Andrew S and Irresistible (Dis)Grace in the 2011 Brodies!
It’s that time again! Time for what, you might ask? The 2011 Brodie Awards, presented by Main Street Plaza!
I had actually intended to mention it earlier, when the nomination process was going on, so you could think about nominating some of your favorite articles here or elsewhere. Unfortunately, I never got around to it, and here we are with voting.
So, what’s on the menu?
Normally, I like to recommend articles from my friends — not saying you should vote for anyone I say you should, but, uh, maybe you should — but it appears to me now that I know a lot of people in the Mormon blogging world, so I can’t pick in some categories — I simply have too many friends who are competing against each other.
However, I can advise all of you to check out my nominated articles either here, at MSP, or at Wheat & Tares, without any pangs of guilt for my conscience.
First up is the category Best faithful-perspective Mormon Blog.
As you all should know, I blog at Wheat & Tares, and what we’re trying to do is create an environment for discussing Mormonism, politics, culture, science — a whole bunch of topics — and we try to do it in a way that is open to both believers and non-believers. If you haven’t checked out W&T yet, try to do so in the next year…but whether you have or haven’t, please keep us in mind in voting!
The next category I’d like to discuss is Best Book-Length Memoirs. to clarify, I haven’t written a book-length memoir myself, but whereas I usually don’t write book reviews, I wrote 2 of them for Therese Doucet’s A Lost Argument. So please check out either review, maybe check out the book itself, and think about voting!
Best “Mormon Life Journey” Post is the third category I would like to cover. It’s not often that I get so excited about a topic that I have to split my thoughts into multiple posts, yet for the Why are ex-Mormons so angry? series, I did just that. While I would love if eventually this post became a sort of go-to series for people trying to explain things to their believing Mormon or never Mormon friends and family who just can’t seem to understand the stereotypes about ex-Mormons, at the very least, it would be pretty cool if it won an award.
Speaking of multi-part series, Best Discussion of Mormon (or former-Mormon) Community has another one of my series.
In this category, my Fractures and Factions of Mormon Blogging series was nominated. I had planned (and started writing) enough for there to be at least two more parts to the series, but I simply wasn’t able to get around to the final parts. But maybe if the series were to win a Brodie, I’d be motivated to invest the time to finishing the series?
So there you have it. Once again, you don’t have to vote how I want you to, buuuuut I’d love you forever if you did. :3