Final Call for Tarefic-Wheaties Nominations!

by: wheatmeister

January 6, 2014

Thanks for you nominations.  A few of us had spotty internet this past week (which is why the previous post didn’t get updated), but we have now updated nominations one final time.  We will start voting next week, but please send out a call to other blogs to make sure they are represented.

As you can see, we are short on nominations for Most memorable comment, Most Missed Personality, and Best contribution to the Bloggernacle in 2013.  Feel free to continue nominations for another week!  Here are the nominations so far, and you can check out the links so you can be an informed voter. If you have a link to add, please let us know, and put it in brackets to avoid our spam catcher.  And don’t forget that Main Street Plaza is getting ready to host their awards too.  Of course, let us know what we messed up on for nominations too.

Here are our 2013 Wheaties categories:

Best big blog:

Best group blog:

Best humorous blog:

Best podcast:

Best apologetic blog:

Best new blog (first published in 2013):

Best solo blog:

Best new blogger:

  • Mike C, Zelophehad’s Daughters
  • Melody, Exponent
  • Nate, Wheat and Tares
  • Hedgehog, Wheat and Tares

Best blog layout/graphics:

Best overall blogger:

  • Winterbuzz, Feminist Mormon Housewives
  • April, Exponent
  • Rebecca J., By Common Consent
  • Heather, Doves & Serpents
  • Angela C/Hawkgrrrl, Wheat & Tares and By Common Consent

Best commenter:

  • April, Exponent
  • Melody, Rational Faiths
  • Hawkgrrrl, Wheat & Tares

Most memorable comment:

Funniest thread:

Best post title:

Best humorous post:

Best satirical post:

Best historical post:

Best post series:

Best poetry post:

Best apologetic post:

Best spiritual post:

Best doctrinal post:

Best post on church policy:

Best personal post:

Best faith crisis post:

Best current events post:

Best Commentary/Response to the Race and the Priesthood release:

Best book/article review:

Best contribution to the Bloggernacle in 2013:
Best contribution to interfaith dialogue:

Best Mormon Facebook community or discussion forum:

Best Mormon Activism:

Write-in category:

And here are the categories for the Tarefic Awards!

Worst Mormon Internet Drama:

  • Cynthia L, By Common Consent:  ”Tareific Scandal Rocks Bloggernacle”  (the accidental awarding of BCC over FMH and the ensuing tongue-in-cheek meme war.  Steve Evans responds.  FMH fires back.  Oh, that all internet dramas were equally entertaining to the audience as to the combatants!)
  • Daniel Peterson’s ongoing drama over Mormon liberals, John Dehlin, and his totally unrelated career change
  • The Tom Phillips October Surprise that didn’t happen
  • Denver Snuffer’s Excommunication
  • Anything involving an “Open Letter”

Biggest Soapbox Commenter:

  • Donnette Moore (aka Elizabeth Johnston) and various sock puppets on Let Women Pray and other Mormon Feminist sites.  She was outed after having several conversations with herself about the topic.
  • Will at Wheat & Tares

Most missed personality on the Bloggernacle:

Worst Mormon Activism:

Worst Comments:

  • Clayton Clark: “Excommunicate all of them. Sometimes you need to shoot a hostage. You fight against God you will surly [sic] receive your reward.”  (from the I Am LDS thread where they shared an article about the church announcing it would deny entrance to the priesthood session for Ordain Women.)
  • Jettboy, on gay marriage:  “Hopefully Utah Mormons, if no one else, will become far less tolerant of gays and those who support them in the Church. They got their secular “freedom,” and can now lay in the bed they made. You call yourself gay? You have no business coming to church unless you repent and reject that you are one. Then you need to prove it by getting married and staying that way. Mormon gays and supporters think its going to be easier now. Nope. Its going to become much harder. You used to be a nuisance. Now you are a mortal enemy.”

Write-in category:

If you think of another category we haven’t listed, feel free to nominate!  Also, please spread the word!  Some blogs didn’t know about the nominations until it was too late.  Voting will start next Monday!

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14 Responses to Final Call for Tarefic-Wheaties Nominations!

  1. Paul Barker on January 6, 2014 at 3:42 PM

    Hey guys… these two post need to switch places:
    Paul Barker, Rational Faiths: ”Pulling the Race Band-Aid Off“
    Paul Barker, Rational Faiths: ”Changing the Word of God“

    Pulling the Race Band-Aid off needs to go to: Best Commentary/Response to the Race and the Priesthood release

    and Changing the Word of God needs to go to: Best post on church policy

    ALSO I would love to nominate Brent Beal For Best Response to the Race and the Priesthood release:

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  2. Tatiana on January 6, 2014 at 5:30 PM

    I nominate RockStarr Ministries for best Mormon Activism.

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  3. spunkypog on January 6, 2014 at 5:58 PM

    I’d like to nominate the Exponent Relief Society lesson plan series-

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  4. Rigel Hawthorne on January 6, 2014 at 6:19 PM

    I liked/nominate the “Drowning in Modesty” title from the BCC post by Angela C.

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  5. Casey on January 6, 2014 at 6:25 PM

    I mean no disrespect, but I hope y’all have the traffic to justify the number of things being nominated! Some of these categories might get a winner with only 20 votes or less.

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  6. William on January 6, 2014 at 10:00 PM

    Best Current Events: Leah Marie, Rational Faiths, “Why I’ll be Wearing Pants to Church on December 15th”

    Best Faith Crisis Post: Leah Marie, Rational Faiths, “I’m a Mormon, Yes I Am”

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  7. William on January 6, 2014 at 10:04 PM

    Best Post Title: Leah Marie, Rational Faiths, “The Fantastic Elder Silver Fox”

    Best Church Policy Post: Leah Marie and William, Rational Faiths, “The Problem with the Layman Confessor”

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  8. Laura on January 6, 2014 at 11:43 PM

    Best current events post: George Handley’s “An Appeal to Those Concerned But Not Yet Alarmed by Climate Change” on LDS Earth Stewardship: (and cross-posted at Patheos Home Waters:

    Best personal post: George Handley’s “There are Many Gifts” at Patheos Home Waters:

    While we’re at it, Best Individual Blog: Patheos Home Waters:

    And another for best personal post (am I allowed to do two?): Rachel Whipple’s “Bittersweet Thanksgiving” at Times and Seasons:

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  9. Moss on January 7, 2014 at 12:09 AM

    Best book review: Rachael’s review of Women and the Priesthood over at JI.

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  10. LivingInZion on January 7, 2014 at 10:17 AM

    Best post on church policy:

    MormonMentality’s Newly Housewife’s FAQ on Temple Cancellations/Clearances.

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  11. Ben P on January 10, 2014 at 10:43 AM

    JI is late to the party, but I’ll try to add a few off the top of my head that warrant inclusion. I’m biased, but I’d still argue we’ve had the best historical content in the ‘nacle since 2007, and this last year was no exception:

    For best Book Review, the phenomenal roundtable on John Turner’s Brigham Young biography: They contents are exhaustive in approaches and rigorous in examination, and are everything you need in a book review.

    For best history post, I nominate two in tandum, both by David G on Mormonism & Native issues: These are the work of a historical blogger at his best, adding sophisticated background to relevant issues.

    Also for best historical post, I nominate a nother tandum, both by Kris Wright: and These posts are not only historically sound and theoretically smart, but moving—a rare but important facet for historical writing. I can’t think of someone who writes better work on Mormonism and gender at work today.

    I’m not sure where to put these, so I’ll nominate them for the Church Policy category: another tandum, both written by JJohnson, that gave much-needed context to the praying-women-in-GC moment: and

    And one more for best historical post: AndreaRM’s post on Mormonism, gender, and named buildings at BYU-I A fantastic look at how a fresh glance on things we take for granted reveals a lot about our culture and gendered assumptions. Which, I think, is a key role for a scholar/historian.

    Finally, I’m thrilled someone nominated the “Natives” month from JI for best series. It truly was phenomenal, and nearly every post in that series deserves recognition for “Best Historical Post.” That was the best themed month of several, including our other fantastic series on things like politics and image.

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  12. Ben P on January 10, 2014 at 10:45 AM

    Shoot, could someone with authority edit my comment and take out the brackets surrounding links, which I naively thought wouldn’t mess up the links?

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  13. Ben P on January 10, 2014 at 11:25 AM

    Also, I apparently have a horrible memory. The Turner roundtable was from 2012, as was David G.’s post on Larry Echohawk. I’ll try to come up with other nominations to replace them.

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