The CanWebbies

You may have noticed the little button at the top of my sidebar, which says “2010 CWA NOMINEE”.  It seems that a kind reader (or a couple of readers) has nominated me for the Canadian Weblog Awards in the categories of “Art & Photography” (for Photolicious) andthe sweeping-but-naturally-associated “Religion, Spirituality and Philosophy” (for this blog).

2010 Canadian Weblog Awards Nominee 2010 Canadian Weblog Awards Nominee

What can I say at a time like this?  I really don’t know…

IT’SANHONOURJUSTTOBENOMINATED!

But seriously, the odds of me winning anything are slim.  Let’s have a look at the criteria by which the judges will be evaluating nominees.

The evaluation is divided into two categories: design and content.  This blog is a slightly altered version of somebody else’s template–a template which, I add, is used by many WordPress users.  So no go on the design element.

I think I do a little better on the content: I’m usually intelligible, clear, transparent and authentic; I generally pay attention to spelling and grammar, although perhaps not as much as I used to. BUT: Am I engaging?  I don’t know.  Am I original?  No. Am I current? Absolutely not. It’s funny (funny unexpected, not funny haha) that I’m nominated in a year in which I have blogged less than ever (other than when I was not blogging).

But it’s nice that I’ve been nominated. Perhaps someone will click on the link on the nomination page and like what they read here.  Perhaps it will motivate me to blog more and with more care.

It’s a decision by jury and more nominations will roll in as the year goes by. Awards will be…awarded in January 2011.

6 thoughts on “The CanWebbies

  1. Randall

    Well it’s about time Marc!!

    This begs the question that used to rattle around in my head, does one self promote this information on the blog that is in the running so that readers know and can go and vote for it? Or is that shameless self promotion?

    A few years ago I used to think the latter, so I zipped up about being nominated. But I think I’ve changed my tune to more of a “Woo Hoo pile it on baby lets go vote and get your friends to vote too. Vote Early , Vote Often, is my motto!

    I mean, it’s not a Humility Award, in which case I would have to reconsider my position. But dang, congratulations Marc.

    And now you will have to get your wife a party dress and you a good suit, and when your category comes up you’ll have to look all, “I don’t really care if its me or not, I’m just happy to be here and to have three healthy kids and a wife and…..”

    Smile lots, especially when you don’t think the camera’s on you.

    Now lets get on over there and have us a vote or two.

  2. Marc

    Ha! Classic.

    I considered keeping the nominations hush-hush, but, quite frankly, it was about time I posted *something*.

    Also, it’s a jury decision–so I cannot solicit your votes. But thanks anyway! 🙂

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