Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Canadian Blog Awards Results

I'd like to begin by congratulating Lene Anderson on her win for 'Best Disabled Blog' at the Canadian Blog awards for her blog The Seated View. I nominated Lene for running in the category and, though I would have loved to have won myself, I am thrilled for her win.I just wish she hadn't won quite so spectacularly. Her 800 someting votes to my 200 something votes reminded me of all the races I was forced to run on 'Sports Day' in school. I always lagged far far behind.

Even so, I'd like to thank all of you who voted for Chewing the Fat, I know it was a bother to vote and a bother to have all my little reminder posts. But in the end it was a fun contest and I enjoyed the whole damn thing. The goal is to win a cartoon beaver, which really is the only kind I'd actually want, for your blog. Well, really, the goal is to have your work discovered by others and be read by a few more people. During the entire run of the contest I had people dropping in to Fat referred from the awards site. Cool. Some of them have stayed on as readers, cooler still.

I also popped over the Lene's site, as I routinely do. And after the voting was closed she wrote a piece called Hobbled which is fine writing.It's up there now and I recommend that be the post that you read today. It will introduce you to another disability blog and another strong voice.

Here's to you Lene, may we meet in the real world one day.

PS. I'd like to congratulate Belinda on her 3rd place finish in the best religious or philosphy blog. She was up against very hard comptetition this year and a finish in the second round was an accomplishment. A win in any of the categories is high praise. Hail Belinda Whatever He Says.


Spinningfishwife said...

You know why she won it, doncha? Yarn Harlot (most widely read knitting blogger on the planet)put up a link to Lene's blog at the same time she was nominated herself. That's how I wandered over and found myself here, while reading around the nominated blogs. Lots of other knitters will have done likewise.
I voted for you, btw, after reading all the nominated blogs. Still here reading too. But if you want to catch more voters next time, learn to knit, Dave. *wink*

Belinda said...

Congratulations Dave! You so deserve this win. Yeay for Chewing the Fat and all it's wonderful readers, who never fail to leave thoughtful, inspiring and challenging comments and questions.

Lene Andersen said...

Thanks so much for nominating me, Dave - I just found out and am still stunned. And very grateful for your nomination and graciousness. Also thanks for the mention of my post on Monday - when I read your post called No yesterday, I realized that we'd been in the same at the same time, both experiencing (you directly and I vicariously), how tenuous independence is. I'd suggest that maybe there's something in the water recently, but let's face it, it happens too often to all of us.

Kat said...

Hey Dave,

I was linked to your blog by circumstances which I can no longer recall (as with most good blog linkings), but I actually went back to the beginning and read the archives in their entirety. It took me well over a week.

I'd like to thank you for raising my awareness as well as giving me information to pass to other people when they are showing disrespect to anyone who is disabled.

But right now, I'd like to thank you for giving me the knowledge that I needed to not only understand this article in today's NYT, but also to genuinely get excited about it.

Software That Opens Worlds to the Disabled

Jocelyn said...

Hi Dave
thanks for your comment on my blog - we may differ in opinion, but there is no doubt that you write a quality blog and have a strong following. Congrats on the finish in the 2008 Blog Awards! I've learned a lot from both you and Lene and I'm sure we'll meet again next year!