Tuesday, 13 February 2007

Vote Now!

I've just noticed that Roman Miscellany (along with about 100 others!) has been nominated as 'Best New Blog' in the Catholic Blog Awards 2007. Thanks to the reader/s who nominated me. Voting is now open - it's very easy to register and vote.

Other British blogs to be nominated are:
Auntie Joanna Writes - Best New/Best Individual Blog
Blogging the Catholic Church in the British Isles - Best Group Blog
Godzdogz - Most Spiritual/Best Overall/Best New/Best Group/Best Designed Blog
Hermeneutic of Continuity - Best Political-Social Commentary/Best Overall/Best Clergy Blog
Joee Blogs - Best Written Blog
Lacrimarum Valle - Best Overall/Best New Blog
Laus Crucis - Best Clergy Blog
Mulier Fortis - Best Individual Blog
Orthfully Catholic - Best Group Blog
Solomon I Have Surpassed Thee - Best Clergy Blog
St Mary Magdalen, Brighton - virtually all categories (the parish must have been voting hard!)
Standing on My Head [honorary British blog] - Best Apologetic/Best Clergy Blog

...and that doesn't mean, by the way, that I'm only voting British!

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6 Comments:

Blogger Fr. Dwight Longenecker said...

honorary british blog! Wow! thanks!

12:59 am  
Blogger Ttony said...

The Undercroft is another British blog nominated.

8:22 pm  
Blogger Fr Nicholas said...

Thank you - I must confess, I'm not aware of that blog. Thanks for alerting me.

10:00 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It is interesting to read that the Catholic blogs are up for election. They are often entertaining but what I notice is that the bloggers tend to write for each other. It is an introverted world in which they refer to each other, consult each other, back each other up, live in their own world. And many of the readers and commentators are bloggers too, often very dull ones. At bottom they take themselves very seriously, imagine that they are influencing the Church and the world, and promoting the faith. This is delusion because both pass them by. They are transparently self-revealing. Several people who have started blogging whom I once admired reveal themselves as rather unpleasant, self-serving, self-referential egotists with minds as narrow as knives who do little to commend or promote our holy faith. And the views of many of the commentators are equally appalling and disclose the deeper unpleasantness of their constituency. Constantly through history the Church had been harmed by those who regard themselves as her greatest friends. Most of these bloggers fall into that category and have little idea of how factious their understanding of the Church is. Above all, they let down the Holy Father whose mind and intellect is more subtle than they realise and the implications of whose writings they seldom understand.

5:11 pm  
Blogger Fr Nicholas said...

I'm sorry that you have such a negative view of blogging - although I agree that blogs can be introverted, dull, unpleasant, obsessed with Church politics and lack a sense of humour (although most of the ones I read are very light-hearted). But, without sounding too self-important, they can also do a lot of good, especially when you consider that many blog-users are young and just discovering the Faith. I've met a few people who have indeed been influenced by Catholic blogs.

This blog doesn't claim to be anything much - a sort of journal of a London priest, with a fair bit of personal detail, and nothing more. Blogs ARE pretty self-absorbed, by their very nature, and won't be to everyone's taste.

Anyone who finds Roman Miscellany boring or introverted (valid opinions!) needn't waste their time visiting it.

6:43 pm  
Blogger Mac McLernon said...

Anonymous seems to have his/her own agenda, otherwise he/she might have taken the trouble to notice that it is the Catholic Blog Awards, which requires that the nominated blog be, erm, well, Catholic !

Mind you, quite a few people who call themselves Catholic seem mightily surprised that they should be expected to do anything smacking of exclusivity... like actually observe the teachings of the Church... yes, ALL of them!

1:41 am  

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