So it seems my little blog about compulsive hoarding is starting to catch some attention!  I don’t exactly know how people are starting to find their way to Not Just Clutter, but I’m certainly glad you did.  After all, I do this for you!  And it’s paying off in other ways.

Nominations For Not just clutter

Today I learned Not Just Clutter has been nominated for the 2012 Canadian Weblog Awards!

Nominated for 3 2012 Canadian Weblog Awards

With my thoughts firmly wrapped up in the joy of Christmas and the grief of Newtown, CT, you can imagine how delighted and surprised I was to get a tweet like this:


What are the Canadian weblog awards?

So after I read that tweet, I went to check out what these Canadian Weblog Awards are all about.  Here’s what I learned:

The Canadian Weblog Awards promote good weblogs of all genres from across Canada year round through regular interviews, articles, and the nomination, judging, and an award process that culminates with the announcement of the top three weblogs in each category on January 31st. The Canadian Weblog Awards are about quality not popularity, so there is no public vote. Each weblog is judged by a volunteer jury against a set of criteria.

Wow.  I’m so flattered and honoured to be among some of the truly excellent Canadian blogs also nominated.  It’s exciting to see Canadian talent and topics brought to the forefront.

Nominated for multiple categories

As I browsed the list of categories and nominees to find Not Just Clutter, I realized my blog is up for 3 different awards.

  • Best New Blog
  • Best Blog about Health & Wellness
  • Best Topical Blog

Since these awards are decided solely on their jury, there’s no voting.  I’ll find out if I’ve been shortlisted in January, and the final winner announcements are made January 31.  So cross your fingers for me, and stay tuned!

What’s Next

I’ve been working on a review post for a novel called Keepsake by Kristina Riggle.  I read this novel a little while ago and am happy to share my thoughts about this fictional, yet eerily accurate portrayal of a compulsive hoarder and her family.


  1. Lynn
    Posted December 21, 2012 at 6:42 am | Permalink

    Congrats!!! That’s very exciting news. I’m so proud of you Sis!

    • Rae
      Posted December 22, 2012 at 9:50 pm | Permalink

      Thank you for being ok with me sharing all this stuff about our family.

  2. Posted December 23, 2012 at 11:05 am | Permalink

    Congratulations, Rae! 🙂 I’ve already got the fingers of one hand crossed for me (I was nominated too!), but I’ll keep the other hand crossed for you 🙂

    • Rae
      Posted December 31, 2012 at 8:35 am | Permalink

      That’s fantastic, Jessica! Congratulations!

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