January 14, 2008

Canadian Blog Awards: Round 1

The 2007 Canadian Blog Awards get underway today. Much like the 2008 Red Sox, JoS is defending its title.

The CBAs have two rounds of voting. And the rules have changed this year.

Instead of voting once per day, you can vote only once per round. So click here and vote for Joy of Sox as Best Sports Blog. The top (five?) vote-getters will advance to the Final Round.

Mid-January is probably the worst time for traffic to a baseball blog, so I really need your support. Go vote now, then tell your friends and family. Thanks.

(Also, please vote for we move to canada, written by my partner L-girl, in the following categories: Best Blog, Best Political Blog and Best Progressive Blog.)

27 comments:

Devine said...

I even tried to vote twice.

God, Paris Hilton irks me.

9casey said...

Leave it to the Canadians not to alphabetize......:)

redsock said...

9casey: It appears as though every time you go to a category list, the blogs are presented in a different order. Which is good, because otherwise wmtc would be stuck way down at the bottom.

Jere said...

Okay, trying to vote again from a different browser on the same computer does NOT work. So, make sure you vote from your computer, your partner/roommate's computer, and your work computer. And all the computers where you work.

L-girl said...

You won't be able to vote more than once from the same IP address. Allan and I are at two separate computers but can only vote once.

The best you can do to scam the system is vote from home and from work, if you have two separate locations for those.

L-girl said...

And geez Allan, change the photo!

redsock said...

I wanted the shirt and Paris > Diddy. I'll find something else for Round 2!

Jere: Our nemesis The Battle of Alberta is there! Kill!

Jere said...

" And geez Allan, change the photo!"

No! The more involvement of Paris Hilton, the more visitors to the site. Throw an "xxx" up there, too, in fact.

"Jere: Our nemesis The Battle of Alberta is there! Kill!"

Yeah, I noticed some of the old standbys....

And I did just check, and I could and did vote from my girlfriend's computer. We're on different something-something's, I guess.

Amy said...

I am not sure every computer in the same house has the same IP address. I will try and vote again on the desktop downstairs and then at work tomorrow. Maybe I should just walk around the school and vote on all my students' and colleagues' computers...

s1c said...

Well went to vote for WMTC for best progressive but I just couldn't pass up the Red Menance, j/k.

mugro said...

Ok. I voted.

I got three other computers I can vote from, so I will work my way through those too.

Good Luck !!

dj1480 said...

l-girl said,
"You won't be able to vote more than once from the same IP address. Allan and I are at two separate computers but can only vote once."


So if I reboot my home router, and get a new dhcp address, I should be able to vote once with each address!!

Zenslinger said...

I was able to vote both from home and work.

Beats the crap out of trying to have to remember to vote every day, I think.

L-girl said...

Well went to vote for WMTC for best progressive but I just couldn't pass up the Red Menance

Careful, s1c! Red is liberal up here - blue is conservative. :)

L-girl said...

So if I reboot my home router, and get a new dhcp address, I should be able to vote once with each address!!

Now THAT is a serious fan.

Beats the crap out of trying to have to remember to vote every day, I think.

I agree. This is a better system, I think.

9casey said...

How did you guys get your sites nominated , or is it by suprise that you were nominated?

redsock said...

How did you guys get your sites nominated , or is it by suprise that you were nominated?

For the 2006 awards, someone nominated me. I don't think I ever found out who it was (if I did, I can't remember now). But somehow I found out (I think I got an email from someone else). So that was a total surprise.

This time around, L nominated me and I nominated her (3 times).

...

That's all it takes -- anyone suggesting you in a category.

9casey said...

redsock said...

That's all it takes -- anyone suggesting you in a category.

RS, you have seen my posts..:)
I visit two blogs a year, yours and hers.

9casey said...

and jere's

SoSock said...

I'm in.
Voted 4 times - 3 for Laura
Just curious - are game thread blogs kind of unique to baseball?
I've tried to find a similar community for my other passion - UNC basketball - and there isn't anything out there even close.
At least not that I've found.
Of course, that's a BIG world out there!
Off to bed now, but I'll check back tomorrow

HorshamScouse said...

//So if I reboot my home router, and get a new dhcp address, I should be able to vote once with each address!!//
Didn't work for me:(

L-girl said...

RS, you have seen my posts..:)
I visit two blogs a year, yours and hers.

and jere's


Wow, I'm honoured to be on such a short list.

Voted 4 times - 3 for Laura

Thank you!

I will also note that my blog has been nominated for the Koufax Awards (best lefty blogs - isn't that a great name?) by some unknown person, and last year was nominated for the Canadian Blog Awards by an unknown reader, not Allan.

Toot toot. That's me on my own horn.

phrenile said...

Just curious - are game thread blogs kind of unique to baseball?
I've tried to find a similar community for my other passion - UNC basketball - and there isn't anything out there even close.


Non-baseball SBNation blogs like patspulpit.com have game threads. Plenty of crappy football fansites have game threads too. See, e.g., http://www.bolttalk.net/forums/showthread.php?t=11423 SoSH of course has non-baseball game threads too, though that's not really a suitable example.

Jeff in PA said...

I was able to vote at home and at work. Good luck to both of you!

Jere said...

9casey: Thanks for putting me in your top, er, only 3!

sosock: You should start a blog dedicated to your B-ball team, and try to get a community going w/game threads or whatever else you want. Ground up. Grass roots.

evan said...

Voted!

phrenile said...

Looks like you've gotten the all-important Surviving Grady endorsement.