At Wheat and Tares, Fractures and Factions of Mormon Blogging
So, I’m starting my own Mormon blogging history series at Wheat and Tares, and the first part of Fractures and Factions is up.
I linked the article on r/exmo (with snarkier, more attention-grabbing headline, of course), and I got a very interesting response:
As an active participating member of the LDS Church, a conservative, and an IT Professional, I have to say that I HATE, loath, despise and detest the so called “Bloggernacle” of ‘progressive’ Mormon bloggers. I would rather put my head in front of a shotgun than have to deal with them on a regular basis.
The few times I have attempted to interact with the Bloggernacle, I have regretted it. They are the worst the Church has to offer.
In many ways the Reddit ExMo group is a better forum and more respectful than the so called “Bloggernacle”.
One thing I will say is that I have never heard an ex-Mormon site called more respectful than a Mormon site, but then again, the Bloggernacle is predicated on this in-group/out-group dynamic of which, if you’re not in, you’re really not in. (I am really interested in hearing if the commenter from above has seen Nothing Wavering, and if so, what does he think? Because if he still considers r/exmo a “better forum,” then that means there’s an entire dynamic for which I haven’t accounted: people value the openness of communities, and so the Disaffected Mormon Underground has value that the Bloggernacle [or Nothing Wavering, or…] does not.)