Religion Blogosphere | Godinterest.org – WordPress for Religion
The blogosphere is made up of all blogs and their interconnections. The term implies that blogs exist together as a connected community (or as a collection of connected communities) or as a social networking service in which everyday authors can publish their opinions. Since the term has been coined, it has been referenced in a number of media and is also used to refer to the Internet.
The pecking order of the religion blogosphere takes different forms depending on how one frames the question. Religion Blogs are not easily put into boxes. Unlike traditional publishers, Godinterest bloggers aren’t anxious to categorize their content according to best practices. Instead, and most importantly they strive to cultivate a unique voice, a loyal community, and an eclectic collection of source material.
Like most blogs, faith-based blogs tend to be highly opinionated and often include funny personal anecdotes. But their content is also unique and many spiritual blogs are written by people seriously engaging with and struggling with their faith.
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Others are more culturally oriented, covering the ways faith intersects with the arts and politics. Not every spiritual blog is worth reading, of course. Many blogs aren’t updated frequently.
The spiritual wisdom and religious insights of the bloggers at Godinterest.org provides the life’s blood of the new beta splinter site.
It should be evident by now that the religion blogosphere is no unified thing, However, with its ease of access, the Godinterest Blogosphere certainly offers the means for under-represented voices to find a public voice.
With comments and up-to-the-minute updates, the interactivity of Godinterest blogs makes them ideal for fostering communities, especially ones that have yet to find a place among more traditional religious institutions. As religion desks at national and regional media organizations have disappeared amidst sweeping budget cuts, many journalists specializing in religion look to the Internet and the religion blogosphere in particular for their rescue. With greater flexibility, Godinterest blogs offer the opportunity for a renaissance in serious religion coverage, just as they are becoming key sources for business, entertainment, and technology news.
Is there really a religion blogosphere?
The very idea of a religion blogosphere—a network of blogs devoted to discussing the place of religion in public life—is in essence what Godinterest.org is. The community at Godinterest represents the possibility of a common conversation among a diverse set of voices. Godinterest.org allows for far more cross-fertilization among far-flung communities than currently exists, and a wider variety of religion blogs will no doubt benefit from being in closer proximity to one another which will inadvertently facilitate interaction.
Even is its beta stage Godinterest.org now provides numerous blogs an automatic audience, including readers who might not otherwise find them but who have a general interest in religion to foster a stronger sense of community.