Paulitics wins a 2007 Unofficial Blogging Dipper Award

Uncorrected Proofs recently ran an unofficial contest to vote for the best New Democrat blogs in 5 categories:

(1) Best Overall Blog;  (2) Best Feminist Blog; (3) Best Labour Blog; (4) Best Partisan Blog; (5) Best Radical Blog

Now, I spend about as much time criticising the NDP as I do praising them, so I was genuinely surprised when I found out that I’d been nominated as one of the three finalists in the “Best Radical Blog” category.  Then, the other day, I was even more  shocked to discover that I’d actually won in the radical blog category especially considering that I was up against Eugene Plawiuk from La Revue Gauche who’s practically a one-man institution in the left Canadian blogosphere.  (Although Eugene was nominated in two other categories and won in the Best Labour Blog category).  So thanks to whoever it was that nominated me and thanks to those who voted for me in the best radical blog category.

Here is a summary of how the awards panned out:

Best Overall Dipper Blog

Accidental Deliberations
La Revue Gauche

Winner: Accidental Deliberations, Best Overall Blog

Best Feminist Dipper Blog

Idealistic Pragmatist
F-email Fightback

Winner: Politics’n’Poetry, Best Feminist Blog

Best Labour Dipper Blog

La Revue Gauche
Rusty Idols
The Daily Dissidence

Winner: La Revue Gauche, Best Labour Blog

Best Partisan Dipper Blog

Accidental Deliberations
Northern BC Dipper

Winner: Buckdog, Best Partisan Blog

Best Radical Dipper Blog

La Revue Gauche
Red Menace

Winner: Paulitics, Best Radical Blog

Thanks to Uncorrected Proofs for putting the effort in to run this awards competition. I actually had never heard of Red Menace before, so if nothing else, the awards presented me with a new, and well written, Canadian Marxist blog that I can now add to my regular reading list.

6 Responses to “Paulitics wins a 2007 Unofficial Blogging Dipper Award”

  1. 1 leftdog 19 December, 2007 at 11:29 am

    Your blogsite has been a great addition to the left blogosphere community and you are a worthy winner of best Radical Blog! Kudos!

  2. 2 paulitics 19 December, 2007 at 11:51 am

    Thanks leftdog. Same back at you and congrats to you for your win in your category as well.

  3. 3 Eugene Plawiuk 19 December, 2007 at 2:44 pm

    Yes congrats on your win you are on your way to becoming an institution on the Left of the Blogosphere in Canada.

  4. 4 Uncorrected Proofs 20 December, 2007 at 12:36 am

    Your blogs are all great… I threw together this unofficial competition to highlight some of the left’s best Canadian blogs. Hopefully, a more tech-savvy person will agree to take it over next year… someone who can design buttons, banners, and all that good stuff. Congrats again.

  5. 5 politicsnpoetry 20 December, 2007 at 3:18 pm

    Congrats, Paulitics, on your win, and to U.P. for the energy to take it on.

    PS: Pop over to P’n’P and look in the sidebar to see my Best Feminist Dipper modification of the Dipper button. Took about 5 mins with The GIMP (OS program).

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