Last Chance for Niblet Nominations

John DehlinMormon, Niblets

Niblet Nominations are now CLOSED.

Enjoy perusing these links over the weekend, and the voting will commence on Monday!

Best big blog:

By Common Consent
Feminist Mormon Housewives
Millennial Star
Mormon Matters
Seriously So Blessed
Times & Seasons

Best group blog:

The Exponent
Faith Promoting Rumor
Juvenile Instructor
Mormon Mentality
Mormon Metaphysics
New Cool Thang
Zelophehad’s Daughters

Best solo blog:

Green Mormon Architect
Hieing to Kolob
Keep A Pitchinin
Life on Gold Plates
Mormon Insights
My Religious Blog
Mormon Organon
Prepare Ye the Way of the Lord
Seriously So Blessed
Soy Made Me Gay
Temple Study

Best new blog:

The Apron Stage
Depressed (But not unhappy) Mormon Mommy
The Faithful Dissident
Irresistible (Dis)Grace
Keep A Pitchinin
LDS Philosopher
Mormon Heretic
Mormon Insights
My Religious Blog
Red Brick Store
Seriously So Blessed
Soy Made Me Gay

Best blog layout/graphics:

Dave’s Mormon Inquiry (2008 version)
Millennial Star
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.
My Religious Blog
Nine Moons
Seriously So Blessed
Temple Study

Best commenter:

Bored in Vernal
Brian Duffin
David H.
Kevin Barney
Marc Bohn
Margaret Young
Mark IV
Roasted Tomatoes
Sister Blah 2
Steve Evans
Thomas Parkin

Most memorable comment:

DKL comment #36
DKL speaking to a troll comment #170 and comment #182
Russell Arben Fox comment #54
Ruth comment #72
Ryan comment #19
Steve Evans comment #994 on “Police Beat Roundtable #10”
Steve Evans comment #23
TStevens comment #18

Best overall blogger:

Andrew Ainsworth
Andrew S.
Ardis Parshall
Bored in Vernal
Devyn S.
Julie M. Smith
Kevin Barney
Margaret Young
Nate Oman
Steve Evans
Steve P.

Best humorous post:

Amri Brown’s “Serious Thoughts on the One Exception to the No Facial Hair Rule
Andrew Ainsworth’s “What Children Know
BCC’s Police Beat RoundTable #10
Burgess “Not Your Ordinary Grounds Crew Poetry
Burgess “Yeah, I’m that Poet You Kind of Remember
Burgess “Let the Men wear Sideburns!
Caroline “Ways NOT To Teach About Chastity
David’s “If God Were A Woman
Eric Nielsen’s series on the Secret Life of Earl Johnson
jamesbarjoseph’s “Nothing Wavering
Julie M. Smith’s “What the Smith Boys Said This Year
Kiskilili’s “The Legend of Patriarch Hollow
Mattsby’s “General Conference LOLcats
M*’s April Fool’s Day pages spoofing FMH.
Tamn’s “The Down-There Doc
ZD April Fools — “Renouncing the Philosophies of Women Mingled with Scripture
ZD Sunstone Program Parody
Rebecca J’s

Best Historical post:

Ardis Parshall’s 3 part “Codes and Cyphers in Mormon History” (also nominated “The Childless Ones,” “A Utah War Primer,”
Polynesians in the Desert.”)
Bored in Vernal “Populating Worlds: Joseph Smith’s Legacy
Bored in Vernal’s “A Mormon History Mystery
Christopher’s useful and important thoughts on Mormonism’s place in American historiography
David’s “Teaching About Racism (Including the Priesthood Ban) in Sacrament Meeting
Dichotomy’s “LDS Gay History Timeline
edje’s series of posts on the Galveston Hurricane of 1900
EmilyCC “Feminist Genealogy
Heidi Harris “The New Woman in Central Utah
Jared T’s “Millions Shall Know Brother Joseph Again
John Hamer “Book of Jasher
Mogget’s modernity and catholicism series
Mormon Heretic’s “Was Priesthood Ban Inspired?”
TT’s “The Terrible 90’s for Mormon Scholarship

Best spiritual post:

Andrew Ainsworth’s Dark Night of My Soul
Andrew Ainsworth’s “Why I Am Not A Disaffected Mormon
Andrew Ainsworth’s “What is Heaven? What is Hell
Ardis “I’ll Let God Keep the Records
Elizabeth’s “Everything I Need to Know I’m Learning In Divinity School
Eve’s “To Some it is Given: Knowledge, Doubt, Mercy
Gay LDS Actor, “God’s Love
Heidi Harris “And this time there will be no Angel
John Hamer’s “A Veil Runs Through it
Kevin Barney’s “Squareboy
Kristine’s “When Saw We Thee an Awkward Pre-Teen
Lisa’s “Hollow
Mraynes “From Mother to Daughter
Russell Arben Fox’s “Auld Lang Sin
SMB’s “Spoken Fatherhood: Communion and Community

Best doctrinal post:

AdamF’s “Never Lead Us Astray. And Dissonance
Andrew Ainsworth’s “Elder Wirthlin’s Last Message of Love
Andrew Ainsworth’s “The Ammon Approach
Joe Spencer’s “Jesus Christ, the Divine Redeemer of the World
Julie M. Smith “Is There Another Approach
Kiskilili’s “Fathers are Irreplaceable
Kiskilili’s “Inconclusive musings on gays in eternity
LDS Philosophers two conflicting Paradigms series
Lynnette’s “Repentance as a Response
Lynnette’s “Can Women be Exalted?
Secco’s “Uzzah Killed for Blind Obedience
TT’s “The Future of Heavenly Mother

Best current events post:

Tamn’s “Tamners Goes to Washington
Bryce’s Wall-e post
Jared T. “Summary of the 30th Anniversary Priesthood Commemoration held June 8, 2008 at the Tabernacle
Jupiter’s Child’s “BYU Religion Dean on Premortal Life
Matt B.’s incisive piece of social analysis about Utah and the greatest sport on earth

Best Prop 8/SSM post:

BCC’s Police Beat RoundTable
Caroline’s “What I would Say to my Bishop About Prop 8
Clint Martin’s “How to Support a Same Sex Marriage Ban without Coming off as a Tool
Clint Martin’s “My Secret Gay Agenda
Julie M. Smith’s “Blood on the Doorposts
Kaimi’s “Answers
Ray’s “When Moral Issues Become Political Issues
TT’s “Children and SSM: An Analysis of the Divine Institution of Marriage

Best Mitt Romney Post

Andrew S’s “Why Mitt Romney got Romney’d in the Election
Blake’s “Prop 8 Comment
Bruce Webster’s “Mitt Romney’s New Ward
Ray’s “Proposition 8 and the Presidency: A Week of Reviling
Scott B’s “Reasons this Mormon is Glad Mitt Quit

Nicest “Evil Villain”

Aaron Shafavoloff from “Mormon Coffee
Andrew from “Irresistible (Dis)Grace
Bridget Jack Meyers from “Clobberblog
Chanson from “Letters From Abroad
Christopher Smith from “Mild Mannered Musings
Todd Wood from “Heart Issues for LDS

Most blatant example of navel-gazing:

Jana’s picture of her belly-button
J. Max Wilson’s “A Critical Look at LDS Blog Portals, Parts 1-4
Lynnette’s “Using Human Reason to Think About God
Ray’s Farewell to the Bloggernacle
Seriously So Blessed
Nominating self for every Niblet Award: Steve Evans
What Mormons Like
Ziff’s Nacle numbers posts

Best contribution to the Bloggernacle in 2008:

Tracy M’s intimate and candid details of her struggle with her husband’s unemployment.
Beginnings New, intelligent and meaningful helps for YW leaders
Today in the Bloggernacle / Bloggernacle Back Bench (Emily Jensen)
The addition of JA Benson at M*
John Hamer’s “The Miraculous Plates of Voree Examined
DKL’s political coverage
BCC’s Police Beat RoundTable
All the fun and laughs over at Myregisblog

Write-in category:

Most Missed: Mormon Stories
Most bewildering to people with no sense of irony: Seriously So Blessed
Who I wish would blog more often — Ashley Sanders at Project Deseret
Funniest Thread: In the Colonies the Stormtroopers are Starting to Lay Down the Law
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.
Most Useful Blog: LDS Science Review
Best Numbers Crunching: Ziff
Best doctrinal blogger – Joe Spencer @ Feast Upon the Word blog.
Funniest post tile: “For I was an hungered, and ye shot me” (Kris Wright at BCC)
The blog with the most humble bloggers and commentators: M*
Best and most unique contributions to a discussion of presiding: the Three Weird Sisters, With Beards poetry (see comments #64 and #76)
Best Sideblog: By Common Consent
Best sidebar linksters: Marc Bohn and Kent Larsen
Unsung Hero: Doc