Vancouver Blog: Tournament of Blogs nominations

I won

So completely and totally ripping off Metroblogging Seattle [mbs] we are going to be starting up a tournament of blogs, though we’ll have to find some new metaphor for describing the way things are going to be run because the NCAA basketball playoff thing isn’t something that us Canadians understand on the same level as Americans.

Think of it like the Stanley Cup Playoffs. First off we will do nominations, all nominated blogs will be put into even numbered groups based on catagory. Then through the rounds that follow blogs will be pitted against each other in a vote which will be open to anyone with internet access. The winner of each vote will go on to fight the next round until there’s only one blog in each catagory. The catagory winners will then be paired off and the carnage will continue until there is only one. The winner will recieve a prize of being the best blog in Vancouver and a trophy that we will either make or buy from a thrift store. It might have a bowler on the top, it might be a curling trophy, we’re not clear on that yet.

What do you have to do? Well for the next week we will be taking nominations for Vancouver blogs. The blogs have to be either by a writer living in Vancouver or about Vancouver. To nominate a blog fill copy the form below, paste it into the comments and fill it out. We will then take the blogs, divide them into catagories, add our own nominations and then begin.

The rules and the form are after the jump. Nominations will be open until next Monday, letting everyone nominate their new favorite reads they discovered at Northern Voice [nv].

Rules For Nomination:

There’s a lot of chances in life to be a dick, and this is one of them. If your blog is good and well read your readers will nominate it. Having said that it is possible to nominate your own blog by using a fake name, since we’re not interested in doing IP traces and being Encyclopedia Brown [wp] to figure out whose involved in skullduggery. This is meant to be fun and give a lot of good local blogs exposure. The authors of Metroblogging Vancouver will not be nominating their own blogs, or the blogs of other authors, or their spouses/girlfriends/boyfriends/pets/grandparents/S&M doms or what-have-you. You however can nominate a blog of a Metroblogging Vancouver author. Metroblogging Vancouver itself will not be nominated.

* Note: We understand many blogs could fall into several catagories, just pick the one that you feel best suits it and we’ll slot it in there. If you can’t decide then just leave that blank and we’ll figure something out. If you feel a catagory is missing write it in there.

The Nomination Form

Just fill out the form below, and paste it in the comments.

Blog Name:
Blog URL:
Author’s Name (If Known):
Catagory:

Catagories to choose from:– neighborhood specific
– group blogs
– sports blogs
– health
– Vancouver specific blogs
– photography
– personal
– the famous peoples’ blogs
– mainstream media blogs
– political blogs
– cooking / food
– technology
– Popples
– music

2 Comments so far

  1. dw (unregistered) on February 19th, 2008 @ 4:25 pm

    I don’t consider it ripping off as much as a tribute. Especially if you proceed to spell it as "tournement."


  2. Jeffery Simpson (unregistered) on February 19th, 2008 @ 5:49 pm

    This is what I get for blogging at work. Windows really needs a system wide spellcheck.



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