Announcing the Rebirth of the Warnie Awards and Some New Winners!

Announcing the Rebirth of the Warnie Awards and Some New Winners! July 21, 2006

If you are reading this post on my blog’s home page, you should have noticed a new addition to the blog – a list of headlines from previous Warnie Award winners. This is all part of my mission to become a more influential blogger by driving you away from my own blog to the sites that I love! These people have much better stuff to say than I do – so go read their material, but keep coming back here to find it. The list of articles will always be bang up-to-date, so it’s a great reason to visit my page several times during the day so you can see what many of the other Christian bloggers have been writing about.
The Warnies began as a somewhat tongue-in-cheek concept, but at the height of the award’s fame, Christian bloggers would literally fight, bribe, and cajole their way to obtain membership in the highly-honoured club of Warnie Award winners. Now that the winners’ headlines appear here, I fear that an all-out blog war may break out!

Today I have also awarded another two blogs the coveted Warnie Award Resurgence and Together for the Gospel. Actually, I have decided to include headlines from the individual blogs of each of the writers of Together for the Gospel as well, since they are so fabulous. Resurgence and T4GB are two of the finest blogs on the planet, in my opinion, and should need no introduction to you!

I have gone through and updated the list of previous winners. (I don’t think that list left anyone out – please let me know if it did!) As a measure of the resilience of Warnie winners, only one has apparently bowed out of the blogging arena. Christweb was untraceable – any reports on the whereabouts of the Mac gratefully received!

John Mark Reynolds and Phil Johnson have both deserted singleton blogging, however, and joined group blogs. After careful deliberation the judges – ok me – have decided to officially appoint their successor blogs, Middlebrow and Team Pyro, as Warnie Winners.

All Warnie Winners remain eligible to place the coveted Warnie Award stamp on their blogs, but I ask that the link be changed to this home page, where you will be able to read the last ten headlines from Warnie blogs at all times. The Warnie winners are available in an RSS feed or to read in Google Reader.

I just am not sure about the placement of the headlines. If anyone from Google is reading this blog, a way to resize the box would be fantastic – then I could put it in the sidebar. Otherwise, it might move at some point to the bottom of the middle panel (where it sits on individual post pages). Anyway, here it is . . . and I hope you enjoy it! Let me know what you think, and go congratulate the new winners!

If you want to include the list of Warnie winners in your site simply copy and paste the following code:

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If you want to include Warnie headlines on your own site, just drop me an email and I will send you the code, or nick it from looking at my source code!

For previous winners who want to include evidence of their award in their sidebar (this is entirely optional) simply copy and paste the following code into your template – this will give you the stamp at the top of this post:

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Alternatively, Phil has updated the stamp with a new look, which you can use if you prefer.

The code for this new picture is as follows –
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Phil was first out of the blogs to welcome the re-launch of the Warnie Awards which look like they are here to stay now! In his own inimitable style he thanks me for the first Warnie I sent his way:

“Last year, just three days after the launch of my original blog, PyroManiac, Brit-blogger Adrian Warnock catapulted me to worldwide fame by bestowing on me the most coveted award in the entire Christian blogosphere: the Warnie!”

In the comments section, Phil has also proposed a new version of the Warnie Stamp of Approval, and since he no doubt still has the file from when he designed the first version for me, hopefully it didn’t take him too long as I don’t see people queuing up to add the Smeagol edition of the warnie stamp to their sidebars!

Incidentally, one of the things that prompted me to revive the list was the evident longing some have for a Warnie – perhaps that graphic should be reworded Warnie Award Awaited.”

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