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Third Annual UU Blog Awards

Voting Results

Best Religious Writing or Theological Commentary - Single entry
PeaceBang - Squirming on Sunday Mornings 38 23.17 %
Spirituality and Sunflowers - Am I too stupid to be a UU? 30 18.29 %
The ChaliceBlog - UUs vs. Trekkies: Who's a religion? 21 12.80 %
Making Chutney - Top ten ways to build a killer young adult group, Becoming the people the world needs (Part one in ubuntu series), Killing a fourteen-year-old 15 9.15 %
Elizabeth's Little Blog - Christianity Without Christ? Another Response. 11 6.71 %
RadicalHapa is Joseph Santos-Lyons - A Worship Centered Faith 10 6.10 %
The Journey - No More Elevator Speech 9 5.49 %
Yet Another Unitarian Universalist - Teaching kids how to be religious (series starts here) 8 4.88 %
Dame Olympia - Breathe, Move and Be 5 3.05 %
ministrare - Returning to the Table again and again 4 2.44 %
Returning . . . - 'L' Poem 2 1.22 %
Jess's Journal - Will You Pray with Me? 2 1.22 %
Jess's Journal - On Easter 2 1.22 %
it's all one thing - truth, metaphor, peace, and blogging 1 0.61 %
iMinister - Faithing Lessons 1 0.61 %
iMinister - Singed By God 1 0.61 %
Unitarian Panentheist - Panentheism: An Interpretation 1 0.61 %
Grandfather Tree - Who or what is God and what does it mean to worship her? 1 0.61 %
Grandfather Tree - Reflections About Reincarnation 1 0.61 %
Free and Responsible Search - Right and Left Together 1 0.61 %
Total Responses: 164 100%
Best Review or Cultural Commentary
Sexuality and Religion: What's the Connection? - Rush Limbaugh's hypocrisy 38 29.69 %
Making Chutney - MySecret.tv: In search of brokenness 25 19.53 %
Never Say Never To Your Traveling Self - Stranger Fears 22 17.19 %
Never Say Never To Your Traveling Self - When is a Holiday Not a UU Holiday? 19 14.84 %
Elizabeth's Little Blog - Body Image series: Loving those curves?, Underweight Models Banned from Fashion Week in Madrid 16 12.50 %
Returning . . . - What is a Person? 6 4.69 %
Grandfather Tree - Fear, Terror and V 2 1.56 %
Total Responses: 128 100%
Best Anecdote or Narrative - Single entry
Making Chutney - Just practicing medicine, or How I didn't get the nut cancer, I found my creek 28 22.95 %
Never Say Never To Your Traveling Self - Choosing to Love 25 20.49 %
The ChaliceBlog - In My Father's Synagogue 24 19.67 %
Finding My UU Soul - Hot Office Administrator Blues 21 17.21 %
The Journey - Birthday Cake Wishes 9 7.38 %
Jess's Journal - Mother's Day 6 4.92 %
Kendall's Quest: - Theatre for development? 5 4.10 %
Post Office Mission - Pass it on, go to heaven. 4 3.28 %
Total Responses: 122 100%
Best Political Commentary - Single entry
Sexuality and Religion: What's the Connection? - The Sin is NOT Homosexuality 79 69.30 %
Elizabeth's Little Blog - Now things will be less disasterous 21 18.42 %
Yet Another Unitarian Universalist - At the Massachusetts State House 14 12.28 %
Total Responses: 114 100%
Best Design or Use of Visuals
Making Chutney 53 54.08 %
Jess's Journal 22 22.45 %
ministrare 12 12.24 %
the Socinian 11 11.22 %
Total Responses: 98 100%
Best Commenter
LaReinaCobre (Hafidha Sofia) - commenting as "h sofia", and commenting as "LaReinaCobre" 38 44.71 %
Linguist Friend's - commenting as "LinguistFriend", commenting as "LinguistFriend" 18 21.18 %
Jeff Wilson - commenting as "Tricycle Blog", commenting as "Jeff Wilson", commenting as "Jeff Wilson" 17 20.00 %
Jess from "Jess's Journal" - commenting as "Jess" 12 14.12 %
Total Responses: 85 100%
Best Religious Writing or Theological Commentary - Best of class
PeaceBang 52 31.33 %
Making Chutney 29 17.47 %
The ChaliceBlog 22 13.25 %
Philocrites 21 12.65 %
Yet Another Unitarian Universalist 11 6.63 %
Surviving the Workday 8 4.82 %
A People So Bold! 7 4.22 %
The Journey 5 3.01 %
arbitrarymarks.com 5 3.01 %
Returning . . . 3 1.81 %
RevThom 3 1.81 %
Total Responses: 166 100%
Best Anecdote or Narrative - Best of class
PeaceBang's Beauty Tips For Ministers 41 25.47 %
Making Chutney 31 19.25 %
PeaceBang 28 17.39 %
The ChaliceBlog 26 16.15 %
The Journey 12 7.45 %
Surviving the Workday 10 6.21 %
Jess's Journal 5 3.11 %
Yet Another Unitarian Universalist 4 2.48 %
Returning . . . 3 1.86 %
it's all one thing 1 0.62 %
Total Responses: 161 100%
Best Political Commentary - Best of class
Sexuality and Religion: What's the Connection? 46 38.02 %
The ChaliceBlog 25 20.66 %
The Happy Feminist 17 14.05 %
A People So Bold! 12 9.92 %
A human rights weblog 5 4.13 %
Red State Rebels 5 4.13 %
arbitrarymarks.com 4 3.31 %
Bill Baar's West Side 3 2.48 %
Promise the Children Blog 2 1.65 %
debitage 2 1.65 %
Total Responses: 121 100%
Best New Blog
PeaceBang's Beauty Tips For Ministers 67 33.17 %
Sexuality and Religion: What's the Connection? 37 18.32 %
Spirituality and Sunflowers 33 16.34 %
CUUMBAYA 16 7.92 %
Ms. Kitty's Saloon and Road Show 14 6.93 %
Dame Olympia's Musings 9 4.46 %
Elizabeth's Little Blog 9 4.46 %
Kendall's Quest: 7 3.47 %
Earthbound Spirit 3 1.49 %
Renewed Hope 2 0.99 %
iMinister 2 0.99 %
The Hanif Blog 1 0.50 %
Post Office Mission 1 0.50 %
Rev. Sam Trumbore 1 0.50 %
Total Responses: 202 100%
Best Online Community or Group Blog
FUUSE 61 59.22 %
UU Carnival 39 37.86 %
Unitarian Universalists of Petaluma 3 2.91 %
Total Responses: 103 100%
Best Non-UU-Themed Blog
Never Say Never To Your Traveling Self 23 18.40 %
Boy in the Bands: Scott Wells on the practice of Christian faith 20 16.00 %
Atlanta Unitarian 19 15.20 %
Surviving the Workday 12 9.60 %
The Happy Feminist 11 8.80 %
The Wild Hunt 9 7.20 %
The Journey 8 6.40 %
arbitrarymarks.com 8 6.40 %
Librarian in Tie-Dye 5 4.00 %
Adding reason to faith 5 4.00 %
Root and Source 2 1.60 %
BiddiesInMyBrain 2 1.60 %
Renewed Hope 1 0.80 %
Total Responses: 125 100%
Best UU-Themed Blog
PeaceBang 47 30.13 %
Philocrites 41 26.28 %
Making Chutney 29 18.59 %
The ChaliceBlog 28 17.95 %
Errant Frogs 5 3.21 %
iMinister 4 2.56 %
RevThom 2 1.28 %
Total Responses: 156 100%
Best Minister Blog
Sexuality and Religion: What's the Connection? 41 24.26 %
PeaceBang's Beauty Tips For Ministers 40 23.67 %
PeaceBang 38 22.49 %
Ms. Kitty's Saloon and Road Show 12 7.10 %
Yet Another Unitarian Universalist 9 5.33 %
Boy in the Bands: Scott Wells on the practice of Christian faith 8 4.73 %
ministrare 7 4.14 %
A People So Bold! 7 4.14 %
iMinister 3 1.78 %
RevThom 2 1.18 %
Psalms for A New World 2 1.18 %
Total Responses: 169 100%
Best Seminarian Blog
Elizabeth's Little Blog 28 27.18 %
RadicalHapa is Joseph Santos-Lyons 25 24.27 %
The Journey 16 15.53 %
Returning . . . 15 14.56 %
Reignite 8 7.77 %
The Post Modern Preacher 6 5.83 %
peregrinato 5 4.85 %
Total Responses: 103 100%
Best Lay Blog
The ChaliceBlog 41 31.78 %
Never Say Never To Your Traveling Self 24 18.60 %
Making Chutney 21 16.28 %
Spirituality and Sunflowers 16 12.40 %
Jess's Journal 11 8.53 %
Surviving the Workday 11 8.53 %
Root and Source 3 2.33 %
The Happy Feminist 2 1.55 %
Total Responses: 129 100%
Best Writing
PeaceBang's Beauty Tips For Ministers 47 26.55 %
Making Chutney 31 17.51 %
The ChaliceBlog 23 12.99 %
Philocrites 19 10.73 %
Never Say Never To Your Traveling Self 19 10.73 %
Surviving the Workday 10 5.65 %
Yet Another Unitarian Universalist 8 4.52 %
Kendall's Quest: 7 3.95 %
Ms. Kitty's Saloon and Road Show 5 2.82 %
iMinister 3 1.69 %
RevThom 2 1.13 %
debitage 1 0.56 %
it's all one thing 1 0.56 %
A People So Bold! 1 0.56 %
Total Responses: 177 100%