Thursday, October 13, 2005

Candidates for Blog of the Year- updated

Well here is the well-anticipated list of nominees for the Blog of the Year award........ ( The final two nominees were currently added by David Ketter)





1. The Account


The Account (owned by David Ketter) is one of the cornerstones of the Christian "blogworld." The Account's content has provoked passionate debates on subjects ranging from the Iraq war to Lord of the Rings! You can find it linked to about everyone's favorite blog list, since it is an in-depth, common sense blog.




2. In Rejection of Mediocrity


Besides its cool name, this blog is truly unique. ( And in a good way) A resource for Creation Vs. Evolution updates and arguments as well as discussions on Islam, Supreme Court rulings, and other news-related topics. David S. MacMillan III ( owner of In Rejection of Mediocrity) also has provided many of our blogs ( including his own) with cool headers.




3. Spunky Jr.


Spunky Jr. has to be the most up-to-date blog in our "blogworld." It's very talented author ( Kristin), not only keeps her blog moving, but also keeps it very interesting and entertaining. Spunky Jr. is a great place to read devotionals, discuss God's Word, and have friendly conversations ( unlike some blogs I know :).



4. Polka Dotted Pickles


Daring to be different. One of the most frequently visited blogs, Polka Dotted Pickles is a creative, fun blog. Amongst all the deep, theological blogs it's nice to be able to go to Polka Dotted Pickles ( owned by Danika) and talk about your life, experiences, movies, books, music, and other cool stuff. A friend of mine told me: " It's an adventure going to her blog."



5. Boy Scout Blogger


The one word I can use to describe Boy Scout Blogger ( Travis ' blog) is.... Patriotism. Topics ranging from Boy Scout issues to the Supreme Court judges, Boy Scout Blogger is always a great blog to visit. Many controversial arguments have taken place there such as: gay rights and prayer in school. But then there are some not so serious discussions such as paintballing which are always fun to read. Boy Scout Blogger is a very complete and updated blog well worth a visit.



6. Pete's Place


Well, Pete and I don't always agree on everything, I do think he has a great blog. Very well written and well-studied arguments are always to be found on Pete's Place ( obviously owned by Pete). "What is Saving Faith?", "Harriet Miers: What exactly is Bush thinking?", and "The Greatest Gift" are just some of the great articles to be found on this site. As a side note, Pete's Place is also a very heavily trafficked blog, so you can always find people to debate with. :)



7. Agent Tim Online


Just wrapping up its 1st anniversary celebrations, Agent Tim Online ( once again obviously manned by Agent Tim), is one of the most popular blogs around. Because of its focus on the Gospel, Agent Tim Online draws in quite a crowd. It is also a smart, humorous, and high-tech blog, which is Christian teen favorite.



8. Mission 3:6teen


Another Christian teen favorite, Mission 3:6teen ( owned by Jake) is a fun, educational, Christian blog. Life, our purpose in it, how we can glorify God or just some deep meaningful discussions to be found on Mission 3:6teen. On this blog, some of our problems in life, our short- comings are discussed, as well as some stories about Jake's personal life ( like his band, The Second Coming :) This is definitely a great blog for Christians and other alike.


9. Jennifer's Musings


Jennifer's Musings ( run by patriot15 aka Jennifer) is a down to earth, real-American blog. Supporting our troops is one of Jennifer's main themes, along with family issues and"The one good reason....Why we declared WAR." All the discussions are on important, common-sense topics. I think this blog is one of the many under-appreciated blogs, and is really, well worth a visit.



10. Strangely Normal: NeoFascist?


This amazingly straightforward blog operated by "Neo" is an early pioneer in the teen Christian blogosphere. Neo has something to say on just about everything (and he's impeccably correct) and sparks discussion from both believers and nonbelievers alike. Even if those don't interest you, a look at his sidebar is worth the visit. ;)



11. Smart Homeschool

Smart Homeschool - authored by Virtue Magazine tech-guy Alex King - is part of the analytic core of the Christian blogworld. When he posts, the logic and sense displayed makes any reader think "Why didn't I think of that?" While he writes on many controversial issues, he also finds time to take note of some of the latest gadgets and internet developments.







Do not vote yet!!!

First, you guys review this list and tell me if you are ok with it. Then I will post a " Vote Here" thread later next week and we will vote. The days to vote will be October 21st to October 28th. Everyone has one vote and cannot vote for themselves. ( If you want you can vote as Anonymous when the time comes) I'll post more voting rules later....

So give me your opinions, did I leave anyone out? Or is this list satisfactory? ( You'll note I excluded some newer blogs, because they haven't been around all year.)


Remember, before you make up your mind on which blog you will vote for, please, visit each one so you can make a fair decision... :)

40 Comments:

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    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 12:39 AM  

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    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 12:41 AM  

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    By Blogger lewisalexander2890, at 1:07 AM  

  • I think your list was good :) Can't wait to vote...and fyi-I won't vote for myself!

    By Blogger Kristin, at 9:29 AM  

  • Thankyou Kristin!

    By Blogger MVB, at 11:44 AM  

  • Looks fine... :)

    This is cool idea, Zach!

    (I'm curious as to why you didn't include yourself...?)

    By Blogger pete, at 7:07 PM  

  • Thanks, Pete. I didn't include myself because I didn't start blogging till June of this year, so this blog is only 5 months old. Most of the the blogs I nominated were started back in January or even earlier...

    By Blogger MVB, at 7:14 PM  

  • Oh...when you do get the polls up and stuff, let me know (via email...address on my blog) so that I can give this a shout out on my blog (no, I won't be biased and tell everyone to vote for me :)

    Hey Pete, Zach didn't need to include his blog. MVB stands for "Most Valuable Blogger" :)

    By Blogger Kristin, at 2:24 PM  

  • How about Strangely Normal: NeoFascist? and Smart Homeschool?

    They've both been around awhile...Smart Homeschool started up the same day as Agent Tim Online and NeoFascist? dates back to Summer 2004.

    Except that I didn't find those two, I like your list, thanks for nominating me!!!!

    By Blogger David Ketter, at 5:57 PM  

  • I like the list. I agree with David those are the only ones that probably need to be added.

    By Blogger Matt A., at 8:39 PM  

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    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 7:39 PM  

  • Thanks for the feedback guys,


    David, since you are more familiar with those blogs, can you write a summary on them and I'll post it on my blog. If you could that would be great.Anyway, thanks for the tips and you're welcome!

    By Blogger MVB, at 8:13 PM  

  • Strangely Normal: NeoFascist?: This amazingly straightforward blog operated by "Neo" is an early pioneer in the teen Christian blogosphere. Neo has something to say on just about everything (and he's impeccably correct) and sparks discussion from both believers and nonbelievers alike. Even if those don't interest you, a look at his sidebar is worth the visit. ;)

    Smart Homeschool: Smart Homeschool - authored by Virtue Magazine tech-guy Alex King - is part of the analytic core of the Christian blogworld. When he posts, the logic and sense displayed makes any reader think "Why didn't I think of that?" While he writes on many controversial issues, he also finds time to take note of some of the latest gadgets and internet developments.

    By Blogger David Ketter, at 9:02 PM  

  • Cool idea! I totally missed this (due mostly to...well, you can read my latest post.)

    By Blogger Agent Tim, at 7:57 AM  

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    By Blogger MVB, at 10:22 AM  

  • Ok, thanks David!

    Hi Tim, I hope you'll be here to vote; voting begins on Friday. :)

    By Blogger MVB, at 10:31 AM  

  • I will be here (and my readers too...LOL).

    By Blogger Agent Tim, at 12:34 PM  

  • *cough* You mean our readers? :P

    By Blogger David Ketter, at 4:51 PM  

  • Oooh, wow! Exciting stuff. I will definantly vote!

    By Blogger Polka Dotted Pickles, at 9:42 PM  

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    By Blogger hassan, at 6:40 AM  

  • Great!

    By Blogger MVB, at 9:37 AM  

  • So I have to pick one of the blogs listed? Oh boy. They are all great!

    But... I think I would have to say NeoFascist at Strangely Normal. :) That's what I think.

    (Thanks for listing me, by the way.)

    By Blogger thepatriot15, at 1:03 PM  

  • Thanks for posting this. I've only read about half of those posted.

    I'm always looking for well spoken, well reasoned blogs to read.

    I'll bone up, read some archives and, with your permission, vote.

    By Blogger Rabenstrange, at 3:10 PM  

  • I'll definitely vote! But now I'm split between two blogs....

    By Blogger Sara, at 5:04 PM  

  • Hi everybody!

    Jennifer, hold your vote till Friday and post it on the "Vote Here" thread that I will start
    ( to make your vote official.)

    And yes, anyone who wants to can vote so Rabenstrange and Sara, be here to vote sometime between the 21st and the 28th of this month.... :)

    By Blogger MVB, at 6:57 PM  

  • Wow, thanks for adding me! And thanks for the vote of confidence, Jen! LOL!

    I'll announce the voting on my blog too; it'll be neat to see how many people vote.

    By Blogger Thrasher, at 8:59 PM  

  • Oh, and the links to my blog and Smart Homeschool aren't working...

    By Blogger Thrasher, at 9:07 PM  

  • MVB,

    Your links are messed up because you have "http://" in the URL twice. :)

    By Blogger David Ketter, at 9:57 PM  

  • Oops.. guess I didn't read the instructions. Sorry...

    By Blogger thepatriot15, at 8:51 AM  

  • I see, I'll fix that right now.....

    By Blogger MVB, at 9:25 AM  

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    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 9:29 AM  

  • When does the voting start?

    By Blogger Kristin, at 6:06 PM  

  • Voting starts tomorrow!

    By Blogger MVB, at 6:53 PM  

  • How is it going to be set up?

    By Blogger Sara, at 8:39 PM  

  • Just post your pick on the thread entitled "Vote Here."

    By Blogger MVB, at 11:40 PM  

  • I vote for David Ketter's blog. The Account!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 6:34 PM  

  • In order for your vote to be official, it has to be posted on the thread right above this one. :)

    By Blogger MVB, at 10:09 AM  

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