It has been one week since the announcement of the top five finalists in each of the 37 categories in the 2010 Canadian Weblog Awards, and I am here to tell you that the response has been tremendous. It's a thrill to see so many good weblogs receive at least some of the attention they deserve for the hard work their respective bloggers put into them.
I just finished dividing up the 37 categories and their five finalists each among 49 jurors across two languages, and, let me tell you, I feel like I have scaled K2 and come back to tell about it.
But, you know what this means, don't you? We are officially in the second and final round of jurying. Our jurors are hard at work reading, watching, analyzing, and tallying to work out the top three weblogs in each category so that we can announce the best of the best on January 1st. The top three in each category will be announced at the stroke of New Years' midnight EST.
Who is going to be out celebrating the New Year and the 2010 Canadian Weblog Awards announcement? If you are, I would love it if you would keep me updated about the festivities. On the evening of December 31st/early morning of January 1st, send me photos, video, links, etc. for me to post here. That way, in lieu of a single location recognition of the awards, we can have a cross-Canada celebration from coast to coast.
What do you think? If you have any ideas about how to best go about this, shoot me an e-mail. Let's give Canadian blogging its due!
UPDATE: The People's Choice category, our sole category up for public vote, will have its poll open between December 21st and December 28th.