Monday, January 28, 2013

Voting is now Closed for the Sheenazing Blogger Awards

Voting is now closed for the 2013 Sheenazing Blogger Awards. 


Blog lovers of the world:

It's time for a little bit of friendly fun.  Follow this link to the first ever, totally official


Voting will be open until Thursday at 6pm central.
You must vote for one blog/blogger in every category.
Please, for the love of God and out of respect for my family's time, vote only once.

Wanna check out the nominees

The winners will earn a firm, virtual handshake, the pride in knowing that they've been named the Best of something by a fairly obscure blog, and the right to display the following on their site:
If Person of Interest is a re-run the winners will be notified before 10ish pm Thursday night, in case they want to announce the win in their 7 Quick Takes.  If Person of Interest is new I have no idea when the winners will be notified - it's going to be a busy weekend, one that starts with my favorite non-Masterpiece Theatre tv show.

The Sheenazing Blogger Awards are named for Venerable Fulton J. Sheen. Sheen was amazing at using the newest forms of media to communicate the beauty of the Catholic Church and his love of Christ to the world. I'm positive that Sheen would be a blogger were he alive today and that he is in Heaven, totally approving of this award.

Here's a little update:  A few concerned readers have contacted me questioning some of the nominated blogs, pointing out the authors' discrepencies with orthodox Church teaching and faithfulness to our Holy Father and the Magesterium.  Please know that I did a brief review of all nominated blogs because I did not want to promote anything which my husband and I do not actually support.  I did not have time to delve into archives of 100 blogs, I did my best, and I apologize if I missed something.  Next year - if I'm crazy enough to do this again! - I will add the category "Best Blog by a Heretic" and try to better stress that all other categories are for Catholic blogs that are orthodox.  End update.

And a HUGE thank you to everyone who has participated so far.  I only did this because I thought it would be fun and I've been blown away by how many people wanted to join in.  I'm glad that we can celebrate and honor the excellence that is out there in the internet, cheering on our friends and role models. 

77 comments:

  1. one benefit of a toddler who won't sleep? I am voting right now!

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  2. Being nominated is the most exciting thing that has ever happened to me in my entire blogging life :) This is so much fun, thanks again for hosting this!!!!!

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    1. Jamie, I am right there with you! I did not even know I was nominated until I opened the ballot. I am ridiculously giddy about it! :)

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  3. Voted! Thanks so much for hosting this, Bonnie! How fun ;)

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  4. I am giddy with excitement! Does that prove I'm a total dork, or just a partial dork?

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  5. This is so fun! I am so honored to be nominated :)

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  6. This is so fun, and I love that badge. Thanks ever so!

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  7. I think you forgot the "Talks Too Much About Fulton Sheen Blog" award. (We might be neck and neck.)

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  8. I am humbled and filled with pride at the same time! Thanks for all your hard work putting this together!

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  9. So, I totally got nominated twice in the 'most under appreciated blog'. I think that means I am doubly under appreciated :) Thanks so much for doing this, it helps me get acquainted with new blogs...woot woot!

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    1. Thanks for letting me know! It just means you were nominated several times and I went cross-eyed trying to keep everything straight. So yay for you and nap time for me.

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    2. Also, I told my husband I was nominated and he was like crazy-proud. That made me happy. So you made our family happy!

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  10. Thank you so much for hosting this, Bonnie! Oh, how the world could use Fulton Sheen here on earth right about now!

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  11. So many close calls and I wish I could have voted for more than one on a few categories!

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  12. Thanks for hosting this Bonnie! So much fun and now it's opened a whole new world of bloggers I didn't know of for me to go read.

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  13. This is so fun! It may my whole week to be nominated. Thanks for hosting, Bonnie!

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  14. Do we have to vote in every category? I've never read any of the blogs written by men.

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    1. Sorry, yes you do. I will say, Brandon Vogt loves Fulton Sheen. :)

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  15. Voted!! how excellent and Sheenazing!

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  16. Any chance we could have a page/post with hyperlinks to the blogs (not necessarily divided by category), especially so we know we're looking at the *right* underappreciated blog, for instance? (I know...more work...) Thanks for doing this! Fun way to discover new blogs!

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    1. Yes, you could have that. I nominate YOU to do it!

      If nothing else it's a good tip for next year when I do several things differently.

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  17. Thank you so much Bonnie! I'm so excited to be nominated for ANYTHING!! And I'm thrilled to see so many of my bloggy friends on your list. What an honor! I'll have fun perusing all these sites this week.

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  18. Thank you! My "Underappreciated Blog" feels very appreciated right now, no matter the winner!

    ~Molly @ MollyMakesDo

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  19. Thanks for your mad organizational skills Bonnie! My vote for best awards would go to you! I geeked out pretty highly over being nominated!

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  20. Thanks so much for hosting this! How fun (and a great way to pique interest in Ven. Fulton Sheen, I think!). I'm so honored to be nominated in two categories - what a lovely surprise!

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  21. I am too new to reading blogs to be able to vote. My faves are Like Mother Like Daughter and House Unseen. But, I am super excited to use these nominations as a way to discover new (to me) blogs! Yay! Thanks and have fun, everybody

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  22. That was fun! I need to print out the page so I can visit some of those blogs that I didn't know. :)

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  23. Well, I've been blogging for almost a whole month now, so it's nice to FINALLY get some recognition.

    Thanks for doing this, it's a great way to find out about all these great blogs I never knew existed.

    I agree that it would be stupendous if the blog names were hyperlinked someplace, but until then I've been highlighting them (on the voting page) right clicking, then selecting "search with google". It's always been the first result.

    Thanks again and I hope to Internet meet more of you guys soon.

    Cheers,
    Kendra
    www.CatholicAllYear.com

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  24. Like mother like daughter, never fail to inspire, & or make you smile.

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  25. SO great. allllllllll the blogs!

    thanks again Bonnie!!!

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  26. I'm in the same boat as others. I've never read most of these blogs and I don't have time to sort through them all. I do love the idea though. But I'd vote for Like Mother, Like Daughter any day. Auntie Leila is such an inspiration for me.

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  27. How can I pick just ONE in each category??? Too hard to choose :)

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    1. Sorry, this wasn't meant to be negative at all. It's totally awesome what you did!! God bless!!! :) :) :)

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    2. I didn't think you were negative. Emoticons can be a God send.

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  28. Seeing as my van just died this morning, staying home and reading some new blogs is going to be the highlight of my week. I guess it's just the good Lord keeping me humble in the face of so many great nominations coming my way. Thanks again for hosting Bonnie!

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  29. This was a lot of fun, I voted for my faves! I have a question, though. Would it be possible to make a list of the blogs and their links? Or add the links to the voting page? There are a lot I've never heard of, but would love to check out! (I know I'm asking a lot, so i understand if it can't happen)

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    1. When all is said and done I may be able to do that, Theresa, but not right now. Hopefully, if I do this again next year, I will be able to do that.

      Also, you're free to do it now if you don't want to wait! :)

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    2. I'm trying to get it together, it'll take me a bit (maybe by the end of tomorrow?) as I'm taking my nursing time to do it. I'll have to double check a couple with you since I haven't seen some of them before!

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    3. I think Colleen Martin is working on one, too - fyi.

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    4. I'll let her do it, then! Let me know if she can't, I'm glad to take the project up again :)

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  30. Thanks for hosting Bonnie! Love the name, Sheenazing! :))

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  31. Bonnie, where was your blog on that list?! You're so cute. Thanks for doing this!

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    1. Right? Someone needs to make her a special badge for putting this all together - something Sheendiculous, or Sheentacular, or maybe Sheencredible?

      I've got nothing...

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  32. That.was.so.hard.

    Can't wait to check out some of the ones I hadn't heard of!

    Yes - I wanted a Knotted Life in there too! :)

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  33. I posted it on my blog and voted. :)
    EXCITED TO SEE THE RESULTS!

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  34. Your "Best Blog by a Heretic" award idea is awesome and hilarious. Sounds like a good solution to me.

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  35. Too hard to pick!! Just so you know, I don't think I am qualified for the underappreciated blog award because I have more than 100 followers. I am honored by the nomination though! :)

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  36. I'm really excited to read all these blogs I have never heard about! Can we get URLs for some of these? Some of the names are just not google-able, for example, the "Barefoot and Pregnant" blog.

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    1. Really? Hmmm... well google it again and click on the Patheos one. It's the top choice for me but maybe that's because I read her blog anyways.

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  37. This is so much fun! Thank you for hosting! I am blown away by the three noms.

    Also, please do the heretic section next year. Pretty please?

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  38. Just voted! Thanks for doing this Bonnie, I am looking forward to someone putting together a link list, there are a lot of the blogs I haven't read before and would like to. Maybe I'll shamefully hope to get a nom next year as an underappreciated blog since I just started blogging last week. http://findingmyselfinmyforties.blogspot.com/
    Hopefully I can put something good together in a year. Anyway, thanks again! This is fun!

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  39. I just want to say thank you again! This really has been so much fun!

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  40. Just looked... "Person of Interest" is new this week. :)

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  41. Thanks for hosting this, Bonnie! I was completely taken aback when I found out I'd been nominated! There are so many wonderful blogs in each category!

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  42. I am honored to simply have been nominated. I'm in very good company. Thanks again, Bonnie.

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  43. Thank you!I am hononered and giddy over being nominated! You made my day...heck, I think you made my year!

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  44. All these great heretofore unheard-of-by-me blogssss!!! Thank you for doing that, it's great! :]

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  46. Hi Bonnie! It's my first time visiting your blog. Thanks for creating such a wonderful award. I feel very shocked and blessed to be nominated. I'm sure I won't win, I'm up against some really great blogs, but it's nice just to be acknowledged! ;-) Blessings to you and your family!

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  47. Check out the "Sheenazing" tab at the top of the blog for links to all the nominated blogs. Many thanks to Colleen for doing that for us!

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  48. We have to vote for only ONE in each category! That is so hard!

    Thanks for doing this! I'm having fun exploring blogs I'v never read before. :)

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  49. Thank you so much for my nomination! I can't believe my blog is nominated in two categories!

    It's amazing to see the outstanding support for us newbie bloggers!

    I know that my blog is a light and humorous take on life, and I feel so blessed just to be nominated!

    Jess
    RandomBlogDrama.com

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  50. That was fun but incredibly hard to only choose one in each category! So proud of my sis who was nominated for best mommy blog! (Barefoot and Sometimes Pregnant.) I'm looking forward to reading many of the blogs I have not seen yet. Thanks for putting this together, Bonnie. :-)

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  51. I'll just echo the others and say I'm honored that my little corner of the internet was nominated. I'm a woman who doesn't even get to shower every day, so award nominations pretty much make my year....:) Thank you!

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    1. Paige, your comment made me smile. Thanks. :) And congrats to you!

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  52. Hello, Bonnie! I hope that this isn't some sort of positive proof for the argument that rural folks are a little "behind the times," but I honestly had no idea that my blog even made it to one of your lists - what an honor! The greatest gift of "finding out" was the discovery of your blog, and the many fantastic sites that I now get to enjoy with my 5 a.m. cup of coffee, before the troops resurrect. Those "little" blogs help me march on out here in the middle of nowhere with a stronger faith and fortitude to keep going, even when it all seems so dog gone difficult. Happy to be your newest follower!

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    1. Hi Susan! I'm sorry you didn't know - I did email you. Check your junk mail filter maybe for the email address listed on your blog.
      But what a nice surprise now, I hope! Send your readers over to vote!
      And I know what you mean about the little blogs helping grow and nurture your faith. Blessings to you.

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  53. Thank you for the opportunity to be made aware of these great blogs!

    God bless!

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  54. Thanks so much for hosting Bonnie, it looks like it might have been quite an undertaking! It was lovely to click around and read some new material, and of course vote for my tried and true faves. And it was thrilling to be nominated! Thanks a mil :)

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  55. When are the winners announced?

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    1. The winners already were announced. They are listed in bold at the top of each category under the Sheenazing tab.

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