Nominees of the Day: Placeblog

2010 Canadian Weblog Awards NomineeToday's 2010 Canadian Weblog Awards nominees of the day come from our most recent addition to the awards, the Placeblog category.

I have been blogging for almost seven years, but the term "placeblogging" was a new one to me, so when it was suggested that we needed a Placeblog category, I looked into it. I can't say for sure, but the term appears to date back to 2007, and it perfectly filled a growing hole in the Canadian Weblog Awards. This definition explains it well:

A placeblog is an act of sustained attention to a particular place over time
It can be done by one person, a defined group of people, or in a way that’s open to community contribution
It’s not a newspaper, though it may contain random acts of journalism
It’s about the lived experience of a place

Check out our Placeblog nominees blogging from Annapolis Royal, Ottawa, Northumberland County, and Yellowknife and leave them comments to say hello:
Annapolis Royal Heritage
Greater Ottawa
Yellowknife Online

If you know of a superb Canadian placeblog, take a moment to show your appreciation and nominate it in the Placeblog category of the 2010 Canadian Weblog Awards.


Elan Morgan

Elan Morgan is a writer and web designer who works from Elan.Works, a designer and editor at GenderAvenger, and a speaker who has spoken across North America. They have been seen in the Globe & Mail, Best Health, Woman's Day, and Flow magazines, TEDxRegina, and on CBC News and Radio. They believe in and work to grow both personal and professional quality, genuine community, and meaningful content online.