Sunday, January 03, 2010

VOTE NOW! - NL Bloggers Choice Award

Voting is now CLOSED for our first ever 
NL Bloggers Choice Award!  Thank you all for voting!



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I've decided to put all 24 blogs together for voting purposes instead of in a number of waves (as I originally intended).  With this, I'll be leaving the polls open for two weeks instead of the usual one that will come every 10 Blog of the Weeks in the future.  ALSO, the top TWO blogs will get an Award this time around!

Remember, votes via comments to THIS post are worth more (2 points for 1 comment) and I encourage everyone to share what they like about the blog they choose.

There is also a Poll in the sidebar as well.   For more information on what's going on here, check out the introduction post for the NL Bloggers Choice Award.

Here's the last 24 Blogs of the Week!  Give'r with the Voting!





BOTW 1 - Painting On

BOTW 2 - Bitstop

BOTW 3 - Product of Newfoundland


BOTW 4 - Oh Me Nerves


BOTW 5 - Our Place in Canada


BOTW 6 - John Gushue ...


BOTW 7 - Dogberry Hill Studio


BOTW 8 - Bondpapers


BOTW 9 - This Much Is True


BOTW 10 - GregLocke.com


BOTW 11 - Townie Bastard


BOTW 12 - St. John's Real Estate


BOTW 13 - Elfshot Sticks and Stones


BOTW 14 - DoodlePalooza


BOTW 15 - Lloyd's Newfoundland Photos


BOTW 16 - Missing the Rock


BOTW 17 - NL Running


BOTW 18 - Gas and Oil


BOTW 19 - Kayaking Dreaming


BOTW 20 - Illustrated Life


BOTW 21 - I found my childhood on eBay


BOTW 22 - Rock Recipies


BOTW 23 - Doug Jones Photography


BOTW 24 - Charlies Hash






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Colleen said...

I vote for Dot Dot Dot John Gushue's blog! Love popping by there for the interesting quotes and discoveries.

GM said...

Gushue for me.

Barry C. Parsons said...

I'll resist the temptation to vote for my own Rock Recipes blog and tip my hat to Karen Chappell over at Bitstop. She has a great photographic eye for this place and her images are always worth the visit. Good luck Karen!

Stephen Eli Harris said...

3 votes so far. Nice, Nice.

And Barry, there is no shame in voting for yourself. Feel free to do so in the Poll. :)

Carolyn Pigeau said...

I vote for John Gushue...
Love his wit and sense of humour!

Jennifer B. said...

I'd like to vote for Dot Dot Dot, John Gushue's blog as well.

Steve said...

Missing the Rock gets my vote. Nadine's blog is personal, informal, and entertaining. There is a wide variety of anecdotes, web finds, and Newfoundlandia in there. She always takes the time to acknowledge comments left by her readers.

Adrienne said...

definitely John Gushue's - very entertaining and always something new.

Anonymous said...

John Gushue :)

Stephen Eli Harris said...

Woo Hoo! Keep em comin'!

Karen said...

So many great blogs, how can I just vote for one? But I will vote for Robert at Product of Newfoundland. He has a lot of Newfoundland information, links, videos, etc. I love his "Thursplay" trivia posts.

So, any rules/guidelines about campaigning for votes?
-Karen

Tom Hawthorn said...

Dot Dot Dot is an online friend of taste and discernment. I'd like to buy the lad a pint.

Stephen Eli Harris said...

Karen, there are not only NO rules against campaigning, I also strongly encourage everyone doing so!

Anonymous said...

Barry C. Parsons has the bestest recipes I have ever tried!! Good luck Barry!!

roberta senn said...

Since I found rock recipes I have cooked up some great meals,most desired dessert is the white chocolate cheese cake.Keep them coming

Anonymous said...

I really enjoy getting my daily recipes and i am always looking for the ones my mom and grandmother made.they were the best cooks at least in my memory.The recipes are reworked for up to date but still so much downhome.

Sharon Lee said...

I would like to vote for Barry C. Parsons Rock Recipes. I am from NL and just love the recipes that he posts every day. I have tried a number of them! Great pics as well! Thanks Barry!!

Karma Shuford said...

Reading "bitstop" by karen chappell takes me on a mini-vacation everyday! I definitely vote for hers.

richard said...

We love Karen Chappell's blog!

Nadine VB said...

I definitely vote for BOTW 2 - Bitstop, the blog of a fantastic photographer: Karen

Anonymous said...

I vote for Rock Recipes. This blog has gotten me through my pregnancy cravings beautifully! :)

Amy

Anonymous said...

Rock Recipes

nadinebc said...

This is a cool idea Stephen, but I don't know how to pick! So many great blogs, with such a wide variety of topics. You have karen's beautiful photographic work, the witty stylings of Bastard, Steve and Gushue, and the waist expanding recipes of Barry's. So difficult to choose. Can I vote for them all? LOL

Stephen Eli Harris said...

I'm having a hard time in choosing one myself Nadine!

But to answer your question, NOPE, you must choose one. LoL.

Anonymous said...

Karen Chappell's bitstop rocks! Great info and lots of gorgrous images!

Bone said...

Doug Jones Photography...no brainer. Look what the guy did EVERY DAY for a year.

Karen said...

Just wanted to let you know there is a typo in the first blog. It should be Painting On, you left out the "n".

Stephen Eli Harris said...

Oopsie. I'll get that fixed... in the blog post. Unfortunately, I can't edit the mistake in the poll though.

Drats!

Thanks for the heads up.

Morning Breath said...

Cast my vote for Dot Dot Dot John Gushue.

Tim Rast said...

This is fun - thanks for organizing it all Stephen!

I'll cast my vote for George Murphy at Gas and Oil - I just like what he's doing for everyone.

Stephanie Dearing said...

I'm sure the other blogs are excellent, but my vote's with Gushue dot dot do ... love the variety!

Saskboy said...

John Gushue

WJM said...

Bondpapers: well-researched, well-written, and occasionally pee-your-pants funny.

Jeanette said...

There are lots of good choices, but I'll put my vote towards Painting On. Words, photographs and art always pull me in.

andrewspearns said...

@Karen_Nfld of bitstop... great photos everyday.

Gina said...

John Gushue gets my vote!

Chris said...

With so many great blogs it's a difficult decision. (And I'm not just sayin' that)

But I'd have to give John Gushue the nod as I've been a reader/fan of that blog the longest.

Best of luck to all.

Jack said...

I vote for Oh Me Nerves. A great blog.

Janine said...

Karen's blog at Bitstop definitely has my vote. I love the Newfoundland pictures and especially the creative pics.

Chris (Mombie) said...

I vote for This Much is True.

The combination of Tina's straightforward writing style and her eclectic mix of writerly explorations and interesting links is appealing and fun.

Table Mountains said...

my vote has to be for " Gas and Oil."

sure i like all the NL blogs but george murphy is the only one that actually let me show a profit on the end of a work week. thanks george and thanks stephen for giving me the opportunity to say so.

Stephen Eli Harris said...

Wow! I really hope everyone is seeing all the kind things being said about them! This is excellent and the response so far is overwhemling!

Martha said...

I vote for Lloyd's Newfoundland Photography, the man is a "young" senior citizen and always manages to find something interesting to photograph , and gives us some very good insight of the way Newfoundland and Newfoundlanders once were, how we've adapted since for better or worse. He is also a very dear friend of mine whose presence I cannot imagine my life without. Lloyd if you don't win, you'll still have me! :o)

J. Wong said...

My vote is for John Gushue's Dot Dot Dot blog b/c it's full of so much personality, interesting info, links (both serious and not so serious) and contemplations. It's like running into a cool, knowledgeable, quirky friend every day.

ericbar said...

Bitstop is an outstanding blog with professional images every day of the year. Karen's creativity is a continuous inspiration to me in my own pursuit and passion for photogaphy.

Sea Shell said...

I have enjoyed the photos Karen of Bitstop has show of her town and area for quite awhile.

Sue

Anonymous said...

Bitstop is the greatest!

NL-ExPatriate said...

Hands down

http://freenewfoundlandlabrador.blogspot.com/

Anne Higginbottom said...

Voting for Bitstop. Karen posts the best pictures of Newfoundland and Labrador.

Anonymous said...

I am voting for Rock Recipes. Great site. I vote for anything newfie...lol. Great job everybody on each site....thanks.
Diane

colleenok said...

Rock Recipes has my vote!! Great site!!

Anonymous said...

John Gushue's blog is the highlight of my morning facebook

Anonymous said...

nlrunning.com

Stephen Eli Harris said...

Well, day one featured an amazing response! Let's hope it continues!

Anonymous said...

NL RUNNING

great job of spreading info

Anonymous said...

They're all so interesting! But my vote goes for #2 Bitstop.:)

Michelle said...

Steve Melee's ohmenerves.com gets my vote! Entertaining : )

Dara Squires said...

I love Rock Recipes - which I actually stumbled across via links on an international food blog!

Anonymous said...

Where's Meeker on Media?

Anonymous said...

NL Running

Amanda said...

I absolutely love Rock Recipes: Barry sends a gorgeous recipe daily!
Amanda V, Norwich, UK

Stephen Eli Harris said...

Anonymous said...
Where's Meeker on Media?
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This blog has not been selected as a Blog of the Week as of yet and therfore is not part of this round of voting.

Stay tuned for the next round and perhaps it'll be there!

nwtrunner said...

NL Running

Anonymous said...

Charlie's hash for me.

Anonymous said...

Bitstop gets my vote

jessebark said...

nl running for sure

David SP said...

John Gushue's my fave! Always entertaining - keeps me in touch with the Rock and a whole lot more besides.

Anonymous said...

NL Running

Anonymous said...

Has to be NL RUNNING - what great info for the community.... and linked to other sites as well...

Core said...

NL Running.com - best blog in NL

Anonymous said...

NL Running rocks. Keeps me motivated!

Anonymous said...

NL Running - great job of keeping everyone up-to-date on running events and results!

joan said...

NLrunning gets my vote

Anonymous said...

Rock Recipes!!!

Jaybird said...

Bitstop does the most beautiful pictures that I have ever seen!!
My vote is non-stop BIT-STOP!!

Dave said...

I vote for NL Running. It fills a long standing void in providing information for the running community.

Anonymous said...

I find Missing the Rock to be humorous,practical,occasionally moving, and well written...plus I love reading the reactions people have to the posts.

Anonymous said...

"NL RUNNING"

Anonymous said...

Missing The Rock gets my vote.
Funny, fun, and I love the crazy parenting stuff!
Leah

Anonymous said...

Bitstop. I love checking each day to see what she has taken photos of.

Derek said...

NL Running. Great information for runners and bikers.

Shirley said...

NL Running

Donald said...

"Missing the Rock" gets my vote. Entertaining, informative, and at times moving...a nice little piece of the internet to keep me in touch with all things "Rock"

trijenny said...

NLRunner...can't beat it! Way to go Smitty :))

runner biker swimmer said...

nl running all the way!!

Alexandra said...

NL running

Mark Pardy said...

Dot Dot Dot for Bloggers Choice Award! John has put together a thought provoking and fun website, suitable for any age-group.

Anonymous said...

NL Running

cbcworkerbee said...

Gushue and Dot Dot Dot all the way!

Stephen Winters said...

I suppose I should vote for my own (St. John's Real Estate Blog), but I'd be lieing if I said it was better then Dot Dot Dot.
So....John Gushue get's my vote :)

Steve

Gary Kelly said...

This is a tough call.

If I can only choose one, it would be John Gushue Dot Dot Dot.

I love the photos on Bitstop and the recipes are great on Rock but I keep going back to John's blog time after time. Good luck to all.

Tappergeo said...

Nl Running

Winston Smith said...

My vote is for Bond Papers, though I think Labradore and Nottawa deserved to be on the list.

Anonymous said...

NL Running

Small Steps Big results said...

The best NL i blog there is for Running Swimming biking and tri's:
NL Running
Thanks a bunch Smitty you're the man!

Stephen said...

NL Running is the go-to-site for running, triathlon, cycling and sometimes cross country skiing. All killer and no filler. Always evolving.

Anonymous said...

Voted for Dot Dot Dot--my husband is from Newfoundland, and John Gushue's writing helps me to understand it. Love the music posts and the quotes are great too.

Anonymous said...

my vote is for Bitstop. Karen takes beautiful pictures.

scott said...

Gushue For Me as well

Stephen Eli Harris said...

Wowie Mowie! 100 posts of voting goodness!

And only day 2!

Anonymous said...

NL Running

Andre said...

I think Missing the Rock is Fantastic. Speaks of NFLD as well as life away from home.

She also provides an easy read related to sometimes difficult topics.

Best of luck

Anonymous said...

Missing the Rock is the best...Nadine's writing is so entertaining and true...love it.

Anonymous said...

NL Running all the way, very informative and unbiased! Thanks Smitty

Ron Gallant said...

Missing the Rock

Jeff Power said...

I enjoy the regular updates to John Gushue's ... Dot Dot Dot blog. The quotes are always interesting and the t-shirt links are always funny or apt (or both).

Iain said...

Missing the Rock!

Marie Thompson said...

I'm voting for Dot Dot Dot. John Gushue's enthusiasm for story telling is infectious.

Iain said...

Missing the Rock is great.

Biz said...

Dot Dot Dot rocks!

Anonymous said...

NL RUNNING

Anonymous said...

NL RUNNING

Anonymous said...

kayaking dreaming has my vote

Anonymous said...

NL RUNNING!

Anonymous said...

NL Running
Smitty's got it covered JW

Stephen Eli Harris said...

Day Three and the votes keep coming. Great to see!

Anonymous said...

Bitstop

John Gushue said...

Many thanks for the kind words from all; they're much appreciated.

At the very least, I hope the competition draws attention to the blogs on offer. There's a lot of variety, and plenty to read regularly.

I'm a big fan of some of the blogs - I hope Karen and Barry will produce books! - but I'd like to use my opportunity to leave a comment to draw attention to a stellar entry who's been a little overlooked, and that's Robert Hiscock's Product of Newfoundland.

Thus, my vote here goes to him.

Thanks, again, everybody!

John Gushue

Stephen Eli Harris said...

Excellent words John and to further that, I'd add a couple cents.

I was going to wait to cast my vote, but this is just a good a time as any to let it fly: I too am voting for Robert and his 'Product of Newfoundland' blog. It truly is a tough decision to make this voting thing, but Roberts blog has been a favorite of mine for a long time now so it's just as well I give him the thumbs up.

ALSO, in other news, I'm thinking of updating the voting process a little next time around to give MORE weight to fellow NL bloggers (on the roll) who cast their vote in the process.

More on that in the coming days, weeks and months!

ronm80 said...

my vote is for Bitstop. Her pictures are wonderful.

Barry C. Parsons said...

Thanks for all the complimentary posts for Rock Recipes, folks. I can assure you they are much appreciated.

I'd like to echo John's sentiment about bringing exposure to the great blogs being produced right here. Many deserve a wide readership and hopefuly this sort of attention can help to grow a wider audience.

As a side note, I wonder who has the most read blog in the province.

Barry.

Glenda said...

definitely voting for ROCK RECIPES.. Barry has such "taste" in his presentations.... quite impressive... always thought he should ope his own bistro.. Good Luck, Barry!!!

Lee said...

... for John G! Smart guy.

jon slaney said...

Nl running

Anonymous said...

NL Running

Terri said...

My vote is for Karen at Bitstop. I've admired Karen's photos for many years, and the blog helps me get a daily fix of all that Nfld beauty. After years of wanting to visit, I finally did it this summer and love seeing the sites even more now that I can say "hey, I've been there!" Her photos are far better than anything I saw on tourism sites or in any of the shops... just incredible.

Andrew said...

I vote for Bitstop, makes me wish I could move out east.

Stephen Eli Harris said...

Votes keep piling in, but not as feverish as it was the first two days. Still a long way to go yet with 2 weeks of voting. Keep em comin'!

tommyboy said...

OH ME NERVES...OH ME NERVES...OH ME NERVES..That is the place for me...hey have the boys from SWT voted for ya yet...

Michelle said...

I voted for Dot Dot Dot! I love waking up in the morning and reading John's blog. Thank you for starting off my day right!

Anonymous said...

Great Blog John!!!

Seana said...

Wow who knew there were so many great blogs! But I have to favor "Missing the Rock" it has a great mix of entertainment, humour and news worthy information. Best of all is the writing -- witty and intelligent!!!

Anonymous said...

I vote for Dot Dot Dot John Gushue's blog
Fun stuff!

Justin said...

John Gushue ... Dot Dot Dot gets my vote!

scott said...

vote for dot dot dot

Anonymous said...

Bitstop!!!

Anonymous said...

I vote for John Gushue's blog

Alison O'Leary said...

I vote for Rock Recipes!! Barry, all of your dishes look great but I especially love your cheesecake/cookie recipes. Everything I tried so far was yummy :)

Michael MacDonald said...

Dot..Dot...Dot
Another vote for Mr. Gushue!

knottyone said...

My vote goes to Bitstop.
What a pleasure her pictures are
Doris

Anonymous said...

No one is a better promoter of Newfoundland than Karen and her photos at Bitstop. She gets my vote.

Anonymous said...

My vote is for John Gushue's blog Dot Dot Dot...always interesting content. John - keep it up!

Anonymous said...

NL running keeps you on the go and off the couch. Keep moving!

Anonymous said...

Rock Recipes! A wonderful site: well organized, easy to read, and the recipes are awesome and delicious!

Sea Shell said...

Like seeing Karens (Bitstop) photos

Sea Shell said...

Like Karen's photos (Bitstop)

ShopAndTellNL said...

John Gushue - Dot Dot Dot gets my vote. He's been very good in helping me promote shopandtellnl.com, even when I've been so very lazy in updating. His content is always engaging and I get a ton of interesting links to visit. Great all around.

Sherry said...

Karen of Bitstop fame, all the way!
I need my daily fix of her fabulous photos of NL.
She should be hired by NL Tourism!

Stephen Eli Harris said...

Comment votes keep trickling in and the Poll now has 1200 plus votes in it, which is absolutely spectaculer.

Just over a week left!

jake said...

I like dot dot dot a good read

Anonymous said...

Bitstop is my fav! I agree Karen should do a book.

Toni said...

Bitstop, Keep up the great work making beautiful pictures. Toni

Anonymous said...

Bitstop has my vote, she has a gift for photograhpy.

Anonymous said...

Bitstop has my vote...I love her photos

Phyllis_MN said...

We've been enjoying Bitstop's marvelous photography for years, so know she deserves winning.

Annette Whelan said...

Bitstop is a great blog. Lovely photos of our lovely local places...can't go wrong@

helena said...

Go Dot Dot Dot & Gushue!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Kevin said...

My vote is for John Gushue.

Claudette said...

I vote for Dot Dot Dot, I really enjoy the variety and ...

I would like to add that I think the award is a great idea and could be more publicized. I have discovered a few other blogs I didn't know exisited. Great work everyone!

Anonymous said...

JUST LOVE BITSTOP CHECK IT DAILY THE PICTURES ARE SO WONDERFUL, MAKES ME WANT TO VISIT NEWFOUNDLAND. KAREN FROM ONTARIO

Anonymous said...

john gushue - dot dot dot!

Anonymous said...

Love the pictures on Bitstop's blog.

Anonymous said...

DoT DoT DoT!!!

Jason Holley said...

John Gushue's blog -Dot Dot Dot takes my vote

Anonymous said...

I vote for Bitstop, lovely photos everyday!

kkacram said...

bitstop is the best! it shows a slice of Canada that is callin my name!

Lynne said...

These are all terrific. My favorite is Bitstop

Ashley said...

Have to vote for Bistop ! The pictures are just so beautiful ! Awesome job !

Anonymous said...

Bitstop gets my vote. The photography is amazing.

Lynne said...

These are all terrific. My favorite is Bitstop. Lynne

Ocean's Edge said...

Product of Newfoundland

(but if it were one of the choices I'd say 'webtalk')

Rosalind Ford said...

...! The best

Leah said...

Dot Dot Dot, John Gushue's blog is the best.

Anonymous said...

Karen Chappell has such a great eye for photography. Her pictures take my breath away.

Anonymous said...

Dot, dot, dot.... great!

Mark said...

I really enjoy John Gushue's blog! Always something interesting written in a witty way with slice's of his life!!

Anonymous said...

My vote goes to Gushue....#6

Elaine said...

John Gushue. Dot Dot Dot, love this blog! Good luck John!

Anonymous said...

Go Stan # 19!!! Shows the coast of our great province with experinced testimony!!

eleanor brown said...

John Gushue!

Karen Noftall said...

I vote for Dot Dot Dot, John Gushue's Blog. Thought provoking information on a variety of topics. Always interesting!

Anonymous said...

Ya have to appreciate the outdoor passion of S. McKenzie #19. Beautiful pics n info with no borders.

Anonymous said...

Jon Gushue dot dot dot, way to go John.

Mimi Kelly said...

Gushue and Dot Dot Dot--
keeps me in touch with home AND the 'other' world.

Sheila Gushue said...

John Gushue ... Blog is erudite, witty, entertaining, great links. The Advent lead- up to Christmas was awesome.

Anonymous said...

Love your pictures!

Anonymous said...

Bitstop makes me jealous of everyone who lives in Newfoundland, beautiful photos of the area.

Jenni said...

vote for Dot Dot Dot, John Gushue's blog

Anonymous said...

I vote for John Gushue's blog

Anonymous said...

Dot Dot Dot ...

Stephen Eli Harris said...

Keep 'em comin'! This time next week, we'll have our winners. Things are certainly tight in the top tier of votes though. It'll be an interesting week!

oakwriter said...

I vote for John Gushue's Dot Dot Dot blog. He is consistently funny and/or informative. His postings, which come through my Facebook, are among the few I know will always have something to offer. Keep up the good work!

Anonymous said...

I love bitstop's photography, especially the lighthouses.

Tracy Barron said...

I vote for John Gushue's Dot Dot Dot. Always interesting, always informative.

Anonymous said...

NL RUNNING

Chris said...

John Gushue's "Dot Dot Dot" gets my vote.

But all are very deserving.

Good luck all!

kkacram said...

BITSTOP all the way

kkacram said...

bitstop/... .all the way

Anonymous said...

John Gushue's blog gets my vote

kkacram said...

BITSTOP all the way

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