This week the winners of the 2011 Canadian Weblog Awards were announced... and hey, Alfie may be the world's cutest canine but the blog named in his furry honour did not take home the first-place ribbon...
On the upside, alfred lives here did get second place for best LGBTQ* blog in Canada... so woo hoo, there are a lot of gay gay gay blogs out there, and this is pretty damn exciting!
*(LGBTQ = lesbian/gay/bisexual/transexual/queer)
What is this award? From the awards website: The Canadian Weblog Awards promote good weblogs of all genres from across Canada... The Canadian Weblog Awards are about quality not popularity, so there is no public vote. Each weblog is judged by a volunteer jury against a set of criteria.
alfred lives here came in second behind crazy lesbian mom. Yes really, that's what the first place blog is named, and it is new to me and touching and personal, with an awesome tagline: "I'm a lesbian, I'm crazy, and I want to be a mom". Find her at www.crazylesbianmom.blogspot.com.
When the shortlist was announced on twitter a couple of weeks ago, I was thrilled to be included, and started using my not-gonna-happen longshot chance of victory to potentially rationalize the purchase of a shiny new laptop. Cuz mine is old and slow crashes and freezes and wheezes and moves like it is powered by an arthritic hamster. And yes I may have been spotted lurking around my local apple store lately. Total coincidence...
In this category, third place went to 2 Moms To Be. And not that I am keeping score about first or second or third, because that would be soooo not classy, but let's all remember that Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan was the best Trek of them all!
For more about the awards, or to discover great Canadian blogs, look here:
And here for no apparent reason is a picture of Mr Cuteness himself... YAY Alfie!