The Bloggernacle (in GIFs)

By: hawkgrrrl
December 24, 2013

We spend a lot of time here.  What IS the Bloggernacle, really?  In light of our second annual Wheaties & Tareific awards, here’s the ultimate in bloggernacle navel-gazing.  This is one insider’s perspective anyway.

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When your post has a typo.

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When you get fact checked and found wanting.

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Engaging in a flame war with another blog.

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When someone disses your post.

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Having admin or moderator rights.

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When a post goes viral.

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What we thought blogging would be like.

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What it was actually like.

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At heart, we still believe in our power to change things.

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How it feels writing about the same topics over and over.

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When people keep refusing to implement your incredibly great ideas.

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Winning a Niblet er Wheaties Award.

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Orthodox, conservative bloggers spoiling for a fight.
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Bloggers who want to believe they are writing for their fans.

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What it feels like to be a part of a great group blog.

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What it sometimes feels like to be part of a group blog.

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How big we think our audience is.

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Our actual audience.

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How some bloggers imagine their fame.

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What we wish someone had said before we started.

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10 Responses to The Bloggernacle (in GIFs)

  1. mh on December 24, 2013 at 3:36 PM

    This post Is true.

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  2. Ziff on December 24, 2013 at 8:42 PM

    Great post, Hawkgrrrl! I particularly like the comparisons of actual to imagined audiences.

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  3. Douglas on December 24, 2013 at 8:58 PM

    I’m still trying to figure out the point of the OP but most of the GIFs are pretty funny. Too much “X-Mas”, and I’m keeping a lookout for “Robot Santa” (re: Futurama). Ho Ho Ho….and I’m been extra “naughty” this year.

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  4. Viliami on December 25, 2013 at 3:11 AM

    You’re dumb for telling me the truth about my insignificance.

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  5. log on January 5, 2014 at 1:47 AM

    I decided to post this here because I said I would leave the other thread. I hope you don’t mind.

    Hawkgrrrl: There is no such thing as scripture without interpretation. … Every single talk we hear in church consists of the philosophies of people mingled with scripture. That is simply the nature of the beast.

    It is actually not necessarily the case that every single talk we hear in church consists of the philosophies of men mingled with scripture, though if it is the case in your ward, I am sorry for your plight.

    One of my favorite non-Joseph Smith quotes runs as follows:

    “Be careful that you teach not for the word of God the commandments of men, nor the doctrines of men, nor the ordinances of men, inasmuch as you are God’s messengers. Study the word of God, and preach it and not your opinions, for no man’s opinion is worth a straw. Advance no principle but what you can prove, for one scriptural proof is worth ten thousand opinions. We would moreover say, abide by that revelation which says ‘Preach nothing but repentance to this generation,’ and leave the further mysteries of the kingdom till God shall tell you to preach them, which is not now.” Q12 statement, (History of the Church, 3:395–96), 1837, emphasis added.

    There is such a thing as scripture without interpretation, and that is when men speak by the power of the Holy Ghost:

    D&C 68:3-4
    And this is the ensample unto them, that they shall speak as they are moved upon by the Holy Ghost. And whatsoever they shall speak when moved upon by the Holy Ghost shall be scripture, shall be the will of the Lord, shall be the mind of the Lord, shall be the word of the Lord, shall be the voice of the Lord, and the power of God unto salvation.

    Conversely:

    D&C 42:14
    And the Spirit shall be given unto you by the prayer of faith; and if ye receive not the Spirit ye shall not teach.

    It is part of a greater principle:

    D&C 50
    17 Verily I say unto you, he that is ordained of me and sent forth to preach the word of truth by the Comforter, in the Spirit of truth, doth he preach it by the Spirit of truth or some other way?

    18 And if it be by some other way it is not of God.

    19 And again, he that receiveth the word of truth, doth he receive it by the Spirit of truth or some other way?

    20 If it be some other way it is not of God.

    21 Therefore, why is it that ye cannot understand and know, that he that receiveth the word by the Spirit of truth receiveth it as it is preached by the Spirit of truth?

    22 Wherefore, he that preacheth and he that receiveth, understand one another, and both are edified and rejoice together.

    23 And that which doth not edify is not of God, and is darkness.

    24 That which is of God is light; and he that receiveth light, and continueth in God, receiveth more light; and that light groweth brighter and brighter until the perfect day.

    The irony is, in the end, that when we finally take the word of God seriously – even in a literalistic, fundamentalistic, simplistic, narrow, unimaginative way – and obey it, and, through the prayer of faith, receive the Spirit, and the gift of the Holy Ghost, we find out that God was never trying to confuse us, but was actually speaking pretty straightforwardly.

    D&C 1: 24
    Behold, I am God and have spoken it; these commandments are of me, and were given unto my servants in their weakness, after the manner of their language, that they might come to understanding.

    One of the things I have noted is that, from a literalistic, fundamentalistic, simplistic, narrow, unimaginative reading, the scriptures do not support a great many of our teachings and practices, but rather condemn our institutional conceits. It so happens that the Prophet, whom we thank God in hymn for, whose life’s goal was to bring others into the presence of God while yet in the flesh, gave this standard for scriptural readings.

    What is the rule of interpretation? Just no interpretation at all. Understand it precisely as it reads. – TPJS, p. 276

    It is therefore little wonder that, as we are warned that there will be many sent who will teach the philosophies of men, mingled with scripture, we are commended for not believing any of them and for seeking light and knowledge directly from the heavens.

    The best way to obtain truth and wisdom is not to ask from books, but to go to God in prayer, and obtain divine teaching. – Joseph Smith, History of the Church, 4:425

    Now, you’re free to choose who and what you will believe. If, after doing things one way for a long time, you see no results, maybe it’s time to try something different.

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  6. hawkgrrrl on January 5, 2014 at 11:28 AM

    Log, you bore me. Also, this is another example of commenting off point to the post.

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  7. EOR on January 5, 2014 at 11:34 AM

    This is so true that it makes me sad. When I found out exactly how little traffic my posts get as compared to how much traffic I _thought_ they got I tried to jump from the top of the Salt Lake Temple into the Great Salt Lake.

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  8. log on January 5, 2014 at 12:14 PM

    Hawkgrrrl, I did not know my goal was supposed to be entertaining you, and, given that this navel-gazing post garnered so little comment originally, on its own merits, I imagined you would at the least not mind that I should dump my response to your interesting claim here – my bad; my bad.

    Because you would not have been injured in responding cogently to what I said, yet chose not to, if I were to hazard to guess at the intention behind your response, I’d assign a high probability to the possibility that my comment has offended you. It wasn’t intended to offend you.

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  9. EOR on January 5, 2014 at 2:13 PM

    It offended me with how long it was.

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  10. Hawkgrrrl on January 5, 2014 at 4:04 PM

    Log, Stick to the topics of the posts. That’s how to engage. I’ve seen you do it before. As to this post, comments don’t always correlate with views. Our top post ever, Mormon Jargon, had relatively few comments and about fifteen thousand views.

    If you want to submit a guest post on your hobby horse topic, we are happy to oblige.

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