Life As A Human Author George Burden Wins 3 NATJA Prizes!
Gold – Category 143: Resorts – “Chilling Out at Quebec City’s Le Chateau Entente”
(Published at Life As A Human on July 30th, 2010)
Silver – Category 128: Intergenerational and Family Travel – “Princess for a Day”
(Published at The Medical Post, April 6, 2010 Issue)
Bronze – Category 150: Cultural, Educational, Self-Improvement Travel – “Having a Ball, Vienna Style”
(Published at Life As A Human on June 12th, 2010)
Lifeasahuman.com wins 2 Canadian Weblog Awards!
(Victoria, BC, Jan 1, 2011) Victoria based Life As A Human has been selected by the Canadian Weblog Awards as first place winners in the Group Weblog category and third place winners for Best New Weblog.
“What a great way to start 2011,” says Life As A Human President Gil Namur. “We launched Life As A Human on February 1, 2010 and since then we have posted 1127 articles. We are fortunate to have so many excellent writers, and our editorial team led by our Editor In Chief Kerry Slavens does a fabulous job of ensuring we have great content up at the site on a daily basis. Receiving these awards is very satisfying and we are thrilled to be counted along side of so many other great Canadian websites!”
The Canadian Weblog Awards is a juried competition intended to promote good weblogs of all genres from across Canada year round through regular interviews, articles, and the nomination, judging, and award process that culminates with the announcement of the top three weblogs in each category on January 1st.
They are managed by Schmutzie of Schmutzie.com who tirelessly blogs about and coordinates these awards throughout the year.
Life As A Human is a multicultural gathering place that features the writing of more than 60 authors who explore, celebrate and discuss the weird, wonderful, challenging, funny and poignant experience of being human. The site features a diversity of inspired writing that creatively probes the status quo – and the fascinating nooks and crannies of our human experience.
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Lifeasahuman.com is born, screaming into the top 15% of websites in its first month
(Victoria, BC, Mar 30, 2010) Life As A Human has begun. Less than two months after its birth on February 1, 2010, http://www.lifeasahuman.com, the lifezine that “celebrates, explores and discusses the experience of being human,” has rocketed into the top 15% of North American internet sites.
“With the world becoming smaller everyday, the stress level and the bad news grows exponentially. We need perspective,” says Life As A Human President Gil Namur. “Major media has its job to do to focus on the large and powerful issues facing humanity. While those stories need to be told, we also feel that as the world comes closer together we need to look at the micro level of life as well.”
Life As A Human Editor-in-Chief Kerry Slavens says that with the squeeze on print journalism, writers have been hungry for credible publishing venues that allow them greater creative latitude.
“Our writers are excited that they can expand beyond standard news format and still reach a wide audience to showcase their work. We’re not about volume — we’re about quality,” says Slavens.
“We’re a new media direction in a crowded and confused space — and we’re making a mark.”
Life As A Human blends the work of traditional journalists with the voices of bloggers like Hippy Urban Girl and Schmutzie, who has launched the Canadian Weblog Awards. “It’s an exciting time to be in publishing because our circulation is the world,” says Slavens.
She says Life As A Human’s founding team, which hails from Victoria, British Columbia, is “not focused on the geographic location of our laptops. We want to weave in voices of people in all parts of the world, from diverse cultures, on anything and everything that relates to being human — the good, the tragic, the enraging and the enlightening.”
Some of Life As A Human’s 40 authors include:
- Steven Erikson: best-selling fantasy author of the Malazan Empire series of novels
- Mary Black Bonnet: artist and writer; member of the Sicangu (Rosebud) Lakota Nation
- Heather Vale Goss: journalist, interviewer and freelance writer also known as “The Unwrapper”
- Jody Paterson: journalist with 27 years experience writing for B.C. daily newspapers
- Bill Weaver: media strategist, journalist, founder of Media that Matters, and Peabody Award-winning filmmaker
- David Lennam: journalist with CBC Radio
- David Sly: Australian travel and adventure writer
- Alison Skelton: shaman and artist
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