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
Winner: Accidental Deliberations, Best Overall Blog
Best Feminist Dipper Blog
Winner: Politics’n’Poetry, Best Feminist Blog
Best Labour Dipper Blog
Winner: La Revue Gauche, Best Labour Blog
Best Partisan Dipper Blog
Winner: Buckdog, Best Partisan Blog
Best Radical Dipper Blog
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.