Posts Tagged ‘ blogging ’

The Bloggernacle (in GIFs)

December 24, 2013
The Bloggernacle (in GIFs)

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. Orthodox, conservative bloggers spoiling for a fight.

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Posted in Agency, Apostasy, Education, Faith, Freedom, Morality, Mormon, Mormon Belief, Mormon Culture, Uncategorized | 10 Comments »

Tarefic-Wheaties Nominations 2

December 23, 2013
Tarefic-Wheaties Nominations 2

Last year we introduced two new Bloggernacle awards:  (1) The Wheaties, and (2) the Tarefic Awards!  As we approach the end of the year, it is time to look back on the best and worst of 2013.  Start your nominations!  We want to highlight YOU and your favorite 2013 Mormon blogs, and we are pleased to […]

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Posted in Agency, Apostasy, BYU, Church Policy, Doctrine, Education, Faith, Freedom, General Conference, History, Mission, Morality, Mormon, Mormon Belief, Mormon Culture, Politics, Polygamy, Priesthood, Reviews, Science and Religion, Sunday School | 90 Comments »

We Want More [insert topic]: Weekend Poll

August 23, 2013
We Want More [insert topic]:  Weekend Poll

What types of posts do you want to see more of?  What topics are you tired of (comment below)?  Are there authors you want to hear more from (yes, we know – Mike S!)? Discuss.

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Posted in Agency, Church Policy, Doctrine, Mormon, Mormon Culture | 6 Comments »

Has the Bloggernacle Run Its Course? (Weekend Poll)

May 18, 2013
Has the Bloggernacle Run Its Course?  (Weekend Poll)

“Reports of my death have been greatly exaggerated.”  Mark Twain Every so often, the idea that there’s nothing new to talk about in Mormon internet discussions comes up.  Someone will state that we’ve said all there is to say, the audience is waning, people have worked out their opinions, etc.  What do you think?  And […]

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Posted in Alternative Sunday School Lessons | 17 Comments »

Tarefic/Wheaties Analysis

February 21, 2013
Tarefic/Wheaties Analysis

By now you’ve probably seen the Wheaties/Tarefic award winners, and I hope also the resulting argument between fMh and BCC about who deserved to win the coveted Best Big Blog award, and what it really meant. (If you haven’t seen the argument posts, do yourself a favor and check them out. They’re hilarious!) The purpose […]

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Posted in Uncategorized | 5 Comments »

Engaging with Real Intent

October 12, 2012
Engaging with Real Intent

I haven’t been around as much here because I’ve been working on something new. Hawkgrrrl and I were discussing recently that you might be interested, so here’s an introduction. Meet Real Intent.

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Posted in Faith, Morality, Mormon Belief | 4 Comments »

Fortresses or Keeps: What are we Mormons building online?

June 20, 2012
Fortress Bourtange

Can we create a safe zone for discussion without excluding folks who believe differently?

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Posted in Uncategorized | 34 Comments »

Wheat & Tares: Who Are We?

June 19, 2012
Wheat & Tares:  Who Are We?

A blog often asks these types of questions: Who is our audience? How do we attract them?  What will our community look like?  Who’s in and who’s out?  How can we be inclusive, yet create belonging? What’s our intention toward our audience? To change minds?  To learn from others?  What types of discussions do we […]

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Posted in Agency, Faith, Mormon, Mormon Belief, Mormon Culture | 74 Comments »

Taking your pulse…What makes a good discussion?

February 23, 2012
Taking your pulse…What makes a good discussion?

Let’s discuss discussion. Let’s talk about talking. What makes a good online community?

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Posted in Uncategorized | 77 Comments »

It’s a Small(er) World After All

November 9, 2011
It’s a Small(er) World After All

Today’s guest post is by long-time commenter Paul. You can find his own blog at http://www.alatterdayvoice.blogspot.com/ The bloggernacle, the world of LDS blogging, became just a little smaller for me last week. I had lunch with jmb275, a W&T perma. It was great to put a name and face with a blogger id. Thanks to […]

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Posted in Uncategorized | 11 Comments »

How is a Group Blog like Church?

October 19, 2010
How is a Group Blog like Church?

Who owns a community?  The URL owner who made the financial investment and created it? The administrative team who runs it, creating the culture and policies?  Or the regular commenters on the site who come back time and again to the discussion?  Is the answer somewhere between all of these?

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Posted in Uncategorized | 18 Comments »

Hawkgrrrl’s 14 Fundamentals

October 12, 2010
Hawkgrrrl’s 14 Fundamentals

Some folks were surprised to hear the Ezra Taft Benson’s controversial list of 14 Fundamentals repeated twice at the most recent General Conference.  What many may not realize is that this list was really just one of many lists of 14 Fundamentals (patent pending) that were penned at the time.  For your perusal, I submit […]

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Posted in Uncategorized | 23 Comments »

Bloggernacle Personality Survey

May 23, 2009
Bloggernacle Personality Survey

The bloggernacle seems to attract a specific subset of Mormon culture, and as a result, opinions and comments are often different from those we hear expressed at church.  One reason for this could be that some personality types thrive in organizations while others are prone to be disenfranchised.  A popular metric to determine personality type […]

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Posted in Uncategorized | 4 Comments »

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