Bloggernacle Niblet Awards MMVI

February 1, 2007

** PLEASE NOTE: Nominations close on Friday, February 9 **

Remember 2006? It wasn’t long ago that…

Samuel Alito was confirmed, Mariah Carey won 3 grammy awards, Canada won 24 medals in the 2006 Winter Olympics, Andre Agassi retired, Democrats won control of both houses of the U.S. Congress, and legendary singer James Brown died.

And, lest we forget, the Bloggernacle had its own moments of glory.

To nominate your Bloggernacle faves, leave a comment on this post and specify your choice for each category below (please provide links, when applicable):

Best blog:
Best small blog:
Best blogger:
Best commenter:
Best new blog:
Best post:
Best thing about the Bloggernacle in 2006:
Worst thing about the Bloggernacle in 2006:
Unsung hero:
Sorely missed:
Write in category:

Feel free to nominate yourself; we’re all friends here.

Submit your nominations by Friday, February 9.  Web voting will begin shortly thereafter.

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86 Responses to “Bloggernacle Niblet Awards MMVI”

  1. Kurt Says:

    Best blog: BCC
    Best small blog: FPR
    Best blogger: Mogget
    Best commenter: gst
    Best new blog: Mormon Mentality
    Best post: N/A
    Best thing about the Bloggernacle in 2006: New blood at T&S
    Worst thing about the Bloggernacle in 2006: Mark Butler at M*
    Unsung hero: Rebecca for vainly trying to make FMH substantive
    Sorely missed: Our Thoughts drops out of the Mormon Archipelago
    Write in category:

  2. Mark IV Says:

    For best post, I nominate Moggett’s series of posts on the book of Job at FPR.

  3. jjohnsen Says:

    Best blog: FMH
    Best small blog: Zelophehad’s Daughters(are they considered small? If not, Flooding the Earth)
    Best blogger: J. Nelson-Seawright
    Best commenter: Ronan
    Best new blog: Mormon Mentality
    Best post: N/A
    Best thing about the Bloggernacle in 2006: Various posts about feminist issues
    Worst thing about the Bloggernacle in 2006: Political Discussions
    Unsung heros: 9Moons and Kultureblog for occasionally injecting some much-needed levity into the Bloggernacle
    Sorely missed: Latter-Day Liberation Front not updating as much

  4. Matt W. Says:

    Best blog: BCC
    Best small blog: Best Books
    Best blogger: Kevein Barney and Ardis Parshall
    Best commenter: Blake Ostler
    Best new blog: Feast Upon the Word
    Best post:The Gravity series by Tyler Paul
    Best thing about the Bloggernacle in 2006: Ardis Parshall joins T&S
    Worst thing about the Bloggernacle in 2006: The fact that you no one has updated the side blog at T&S all year (You can’t get into any archived posts)
    Unsung hero: Jacob J, for making me think about the atonement like I never have before.
    Sorely missed: 12 Questions at T&S
    Write in category: Funniest Post: Ardis posted a post at MorMent about eating fruit and whip cream as part of a class example on Fast Sunday that made me laugh hard enough to almost cry, and then to tell people that story over and over again.

    Most picked on Person: Mark Butler took it from DKL this year.

  5. Me Says:

    Best blog: BCC

    Best small blog: BCC sidebar, FPR

    Best blogger: J. Nelson Seawright/RT (thoughtful, erudite, delightfully liberal, nice gentleman)

    Best commenter: Matt W (prolific, unrelentingly orthodox, polite)

    Best new blog: Urban Mormonism

    Best post: “An adult view of Mormon origins,” by Sam MB

    Best thing about the Bloggernacle in 2006: The T&S MA demotion. Hee hee.

    Worst thing about the Bloggernacle in 2006: It’s all good, man!

    Unsung hero: Clark Goble

    Sorely missed: Ed Snow

    Write in category: Best podcast — Mormon Stories

  6. WaterCat Says:

    Best Group Blog: Faith Promoting Rumor
    Best Small Blog: Dave’s Mormon Inquiry (might be the wrong category for DMI)
    Best Blogger: Can’t Decide
    Best new blog: More Good Foundation Blog (It actually started in Dec 2005 but it was new to me in 2006!)
    Best post: The Unspeakable by Wilifred Decoo (Son of a Nazi meets Auschwitz survivor)
    Best thing about the Bloggernacle in 2006: Steve Evans returns from a brief hiatus.
    Worst thing about the Bloggernacle in 2006: The Evangelical invasion: Disparaging, or as the call it, Evangelizing Mormons on their own websites is no longer enough, they have decided to take it to the Bloggernacle.

  7. Doc Says:

    Best blog: BCC
    Best small blog: Dave’s Mormon Inquiry
    Best blogger: Margaret Young
    Best commenter: Blake Ostler
    Best new blog: Mormon Mentality

    Best post: “In the Archives” J. Stapely’s firsthand account of his experience in the Church archives learning about the spiritual experiences of regular members.

    Best thing about the Bloggernacle in 2006: The addition of Sustain’d and democracy.

    Worst thing about the Bloggernacle in 2006:
    The Mark Butler meltdown at the end of his brief and fiery blogging career.

    Unsung hero:
    Michael Otterson, the official Mormon voice in the On Faith Blog, regularly assaulted by the entire DAMU, and yet he keeps on going responding the best way possible, ignoring and pushing forward.

    Sorely missed: Dallas and Janelle- This Mormon Life on hiatus
    Write in category:
    Best Podcast ever- Mormon Stories

  8. Anonymous Says:

    Best blog: BCC
    Best small blog: FPR
    Best blogger: Ronan
    Best commenter: gst
    Best new blog: Urban Mormonism
    Best post: Artistic Racism @ BCC
    Best thing about the Bloggernacle in 2006: Advent of serious Bible Studies
    Worst thing about the Bloggernacle in 2006: Mark Butler at M*
    Unsung hero: Rusty @ 9M
    Sorely missed: Greg Call – the Bloggernacle equivalent of vaporware
    Write in category: most overdone theme: Mitt Romney.

  9. Sag Says:

    Best blog: BCC
    Best small blog:
    Best blogger: J.Nelson Seawright/RT, BCC jointly
    Best commenter: Matt W for his indefatigable orthodoxy
    Best new blog: Urban Mormonism
    Best post: Sam B at BCC, “Adult’s View of Mormon History”
    Best thing about the Bloggernacle in 2006: T&S’s MA demotion (tee hee!)
    Worst thing about the Bloggernacle in 2006: T&S’s fall from grace — come on guys, clean out the old wood!
    Unsung hero: Clark Goble, AMV crew
    Sorely missed: Ed Snow, Sarebear
    Write in category: Best podcast — John Dehlin

  10. John Scherer Says:

    Best blog: By Common Consent
    Best small blog: Mormanity
    Best blogger: Ardis
    Best commenter: gst
    Best new blog: Mormon Mentality
    Best post: “Gravity” series on T&S by Tyler J.
    Best thing about the Bloggernacle in 2006: Less Melodrama
    Worst thing about the Bloggernacle in 2006: M* Collapse
    Unsung hero: Are there heores in blogging?
    Sorely missed: Adam Greenwood
    Write in category:

  11. Ryan Says:

    Best blog: Nine moons
    Best small blog: Blogger of Jared
    Best blogger: BrianJ (coldandcalculating.blogspot.com)
    Best commenter: J. Stapley
    Best new blog: Mormon Mentality
    Best post: Tyler’s Gravity series
    Best thing about the Bloggernacle in 2006: Experimenting with new ideas (like podcasts and sustain’d), even if they are slow to catch on
    Worst thing about the Bloggernacle in 2006: The addictive nature of blogging
    Unsung hero: Bookslinger
    Sorely missed: Adam Greenwood
    Write in category – funniest post: “Why God?, Why?” (Blogger of Jared)

  12. Ryan Says:

    Sorry, here’s the link to
    link to Why, God, Why?”

  13. HP Says:

    Best blog: By Common Consent
    Best small blog: Faith Promoting Rumor
    Best blogger: Mogget
    Best commenter: Robert C., gst
    Best New Blog: Urban Mormonism
    Best Post: The Grace of This Darkness: Surrendering to the Mystery of Suffering and Creation by Eve at ZD and the Job series by Mogget at FPR
    Best Thing about the Bloggernacle in 2006: Almost no posts about SSM or Abortion
    Worst Thing about the Bloggernacle in 2006: Mormon Mentality (where else does DKL comment anymore?)
    Unsung hero: J Nelson Seabrook and his campaign that we be nice to each other; also J Daniel Crawford and his enormous, time-consuming blogpoll tournaments
    Sorely Missed: DKL (of all things)
    Write in category:
    Most vitriolic nonsense: J Daniel Crawford’s Bush worships the devil post

  14. Last Lemming Says:

    Best blog: BCC
    Best blogger: Ardis
    Best new blog: Mormon Mentality
    Best post: Why Procreation by Christian Cardall at the Spinozist Mormon

    http://www.spinozist.us/2006/07/30/why-procreation/christian-y-cardall/#comments

  15. Anonymous Says:

    Best blog: Nine Moons
    Best small blog: Blogger of Jared
    Best blogger: Wilfried Decoo
    Best commenter: Costanza
    Best post: Naiah’s Return to the Temple at FMH
    Best thing about the Bloggernacle in 2006: Podcasting from various bloggers.
    Worst thing about the Bloggernacle in 2006: Raids from the DAMU

  16. Susan M Says:

    Best blog: BCC, Ken Jennings
    Best small blog: LDS Film amd Media News, Mormon Mommy Wars
    Best blogger: Tracy M
    Best commenter: gst, Annegb, Seth R., Naismith
    Best new blog: Mormon Mentality
    Best post: The recap of all of gst’s comments on BCC
    Best thing about the Bloggernacle in 2006: Tracy M joining BCC
    Worst thing about the Bloggernacle in 2006: All the boring stuff.
    Unsung hero: All the personal bloggers, like Mo Mommy, Danithew, Thurbs, Stephen M (Ethesis), etc
    Sorely missed: Kristen J

  17. HP Says:

    Oh, I also want to second the nominations of Michael Otterson and Naiah’s return to the temple post.

  18. HP Says:

    Oh, one last thing: this should be nominated.

  19. Ryan Says:

    d’oh! I forgot about Christian Cardall.. He totally gets my alternate vote for unsung hero

  20. Kaimi's Biggest Fan Says:

    This is easy.

    Best blog: T&S, duh.
    Best blogger: Kaimi, of course.
    Best commenter: Kaimi.
    Best post: Anything by Kaimi, really. How about “How does Mormon doctrine die?” Or “Choosing Joy”?
    Best thing about the Bloggernacle in 2006: Kaimi, of course.
    Worst thing about the Bloggernacle in 2006: The snarker. Boo! Hiss!
    Also, not enough Kaimi posts.
    Unsung hero: Do I really have to say?

  21. Anonymous Too Says:

    Best Blog: BCC
    Best Small Blog: Mormon Wasp & DMI
    Best Blogger: Ardis
    Best Commenter: gst; greenfrog; Susan M
    Worst Thing in 2006: baseless accusations of apostacy (e.g., Lou Midgley’s charges against JNS)
    Best Series of Posts: Ardis’s history posts & Justin B.’s WW lesson posts
    Sorely Missed: Still Kristine Haglund Harris

  22. Also Anonymous Says:

    Worst thing in 2006 — NO MORE FREE SUNSTONE MP3s!!! (Even the old ones now cost a dollar. Boo!!!!)

  23. Tom Says:

    Best blog: BCC
    Best small blog: Zelophehad’s Daughters
    Best blogger: Kevin Barney
    Best commenter: M&M, Clark, Matt Evans, John F., RT/JNS
    Best new blog: Mormon Mentality
    Best thing about the Bloggernacle in 2006: Expansion of Nine Moons (honestly, I would have made this nomination even if I hadn’t just been added there).
    Worst thing about the Bloggernacle in 2006: FEMINISTS!!! (Just kidding—I nominated ZD didn’t I?)
    Sorely missed: Rosalynde

  24. Tom Says:

    More commenters: Julie M. Smith, DKL

  25. Rusty Says:

    (Because this is for nominations and not voting I will only write answers that differ from those above)

    Best small blog: Blogger of Jared
    Best blogger: Susan M
    Best commenter: Julie Smith, Tom, Nate O.
    Best post: Thoughts From the Third Pew, Center Left by Susan M.
    Best thing about the Bloggernacle in 2006: I’m still being uplifted
    Worst thing about the Bloggernacle in 2006: the blogs aren’t doing my home teaching for me
    Unsung hero: Stapley
    Sorely missed: Bob & Logan

  26. anon Says:

    Best small blog: Mormon Wasp
    Best blogger: J. Stapley
    Best commenter: Kevin Barney
    Best new blog: More Good Blog
    Unsung hero: Justin

  27. Kaimi Says:

    There are so many that could fall into each category, that my answers are likely as not to change by tomorrow. In any case, here goes:

    Best blog: T&S, FMH, and ZDs.
    Best small blog: ZDs, Mommy Wars, FPR, and DMI
    Best blogger: Ronan Arben Stapley, Rosalynde, Wilfried, and Kiskilili
    Best commenter: Tatiana, Christian Y. Cardall, Melissa, Matt Thurston, M&M, Bored in Vernal, Clark, and Seraphine.
    Best new blog: ZDs (yes, they date to January 2006)
    Best post: Hmm. Still deciding.
    Best things about the Bloggernacle in 2006: 1. The magazines strike back, as SSB becomes a real presence and DiaBlog takes off. 2. A new feminist community develops around ZD and X2. 3. That rotating banner at BCC.
    Worst thing about the Bloggernacle in 2006: 1. Meanness up, civility down. 2. Seeing some of my friends fade out, watching the seasons change.
    Unsung hero: Danithew, Julie M. Smith, and fhmLisa.
    Sorely missed: Elisabeth; Bob-and-Logan, Kristine, of course, Greg Call, Melissa P., John Hatch, Adam Greenwood (really!), Brayden King, Grasshopper, Bryce, Ryan Bell, LisaB, Celibate in the City, and various Frandsens. And LDSLF, as of late.
    Most inflammatory comment: Kiskilili’s infamous temple comment: http://www.bycommonconsent.com/2006/06/a-letter-to-a-friend-going-to-the-temple-for-the-last-time/#comment-56956 . Runner-up: Rosalynde on breasts and beards: http://www.feministmormonhousewives.org/?p=371#comment-8147 .

  28. DKL Says:

    Oh, come on, people. Have you had your head in the sand? Here’s the real answers:

    Best blog: Mormon Mentality

    Best small blog: New Cool Thang

    Best blogger: Devyn Smith at Mormon Mentality

    Best commenter: still annegb and arj

    Best post: it’s a 4-way tie:

    What Next: DKL (by DKL at LDS Liberation Front) The moving tail of one man’s bout of inactivity. I’m told it’s based on a true story.
    What God Wants, God Gets (by DKL at Ethesis) A moving rant that takes issue with how people invoke God’s name.
    She is different from Cro-Magnon Man (by DKL at New Cool Thang) A moving exposition about one man’s hopes and dreams for his daughters.
    Here I Go (by DKL at Mormon Mentality) A moving rumination on children, families, and how much is too much.
    The Scars of Eternity (by DKL at Mormon Mentality) A moving exploration into the identity we carry into the next life.

    Best thing about the Bloggernacle in 2006: LDSelect: Configure it Yourself

    Worst thing about the Bloggernacle in 2006: Banner of Heaven reunion never materialized due to server outages at weblogs.us.

    Unsung hero: Greg Call (we’re still getting mileage out of his Tanner-Midgely-fondue quip)

    Sorely missed: Naomi Frandsen (when will she come back?)

    Write-in category: Smartest guy in the bloggernacle: Wayne Lecheminant

  29. DKL Says:

    FYI: Each bolded phrase in the preceding comment is a link. Thus, the bolded titles to my five nominations for best post are all links to those posts.

  30. Kent Larsen Says:

    Best blog: A Motley Vision

  31. Eric Nielson Says:

    Best Blog: Blogger of Jared
    Best Small Blog: Small and Simple
    Best Blogger: J. Stapely
    Best Commenter: Matt W.
    Best New Blog: Feast Upon the Word
    Best Post: To many to choose from
    Best Thing for 2006: Sustain’d
    Worst Thing for 2006: JNS/Midgley episode
    Unsung Hero: ?
    Sorely Missed: Spinozist Mormon Posts

  32. Ronan Says:

    Jared* and the LDS Science Review deserve some unsung love.

  33. Ryan Says:

    But if he gets it, he wouldn’t really qualify for the “unsung hero” award. Any nomination in that category should automatically disqualify the nominee :)

  34. Geoff B Says:

    Well, I’d like to see one vote in there for M* as the best blog.
    Clark Goble is definitely the unsung hero of the bloggernacle. I still miss the Bell brothers and Jon Wilson.


  35. Let the shameless self promotion begin!

    Best blog: Mormon Mentality, 9M
    Best small blog: New Cool Thang, DMI
    Best blogger: RT
    Best commenter: annegb, Clark G.
    Best new blog: Mormon Mentality
    Best post: A Mormon Mentality Reading of Where the Wild Things Are
    Best thing about the Bloggernacle in 2006: Brief return of Banner of Heaven
    Worst thing about the Bloggernacle in 2006: Lack of Fondue, Blogging for dollars, BCC destroying LDSLF
    Unsung hero: DKL (of all people), Steve Evans, snarkernacle
    Sorely missed: ECS, Kingsley, Zeitcast
    Write in category: Best prank: hacking T&S to play Star Wars and BSG quotes as well as All Your Base

  36. TrailerTrash Says:

    Best blog:FPR
    Best small blog:Dave’s Mormon Inquiry (reverse those if needed)
    Best blogger: Nate Oman
    Best commenter: Clark Goble or DKL
    Best new blog: Urban Mormonism
    Best thing about the Bloggernacle in 2006: All the people
    Worst thing about the Bloggernacle in 2006: Boredom, fluffy posts, and lazy thinking
    Unsung hero: Mormon Mentality
    Sorely missed: Kristine

  37. TrailerTrash Says:

    I should amend my first vote for FPR to say: FPR, when they post something that month.

  38. Janet Says:

    Best blog:FMH (yeah yeah, I’m biased)
    Best small blog:ZD
    Best blogger: Ardis
    Best commenter(s): Eve,Stephen Ethesis, N.O., a bunch of others so let’s call a huge tie.
    Best new blog: ZD
    Best thing about the Bloggernacle in 2006: Margaret Young
    Worst thing about the Bloggernacle in 2006: when the Snarker replaces satire with cruelty (but props for the truly satirical and funny posts nontheless, I guess)
    Unsung hero: Stephen Ethesis, FMHLisa, J Stapley (for helping out other bloggers)
    Sorely missed: where oh where has my Rosalynde gone? Where oh where could she be?
    Best blog name: Blogger of Jared. Cracks me up.

  39. Janet Says:

    Oh–best post: Ardis on “Dressing the Dead.” I can’t get links to work or I’d link it.

  40. Rob Says:

    Best Blog: Mine
    Best Post: My post on Root Pattern Morphemes in Semitic. I’m not serious about either of these two.

    I am serious about my most sorely missed: Spinozist Mormon. Where did he go?

  41. anon Says:

    Best blog: BCC hands down
    Best small blog: FPR
    Best blogger: HP, or most controversial
    Best commenter: Ronan
    Best new blog: is there one?
    Worst thing about the Bloggernacle in 2006: the downfall of M*
    Unsung hero: Rebecca,Ardis, M&M
    Sorely missed: Kristine Haugland-Harris, Rosalynd Welch
    Write in category:

  42. anon Says:

    Oh yeah– and Tracy M for best blogger

  43. anonfornow Says:

    Best blog: BCC and FMH
    Best small blog:Zelophephad’s Daughters
    Best blogger: Margaret Young
    Best commenter:Ronan
    Best post: Margaret Young’s All expense paid guilt trip
    Best thing about the Bloggernacle in 2006:Return of Mormon Stories Podcasts– yes I know, some would like to define Mormon Stories out of the Bloggernacle–but it’s one of the most interesting Mo-sites around.
    Worst thing about the Bloggernacle in 2006: 95% of Snarkernacle?Another worst is the chose of grey text on dark grey background for this site.
    Best new blog that’s already dead: The Ironic Priesthood

    Write in category:Podcasts– Mormon Stories

  44. anon Says:

    Best thing about the Bloggernacle in 2006: Sustain’d

  45. Kurt Says:

    On the “Unsung Hero” category, why in the world are people nominating well-known Bloggernacle personalities? Unsung means “not famous or acclaimed, unknown, obscure”. How are most of these nominations “unsung”? Last year, it was Geoff J’s brother who got it because of the work he did writing the code for the ldsblogs.org page, which pretty much nobody outside the MoArch clique knew, so he was genuinely unknown/obscure/not acclaimed. How are the majority of the people nominated as “unsung”, who are prominent and well-known individuals who’s exploits are well-publicized, “unsung heros”?

  46. anon Says:

    Best blog: FMH
    Best small blog: ZD, EXII

    Best new blog: ZD

    Best thing about the Bloggernacle in 2006: Steve Evans is back
    Worst thing about the Bloggernacle in 2006: FMH has become too big
    Unsung hero: J Stapley
    Sorely missed: RWelch
    Write in category:

  47. danithew Says:

    For 2006 -

    Best blog: There are two potential candidates but neither one actually deserves the reward. BCC: does a fantastic job of promoting itself, improving its look and getting excellent writers – but considering its popularity and pride-of-place, it does next-to-nothing to promote other ‘Nacle blogs (i.e., by having a blogroll). T&S lost two of its best bloggers at once last year (Kristine Haglund Harris and Melissa Proctor) and it seemed to be due to behind-the-scenes infighting. Yes, T&S got some excellent new writers (Ardis Parshall, for example) but in a real sense, T&S lost it’s “hub of the Bloggernacle” status and that can’t be rewarded. Also, as if this is news, T&S very much needs to update its look. Conclusion: T&S or BCC: should be the best blog next year – but that comes with a responsibility to do more.

    Best small blog: If this category is asking for the best solo blog (what else could it mean?) then it is Dave’s Mormon Inquiry, hand’s down.

    Best blogger: Clark Goble. He can write intelligently about philosophy, comic books, politics, technology, movies, music, sports or chocolate. He blogs in at least three different places (maybe more). He also comments all over the place – all while being an entrepreneur starting a new business and during a year that his wife had a baby. He had the best excuses to abandon the ‘Nacle this year and he didn’t.

    Best commenter: Maybe GST. He really is funny, often providing relief where it is badly needed.

    Best new blog: no comment.

    Best post: Mogget’s Job series.

    Best thing about the Bloggernacle in 2006: BCC: did a lot to demonstrate that it is determined to improve it’s look, writing, etc. and branch out to work with former-non-blog-players Dialogue and Sunstone I may or may not have understood correctly, but it appeared this happened under Ronan’s good leadership (during Steve Evan’s absence?). If that is accurate, kudos to Ronan. Regardless, it appears BCC: is in a strong place and if it is not the best blog, it is the king of the Bloggernacle hill.

    Worst thing about the Bloggernacle in 2006: Selfishness and clicquishness. There are too many bloggers who a) camp out and refuse to visit/comment on other LDS blogs, b) who are politicized and hold grudges against those who differ in opinion or c) who are more interested in maintaining/defending their own blog/aggregator status at the expense of growth or admission of new players. Though there were many positives and overall growth in the ‘Nacle, for these reasons and maybe some others, 2006 was a rough year. I hope 2007 is better.

    Unsung hero: During 2006, Connor Boyack consistently created innovative code designed to support/promote/assist the Bloggernacle. The best example of this was the Sustain’d site. Yet almost without exception, the big players and group blogs (except for the More Good Foundation) deliberately ignored his site – probably because they didn’t like his extreme conservatism. Connor has an ability to innovate and a willingness use that talent to do things for the ‘Nacle. It’s an understatement to say that he hasn’t been sufficiently appreciated.

    Sorely missed: Kingsley, Bryce I., Elisabeth, Bob and Logan, D. Fletcher.

    Write in category:

    Best photographer and music writer: Susan Malmrose

    Best Mommy Blog or Woman’s blog: ? – I’m not sure, but we need to have some categories that deal particularly with women and women’s issues. There’s a lot of group and solo blogs now that deal with these topics and it shouldn’t be ignored.

  48. Kim Siever Says:

    Kurt, if you sorely miss Our Thoughts, we’d love to have you atop and comment. We’re still here.

    Thanks for the nomination.

  49. Kim Siever Says:

    Actually, we’d love to have you STOP (by) and comment. :)

  50. Rebecca Says:

    Best blog: FMH, BCC
    Best small blog: ZD
    Best blogger: Kevin Barney, RT, Sam MB
    Best commenter: Ronan, J. Stapley, Mark IV
    Best new blog: ZD
    Best post: ??
    Best thing about the Bloggernacle in 2006: Some great guest posts by commenters who don’t have their own blogs
    Worst thing about the Bloggernacle in 2006: ??
    Unsung hero: ??
    Sorely missed: ECS, Kristine HH
    Write in category: ??

  51. tracy m Says:

    Kristine Haglund Harris is alive and well at BCC, folks! Her most recent post was Jan. 15th… IF she were gone, I could understand her being sorely missed- she is an awesome writer- but SHES NOT gone.

  52. Ronan Says:

    Dan,
    Wow. Good thoughts. I can’t take the credit for BCC’s good year. Evans remained busy behind the scenes and Stapley, as ever, did stellar work. RT and ECS have also worked the admin side.

    I hear you about the blogroll, but really our blogroll was crap and out of date and nobody could be bothered to clean it up. We prominently display the MA and LDSelect logos which provide easy portals into the MA. Also, some of the BCC bloggers also work on the MA portal, which is another reason we didn’t keep up the blogroll. In essence, the MA *is* the BCC blogroll.

  53. anon Says:

    Tracy,
    But we want more of her writing–seriously, she is very funny and I love her comments/posts and her vintage posts that come up occasionally.

  54. Ronan Says:

    Should be “easy portals into the Bloggernacle.”

  55. Kurt Says:

    Kim, I do stop by frequently, I just dont comment all that much.

  56. Anon Says:

    Best blog: BCC
    Best small blog: Splendid Sun
    Best blogger: Jacob J
    Best commenter: Sam MB; Jacob J
    Best new blog: ZD
    Best post: Why I Favor Gay Marriage (Kevin Barney); Mormon Culture Tournament
    Worst thing about the Bloggernacle in 2006: Mormon Kama Sutra; Snarkernackle; treatment of dissenting commenters at FMH
    Unsung hero: Stapley
    Sorely missed: Kingsley

  57. Ann Says:

    Best blog: Zelophehad’s Daughters
    Best small blog: Dave’s Mormon Inquiry
    Best blogger: Wilfried Decoo
    Best commenter: annegb
    Best new blog: The Cultural Hall
    Best post: Why I Favor Gay Marriage
    Best thing about the Bloggernacle in 2006: Resurrection of Zelophehad’s Daughters
    Worst thing about the Bloggernacle in 2006: Reruns
    Unsung hero: John Dehlin, who works his butt off and mostly gets sneered at for his trouble.
    Sorely missed: Rosalynde Welch
    Write in category:

  58. Janet Says:

    Fair point about the “unsung” heroes, Kurt. As one of the guilty nominators, I plead guilty. I just wanted to honor those people for stuff that they don’t get recognized for and didn’t fit anywhere else. But you’re right, it does look suspect without lengthy explication.

    I nominate Ethesis for blogging peacemaker extrodinaire.

  59. DKL Says:

    Unsung hero means not recognized as a hero. It doesn’t mean not recognized at all.

    I, for one, have never sneered at John Dehlin. In fact, I scratch my nomination for Greg Call (sorry, Greg) and substitute John.

  60. m&m Says:

    Janet,
    Actually, I was gonna nominate you for something like what you nominated Stephen for. I have been impressed with your ability to be kind and civil even as you disagree. That’s a too-rare trait in the ‘nacle, and I have appreciated that.

    So put Janet down for blogging peacemaker, too. :) (And I second the one for Stephen.)

  61. Kurt Says:

    DKL, sure, it means unrecognized as a hero, but most people are listing a name without a reason. So how is X, a well-known bloggernackle personality, an unrecognized hero if the nominator isnt telling us? Isnt it manifestly obvious? If it is, then everyone recognizes it, and they arent an unsung hero. If it isnt manifestly obvious, as with the case of GeoffJs brother last year, whos contribution had to be explained to the vast majority of us, then they are unsung. Capice? No explanation of their largely unknown heroic deeds means the nomination is pretty much meaningless.

    Why do you nominate John Dehlin, because he withstood your sneers and kept blogging, and that makes him a hero? If so, then most of the population of the naccle qualifies.

  62. Katie P. Says:

    Best blogger: Matt B. at Mormon Mentality

  63. Dan Richards Says:

    Best post: And who is my neighbor? by Rosalynde Welch.

  64. Clark Says:

    Gee. It’s hard this year since the number of blogs exploded with a lot popping in and out of existence. I can’t keep up and usually use the two aggregators to find posts I like.

    Best blog: I really like New Cool Thang and appreciate their move to being a group blog. DMI still is one of the few I visit regularly.

    Best small blog: I’m not sure what constitutes a small blog. I always liked Mormon Science Review, but he’s gotten busy so there aren’t as many posts. Probably DMI.

    Best blogger: Hard one. There are lots to choose from. I’d say either Steve Evans or DKL

    Best commenter: Hmm. An other hard one. I’d say Blake Ostler or Jeff G.

    Best new blog: Mormon Mentality

    Best post: Hmm. Hard one. I don’t know on that.

    Best thing about the Bloggernacle in 2006: More diversity and actually still finding interesting topic for us old timers.

    Worst thing about the Bloggernacle in 2006: Repetition. A tendency to not really engage. Not as many of the technical blogs as there were a year ago.

    Unsung hero: Steve Evans

    Sorely missed: M* from it’s glory days. Hopefully it’ll recapture them.

  65. annegb Says:

    Best Blog: FMH stayed consistently fresh and interesting all year long. Next year it will be Mormon Mentality. BCC right behind them.

    Best bloggers: DKL, Ardis, Devyn, ARJ, Danithew, Matt, Amira, PDOE, Wayne, Bryant, Rusty, Ronan.

    Wilfried belongs in a category of his own.

    Best small blog: I love Segullah, New Cool Thang, Nine Moons, Viva Ned Flanders, Mormanity, ZD

    Best commenters: Every person who comments on these blogs is intelligent and articulate. I would make the argument that blogs don’t attract fools. But if I have to pick one, I pick JKS, Meems, M&M. (redefining the number one).

    Also you just have to respect Dan’s rather obnoxious singleness of purpose and tenacity.

    Best new blog: Mormon Mentality, hands down.

    Best post: The post that resonated the most with me and I remember best is ARJ’s post about imperfection in the church. There were so many other wonderful ones, but I needed that one.

    Best thing about the bloggernacle: T & S got slightly less stuck-up

    DKL and Kaimi’s humility

    Worst: We got bored and boring and maybe burned out towards July. FMH kept me interested.

    Popcorn Popping pooped out. Which I think is awful, because a lot of people were looking forward to submitting their work. Not me, but others.

    Unsung hero: Stephen (Ethesis) always elevates the conversation and treats everyone with kindness, consideration and respect. Guy Murray manages to disagree without being disagreeable. Unlike most of the rest of us.

    Best one person blogs: Ethesis, Writing in a Corner, Lisa’s Ramblings, Sarebear consistently and eloquently speaks up for the mentally ill, 3 Mo’s and a No-Mo, Psychic Head, Susan M.

    Best use of big words: Christian Cardall (did your wife have twins, too?)

    Special categories: The Wonderful Adventure of Nils always makes me smile, Amira’s stories of Kyrgstan and Daniel’s artistic insights help me grow as a person.

    Smartest best onery person: Julie Smith

    Sorely missed: Sheri Lynn Meyers, Bryce, Adam Greenwood, yes, definitely M* (DO NOT CLOSE DOWN), and you know, I miss those knock down drag outs between Kristine and DKL over the word “chick.” Sigh, I will be glad when Steve’s twins grow up. And what happened to Splendid Sun and Unofficial Manifesto?

    Person who changed his name and went into hiding when his TRO and use of the anti-stalking law didn’t protect him from annegb’s wrath and slightly insane trip into menopause: Scott Bronson

  66. annegb Says:

    ps, I want to give a high five to Kevin and Mark for not giving up on M*. Also, I totally forgot gst, that person is a really good commenter. No lie, I always read yours, hon. If you’re a guy, I’m not flirting. I call everyone hon.

  67. Kaimi Says:

    Matt W.,

    Archives-by-month have been updated.

    Eventually, I need to figure out some code that will auto-update that.

  68. DKL Says:

    Kaimi, send me what you’ve got hard-coded, and I’ll write you something that generates it in php.

  69. Idahospud Says:

    Best blog: fMh
    Best small blog: Best Books
    Best blogger: Eve
    Best commenter: annegb
    Best new blog: ZD
    Best post: Is there work that is unworthy of me? By Kris at BCC
    Best thing about the Bloggernacle in 2006: fMh’s serials “Ask fMh” and “A Day in the Life”
    Worst thing about the Bloggernacle in 2006: Rosalynde disappeared
    Unsung hero: Mark IV for his respectful, interesting, and funny comments on the feminist blogs even tho he says he’s not a feminist
    Sorely missed: LisaB
    Write in category: Most interesting sideblog links: T&S

  70. S.P. Bailey Says:

    annegb (no. 65):
    Look for Popcorn Popping to make a dramatic comeback. It may be only days …

  71. Matt Thurston Says:

    Bloggers and/or Commenters I’ll always stop to read:

    Stephen Carter, Christian Cardall, DKL, Mark IV, Kevin Barney, Roasted Tomatoes, Matt Bowman, Amri Brown, Kaimi Wenger, DMI, Ann, Beijing, MikeInWeHo, D. Fletcher, Caroline Klein, AmyB, Jana Remy, John Remy, Bored in Vernal, Equality Time, Devyn Smith, Rosalynde, fmhLisa, Jeff G. and John Dehlin.

  72. Eric Russell Says:

    Best blog: BCC
    Best small blog: New Cool Thang
    Best blogger: J. Stapley
    Best commenter: Blake
    Best thing about the Bloggernacle in 2006: Mormon Mentality, expansion of Nine Moons
    Worst thing about the Bloggernacle in 2006: Political crap that has little to nothing to do with Mormonism and generally just creates contention.

  73. Ardis Parshall Says:

    Best blog: T&S
    Best small blog: (I’m still discovering them)
    Best blogger: J. Stapley
    Best commenter: Matt W. or Kevin Barney
    Best new blog: Mormon Mentality
    Best post: Anything by Wilfried Decoo
    Best thing about the Bloggernacle in 2006: Civility in everything but the political posts
    Worst thing about the Bloggernacle in 2006: The political posts
    Unsung hero:
    Sorely missed: The free time that I always used to have before discovering the blogs
    Write in category: Craig V, for unfailing courtesy in gieing us the giftie of seeing us as ithers see us.

  74. Eric Nielson Says:

    Can I make some more nominations?

    Best Blog: Prayer of Faith, New Cool Thang
    Best Small Blog: PonderIt
    Best Blogger: DMI Dave
    Best Commenter: CJones
    Best New Blog: Mormon Mentality
    Best Post: ?
    Unsung Hero: Connor Boyack
    Sorely Missed: Wade Poulson BofJ, Ryan Moore BofJ

  75. danithew Says:

    By the way, Nine Moons deserves some kind of award for it’s constant creative changes to it’s header. The sign-language header was awesome. So are some of the others. It’s fun to have that kind of regular variety.

  76. Anon Says:

    Write in category: Best sex post

    Nominations?

  77. Paula Says:

    Best sex post: [most] recent FMH sex post:sanitized for your convenience

    I’ll be so pitifully excited if I actually got that to work as a link.

  78. anon for this Says:

    Best New Blog: Feast Upon the Word
    Best Blogger: DMI Dave
    Best Commenter: Bookslinger
    Sorely missed: The G’s: Jeff and Adam

  79. Karen Says:

    Best blog: FMH
    Best blogger: Margaret Young
    Best commenter: Ronan
    Best post: Martha’s sacrament by Wilfried at T&S
    Worst thing about the Bloggernacle in 2006: rehashing
    Sorely missed: Rosalynde

  80. anon Says:

    The post says the polls will close on Feb 7 – shouldn’t that be the 9th?


  81. Here’s one that is overlooked: Best new blog: Purim

  82. Sue M Says:

    Best blog: FMH
    Best small blog: ZD
    Sorely missed: Rosalynde
    Worst thing: Everyone got their own blog

  83. Sue M Says:

    Oops, hit submit too soon. Everyone got their own blog – so cross blog participation seems a lot feebler.

  84. Ziff Says:

    Best blog: FMH, BCC
    Best small blog: Exponent II
    Best blogger: Eve
    Best commenter: Kevin Barney, Seraphine, J. Stapley, RT & SV
    Best new blog: Mormon Mentality
    Best post: My Journey into Apostasy”
    Best thing about the Bloggernacle in 2006: More feminists
    Worst thing about the Bloggernacle in 2006: Not sure
    Unsung hero: Lynnette, who was the driving force behind the creation of ZD, and was an accessory in Exponent II’s beginning
    Sorely missed: I’m still too new at this to know.
    Write in category:
    Most often makes me laugh: Kaimi, FMhLisa

  85. Lynnette Says:

    getting these in (as usual) at the last minute:

    Best blog: BCC, FMH
    Best small blog: ZD (but of course ;))
    Best new blog: ExII, Mormon Mentality
    Best blogger: Janet, JimF, RT/JNS
    Best commenter: Mark IV
    Best post: Deborah’s “Making Sense of Sunday” at ExII (http://exponentblog.blogspot.com/2006/05/making-sense-of-sunday.html)
    Best thing: FMH adds Janet to their lineup
    Worst thing: Melissa and Kristine leave T&S
    Best promoter of bloggernacle community: Kaimi, for using T&S sidebar to mention posts on other blogs


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