We would like to introduce two new Bloggernacle awards:  (1) The Wheaties, and (2) the Tarefic Awards!  This is the opportunity to honor the unique and talented Mormon bloggers of 2012. It’s a chance to look back on the  year and remember the great things that happened in the Bloggernacle, to come together in a spirit of camaraderie and fun!  Wheat and Tares will be hosting this event to highlight YOU and your favorite 2012 Mormon blogs, and we are pleased to announce our collaboration with Ziff of Zelophehad’s Daughters, the mighty numbers cruncher, who will handle results presentation at the end of this event.

Here are the categories we’d like to start with, but if you think of something, feel free to nominate!  Please include a link to the 2012 blog/post/comment that you nominate if you wish it to be considered. Put your link in [brackets] so that it will get through our spam catcher.  As always, you are welcome to nominate yourself — isn’t that what blogging is all about?? Oh, and try to think of some other bloggers to recognize, too.  For-profit blogs  will not be considered.  This thread is the place to make any  thoughtful comments, concerns or suggestions on the categories or the process.  They will be duly considered by our panel.  Nominations will take place from now through Jan. 15th.  So, without further ado, here are our 2012 Wheaties categories:

Best big blog:
Best group blog:
Best mommy blog:
Best humorous blog:
Best solo blog:
Best new blog: (must have put up its first post in 2012)
Best blog layout/graphics:
Best overall blogger:
Best commenter:
Most memorable comment:
Funniest thread:
Best post title:
Best humorous post:
Best historical post:
Best spiritual post:
Best doctrinal post:
Best personal post:
Best current events post:
Best book/article review:
Best contribution to the Bloggernacle in 2012:
Best contribution to interfaith dialogue:
Best navel-gazing post:
Write-in category:

And here are the categories for the Tarefic Awards!

Best flamewar in comments
Best temper tantrum post
Commenter that started the most arguments
Most missed personality on the Bloggernacle
Write-in category:

Thank you for your participation. It’s YOU that makes the Wheaties and Tarefic Awards great!