It’s March, and its time for the annual SBC Voices Blog Madness to tip off!
The opening round has concluded and the top four in each bracket has advanced. Look for the Round Two post later this afternoon.
Things are a little different this year. Gone are the powerhouse blogs that dominated the madness in years past. This year we are celebrating “Blue Collar” blogs – those average blogs that have some great things to say. The rule is simple – if you are on our blogroll (the Featured list on the main page) you aren’t eligible. I asked for nominations and I’ve got the four regionals
Here’s how the Madness works. In round 1, you will get to vote for 4 blogs in each regional to go through to the Sweet Blogteen (wow, that is getting corny even for an Iowan, isn’t it?) Then, in round two, you will vote for one blog from each regional for the Final Four. Then, of course, round three will select our Blue Collar Blog Champion for the year. The winner will be placed on our blog roll and his (or her) posts will be featured there.
There may also be a large cash prize, but probably not.
What are the rules? Vote. Campaign. We encourage shameless electioneering. Put up a link on your site and announce the contest, then send your friends over here to vote, vote, vote. The field is wide open this year. You don’t have to contend with Ed Stetzer, Trevin Wax, Tim Brister or those other blogs that made the final four every year. The field is wide open this year.
I’d also encourage you to take the time to browse some of our blogs that you don’t read. You might find some you want to read regularly. I did.
So, here are the regionals. They were selected by super computer based on a secret formula and 11 secret herbs and spices. There are thirteen (13) (10+3)(one more than 12) blogs in each regional. Apologies to Danny Akin and Chuck Kelley! We only have 4 regionals and there are 6 seminaries, so two of you had to go.
And I would like to apologize in advance to anyone whose blog I left off. At my age, I’m forgetful.
Voting will end promptly whenever we decide to end it and move on to the next round.
Let the Madness Begin!
- Brian Croft, Practical Shepherding
- Doug Hibbard, Doug Hibbard’s Blog
- Mike Bergman, Unjust Justified
- Brandon Smith, Modern March
William W Birch(blog no longer online)
- Joshua Breland, The Daily Bleat
- Chris Roberts, Seek the Holy
- Pastor Ricky, Panta ta Ethne
- Justin Childers, CROSS-Eyed
- Jeff Wright, Jeff Wright’s Blog
- Joel Rainey, Themelios
- Apologia Appalachia (Mountain Theology)
- Thomas Hill, For His Glory
- Anthony Russo, Throw Away Everything
- Thom Hunter, Signs of a Struggle
- David Brumbelow, Gulf Coast Pastor
- Brad Whitt, Brad Whitt
- Eric Schumacher, An Infant in a Cradle
- Justin Nale, Torches and Bonfires
- Josh Buice, Delivered by Grace
- Alan Knox, The Assembling of the Church
- Todd Littleton, The Edge of the Inside
- Josh Collins, NYC Disciples
- Shawn Thomas, shawnethomas
- Rastis, Changefish
- Emily Poling, Emily’s Blog
- Mike Leake, Borrowed Light
- Dan Barnes, Thoughts of J. Dan Barnes
- Andrew Wencl, Missions Outlook
- Ken Hamrick, Biblical Realist
- Eric Carpenter A Pilgrim’s Progress
- Jim Duggan, Jim’s Gems
- Frank Gantz, FrankGantz.com
- Joe Blackmon, Hear God Speak
- Tim Rogers, Southern Baptist in NC
- Aaron Davis, Renewed Mess
- John Thweatt, A Glory-Driven Blog
- Jim Pemberton, Reformed Reactions
- Courtney Reissig, In View of God’s Mercy
Golden Gate Regional
- Jeff Musgrave, Jeofurry’s Jesus Journey
- Jared Moore, Jared Moore
- Ann Hibbard, The Joy of Writing
- Stephen Young, Beyond Outreach
- Ryan Perz, By His Grace
- Joel Taylor, 5 pt. Salt
- John Wylie, Powerful Precepts
- Paul Thompson, The Bridge
- Eric Redmond, A Man from Issachar
- Michelle Leslie, Michelle Leslie
- Strider, Tales from Middle Earth
- Patrick Schreiner, Ad Fontes (to the Fountain)
- Travis Peterson, Travis’ Blog