Be Cool, Vote Raymi

Last modified on November 3rd, 2007

Raymi’s blog is once again nominated for the Best Canadian Blog award. I’ve been reading her blog ever since this contest occurred last year — it really is an awesome read thanks to its truly unique and honest content.

I recently had a chance to drink a lot of beer, eat some nachos and even do some drunken swing dancing with Raymi, and she’s as awesome and genuine as her blog is. Here’s what Matthew Good recently had to say about her blog in The Tyee.

Over the seven years that Lauren has been writing, she has been able to maintain not only a consistent standard of interesting, quirky and, at times, crazed content, but has also transcended the format and turned it into an art form that, to me, parallels at times the likes of Bukowski.

Don’t get me wrong, she certainly has her detractors, most of whom are unable to grasp what she is doing and the thought processes that are attached to each offering, which to me is a sign that an artist is doing something right rather than wrong. In a word, she is original. In fact, she is so original that her style has been copied by literally thousands of others.

So, if you want to support a unique Canadian blog, head on over and cast your vote — all the cool kids are doing it (also note that you can vote once every 24 hours, so chime in every day if you can).

I also whipped up a quick little Facebook app if anyone has a profile on there (come on, who doesn’t have one at this point?). You can add it by clicking here.