadian Blog Awards. You are truly quite fine people. In alphabetical order, they are: The Cheeseblog, Citizen of the Month, Fracas, Harper Valley, Lala Land, No Show Mo, Palinode's Palace, Sweetney, T.K.O., and Whaling Season.