Blogwatch 1/3/05

Announcements of new bloggernacle blogs are about as rare as birth announcements in a student ward. Or dating melodrama in a singles ward. Or semi-apostate ramblings in your ward’s geriatric section high priests group. Pick your metaphor. In any event, some recent new arrivals to the ‘nacle that I’ve noticed include:

Various Stages of Mormondom looks interesting. Unweildy title aside (think Mahonri Moriancumr), it’s a new blog with “some Mormons, [s]ome former Mormons, [and s]ome In Betweens.” They’re also promising to post on a weekly schedule. If they can pull that feat off, proprieters of ad-hoc-schedule blogs everywhere will be green with envy.

Splendid Sun is a new blog by Jonathan Stapley, who makes comments around here from time to time. Here’s a nice, lighthearted post about genocide to start you out.

-Longtime commenter Charles weighs in with his personal blog at Job 21:3. It has a mix of church discussion, politics, and personal posts.

Thoughtful Spot is a personal and book-related blog, with a bit of politics and current events mixed in.

-It’s not really new, but I just recently noticed The Heather Show, a blog by an articulate and creative young woman, about her life in general.

-And finally, I would be quite remiss not to mention Out of the Best Books, a new book-reviewing blog by an intelligent and lucid woman based out of Austin (whose name may seem familiar to T & S readers . . .).

Happy reading! (And apologies in advance to the new bloggernackers who I’m no doubt forgetting.)

9 comments for “Blogwatch 1/3/05

  1. JP
    January 3, 2005 at 6:37 pm

    Thanks for the nod! Everyone in our group is excited for what’s in store. This is a fabulous group of people who are so different, but equally wonderful.

    We are totally and completely up to the ‘challenge’ of our schedule…we have made a pact. Any of us that don’t comply give up our first born…car…remote control rights, whatever…

  2. January 3, 2005 at 9:46 pm

    I noticed a spike in my hits and upon investigating found this lovely review. Thanks very much for the link and kind words!

  3. Kaimi
    January 4, 2005 at 11:29 am

    JP, Heather,

    I’m happy to give your blogs a nod — they look like interesting reading. I’ll be dropping by to check them out from time to time. And don’t feel like a stanger here at T & S, either — feel free to make comments.

    Especially, of course, comments that agree with something I write. Bonus points if you can also disagree with Nate or Adam.

  4. January 4, 2005 at 6:12 pm

    Kaimi: Thanks for the nod. I’ve been travelling alot this week (I’ll be back on Thursday), and haven’t been able to be as active on any blogs. By my format I imagine you could see I drew heavily from T&S. Thanks for being a great catalyst.

  5. Adam Greenwood
    January 4, 2005 at 6:40 pm

    It shouldn’t be hard to get bonus points, considering that Kaimi’s opinions are benighted and mine are not.

  6. January 4, 2005 at 7:05 pm

    I can’t recall if it was mentioned here or not, but Planet LDS, is a great blog aggregator that appears to list all the new posts at all blogs. Unfortunately some blogs don’t use the features of their blogging software to specify a “header” so that not all of their post is displayed. (Bad bloggers, bad) Hopefully as more people find out about both RSS feeds and Planet LDS they’ll start to make use of those features of their blog software.

    In the past couple of days I’ve really come to appreciate Planet LDS. It lets me see posts of lesser known blogs or blogs that infrequently post. I’ve never really appreciated aggregation software like NetNewsWire. I’d use them a bit but then decide it wasn’t worth the effort. But I’m slowly changing my ways. (And also discovering the occasional bug in my own scripts for generating RSS feeds)

  7. January 4, 2005 at 8:24 pm

    Thanks for the mention. I’ve had more hits too (not that I’ve been keeping track for very long).

  8. Bill
    January 4, 2005 at 8:29 pm

    Adam’s opinions are just hidebound which is not quite as bad.

  9. Kaimi
    January 5, 2005 at 3:55 pm

    A quick comments update —

    Another new entry to the ‘nacle is at . It’s by a feminist, Waldorf-schooling, mother named Kris — who’s _not_ Kristine Haglund Harris.

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