2011 Brodies: Vote Here!!

** Edit ** Now that the polls are closed, the links don’t show up as links anymore. Therefore, I’m editing this post to add all of the nominees and their links. If you’d like to see how many votes everyone got, scroll down past the list of nominees and links.

Year-long awards for people and websites:

2011 Brodies: Best New Blog

2011 Brodies: Best Discussion Forum

2011 Brodies: Best Humor/Satire Site or Blog

2011 Brodies: Best faithful-perspective Mormon Blog

2011 Brodies: Best LDS-Interest Audio/Video Channel/Series

2011 Brodies: Best LDS-Interest Photo Blog

2011 Brodies: Awards for Individual Works:

2011 Brodies: Best Book-Length Memoirs

2011 Brodies: Funniest Humor Piece

2011 Brodies: Best LDS-Interest Comic or Image

2011 Brodies: Best Poem

2011 Brodies: Most Amusing Vignette or Personal Anecdote

2011 Brodies: Most Poignant Personal Story

2011 Brodies: Best Deconversion/Exit Story

2011 Brodies: Best Mormon Life Journey Post

2011 Brodies: Most Insightful Discussion of Mormon Beliefs, Practices, and Culture

2011 Brodies: Best Philosophical/Theological Discussion

2011 Brodies: Best Response to Apologetics

2011 Brodies: Best Discussion of Mormon (or former-Mormon) Community

2011 Brodies: Most Interesting Interfaith Interaction

2011 Brodies: Best Chat with the Bishop, Mishies, or Other Church Leaders

2011 Brodies: Best LDS Church Watch

2011 Brodies: Best News Reporting

2011 Brodies: Best LDS-Related Political Commentary

2011 Brodies: Best Religion-and-Gender Discussion

2011 Brodies: Best Religion-and-Homosexuality Discussion

2011 Brodies: Best Religion-and-Race Discussion

2011 Brodies: Best Religion-and-Parenting Discussion

2011 Brodies: Best Erotic or Sexual Piece

2011 Brodies: Best History Piece

2011 Brodies: Best Science Piece

2011 Brodies: Best Review

2011 Brodies: Best Post Title

Here are the polls! You have two weeks to vote!!

(Note: Some nominations are for multi-part series. Due to the character limit in the poll entries, I generally couldn’t provide multiple links, even using tinyurl, so I did my best to indicate that the nomination is for multiple posts and provide a link that will lead you to all the parts of the nominated work.)

Year-long awards for people and websites:







Awards for Individual Works:



























Note: I reorganized some of the categories, and moved some of the nominations that could fit into more than one possible category. I did this for one of three possible reasons in each case:

  1. To avoid having two works by the same author competing with each other in the same category.
  2. The post seemed to fit better in the new category than in the original category
  3. The new category had fewer nominations than the original category

I hope nobody objects to this reorganization.

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C. L. Hanson is the friendly American ExMormon atheist mom living in Switzerland! See "letters from a broad" and the novel ExMormon for further adventures!!

37 thoughts on “2011 Brodies: Vote Here!!

  1. Thanks Leah!

    My one regret is that I could not figure out a way to split up or thin out the “Most Insightful Discussion of Mormon Beliefs, Practices, and Culture” category. At first I thought I’d split it into a category for “Mormon Beliefs” and a category for “Mormon Culture.” But the problem is that the posts don’t really divide along those lines — it’s more that they all discuss how Mormon beliefs interact with culture and practice.

    So, anyway, whoever wins that category wins the super-Brodie or something. πŸ˜‰

  2. Thanks Donna!!

    Not to be a martyr or anything, but I’ll tell you that I got up at 4am to prepare the polls before work. This is mostly because I procrastinated on Wednesday, but then I was too psyched about the Brodies to sleep. (Plus, I’m a bit of a morning person.)

    I hope that everyone is as excited about the Brodies as I am!!! Though — I guess I have to admit — that’s pretty much impossible. πŸ˜‰

  3. I’m so bookmarking this. So many good read to catch up on! Thanks a bunch for taking the time to compile and organize this, Chanson. πŸ˜€ C’est genial!

  4. Yes! Thank you CHanson. There’s a lot of work that went into putting this all together and it is much appreciated. There are some great reads here I’m just starting to catch up on.

  5. Thanks, everyone, for participating!! I was so thrilled when I got up this morning and saw how many people had voted since last night!!

    Kullervo @11 — That’s worrisome. What browser are you using? I’ve checked the polls on Safari and Firefox, and they look fine. If the embedding is cutting off the bottoms of the polls, it’s also possible to go to the polldaddy site to vote for them. Tell me which ones are displaying wrong, and I’ll post the direct links.

  6. @chanson: an old version of Internet Explorer, of course. Its on my work computer. The problem starts with the “Best Religion-and-Gender Discussion” category.

  7. Kullervo — Thanks for the information. I think the best solution is not to use IE. πŸ˜‰

    However, for anyone who has problems with the polls not displaying correctly in this post, here are the direct links to the polls at polldaddy:

    Year-long awards for people and websites:

    2011 Brodies: Best New Blog
    2011 Brodies: Best Discussion Forum
    2011 Brodies: Best Humor/Satire Site or Blog
    2011 Brodies: Best faithful-perspective Mormon Blog
    2011 Brodies: Best LDS-Interest Audio/Video Channel/Series
    2011 Brodies: Best LDS-Interest Photo Blog

    Awards for Individual Works:

    2011 Brodies: Best Book-Length Memoirs
    2011 Brodies: Funniest Humor Piece
    2011 Brodies: Best LDS-Interest Comic or Image
    2011 Brodies: Best Poem
    2011 Brodies: Most Amusing Vignette or Personal Anecdote
    2011 Brodies: Most Poignant Personal Story
    2011 Brodies: Best Deconversion/Exit Story
    2011 Brodies: Best Mormon Life Journey Post
    2011 Brodies: Most Insightful Discussion of Mormon Beliefs, Practices, and Culture
    2011 Brodies: Best Philosophical/Theological Discussion
    2011 Brodies: Best Response to Apologetics
    2011 Brodies: Best Discussion of Mormon (or former-Mormon) Community
    2011 Brodies: Most Interesting Interfaith Interaction
    2011 Brodies: Best Chat with the Bishop, Mishies, or Other Church Leaders
    2011 Brodies: Best LDS Church Watch
    2011 Brodies: Best News Reporting
    2011 Brodies: Best LDS-Related Political Commentary
    2011 Brodies: Best Religion-and-Gender Discussion
    2011 Brodies: Best Religion-and-Orientation Discussion
    2011 Brodies: Best Religion-and-Race Discussion
    2011 Brodies: Best Religion-and-Parenting Discussion
    2011 Brodies: Best Erotic or Sexual Piece
    2011 Brodies: Best History Piece
    2011 Brodies: Best Science Piece
    2011 Brodies: Best Review
    2011 Brodies: Best Post Title

  8. Not that I have a chance but its so awesome to be involved with so many amazing Internet people. I love being able to rediscover some of the best stuff from this past year. Thank you for putting this together.

  9. Thanks for the nomination, chanson. I never win anything, so this is nice, indeed. I very much appreciate your efforts to highlight the good things in Mormon-related art and writing. Well done!

  10. Imagine my delight, Chanson, to find myself in TWO categories here, and leading in both! I repent for every having dissed Fawn Brodie back in Seminary. I guess those nice things I wrote about her uncle on my website translated into good karma.

  11. @27 — Also, writing very good posts doesn’t hurt. πŸ˜‰

    Note: I said the polls would close at 22:22 Switzerland time, but now that I think about it, it’s probably 22:22 in some US time zone. So I’ll be announcing the results during the night (for most of you).

  12. Thank you everyone (Surtout Mme Chanson pour tout ce que tu fais). Does anyone know how to display the “2011 Brodie Award Winner” button in the blogger sidebar?

  13. President — Go to your blogger dashboard. Select “Layout” — you’ll see the outline of your layout. Select “Add a Gadget” in your sidebar. From the list of possible gadgets, select “picture”. That way you can select the image, and you can link it to your post where you explain how you won the wrong award. πŸ˜‰

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