- Where did the name "bloggernacle" come from? In what ways is the "bloggernacle" conceptually similar to a tabernacle, cathedral, or other place of worship/communion?
- How does the "bloggernacle" create a sense of community that would be impossible through other mediums or settings?
- How is the personal or the sacred mediated electronically, authentically? (From Gideon Burton's comment in response to my post "Bloggernacle")
Tuesday, May 25, 2010
E mail to the Mormon Archipelago
Since I am now looking more into the bloggernacle and connecting it to "Cathedral" and the symbolic value of the cathedral as a place of communion, I've been exploring the bloggernacle. An important resource I found is the "Mormon Archipelago," which describes itself as "a gateway to the Bloggernacle...designed to be a useful real-time guide to the best Mormon blogs" where "Recent posts from these blogs are aggregated and divided into separate groups (of "islands") that make it easier to keep the most recent content available." I'd like to email the people who run this site (and perhaps some major Mormon blogs like "Feminist Mormon Housewives" and "By Common Consent") and ask them questions like the following: