12.14.2008

wmtc wins best progressive blog in canadian blog awards

prog-1st

Thank you!

It was a very tight contest, without a strong turnout, so I welcome a coalition with proportional representation.

Congratulations to the second- and third-place finishers, Danielle Takacs and Dawg's Blog, and to runners-up The Galloping Beaver and Daveberta. I'm honoured to be in their company.

No coalition for Redsock, he'll be running a majority government, as Joy of Sox handily won Best Sports Blog.

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Late update: My apologies to Calgary Grit! Dan Arnold's excellent blog placed fourth, and I completely forgot to include it. Sorry, Dan!

40 comments:

L-girl said...

A little gravy: this is driving the trolls crazy!

M@ said...

Wow -- awesome! That's just great.

A little gravy: this is driving the trolls crazy!

Oooh, are they commenting here? C'mon, give us a sample! I would very much enjoy hearing what Magnolia thinks of the award.

L-girl said...

C'mon, give us a sample!

Unfortunately when you reject a comment, you can't copy it. Perhaps I'll put one through, copy it, then delete it. :)

I would very much enjoy hearing what Magnolia thinks of the award.

Mags says it's a travesty that an AMERICAN who writes only about AMERICAN issues could win a CANADIAN blog award, and insists I'll NEVER be CANADIAN, NEVER!!!! (All caps his, of course.)

It's an even greater travesty that my "boy toy" (!) who is an AMERICAN and writes about an AMERICAN sport could even qualify for this award.

M@ said...

Oh, that's awesome. But he has a point: if you look at the current first page of your blog, there are fully ONE POSTS about the USA. Clearly you just can't seem to wrap your mind around issues important to REAL CANADIANS, like the coalition, which gets a paltry SIX POSTS. For shame.

(JoS winning must have blown his tiny mind. Excellent.)

L-girl said...

Heh. Yes indeed.

Just before Mags flipped out and revealed himself as the "man" behind several different commenter identities, "she" went on a rant about the war resisters being an American issue that had nothing to do with Canada.

I recall Kim_in_TO saying, "Earth to Magnolia, this IS a Canadian issue..." and explaining why that was so. Then Mags lost it.

L-girl said...

Another banned commenter, of the pro-war, right-wing variety, links to me constantly, and often appears in comments where I post with bizarre anti-L-girl non sequitirs.

He likes to say, "You'd think someone who was declared the third best progressive blog in Canada, would know better..." blah blah. That was the 2007 award.

It's safe to assume this one will drive him even crazier.

I'll see if I can find an example.

redsock said...

YAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I was going to post that this should make Mark 'n Mags very happy, but I see that is already the main topic of discussion!

penlan said...

Congratulations! And I LIKE that you do U.S. posts as well!!! :)

L-girl said...

Here's an example.

Scroll through the comments in that thread, and ask yourself, Which of these is not like the others?

Not only does he post this, but he links to a wmtc thread from 2007! Obsessed much?

I love how no one responds, or even acknowledges his post.

L-girl said...

Thanks, Penlan. :)

I write about whatever I want. That should be the first rule of blogging.

From the CBA rules:

All blogs written by persons living in Canada or by Canadian citizens living abroad are eligible for nomination.

The end.

L-girl said...

Oops. Thanks, M@. Should have said that earlier. Just another rude American.

M@ said...

Ah, the industrious L-Girl.

That's the part that makes me laugh. Open dictionary to random page, find first adjective -- aha! Industrious! This will show her.

Excellent stuff.

skdadl said...

Congratulations, wmtc!

I'm another Canadian who often follows and writes about American stuff, partly because on some turfs it's a kind of early-warning system for us, but then also just because I can and I want to.

Thanks for all your good work this year.

redsock said...

All blogs written by persons living in Canada or by Canadian citizens living abroad are eligible for nomination.

Wanna make his head truly explode?

1. Become Canadian citizen.
2. Move back to US.
3. Blog from New York City.
4. Keep winning CBA awards.

calgarygrit said...

Congrats! Very much deserved!

L-girl said...

Thank you Skdadl and Calgary Grit! Much appreciated.

Redsock, that all sounds great except for #2.

Tom said...

Congratulations to both of you!

Lisa said...

Hey, congratulations!

L-girl said...

Thanks Tom and Lisa, and Tom: congratulations!!

Dr. Monkey Von Monkerstein said...

Congrats! You write a great blog and you deserve all the recognition you get!

Kim_in_TO said...

Yay!

Dunkler said...

Congrats on the win!

phil said...

Yay.

Woti-woti said...

Excellent news! Congrats to both you and Redsock! Must be some kind on record--2 first-place prizes in the same house by different partner. Can the dogs type yet?

Larry Gambone said...

Good for you! I also enjoy your blog.

L-girl said...

Thanks everyone :)

Must be some kind on record--2 first-place prizes in the same house by different partner. Can the dogs type yet?

Tala often ghost-writes wmtc. She is so smart that no one has noticed yet.

Cody, on the other hand, is too lazy to blog.

Tom said...

Thanks and one of the biggest reasons we are celebrating a very happy one year Canadian anniversary today is because I found "We Move to Canada" in 2005.

Your blog helped change our lives for the better and I am forever grateful.

impudent strumpet said...

Tala often ghost-writes wmtc. She is so smart that no one has noticed yet.

Um, actually, we were just too polite to say anything...

L-girl said...

Tom, I think you all give me way too much credit, but just the fact that you think that at all means so much to me. Thanks for saying it.

L-girl said...

Um, actually, we were just too polite to say anything...

Figures! What gave it away?

redsock said...

Your blog helped change our lives for the better and I am forever grateful.

And if things had not gone so well, they'd be harrassing us night and day!

Maybe even sue us .. say, where is that other lawsuit anyway?

L-girl said...

And if things had not gone so well, they'd be harrassing us night and day!

Those nasty USians! [Well, Emilio's not a USian, but whatever...]

Maybe even sue us .. say, where is that other lawsuit anyway?

*crickets*

impudent strumpet said...

Figures! What gave it away?

Oh, you know, demographic dialect markers, subtly canine-centric word choices, typoes that are more typical of absence of opposable thumbs, the usual.

L-girl said...

(Bow) wow! That's rough. Gives me pause.

redsock said...

And her word choices were somewhat squirrely.

Amy said...

Congratulations, Laura! Well-deserved.

Sarah Gates said...

Hooray! It's going to take some getting used to - this "things/people I vote for winning" thing, but I like it!

L-girl said...

Thanks Sarah and Amy :)

s1c said...

In the words of John McLain - "welcome to the party pal" and way to go!!!

L-girl said...

Thanks s1c!!