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The Ninjamatics' 2011 Canadian Weblog Awards Nominees Shortlist

Ninjamatics' 2011 Canadian Weblog AwardsThe Ninjamatics' 2011 Canadian Weblog Awards' forty-six jurors have completed their first of two rounds of judging!

Over the last two weeks, they poured over the 461 nominated weblogs, measuring the nominees against our ten criteria. They have selected the top five weblogs in each category that will move forward into the final round of the Ninjamatics' 2011 Canadian Weblog Awards. The winners will be picked from this shortlist over the next two weeks.

Without further ado, we are proud to announce the Ninjamatics' 2011 Canadian Weblog Awards Nominees Shortlist!

Best Weblog About Art & Photography
Art et photographie

Ali Does It Herself
Alice in Paris Loves Art and Tea
Dream, Create
Tracy Risinger Photography

Best Weblog About Arts & Culture
Arts et culture

Alice in Paris Loves Art and Tea
Cocktails & Curtain Calls
East Coast By Choice
Reeder Reads
THE Blog

Best Designed Weblog
Meilleur design

Everybody Likes Sandwiches
No Ordinary Rollercoaster
Tanveer Naseer
Vancity Bride

Best New Weblog (for weblogs created after July 31, 2010)
Meilleur nouveau blogue (blogues créés après le 31 juillet 2010)

The Best of This Life
Dream, Create
Images of Learning Project
Vancity Bride
Vanilla & Spice

Best Written Weblog
Meilleurs textes

The Backseat Stylers
Erica Glasier: Oversocialized!
The Marvelous in Nature
No Ordinary Rollercoaster
Tanveer Naseer

Best Weblog About Business & Career
Affaires et carrières

Danny Brown
Erica Glasier: Oversocialized!
Marcy Kennedy & Lisa Hall-Wilson
The Marketing Boutique
Tanveer Naseer

Best Comics Weblog
Bande dessinée

The Joy of Tech
Slice of Fate
A Softer World
Troops of Doom Comic

Best Weblog About Crafting

Ali Does It Herself
The English Muffin Blog
I Made It So

Best Weblog About Ecology & Social Justice
Écologie et justice sociale

Adventures In Local Food
Eco logic
Eco Mama
Eco Yogini

Best Weblog About Education

Association for Responsive Trusteeship in Calgary Schools
Doug – Off the Record
Images of Learning Project
Teaching By the Book
Terri's Teaching Treasures

Best Weblog by an Ex-Pat

365 Fashion Rehab
Finding Me in France
The Inspired African
Munchkin With Munchkin

Best Weblog About Family & Parenting
Famille et enfants

Coffee With Julie
Crazy Lesbian Mom
Curtains Are Open
Home to Heather
Under the High Chair

Best Weblog About Fashion, Style & Design
Mode, style et design

The Backseat Stylers
Dream, Create
The Toque Girls
Vancity Bride

Best Feminist Weblog

Brilliant Woman
Gender Focus
Je suis féministe
Morning Quickie
The Spirit That Moves Me

Best Weblog About Food & Drink
Cuisine et breuvages

Ali Does It Herself
Cookin' Canuck
Crumb: A Food Blog
The Kitchen Magpie
Vanilla & Spice

Best French Language Weblog
En français

Le carnet d'Alexandre
Ce que j'ai dans le ventre
Comme la fois où j'ai eu un pogoball
Je suis féministe
Marie Noelle Marineau

Best Weblog About Gardening

The Kitchen Magpie
Strattons Farm
Wall Flower Studio Seeds
You Grow Girl

Best Group Weblog
Blogue collectif

Adventures In Local Food
Covenant House Vancouver's On the House
Criticize This!
Je suis féministe

Best Weblog About Health & Wellness (includes physical and mental health and disabilities)
Santé et bien-être (incluant santé physique, mentale et handicaps)

Covenant House Vancouver's On the House
Crazy Lesbian Mom
Farewell, Stranger
Weighty Matters

Best Humour Weblog

Cheaper Than Therapy
Embrace the Chaos
Ironic Mom
The Top 7

Best LGBTQ Weblog

Alfred Lives Here
Crazy Lesbian Mom
Gender Focus
Screw Bronze!
Two Moms to Be

Best Life Weblog
Mode de vie

Casie Stewart: This Is My Life
Coffee With Julie
Curtains Are Open
The Kitchen Magpie
No Ordinary Rollercoaster

Lifetime Achievement Award (for weblogs created before January 1, 2005)
Prix d'excellence pour l'ensemble de son œuvre (blogues créés avant le 1er janvier 2005)

Cheaty Monkey
Coin-Operated Boy
Urban Daddy
Weighty Matters

Best Media & Journalism Weblog
Médias et journalisme

Criticize This!
iPhone In Canada
The Movie Blog
Shogun Gamer

Best Microblog (Twitter, Tumblr, Identi.ca, Jaiku, Posterous, etc.)
Microblogue (Twitter, Tumblr, Identi.ca, Jaiku, Posterous, etc.)

@all_caps (twitter)
@hotelqueen (twitter)
@PMHarpersDiary (twitter)
Dear Photograph (tumblr)
ShopMyClothes.com (tumblr)

Best Military Weblog

Cops and Donuts
A Military Wife's Mayhem
This Is My Blog

Best Weblog About Music

All Ears
True Vine Productions
www.UxbridgeGuitar.com Blog
The WildWorks Station

Best Weblog About Nature

Le journal d'un pêcheur
The Marvelous in Nature
Memorizing Nature
Strattons Farm

Best Placeblog (contains local political/social/arts/community articles about a place)
Placeblogue (contenant des articles sur la politique/vie sociale/arts/communauté dans une localité)

Covenant House Vancouver's On the House
East Coast By Choice
Hello Ottawa
I Spy Montréal

Best Podcast & Vlog
Podcast et vlog

Audio Smut
Questions and Cocktails

Best Political Weblog

BC Vote
On Procedure and Politics
Prairie Dog Magazine's Dog Blog
Russ Campbell's Blog

Best Weblog About Pop Culture & Entertainment
Pop culture et spectacles

Criticize This!
The Movie Blog
Reeder Reads
Shogun Gamer

Best Weblog About Religion, Spirituality & Philosophy
Religion, spiritualité et philosophie

Canadian Atheist
EaglesNest — Adventures In Writing
Emerging Mummy
The Spirit That Moves Me
This Is My Blog

Best Weblog About Science, Technology & the Internet
Science, technologie et Internet

Canadian Reviewer
CMS Critic
Erica Glasier: Oversocialized!
Spydergrrl On the Web

Best Weblog About Sports, Fitness & Recreation
Sports, condition physique et loisirs

Calgary Playground Review
Long Track Long Shot
Some Good Adventure
The Top 7

Best Weblog About Travel

Gourmet Fury
Have Baby Will Travel
Travel With Kevin and Ruth
Where Is Journeywoman?

Best Weblog About Writing & Literature
Écriture et littérature

Calling Shotgun
Ill Seen, Ill Said
Interviews & Reviews
Marcy Kennedy & Lisa Hall-Wilson
THE Blog

Our jurors will be working hard over the next two weeks during the second and final round of judging, and we will announce the winners of the Ninjamatics' 2011 Canadian Weblog Awards on January 31st!
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Reader Comments (23)

Just a quick thank you for your hard work in putting these awards together.

Thanks too to the judges who've got a lot of reading to do.


January 15, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterYoni Freedhoff

Wow! Thank you for the jurors hard work! I'm so proud and excited to have made the shortlist in my category (best new weblog). YAY!

January 15, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterEmily

sincere thanks for hosting these awards, and to the jury for taking the time to go through all the nominees. i'm looking forward to reading some new-to-me blogs and meeting some fellow canadian bloggers through here.

all the best,

January 15, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterana @ i made it so

So honoured by this! And so great to see recognition of Canadian blogs like this. Will definitely be visiting the others.

January 15, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterRobin@Farewell, Stranger

I must put in a word for ana at imadeitso.com whose blog is nominated in the crafting category.

ana is not only a gifted crafter but a wonderful and inspired networker. She has brought together people from all over the world (I am from India, for example) in ways which go far beyond crafts and creations.

She has humor and heart and a passion for whatever she does. I have never met her, but I am one of her many, many admirers. She brings joy to the world.

January 15, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJo Chopra

Beyond excited to be shortlisted! Thanks so much for the time and effort. Can't wait to click on a few links and find some new blogs to follow! Thanks again!

January 15, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterColleen

Wow...very cool. Thank you!

January 15, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterSarah@EmergingMummy

I am so honoured to be on this list. Thanks so much for the hard work of the jury. I'm sure many hours were spent reading through numerous blogs. I am excited to start clicking on these links and finding some new favourite blogs.

January 15, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterCookin' Canuck

I'm so honoured to still be in the running in all 3 categories I was nominated in! Thank you so much for organizing this and to the jurors for all the hard work and reading hours they put in. Looking forward to seeing the results!

January 15, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterVancity Bride

Ahhhhh so exciting!!! Thank you so much for your hard work... it's going to be an exciting couple of weeks :)

January 15, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterTracy Risinger

Thanks for all your hard work we are so excited and rather chuffed to bits to have made it to the semi finals!

January 16, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterSally Knight

Thanks for all your hard work we are so excited and rather chuffed to bits to have made it to the semi finals!

January 16, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterSally Knight

Thanks for all your hard work we are so excited and rather chuffed to bits to have made it to the semi finals!

January 16, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterSally Knight

Congrats to everyone who made the short list! Now I have something to really aim for in the coming year. ;) Good luck!

January 16, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJeninCanada

Nice job Schmutzie! I was looking forward to this year's list. Now go take a nap and I'll make sure no one rings the doorbell.

January 16, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJacinta

Sweet! So excited to be on the shortlist. A great bonus on top of finding so many super blogs in one place.

January 17, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterLaurita

Congratulations to all these wonderful bloggers, especially to my dear friend Laurita at Calling Shotgun. She is SO deserving!

January 17, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterCathy Olliffe-Webster

Congrats to everyone who made the short list. Gives me food for thought for the next year coming. So exciting for all of you and I was proud just being nominated.

January 18, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterjodi shaw

Thank you for including my site among the finalists, and congratulations to all of the shortlisted nominees! I think my Google Reader is going to burst at the seams with this list. ;)

January 18, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterspydergrrl

I guess I´ll have to read the 10 criteria after all. I have been blogging for 11 years and so many of the blogs which have come to seriously dominate Canadian traffic numbers............are not even remotely represented here. The most venerable and most popular by daily and monthly traffic do not exist...if your believe this website.

January 22, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterSue

Sue, blogs only make it onto the Canadian Weblog Awards if they're nominated, so if they're not represented here, it's not because the criteria are faulty. Nominations are open again on Feb 1st for the 2012 season, so nominate great blogs. I'd love to see them here!

January 22, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterschmutzie

I wasn't going to say anything but I wonder if there is a strong anti-disabled sentiment amongst the judges, none of the leading disabled bloggers, who were nominated, made it to the finals. Health and wellness, which is supposed to include those with physical disabilities - didn't. Ecology and social justice completely shut out disabled bloggers. They selected a blogger who hasn't blogged for months and excluded disabled bloggers who seriously try to make change every day. I see bias here. The disabled community is familiar with having our voices silenced. I guess maybe I shouldn't be surprised. I call bias.

January 24, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJanet

Thank you so much for including us on the shortlist! Congrats (and good luck) to all the other nominees as well.

January 28, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterBrian McKechnie

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