Thanks for all of the fantastic nominations, folks!! I’ve just spent the day compiling your nominations — and re-reading all of the posts I linked in “Sunday in Outer Blogness” over the past year to add my own nominations. There were so many great posts that I had a terrible time narrowing it down!
Note that the nomination phase is not quite over. We’ll start the voting in about a week, so it’s not too late to nominate your favorite sites and posts. I’ve just gone through and organized the nominations a bit to simplify the process. Specifically: I split up some categories that had too many contenders, and I’ve dropped a few that people weren’t terribly interested in. If you see any nominations that you think should be placed in a different category, please say so in the comments.
(Oh, and see here for the booby prizes such as Worst Passive-Agressive “Hint” from Family/Friends and Best Example of Poe’s Law.)
Awards for People and Websites
The following categories — for people, websites, and series — require at least three nominations to proceed to the voting phase.
Best New Blog:
Best Discussion Forum:
Best LDS-Interest Site:
Best Humor site/blog:
Best Static LDS-Interest Site:
Best LDS Church Watch or News Reporting Person/Site:
Best Podcast Series:
Best faithful Mormon (Bloggernacle) Blog:
Best LDS-Interest Video Channel/Series:
Awards for Individual Posts and Articles
The following categories — for stand-alone works — require at least five nominations to proceed to the voting phase.
Funniest Humor Post:
Most Amusing Vignette or Personal Anecdote:
Best LDS-Interest Comic or Image:
Most Poignant Personal Story:
Best Deconversion/Exit Story:
Best “Life Beyond Mormonism” Post:
Best Interfaith Interaction Story:
Best Chat with the Bishop, Mishies, or Other Church Leaders:
Best News Reporting:
Best LDS Church Watch:
Best Political Commentary:
Best Post Title:
Best Philosophical/Religious Discussion:
Most Interesting Commentary on Mormonism:
Best Response to Apologetics:
Best Gender Issues Discussion:
Best Religion-and-Homosexuality Discussion:
Best History Post:
Best Science Post:
Best Book Review:
Best LDS-Interest Video:
Best LDS-Interest Podcast:
Thanks in advance for any further nominations!!