Notes from around the Bloggernacle Choir

Now that we may have an idea of what to call the Mormon blogosphere (it seems like many people are favoring “Bloggernacle Choir“), let’s mention some posts I found interesting:

-Jeremy has a great post over at Orson’s Telescope discussing 1970’s antifeminist literature. (Key quote: “You must first dispense with any air of strength and ability, of competence and fearlessness or efficiency and acquire instead an air of frail dependency upon men to take care of you.”).
-Bob Caswell explores the weighty issue of missionary work that consciously avoids unfavored ethnic groups.
-At BCC, Aaron Brown wonders if we don’t talk too much about Satan.
-Kim Siever discusses the idea of baptism washing away our sins.
-Uber-commenter Clark Goble discusses the idea of creation ex nihilo.
-Finally, Sci over at the Metaphysical Elders discusses whether the power of prayer could be shown through empirical testing. My suggestion: We could all try this out by praying for the comments function at Met Elders to start working again.

Enjoy the trip through the bloggernacle choir!

8 comments for “Notes from around the Bloggernacle Choir

  1. Kaimi
    March 24, 2004 at 12:07 am

    And now the comments over at Met appear to be working just fine. It must have been the prayers of all of the readers.

  2. March 24, 2004 at 1:20 am

    Great–yesterday I was blogging, today I’m bloggernacking. This is as bad as when they tried to change the Sunbeams to the “I Am a Child of God” class.

    On the other hand, Kaimi, your “Post of the Month” gig is a real winner. List every nominee and the top five “honorable mentions,” and you’ll have bloggernackers smiling all over the bloggernacle choir. (That just doesn’t sound right. Must change soon.)

  3. March 24, 2004 at 1:51 am

    Dave, I think the one is a subset of the other, and that the availability of both terms will be helpful. So, for example, when I’m at, say,, posting about my favorite soap star, I’m merely blogging, but when I’m discussing a point of doctrine with the online LDS community, I’m not just blogging, I’m BLOGGERNACKING.

    Furthermore, what other online religious forum has their own specific VERB for blogging? And it’s fun to say, to boot. So, kudos on your contribution to the nascent lexicon; sorry you don’t actually like the word… :)

  4. Adam Greenwood
    March 24, 2004 at 10:57 am

    Dave makes an important point. Note that its the ‘Bloggernacle’, not the ‘Bloggernacle Choir’.

  5. Thom
    March 24, 2004 at 1:24 pm

    I think “bloggernacle choir” is a more appropriate description, since it implies lots of different voices singing different parts in some sort of unified whole. Their are solos, small group numbers, some voices blend well, while others are more shrill but add texture to the mix. “Bloggernacle” by itself just conjures the image of a holy shrine or temple where everyone has to be quiet and reverent so as to avoid offending the higher powers.

  6. Thom
    March 24, 2004 at 2:42 pm


    Thanks for the “notes” post. As a newcomer to the Choir, it is helpful to get an idea what all is going on where. Kudos!

  7. March 24, 2004 at 3:16 pm

    FWIW, I like Thom’s image of many contributing voices. Plus, you can be a member of the Choir, but you can’t really join a Bloggernacle. (Can you?) Also, “Bloggernacle Choir” seem more flexible in terms of nicknames. As Thom illustrates, some people might think of themselves as part of the “Choir.” Other nicknames will also emerge. The BC or the ‘Nacle, as “Honey, I’m going to spend some time in the ‘Nacle tonight.”

    Finally, I just wanted to say that “bloggernacking” is a stroke of (reluctant) genius.

  8. Adam Greenwood
    March 24, 2004 at 5:19 pm

    Neither name really works analagously. So what. The point is that Bloggernacle is pithier and has better rhythm. Notice that the proposed verbs have been bloggernacking, not bloggernacle choiring.

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