I wonder if these bloggers will put more effort into boycotting the Canadian Blog Awards than they will the massively taxpayer funded Olympic Winter Games?
A copy/past error, and proofreading oversight for the ’09 categories needed to be corrected. Perhaps now the CBAs are in line with at least some of our previous detractors. If not, I wish them well running their own complimentary blog awards for their desired categories, and/or a pleasant Fall.
We apologize for using the old description of the GBLT categories, which could be read to lumping in feminists with the GBLT community. The description has been fixed.
However, I feel the need to explain some of the thinking behind the category structure this year.
This year, we have decided to remove all of the political categories (which include the conservative, feminist, non-partisan, and progressive categories) with the exception of the “best political” category itself.
The main reason why we decided to go this is because we’ve noticed in previous years, what has happened is an all-out war between different sides of the political spectrum, with some people resorting to subverting to nominations process, trolling, and negative campaigns (not pointing any fingers here.)
Another reason why we decided to remove all of the political category except for best political blog is that we’ve notice that other national blog awards did not have as many political categories as the CBA’s did.
We realize that there are going to be people that are not pleased with this approach, but we feel it is the most fair approach and will give the volunteers of the CBA more time to focus on ensuring the best awards process possible.
Northen BC Dipper | 10.23.09 – 3:55 pm
Half of the fun of the Canadian Blog Awards while I’ve been helping to run it, has been the unbelievable levels of complaints and boycotts surrounding a fun and friendly online competition where all Canadian bloggers can compete and gain a wider audience for about a month. At times it’s stressful, which is why I asked NBCDipper to take the lead in running the CBAs this year, and so far he’s doing a fine job. I have some cooperative business to attend to over the next few weeks so might not have lots of time to put into running a national blog award website.