LDS-interest blogspace is divided into many different communities: Mormon feminists, Mormon mommies, Borderlanders (or New Order Mormons), interfaith discussion blogs, Nothing Wavering, Outer Blogness, the core of the Bloggernacle, and probably others. All of these communities overlap and communicate with one another, but they also do various types of boundary- maintenance to decide who’s in and who’s out. Some of the division is simply a question of people wanting to spend their limited Internet time with people they can relate to, but some of it is a genuine power struggle over who gets to represent Mormonism. Should the various LDS-interest groups strive for better communication and cooperation, or are we happier staying out of each other’s hair? Representatives of various communities discuss.
Carol Hamer, Aaron Taylor, Andrew Spriggs, Bridget Jack Jeffries, Cheryl Bruno, Jason Echols, Kaimipono Wenger, Rachel Mabey Whipple