May 7, 2008

We have the Nominees!

Voting will end when the month of May comes to a close. Please do vote for your favorites and invite others to do the same.


Most Visually Attractive Blog

A blog that either presents beautiful images on a regular basis, has a well designed blog format, or in some other way is pleasing to the eye.

A vow of conversation
http://avowofconversation.wordpress.com/

A Byzantine Christian in a Postmodern World
http://byzantinechristian.blogspot.com/

Byzantine, TX
http://byztex.blogspot.com/


Best Theology Blog

Most well regarded blog on matters theological. This doesn't require lofty examinations of arcane topics, but perspicacity that enlightens and provokes thoughtful discussion.

The Anastasis Dialogue
http://www.hrmonline.org/blog/

A vow of conversation
http://avowofconversation.wordpress.com/

Torn Notebook
http://wanweihsien.wordpress.com/

De unione ecclesiarum
http://bekkos.wordpress.com/

Energetic Procession
http://energeticprocession.wordpress.com/

Kyrie Eleison
http://anastasias-corner.blogspot.com/

This Side of Glory
http://www.this-side-of-glory.com/


Best Individual Blog

Preeminent blog written by an individual.

Torn Notebook
http://wanweihsien.wordpress.com/

De unione ecclesiarum
http://bekkos.wordpress.com/

Veni Vidi Credidi
http://vvcix.wordpress.com/

Glory to God for All Things
http://fatherstephen.wordpress.com/

The Ochlophobist
http://ochlophobist.blogspot.com/

Second Terrace
http://janotec.typepad.com/terrace/

Pithless Thoughts
http://pithlessthoughts.blogspot.com/

Byzantine, TX
http://byztex.blogspot.com/

This Side of Glory
http://www.this-side-of-glory.com/

Light and Life
http://lightandlife.squarespace.com/


Best Group Blog

Premier blog worked on by a group of people.

The Anastasis Dialogue
http://www.hrmonline.org/blog/

Icon New Media Network
http://iconnewmedianetwork.com/

the hitchhiker's guide
http://www.hitchhikersguide.org/

The Communities of New Skete
http://newskete.org/articles/

Energetic Procession
http://energeticprocession.wordpress.com/


Funniest Blog

A blog that is simply, unequivocally funny.

ORTHODIXIE
http://southern-orthodoxy.blogspot.com/

This Side of Glory
http://www.this-side-of-glory.com/


Best Blog on the Domestic Church

Blogging about everyday life informed by faith - family, home, work-life, and everything in between.

Orthodox Mother's Digest
http://orthodoxmothersdigest.blogspot.com/

Adventures of an Orthodox Mom and other ramblings...
http://orthodoxmom.blogspot.com/

crazyacres...
http://3acres.blogspot.com/

Close to Home
http://mollysabourin.blogspot.com/


Best Church News Blog

Best blog at keeping up with current events and providing insightful commentary.

Byzantine, TX
http://byztex.blogspot.com/

a..sinner
http://molonlabe70.blogspot.com/

OrthodoxNet.com Blog
http://www.orthodoxytoday.org/blog/

7 comments:

Carolina Cannonball said...

I'm so glad you did this! I'm loving going through all the submissions and reading blogs I didn't know about before.

I might do a post featuring some of new favs.

Good work!

Carolina Cannonball said...

just an fyi-the link to ByzTex in the Individual category needs to be fixed.

Josephus Flavius said...

Thanks for the visit, the votes, and the correction. I fixed the link. Hopefully this will bring more attention to these worthy blogs.

orrologion said...

Not sure if it matters, but the first 3 blogs listed under theology are all Catholic:

The Anastasis Dialogue
http://www.hrmonline.org/blog/

A vow of conversation
http://avowofconversation.wordpress.com/

Torn Notebook
http://wanweihsien.wordpress.com/

Josephus Flavius said...

One is a Byzantine Catholic monastery connected to the Romanian Church, one is a Latin nun who discusses the Greek Fathers a lot, and one is a Russian Catholic (if memory serves).

Of the three, the only one that should raise an eyebrow is the Roman sister, but we received more than one nomination for her so decided to be inclusive.

Thanks for voting. Please spread the word.

Fr. James Early said...

In response to the last post, I take it that these awards are not limited to Eastern Orthodox blogs. I myself have noticed that two of the three blogs in the "Most Visually Attractive" category are Byzantine Catholic as well.

Josephus Flavius said...

Indeed. It's worth noting that the people running the awards did not put anyone up for nomination and only used external submissions, so that what you see is what was nominated.

Since voting started we are still getting nominations that will be queued for next year (you can't change the polls once voting has begun). The hope is that each year will have an ever larger field of candidates.

Here are the guidelines as posted on the website:

"The awards are open to all Eastern Christian blogs regardless of affiliation. Eastern Orthodox, Oriental Orthodox, Eastern Catholic, Assyrian Church of the East et al. are welcome and encouraged to be submitted for voting."