Voting has now opened up for the 2006 Catholic blog awards. Somehow once again I have been overlooked under most intellectual and surprisingly nominated under most bizarre blog, most bizarre post, most humorous, best design, and most creative. So a warm thanks for those who voted for me in the various categories.
I am pretty much aware and visit almost every single blog nominated in the various categories. The only ones I weren’t familiar with were some progressive Catholic bloggers.
This year it is slightly different since my nemesis, I mean friend and sorely missed Fr. Sibley, is not on the ballot this time under most humorous blog. I nominated Maureen Martin’s hysterical CatholicNews.org for this category. Dale Price’s Dyspeptic Mutterings is another wonderful blog. When I grow up I want to write and fisk like Dale. In fact I would rather hunt with the Vice President than be the object of one of Dale’s fisks. One overlooked blog in this category was Rich Lugari’s great parody blog Musum Pontificalis. I was also glad to see Credibility nominated in the category for best design. One great blog not nominated for this category is Luminous Miseries which has both great design and writing. Reading his blog reminds me that I can’t write worth a darn, but then again reading most blogs reminds me of this.
Pretty much all of the categories make for some tough picks. Next year we need to add a new category for most overlooked blog Eve Tushnet.
By the way you are allowed to vote once a day. You can also vote if your are dead and live in Chicago.
You got my vote!
I’d vote for me, but I can’t seem to find mine, oh well.
Good luck to everyone!
Thank heaven you aren’t in my category – I’d have you in for that one, too! 🙂
Thanks for the nomination and for being such a generous linker. If it weren’t for you, the Anchoress, and Mark Shea, I don’t think anyone would know about my little ‘ol blog. *g* Congrats on all your nominations this year!
God bless, Maureen
Heh. I’ve been happily voting for our friend Joe Cecil at “In Todays (Liberal Catholic) News” for “Most Bizarre blog”.
I suggest everyone else follow my lead.
Not to take a thing away from your very humorous blog, Jeff, because you definitely deserve to be where you are, but I am disappointed and surprised that Musum Pontificalis didn’t make it for the “Most Humorous” catagory.
Anyway, you have my vote. (Not that you need it.)
Since Jeff and I aren’t in competition with one another I feel confident that he won’t mind me announcing: Indulgences for anyone who votes for me for Most Theological Blog! To my students: extra credit.
Fr. Philip (AKA “The Evil Dominican”)
Just a heads-up: couldn’t get Maureen’s link to work. This was Wednesday morning. No doubt her server has been crashed by millions of fans.
LOL…No, my blog is still up and running http://maureenmartinblog.blogspot.com. I think there is just something wrong with the link in this post.
God bless, Maureen
According to the running tabulation, your bizarreness is crushing mine. 😉 Then again, I’m not sure what so bizarre about my blog anyhow. I can’t complain about publicity, though. 😉
How do blogs get ‘votable’? For instance, I wanted to vote “Totally Catholic Youth Ministers Lounge” the Best Blog by a Woman and Most Insightful Blog, but I couldn’t find it on the voting ticket! And no place to add a blog, either. How *do* blogs get ‘votable’?
My stats showed me all these people coming over to luminousmiseries from here and had to come see what was going on. Thanks for kind words. Owen