You Have Until September 30th to Nominate Blogs for the 2014 Canadian Weblog Awards!

You have three weeks left to nominate Canadian blogs for the 2014 Canadian Weblog Awards!

A few of our categories are short on nominees, but it's not for a lack of blogs out there, so if you know of good blogs that would fit into the following categories, get in there and nominate them:

  • Activism & Social Justice
  • Agriculture & Nature (this includes gardening and farming)
  • Education
  • Fashion
  • French Language
  • Green Living
  • Group Weblog
  • Placeblog
  • Sports & Recreation

We are busy entering new nominations — we still have 500 of them waiting in queue — so our present public list of nominees is by no means comprehensive, but check out this year's nominees listed so far.

And don't forget to honour your favourite Canadian blogs with a nomination in the 2014 Canadian Weblog Awards!

A New 2014 Canadian Weblog Awards Category: Product Review Blogs

As we have been entering the first nominations to the 2014 Canadian Weblog Awards, we have noticed that there are a number of blogs now that fall into one particular category quite well, only that category is one that didn't yet exist. We realized needed a Product Review Blogs category!

We talked over concerns about introducing a new category part way into the nominations period, but we have decided that it does a greater disservice to shoehorn those blogs into less suitable categories that aren't actually true fits. We are taking the liberty of adding previously nominated blogs that are a good fit for this category, and, going forward, the Product Review Blogs category will be an option in our nomination form.

The Product Review Blogs category is for those blogs that are primarily made up of product reviews, both sponsored and not, of all kinds of products from baby carriers to iPhone apps.

Check out our Product Review Blogs nominees, and send in your nominations!

Susan Wright-Boucher's "3 Blogging Lessons I Learned as a Blog Awards Juror"

Susan Wright-Boucher was a juror in the 2013 Canadian Weblog Awards, and she has written a very complimentary piece about her role and what it taught her. We think it's great, but then we might be a bit biased.

3 Blogging Lessons I Learned as a Blog Awards Juror:
As an avid blogger and marketing student, I was excited to serve as a Canadian Weblog Awards juror. I knew I could be of help and figured I'd pick up a couple of tips along the way. What I didn't know is how much the judging process would teach me about building an effective blog.