The Ninjamatics' 2012 Canadian Weblog Awards Winners!


The Ninjamatics' 2012 Canadian Weblog Awards winners are here!

Over the past year, the Ninjamatics' 2012 Canadian Weblog Awards saw 467 weblogs nominated across 36 categories. Our 51 volunteer jurors worked hard over the course of this January using our ten criteria to judge each of the 467 weblogs in the first round and each of the approximately 180 weblogs in the second round to arrive at our winners. Our jurors have been an incredible group to work with, and I wish I could adequately express the level of my gratitude, because they are what really make these Awards possible as a tool to promote weblogs of quality across Canada.

And now, without further ado, we are thrilled to announce the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners in the Ninjamatics' 2012 Canadian Weblog Awards!

Best Weblog About Activism & Social Justice / Activisme et la justice sociale

First: Weighty Matters

Second: Mind of Change

Third: PhD in Parenting

Best Weblog About Art & Photography / Art et photographie

First: Just a Smidgen

Second: Kelly Neil

Third: Postcards from the Mothership

Best Weblog About Arts & Culture / Arts et culture

First: Production Ottawa

Second: Vancity Bride

Third: CVV Magazine

Best Designed Weblog / Meilleur design

First: Everybody Likes Sandwiches

Second: Suzy Krause + the Skyscrapers

Third: Pepper + Paint

Best New Weblog (for weblogs created after July 31, 2011) / Meilleur nouveau blogue (blogues créés après le 31 juillet 2011)

First: Family Adventures in the Canadian Rockies

Second: Mondays with Mac

Third: A Swell Place to Dwell

Best Written Weblog / Meilleurs textes

First: Finding Me In France

Second: Simple Bites

Third: Farewell Stranger

Best Weblog About Business & Career / Affaires et carrières

First: Kyla Roma

Second: Women On The Fence


Best Comics Weblog / Bande dessinée

First: Comics! The Blog

Second: Hark! A Vagrant

Third: Mui-Ko

Best Weblog About Crafting / Artisanat

First: A Swell Place to Dwell

Second: Dragonfly Designs

Third: All About Ami

Best Weblog About Disability / Disability

First: Rolling Around In My Head

Second: wildheart

Third: Painfully Optomistic

Best Weblog About Education / Education

First: Figure/Ground Communication

Second: IP Osgoode IPilogue

Third: The Canadian Homeschooler

Best Weblog by an Ex-Pat (a Canadian living abroad) / Expatriés

First: Finding Me In France

Second: Planting Dandelions

Third: Journey Mama

Best Weblog About Family & Parenting / Famille et enfants

First: Mondays with Mac

Second: PhD in Parenting

Third: Farewell Stranger

Best Weblog About Fashion, Style & Design / Mode, style et design

First: Vancity Bride

Second: Lili Brunette

Third: Style Blog

Best Feminist Weblog / Féminisme

First: Gender Focus

Second: Brilliant Woman

Third: the spirit that moves me

Best Weblog About Food & Drink / Cuisine et breuvages

First: Everybody Likes Sandwiches

Second: Les Tuyaux bouffe de Katerine-Lune Rollet

Third: Simple Bites

Best French Language Weblog / En français

First: Lili Brunette

Second: Les Tuyaux bouffe de Katerine-Lune Rollet

Third: Quelquepart

Best General Interest Weblog (for weblogs that cover a range of topics) / Intérêt général

First: Calgary is Awesome

Second: The Best of This Life

Third: Beams and Struts

Best Group Weblog / Blogue collectif

First: I Dig Your Girlfriend

Second: Calgary is Awesome

Third: Simply Stacie

Best Weblog About Health & Wellness / Santé et bien-être

First: Weighty Matters

Second: PlayGroundology

Third: Sober Julie Doing Life

Best Humour Weblog / Humour

First: The Art of Doing Stuff

Second: Dirty Rotten Parenting

Third: Welcome to Kafkaville (Pop.1)

Best LGBTQ Weblog / GLBTQ

First: I Dig Your Girlfriend

Second: Mondays with Mac

Third: Crazy Lesbian Mom

Best Life Weblog / Mode de vie

First: Oh Clementine

Second: Planting Dandelions

Third: Farewell Stranger

Lifetime Achievement Award (for weblogs created before January 1, 2007) / Prix d'excellence pour l'ensemble de son œuvre (blogues créés avant le 1er janvier 2007)

Miss Tracey Nolan's Blog

Best Media & Journalism Weblog / édias et journalisme

First: Concert Addicts

Second: Production Ottawa

Third: CMS Critic

Best Weblog About Nature & Gardening / Nature et jardinage

First: You Grow Girl

Second: Empress of Dirt

Third: Strattons Farm

Best Placeblog (contains local political/social/arts/community articles about a place) / Placeblogue (contenant des articles sur la politique/vie sociale/arts/communauté dans une localité)

First: Vancity Bride

Second: CVV Magazine


Best Podcast & Vlog / Podcast et vlog

First: The Glory, The Glory

Second: Erin's Tea


Best Political Weblog / Politique

First: On Procedure & Politics


Third: Russ Campbell's Blog

Best Weblog About Pop Culture & Entertainment / Pop culture et spectacles

First: Sidewalk Hustle

Second: Style Blog

Third: Scene Creek

Best Weblog About Religion, Spirituality & Philosophy / Religion, spiritualité et philosophie

First: Sarah Bessey

Second: The Conscious Perspective

Third: Pineapple Pieces

Best Weblog About Science, Technology & the Internet / Science, technologie et Internet

First: Michael Geist

Second: CMS Critic


Best Weblog About Sports, Fitness & Recreation / Sports, condition physique et loisirs

First: PlayGroundology

Second: Calgary Playground Review

Third: Family Adventures in the Canadian Rockies

Best Weblog About Topical / Topique

First: One Smiley Monkey

Second: The Good Shopper Blog

Third: An Italian-Canadian Life

Best Weblog About Travel / Voyage

First: Candice Does The World

Second: I Backpack Canada

Third: SpunkyGirl Monologues

Best Weblog About Writing & Literature / Écriture et littérature

First: Bella's Bookshelves

Second: Intralingo

Third: Mike's Bloggity Blog

Congratulations to all the winners! If you are a winner, grab a button for your blog

and sing it from the rooftops. Nominations for the Ninjamatics' 2013 Canadian Weblog Awards open tomorrow, so nominate your favourites for the coming year once the form goes live again at midnight!


Elan Morgan

Elan Morgan is a blogger, designer and consultant, and speaker who blogs and works from, spreads gratitude through the social network, celebrates quality blogging with the, and speaks all over. She has been seen in the Globe & Mail, Best Health and Woman's Day magazines, TEDxRegina, and on CBC News and Radio. She believes in and works to grow both personal and professional quality, genuine community, and meaningful content online.