Welcome to the Niblets Nominations!!

Mormon Matters introduces the 2008 Niblets Awards!

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The opportunity to honor the unique and talented Mormon bloggers was sorely missed this year. So we decided to give you a chance to look back on 2008 and remember the great things that happened in the Bloggernacle. Mormon Matters will be hosting this event to highlight YOU and your favorite 2008 Mormon blogs, and we’ll be back again in 2009 to do the same. We are pleased to announce our collaboration with Ziff of Zelophehad’s Daughters, the mighty numbers cruncher, who will handle results presentation at the end of this event.

So without further ado, let’s announce the categories. Cut and paste this list in the comments if you would like to be part of the nominations process. As always, you are welcome to nominate yourself — isn’t that what blogging is all about?? Oh, and try to think of some other bloggers to recognize, too.  Final voting will take place after the nominations are finalized.

Best big blog:
Best group blog:
Best solo blog:
Best new blog: (must have put up its first post in 2008)
Best blog layout/graphics:

Best commenter:
Most memorable comment: (please include link)
Best overall blogger:
Best humorous post: (please include link)
Best historical post: (please include link)
Best spiritual post: (please include link)
Best doctrinal post: (please include link)
Best current events post: (please include link)

Most blatant example of navel-gazing: (please include link)
Best contribution to the Bloggernacle in 2008:
Write-in category:

Thank you for your participation!



108 comments for “Welcome to the Niblets Nominations!!

  1. June 28, 2009 at 9:52 am

    Best big blog: fMh

    Best group blog:The Exponent

    Best commenter: Ray

    Best overall blogger: Andrew S.

  2. Paula
    June 28, 2009 at 10:22 am

    Best New Blog: Seriouslysoblessed

  3. Paula
    June 28, 2009 at 10:22 am

    Write in category, Most missed: Mormon stories

  4. Paula
    June 28, 2009 at 10:26 am

    Sorry, I should have thought of these sooner. I tried to use the edit post feature but it’s not working:
    Best Humorous Post: http://seriouslysoblessed.blogspot.com/2008/07/down-there-doc.html

    Best solo blog: Keepapitchinin

  5. Hawkgrrrl
    June 28, 2009 at 10:51 am

    Best Spiritual Post: Dark Night of My Soul (Andrew Ainsworth) – currently private, so perhaps not eligible?
    Best Historical Post: The Development of the Word of Wisdom (Life on Gold Plates): http://www.lifeongoldplates.com/2007/09/development-of-word-of-wisdom.html
    Best Commenter: I second Ray’s nomination.

  6. Kevin Barney
    June 28, 2009 at 12:25 pm

    Thanks for doing this, guys. I know it’s a thankless job, but I think it’s a tradition worth continuing.

  7. anita
    June 28, 2009 at 2:24 pm

    seriouslysoblessed.blogspot.com–for almost all categories 🙂

  8. Ben
    June 28, 2009 at 2:43 pm

    Since I’m biased, I won’t nominate anything from Juvenile Instructor (except for one comment), though I believe many of my co-bloggers deserve recognition for many of these awards.

    Best Big Blog: BCC

    Best Solo Blog: Keepa

    Best blogger: Kevin Barney, Steve P

    Best commenter: Ray

    Most memorable comment: SC Taysom, the 26th comment on this post: http://www.juvenileinstructor.org/the-canon-of-mormon-documents/#comments

    Best Historical Post: Ardis Parshall’s three post series on codes and cyphers in Mormon History http://www.keepapitchinin.org/2008/12/09/“the-qmlbwpnygax-eujugec-have-not-the-power-to-ktgjie-the-wzznlhmpygtg”-codes-and-ciphers-in-mormon-history-part-1/

    Best Spiritual Post:Kristine’s When Saw We Three an Awkward Preteen http://bycommonconsent.com/2008/09/09/when-saw-we-thee-an-awkward-preteen/

    Best Doctrinal Post:J Stapley’s post on tripartite existentialism http://bycommonconsent.com/2009/04/15/tripartite-existentialism/

    Best Current-Events Post: Steve P’s Cheap Creation and Magic Tomatoes http://bycommonconsent.com/2009/06/15/cheap-creation-and-magic-tomatoes/ , and JNS’s The Church and the debt bubble http://bycommonconsent.com/2009/03/11/the-church-and-the-debt-bubble/

    Best series: BCC’s police beat

  9. Paula
    June 28, 2009 at 2:56 pm

    Yeah come to think of it seriouslysoblessed could be in all these categories:
    Best big blog:
    Best group blog:
    Best solo blog:
    Best new blog: (must have put up its first post in 2008)
    Best blog layout/graphics:
    Best overall blogger:
    Best humorous post:
    Best current events post: http://seriouslysoblessed.blogspot.com/2008/09/tamners-goes-to-washington.html
    Most blatant example of navel-gazing: (The whole blog)
    Best contribution to the Bloggernacle in 2008:
    Write-in category: most bewildering to people with no sense of irony

  10. Ray
    June 28, 2009 at 4:03 pm

    seriouslysoblessed should be given a separate award for blog that totally destroys any other blog’s chance to win an award. The other categories should be ssb free – so I’m excluding it from my answers. 🙂

    Best big blog: The numbers say BCC, and I can’t argue with that.

    Best group blog: Since I just nominated BCC, I’m going to go with Blog Segullah on this one. The writing there is astounding.

    Best solo blog: Keepapitchinin – without a doubt to me.

    Best new blog: Keepapitchinin

    Best blog layout/graphics: My Religious Blog

    Best commenter: Thomas Parkin – profound every comment

    Most memorable comment: Russell Arben Fox – “Auld Lang Sin” – comment #54 – technically in 2009, but in a thread from a 2008 post. I’ve never read a more memorable post or comment in my life. [http://bycommonconsent.com/2008/12/31/auld-lang-sin/#comment-98548]

    Best overall blogger: Margaret Young or Ardis Parshall

    Best humorous post: Too many from seriouslysoblessed to try to name one

    Best historical post: “The Childless Ones” – Ardis Parshall (T&S) [http://timesandseasons.org/index.php/2008/02/the-childless-ones/] – or any one of dozens on Keepapitchinin

    Best spiritual post: Russell Arben Fox’s “Auld Lang Sin” (BCC) was indescribable – and shattering in its raw honesty. I will never forget it – and it should be required reading for ALL members of the Church. [http://bycommonconsent.com/2008/12/31/auld-lang-sin/]

    Best doctrinal post: “Elder Wirthlin’s Last Message of Love” – Andrew Ainsworth (Mormon Matters) [http://mormonmatters.org/2008/12/08/elder-wirthlins-last-messages-of-love/]

    Best current events post:

    Most blatant example of navel-gazing: Probably my own limited farewell to the Bloggernacle 🙂

    Best contribution to the Bloggernacle in 2008: Tracy M’s intimate and candid details of her struggle with her husband’s unemployment. The body of her work deserves some kind of award.

    Write-in category: “Funniest blog not named seriouslysoblessed”: My Religious Blog – Bro. Gatsby is hilarious. [http://www.myregisblog.com/]

  11. Ronan
    June 28, 2009 at 4:21 pm

    Ah, the Niblets. Glad to see the old gits return.

  12. June 28, 2009 at 4:29 pm

    Best big blog: BCC

    Best group blog: Juvenile Instructor,
    Zelophehad’s Daughters

    Best solo blog: Prepare Ye the Way of the Lord

    Best new blog: (must have put up its first post in 2008) The Faithful Dissident

    Best blog layout/graphics: Temple Study http://www.templestudy.com/
    Dave’s Mormon Inquiry (in 2008, before he moved) http://mormoninquiry.typepad.com/mormon_inquiry/

    Best commenter: Ardis

    Most memorable comment:

    Best overall blogger: Kiskilili

    Best humorous post: The Legend of Patriarch Hollow http://zelophehadsdaughters.com/2008/10/31/the-legend-of-patriarch-hollow/

    Best historical post: The New Woman in Central Utah http://www.juvenileinstructor.org/the-new-woman-in-central-utah/

    Best spiritual post: (please include link)

    Best doctrinal post: Jesus Christ, the Divine Redeemer of the World by Joe Spencer
    (the ONLY post I’ve ever read that made me want to study the JS Manual)

    Best current events post: (please include link)

    Most blatant example of navel-gazing: (please include link)A Critical Look at LDS Blog Portals parts 1-4, J. Max Wilson

    Best contribution to the Bloggernacle in 2008: Beginnings New for thoughtful and intelligent support for YW leaders

    Write-in category: Who I wish would blog more — Ashley Sanders at Project Deseret

  13. June 28, 2009 at 5:07 pm

    fyi everyone, if you have too many links, put them in brackets like Ray did, and I just had to do, or your comment won’t go up.

  14. ESO
    June 28, 2009 at 5:07 pm

    There was a certain exchange in comments that I still laugh about, but I have no idea how to find it. Can anyone help?

    I am pretty sure it was on a BCC thread between Jeremy and Left Field and I think it started with a comment about passing the Sacrament wearing a Tasmanian Devil tie; it became a back and forth about biological classifications.


  15. June 28, 2009 at 5:47 pm

    Best big blog: See Ray above

    Best new blog: Soy Made Me Gay (defunct, but still amazing)
    Best blog layout/graphics: Nine Moons

    Best commenter: gst

    Best overall blogger: Ardis Parshall!!!!!!!
    Best humorous post: SCIENCE!! by John C. [http://bycommonconsent.com/2009/03/23/science/]
    Best historical post: The Ugliest Post Keepa has Ever Published [http://www.keepapitchinin.org/2009/06/02/the-ugliest-post-keepa-has-ever-published/]

    Best current events post: Undocumented missionaries [http://bycommonconsent.com/2009/04/25/undocumented-missionaries/]

    Best contribution to the Bloggernacle in 2008: My Religious Blog [http://myregisblog.com]

  16. Kaimi
    June 28, 2009 at 6:38 pm

    The bloggernacle’s corniest contest rides again — good to see.

    Okay, let’s start. Some significant new blogs from 2008:

    Juvenile Instructor
    Red Brick Store
    Today in the Bloggernacle / Bloggernacle Back Bench (Emily Jensen)
    The Faithful Dissident

    (Probably missing some)

  17. June 28, 2009 at 7:01 pm

    To keep from seeming self-serving I’ve excluded BCC and its permas because, well obviously, I’m biased. So excluding BCC, here are a few of my choices:

    Best solo blog:
    Best new blog: (must have put up its first post in 2008)
: Keepapitchinin
    Best commenter:
    Best overall blogger: Bored in Vernal
    Most useful blog: LDS Science Review

  18. June 28, 2009 at 7:12 pm

    What’s the difference between a “big blog” and a “group blog”? Are we supposed to refer to “Big Blog” as meaning the Big 4 (BCC, T&S, MMatters, and FMH) and “Group Blogs” to be other blogs run by groups but which may not have size advantage?

  19. June 28, 2009 at 7:36 pm

    Andrew, you define the terms. I think last year Juvenile Instructor was nominated as a big blog. If it gets nominated, it goes in the category.
    Scott, remember the posts have to be from 2008. Do you want to try again?
    I LOVE the Soy made me Gay blog.

  20. Flower
    June 28, 2009 at 7:42 pm

    Solo blogs:
    Mormon Organon
    Green Mormon Architect

  21. June 28, 2009 at 7:52 pm

    That does it. We need to add funniest thread to the categories. Can anyone beat that one??

  22. ESO
    June 28, 2009 at 8:13 pm

    Justin–if you are half as good at your day job as you are at finding stuff on the internet, your bosses don’t pay you enough.

    Glad you liked it BiV; the part I was talking about starts in comment #50 if anyone is interested.

  23. Ben
    June 28, 2009 at 8:38 pm

    Looks like all the links in my nominations placed my comment in the spam, so I’ll try it again with brackets. Since I’m biased towards Juvenile Instructor, I won’t nominate anything from that blog (even though I believe many of my co-bloggers are worthy of nominations).

    Best Big Blog: BCC

    Best Solo Blog: Keepa

    Best New Blog: Keepa

    Best Commenter: Ray

    Best Comment: SC Taysom, comment #26 on this thread: [http://www.juvenileinstructor.org/the-canon-of-mormon-documents/]

    Best Overall Blogger: Kevin Barney and Steve P

    Best historical post: Ardis Parshall’s 3 part “Codes and Cyphers in Mormon History” [http://www.keepapitchinin.org/2008/12/09/“the-qmlbwpnygax-eujugec-have-not-the-power-to-ktgjie-the-wzznlhmpygtg”-codes-and-ciphers-in-mormon-history-part-1/]

    Best spiritual post: Russell’s “Auld Lang Sin” [http://bycommonconsent.com/2008/12/31/auld-lang-sin/]; Kristine’s “When Saw We Three an Awkward Pre-Teen” [http://bycommonconsent.com/2008/09/09/when-saw-we-thee-an-awkward-preteen/]; SMB’s “Spoken Fatherhood: Communion and Community” [http://bycommonconsent.com/2008/06/15/spoken-fatherhood-communion-and-community/]

    Best doctrinal post: I can’t think of anything from 2008, but if we could include doctrinal posts from this year, I would nominate J. Stapley’s “Tripartite Existentialism” [http://bycommonconsent.com/2009/04/15/tripartite-existentialism/]

    Best current events post: Again, have two from this year. Steve P.’s “Cheap Creation and Magic Tomatoes” [http://bycommonconsent.com/2009/06/15/cheap-creation-and-magic-tomatoes/]; Kevin Barney’s “Undocumented Missionaries” [http://bycommonconsent.com/2009/04/25/undocumented-missionaries/]

    Most blatant example of navel-gazing: J. Max Wilson’s 4 part “A Critical Look at LDS Blog Portals” [http://www.sixteensmallstones.org/a-critical-look-at-lds-blog-portals-part-1-never-show-your-face-anywhere-in-the-bloggernacle-ever-again]; Jared’s “A Question for the Bloggernacle: Where’s the Beef?” [http://www.ldsaliveinchrist.com/2009/04/a-question-for-the-bloggernacle-wheres-the-beef/]

    Best contribution to the Bloggernacle in 2008: Emily Jensen’s new Mormon Times “Bloggernacle Backbench”

  24. June 28, 2009 at 8:55 pm

    Best big blog: BCC
    Best group blog:The Exponent
    Best solo blog: Seriously, So Blessed
    Best new blog: (must have put up its first post in 2008) Seriously, So Blessed
    Best blog layout/graphics:

    Best commenter:Starfoxy
    Most memorable comment: (please include link)
    Best overall blogger: Kaimi
    Best humorous post: (please include link) ZD April Fools http://zelophehadsdaughters.com/2008/04/01/renouncing-the-philosophies-of-women-mingled-with-scripture/
    Best historical post: (please include link) EmilyCC http://the-exponent.com/2008/10/15/feminist-genealogy/
    Best spiritual post: (please include link) Mraynes http://the-exponent.com/2008/09/01/from-mother-to-daughter/
    Best doctrinal post: (please include link) Kiskilili ZD Fathers are Irreplacable http://zelophehadsdaughters.com/2008/09/30/fathers-are-just-irreplaceable-they-dont-need-to-preside-to-be-important/
    Best current events post: (please include link) Caroline http://the-exponent.com/2008/07/30/what-i-would-say-to-my-bishop-about-prop-8/

    Most blatant example of navel-gazing: (please include link) Lynnette http://zelophehadsdaughters.com/2008/01/25/using-human-reason-to-think-about-god/
    Best contribution to the Bloggernacle in 2008: John Hamer http://bycommonconsent.com/2008/06/23/the-miraculous-plates-of-voree-examined/
    Write-in category: Best Numbers Crunching Ziff http://zelophehadsdaughters.com/2008/02/26/nacle-numbers-2007-part-1/

  25. Ben
    June 28, 2009 at 9:30 pm

    I’ve twice tried to leave a long list of nominations (once without brackets, and then again with brackets around each link), but both must have ended up on the spam section. Any help>

    [Ben – I have rescued your comment (and Jessawhy’s) out of the spam folder ~ Batman]

  26. Ben
    June 28, 2009 at 9:52 pm

    gracias, amigo.

  27. June 28, 2009 at 10:10 pm

    Just to be clear, the Juvenile Instructor began in 2007, so I don’t know if we qualify as a “new” blog for this year’s Niblets. As I remember, the JI tied with Mormon Matters last year for best new blog 😉

    However, we ARE a group blog [cough], and we have been defined as big [cough] 🙂

  28. Hawkgrrrl
    June 28, 2009 at 10:56 pm

    I also want to nominate BiV for a best historical post from this Dec: http://mormonmatters.org/2008/12/11/populating-worlds-joseph-smiths-legacy/

  29. James
    June 29, 2009 at 1:15 am

    Best Historical

    Development of the Word of Wisdom


  30. Mathew
    June 29, 2009 at 5:10 am

    You really need a best troll category.

  31. June 29, 2009 at 6:33 am

    Best Single Blog: Hieing to Kolob
    Best Commenter: Kevin Barney
    Best New Blog: Mormon Insights

  32. All Utah & Idaho Mormons
    June 29, 2009 at 6:37 am

    Best Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing: Todd Wood

  33. June 29, 2009 at 8:06 am

    Well, I believe in self-promotion, and I think M* should get at least one vote somewhere, so here goes:

    Best big blog: M*
    Best group blog: M*
    Best solo blog: keepapitchinin
    Best new blog: (must have put up its first post in 2008) keepapitchinin
    Best blog layout/graphics:
    Best commenter: Brian Duffin (simply the nicest guy on the Bloggernacle)

    Best overall blogger: Bookslinger

    Best historical post: Anything by Ardis

    Best current events post: Wall-E post by Bryce


    Best contribution to the Bloggernacle in 2008: The addition of JA Benson at M*

  34. June 29, 2009 at 8:51 am

    Best Single Blog: Hieing to Kolob
    Best New Blog: Irresistible (Dis)Grace
    Best historical post: “Book of Jasher” http://bycommonconsent.com/2008/12/15/the-book-of-jasher/
    Write-in category: “Nicest Evil Villain”: chanson

  35. Stephanie
    June 29, 2009 at 9:29 am

    Best spiritual post: “Why I Am Not A Disaffected Mormon” http://mormonmatters.org/2008/02/25/why-i-am-not-a-disaffected-mormon/

  36. June 29, 2009 at 9:46 am

    BiV, my bad on the 2008/2009 thing. I am so confused.

    Corrected nominations:

    Best humorous post: General Conference LOLcats [http://www.myregisblog.com/2008/10/lol-cats-general-conference.html]

    Best current events post: [http://www.soymademegay.com/2008/06/how-to-support-a-same-sex-marriage-ban-without-coming-off-as-a-tool/]

  37. June 29, 2009 at 9:58 am

    Write-in category: “Nicest Evil Villain”: chanson

    chanson, I didn’t know you were an evil villain. I’m so disappointed! 🙂

  38. Ronan
    June 29, 2009 at 9:59 am

    Steve P and the Organon.

  39. kevinf
    June 29, 2009 at 10:02 am

    OK, here goes. I’m not voting in every category, though.

    Best big blog: BCC
    Best group blog: Juvenile Instructor – excluding big blogs, I am assuming.
    Best solo blog: Keepapitchinin
    Best new blog: Keepapitchinin

    Best commenter: Ray

    Best overall blogger: Ardis Parshall – The quality and volume by a solo blogger is just amazing.

    Best historical post: edje’s series of posts on the Galveston Hurricane of 1900 at the JI (http://www.juvenileinstructor.org/1900-galveston-hurricane-18-introduction-and-overview/) – Dis
    Best spiritual post: Kevin Barney’s “Squareboy” (http://bycommonconsent.com/2008/02/10/squareboy/

    Write-in category: Best chronicler of otherwise forgotten Mormon’s from history _ Ardis Parshall at Keepapitchinin for her continuing stories of ordinary church members in often difficult circumstances. Too many examples to pick any one out.

  40. June 29, 2009 at 10:40 am

    Best funny comments of 2008:

    Best non-funny comment of 2008:

  41. June 29, 2009 at 11:18 am

    Best solo blog: Temple Study

  42. Diane
    June 29, 2009 at 12:00 pm
  43. MH
    June 29, 2009 at 12:33 pm

    Is Mormon Matters prohibited from being in the running for Best Group Blog? It’s my personal favorite.

  44. June 29, 2009 at 12:59 pm

    I just can’t see how I can possibly vote. Everyone adds such beautiful, distinctive things. I love Ardis’s love of history and the way she personalizes it for us. I love Kaimi’s provocative ideas. I love the way Ray loves others. I even love DKL’s humor (not the Michael Jackson jokes, but other stuff)–and I like his mind a lot. I also can’t nominate anyone from BCC, because that’s my home and I respect everyone there equally. So I won’t even mention any of them. I’m just becoming acquainted with other blogs, and can’t spend too much time getting involved, but I find the whole of the bloggernacle a wonderful addition to my life, a place of great friendships, fascinating thoughts, and really fine minds generously sharing.

  45. June 29, 2009 at 2:03 pm

    Thanks for the vote, Geoff. I suppose my lack of commenting is what makes me nicest of all commenters–I am rarely seen on any LDS blogs. 🙂

    Like Margaret, I can’t nominate anyone from M*, because it is my home and I have a great of respect and admiration for all of my co-bloggers.

    That said, I do have to vote for Bryce’s TempleStudy.com for its excellent design and posts.

    I could try to choose my favorite historical post, but that would be a challenge. Can I just say that Ardis is my favorite historical blogger and leave it at that?

    Also, I have a lot of favorite commenters at M* (as well as other LDS blogs) and would be hard pressed to choose just one of them.

  46. June 29, 2009 at 2:55 pm

    Best big blog: T&S
    Best group blog: JI
    Best solo blog: DMI
    Best new blog: LDS Philosopher

    Best commenter: Ardis Parshall
    Best overall blogger: Nate Oman (T&S)

  47. June 29, 2009 at 3:22 pm

    Write-in: Funniest post tile: “For I was an hungered, and ye shot me” (Kris Wright at BCC)

  48. June 29, 2009 at 3:41 pm

    Feel free to nominate bloggers or posts from your own blogs, people, don’t be shy! You know them best! And Mormon Matters is definitely in the running!
    Just to show you how it’s done, I’ll nominate a couple of 2008 posts from here at MM:

    Best Spiritual Post (though it could be doctrinal as well): John Hamer, A Veil Runs Through it [http://mormonmatters.org/2008/02/24/a-veil-runs-through-it-a-mormon-cosmogony/]

    Best Doctrinal Post (though it could be spiritual): Andrew Ainsworth, The Ammon Approach [http://mormonmatters.org/2008/02/20/the-ammon-approach-redefining-missionary-work/]

  49. June 29, 2009 at 3:57 pm

    *arm being twisted by BiV*

    Best Doctrinal Post: AdamF: “Never Lead Us Astray. And Dissonance.” http://mormonmatters.org/2008/12/30/never-lead-us-astray-and-dissonance/

  50. Hawkgrrrl
    June 29, 2009 at 4:43 pm

    Best doctrinal blogger – Joe Spencer @ Feast Upon the Word blog.

  51. Steve Evans
    June 29, 2009 at 6:29 pm

    I nominate myself, in every category.

    And I nominate this comment as the peak of navel-gazing.

  52. DKL
    June 29, 2009 at 6:34 pm

    Best Group Blog: Mormon Mentality
    Best Blogger: Devyn S at Mormon Mentality
    Best Commenter: annegb
    Best Guest Blogger: Margaret Young (especially the Michael Jackson stuff)
    Best thing about the Bloggernacle in 2008: DKL’s political coverage
    Funniest post: “Not Your Ordinary Grounds Crew Poetry” by Burgess ( http://www.mormonmentality.org/2009/02/26/not-your-ordinary-grounds-crew-poetry.htm)


    “Yeah, I’m that Poet You Kind of Remember” by Burgess ( http://www.mormonmentality.org/2008/10/21/yeah-im-that-mormon-poet-you-sort-of-remember.htm )


    “Let the men wear sideburns!” by Burgess (http://www.mormonmentality.org/2008/10/30/let-the-men-go-without-sideburns.htm)

    Seriously, you’ve gotta read these Burgess posts.

  53. June 29, 2009 at 7:33 pm

    I was waiting for that, Steve. (Don’t you do that every year?)

  54. Tim
    June 29, 2009 at 8:35 pm

    Best new blog: Linescratchers: http://www.linescratchers.com/

  55. June 29, 2009 at 8:53 pm

    I nominate for write in catagory- M* the blog with the most humble bloggers and commentators.

  56. CarlosJC
    June 29, 2009 at 8:54 pm

    Best group blog: Mormon Matters
    Best solo blog: (don’t know any)

    Best commenter: DKL
    Most memorable comment: many
    Best overall blogger: Hawkgrrrl -I always read what she has to say.
    Best humorous post: Feminist Housewife -Stuff my mother never told me about sex . . . [http://www.feministmormonhousewives.org/?p=2482]
    Best historical post: Ha?
    Best spiritual post: Dark Night of My Soul (Andrew Ainsworth) Mormon Matters…somewhere?
    Best doctrinal post: none (true doctrine seems absent for me from the bloggernacle)
    Best current events post: My Hope for the Bloggernacle [http://www.mormonmentality.org/2009/04/09/my-hope-for-the-bloggernacle.htm]

  57. Hawkgrrrl
    June 29, 2009 at 9:14 pm

    I second DKL’s nomination! He cuts through the crap with a sword of justice, or a sword anyway.

  58. MCQ
    June 29, 2009 at 9:52 pm

    I nominate my navel in every category.

  59. June 30, 2009 at 12:15 am

    I’ll nominate people/posts who I don’t think have been nominated yet. And I am going to nominate my fellow bloggers because I think they’re all super-cool.

    Best group blog: Faith Promoting Rumor

    Best commenter: Roasted Tomatoes (and I second Starfoxy’s nomination)

    Best spiritual post (two nominations):

    Best doctrinal post:

    Most blatant example of navel-gazing:
    Ziff’s Nacle numbers posts. Here’s a link to the first one: http://zelophehadsdaughters.com/2008/02/26/nacle-numbers-2007-part-1/

    Write-in category:
    Best and most unique contributions to a discussion of presiding: the Three Weird Sisters, With Beards poetry on the following thread:
    http://www.feministmormonhousewives.org/?p=1990 (see comments #64 and #76)

  60. Hunter
    June 30, 2009 at 2:20 am

    Too many to narrow it down, but for the sake of voting, here goes:

    Best big blog: By Common Consent

    Best group blog: By Common Consent

    Best solo blog: Keepapitchinin

    Best new blog: Keepapitchinin

    Best commenter: Ardis E. Parshall

    Most memorable comment: Comment #994 on “Police Beat Roundtable #10” by Steve Evans

    Best overall blogger: Ardis E. Parshall

    Best humorous post: A tie! “What the Smith Boys Said This Year” by Julie M. Smith
    AND “Serious Thoughts on the One Exception to the No Facial Hair Rule” by Amri Brown

    Best historical post: “A Utah War Primer” by Ardis E. Parshall

    Best spiritual post: “I’ll Let God Keep the Records” [http://www.keepapitchinin.org/2008/11/18/lafayette-guymon-%e2%80%9ci%e2%80%99ll-let-god-keep-the-records%e2%80%9d/]

    Best doctrinal post: “Is There Another Approach” by Julie M. Smith

    Best current events post: “Summary of the 30th Anniversary Priesthood Commemoration held June 8, 2008 at the Tabernacle” by Jared T.

    Best contribution to the Bloggernacle in 2008: All the fun and laughs over at Myregisblog.com [http://www.myregisblog.com/]

    Write-in category: “Best Sideblog”: By Common Consent

  61. June 30, 2009 at 2:47 am

    Best blog: ZDs

    Best blogger: ECS at FMH. Also Nate Oman, Julie Smith, Ardis Parshall, Kiskilili, Lynnette.

    Best commenters: Mark IV, Marc Bohn, BiV Cheryl, Jessawhy, David H, Margaret Young, Sister Blah 2.

    Best sidebar linksters: Marc Bohn and Kent Larsen.

    Most useful legal post: “Answers,” by me. at http://bycommonconsent.com/2008/11/10/answers/

    Best post:

    Julie Smith, Blood on the Doorposts, http://timesandseasons.org/index.php/2008/06/blood-on-the-doorposts-2/
    Lynnette, Can Women be Exalted?, http://zelophehadsdaughters.com/2008/04/23/can-women-be-exalted/
    Kiskilili, Inconclusive musings on gays in eternity, http://zelophehadsdaughters.com/2008/11/15/inconclusive-musings-on-gays-in-eternity/

    and more that I’m not thinking of right now . . .

    Most indecisive nominator: Me.

  62. June 30, 2009 at 5:57 am

    Everyone remember to keep your nominations to 2008 posts. I had to take off some really good ones because they didn’t fit the time frame. I especially hated to remove Jared’s “Where’s the Beef?” from the nominations.

  63. TT
    June 30, 2009 at 6:47 am

    I’d like to add two more 2008 categories:

    Best Prop 8/SSM post:
    Best Romney post:

    I also second the nomination ofHawkgrrl as best overall blogger.

  64. June 30, 2009 at 6:58 am

    OK TT, if we get three or more nominations in any new category, we will add it.

  65. June 30, 2009 at 7:08 am

    Best new feature of 2008: Police Beat Roundtable
    Best humorous post of 2008: PBR #10 [http://bycommonconsent.com/2008/11/08/police-beat-roundtable-10/]
    Most epic thread of 2008: PBR #10 [ibid]
    Most fun thread of 2008: PBR #10 [ibid]

    Seriously. I read the entire thread again, and it’s a gold-mine for comedy. Also for other…things.

    On a related note:
    Best Prop 8/SSM Post: PBR #10 [ibid]

  66. June 30, 2009 at 8:45 am

    Although not specifically a Prop 8 post, I thought Ray’s “When Moral Issues Become Political Issues” had lots of great stuff to say that related to the whole Prop 8 argument.

  67. June 30, 2009 at 8:50 am

    Also, I don’t know that this fits well in any of the “best post” categories, but I thought fMhLisa’s “Hollow” was a wonderfully touching post. Maybe count that as “best spiritual” or if there are enough nominations for a new category, “best personal experience”.

  68. June 30, 2009 at 8:58 am

    For most memorable comment (sub-category: funny), DKL speaking to a troll here, and then later in the same thread here. These comments made me laugh until I cried.

  69. June 30, 2009 at 11:07 am

    Oh, Ziff, I remember that one. That HAD to make the Niblets, thx.

  70. June 30, 2009 at 11:34 am

    Also, best commenter: Starfoxy

  71. June 30, 2009 at 11:43 am

    I think my nominations got caught in the spam filter.

  72. Hunter
    June 30, 2009 at 12:41 pm

    I think my nomination got caught in the spam filter, too.

  73. Holden Caulfield
    June 30, 2009 at 12:58 pm

    Favorite commenter: Hawkgrrrl—even her few bad thoughts sound good because she is such a good writer.

    Favorite solo blog: keepapitchinin—I don’t read any regularly but this one deserves something.

  74. Doc
    June 30, 2009 at 2:54 pm

    Best big blog: best left unsaid- contention is of the devil

    Best group blog: Blog Segullah

    Best solo blog: Mormon Insights

    Best new blog: Depressed (But not unhappy) Mormon Mommy

    Best blog layout/graphics:
    Mind, Soul, and Body for the striking photo by Anne Geddes, unknowingly copyrighted, which the author does not have the heart to take down from his completely and totally uncommercial blog.

    Best commenter: Margaret Young, because Ray is probably getting way too big a head by now.

    Most memorable comment: That one time when MCQ said that one thing.

    Best overall blogger: Ardis Parshall

    Best humorous post:
    Eric Nielsen’s series on the Secret Life of Earl Johnson, starting at [http://www.bloggerofjared.com/2008/09/07/the-secret-life-of-earl-johnson-i/], not ROFL funny, but warm, touching, and plenty humorous in a Jimmy Stewart as Mr. Krueger, Mormony way.

    If you must have satire, this post had me rolling on the floor, laughing, for days. [http://mormonmatters.org/2008/04/07/what-children-know-a-childrens-rebuttal-to-elder-ballards-conference-talk/]

    Best historical post:
    this post by Ardis actually taught me something new, and very important to remember, rather than the usual dead horses beat around. [http://www.keepapitchinin.org/2008/08/16/polynesians-in-the-desert-utah-history/]

    Best spiritual post:
    Andrew Ainsworth is wise and introspective. I loved this [http://mormonmatters.org/2008/09/03/what-is-heaven-what-is-hell/]

    Best doctrinal post:
    LDS Philosophers two conflicting Paradigms series [http://www.ldsphilosopher.com/series/two-conflicting-paradigms/]

    Best current events post:
    This incisive piece of social analysis about Utah and the greatest sport on earth [http://www.juvenileinstructor.org/thomas-s-monson-and-the-paradoxes-of-the-utah-jazz/]

    Most blatant example of navel-gazing:
    See best graphics above or write-in below, or the entire blog at [http://whatmormonslike.blogspot.com/]

    Best contribution to the Bloggernacle in 2008:
    Deseret News with Bloggernacle Back Burner

    Write-in category:
    Unsung Hero: Doc, ‘sniff’

  75. Brother Matsby
    June 30, 2009 at 3:05 pm

    All the nominations people are trying to make for me are getting caught in the spam filter too.

    I am sure of it.

  76. June 30, 2009 at 3:15 pm

    Best big blog: MM

    Best group blog: Politicalds (even though it’s been dead the past couple months, it was swingin’ before Election time)

    Best solo blog: Soy Made Me Gay

    Best new blog: (must have put up its first post in 2008) Mormon Heretic

    Best commenter: Ray

    Best overall blogger: Mormon Heretic

    Best humorous post: (please include link) The Exponent: “Ways NOT To Teach About Chastity” http://the-exponent.com/2008/06/18/ways-to-not-teach-about-chastity/

    Best historical post: (please include link) Mormon Heretic, “Was Priesthood Ban Inspired?” http://www.mormonheretic.org/2008/09/14/was-priesthood-ban-inspired/ and Dichotomy, “LDS Gay History Timeline” http://mormoninthecloset.blogspot.com/2008/11/lds-gay-history-timeline-unabridged.html

    Best spiritual post: (please include link) Gay LDS Actor, “God’s Love” http://gayldsactor.blogspot.com/2008_09_01_archive.html

    Best contribution to the Bloggernacle in 2008: Politicalds

    Write-in category: Best Prop 8 post: Soy Made Me Gay, “My Secret Gay Agenda” http://www.soymademegay.com/2008/10/my-secret-gay-agenda/

  77. June 30, 2009 at 3:15 pm

    if I had admin powers, I would investigate and post the previously spammified comments.

    but i am just a lowly writer.

  78. June 30, 2009 at 3:20 pm

    The Tweeternacle nominates (or sustains) all posts by Brother Matsby. Please block out 2 hours and visit http://www.myregisblog.com for proof and pudding.

  79. Ray
    June 30, 2009 at 6:23 pm

    FYI, I am cleaning out the spam filter. I’ve released a bunch so far. I want combat pay, since I have to scan every comment to not miss the short ones that are legit. My eyes are burning already.

  80. Ray
    June 30, 2009 at 6:35 pm


    There probably are duplicates now from people who reposted after the first comment got caught, but I need to go wash my brain out with soap now, so I’m not going to go back and try to straighten it out. Go for it, Batman. 🙂

  81. MCQ
    June 30, 2009 at 8:23 pm

    Just a thought: these are nominations, people. Once something has been nominated in a particular category, it serves no purpose to nominate it again.

    I’d like to suggest a few new categories, to wit:

    Most annoying commenter
    Most banned commenter
    Most reviled bloggernacle personality (time for DKL to surrender the title)
    Biggest bloviator (look it up)
    Most holier-than-thou blogger
    Most know-it-all blogger

    Wait, it occurs to me that all of these are the same person…

  82. June 30, 2009 at 10:20 pm

    I am with TT, for 2008 we should have best Mitt post and best SSM post categories.

  83. June 30, 2009 at 10:33 pm

    I would humbly second the nomination for Best New Blog for Linescratchers. If only because I worked really hard on it.

  84. June 30, 2009 at 10:43 pm

    Right, MCQ — it would be unfair to create so many categories that annoysius would be a shoo-in to win.

  85. Hawkgrrrl
    June 30, 2009 at 11:54 pm

    Ray – I want some of that combat pay, too. I didn’t realize we were such a target for viagra ads!

  86. July 1, 2009 at 12:15 am

    Since 2008 is pretty much a blur of pain and horror in my mind (worst year ever), only a few things come immediately to mind.

    Big: fMh (all others a pale imitation)
    Group: ZD
    Commenter: Starfoxy
    Humor: Anything by Rebecca J

  87. July 1, 2009 at 1:32 am

    #17 Kaimi ~ Ooo, am I part of teh ‘Nacle of teh Bloggers? I feel special.

  88. July 1, 2009 at 2:27 am

    re 89:

    I sustain Jack as being part of teh ‘Nacle of teh Bloggers because then i can haz ‘nacle authority too

    (and now, to vow never to type like that again)

  89. July 1, 2009 at 8:02 am

    Best Historical Post: BiV for A Mormon History Mystery on Mormon Matters about Jesse Gause


  90. July 1, 2009 at 8:02 am

    Wishing that I’d posted this pic into a blogpost, so I could nominate myself in the blatant navel-gazing category…

  91. Stephanie
    July 1, 2009 at 8:40 am

    Oh, FD, I loved politicalds, too, while it lasted. It was fun to hash it out on there. 🙂

  92. Steve Evans
    July 1, 2009 at 8:42 am

    Ben, Thanks for remembering the PBRs. PBR #10 WAS pretty dang funny.

  93. Banned Commenter
    July 1, 2009 at 9:00 am

    Kaimi deserves a Niblet next year for #86.

  94. July 1, 2009 at 9:12 am

    Jesse Gause isn’t a mystery… I saw him on facebook!

  95. Angie
    July 1, 2009 at 12:10 pm

    Best new blog: theapronstage.com

  96. Hawkgrrrl
    July 1, 2009 at 1:16 pm

    Best blogger: Andrew Ainsworth

  97. TT
    July 1, 2009 at 1:42 pm

    I’ll nominate some that haven’t been said yet, mostly from FPR. We actually did a round up of some of our best posts in 2008 back when, you know, 2008 didn’t seem so far away, so some of these will be one’s that we liked.

    Best commenter: Blake
    Best humorous post: [http://www.faithpromotingrumor.com/2008/07/nothing-wavering/] or [http://zelophehadsdaughters.com/2008/08/17/sunstone-program-parody/]
    Best historical post: Mogget’s modernity and catholicism series: [http://faithpromotingrumor.com/2008/06/16/a-modicum-of-modernism/; http://faithpromotingrumor.com/2008/06/17/the-end-of-modernism/; http://faithpromotingrumor.com/2008/06/19/vatican-ii-and-modernity/%5D and also [http://faithpromotingrumor.com/2008/05/13/the-terrible-90s-for-mormon-scholarship/]
    Best doctrinal post: [http://www.faithpromotingrumor.com/2008/06/uzzah-killed-for-blind-obedience/ and http://faithpromotingrumor.com/2008/02/27/the-future-of-heavenly-mother/%5D
    Best current events post: [http://faithpromotingrumor.com/2008/03/19/byu-religion-dean-on-premortal-life-part-i-race-and-nobility]
    Best Prop 8 Post: [http://www.faithpromotingrumor.com/2008/08/children-and-ssm-an-analysis-of-the-divine-institution-of-marriage/]

  98. TT
    July 1, 2009 at 1:47 pm

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