Blogging spreads, waters down Religious Left community
An article on religious bloggers notes a world-wide explosion of blogging about faith and values.
Strange to say, from this blogger's perspective, that religious blogging won't do the Religious Left much good. But then, over here, we're feeling exhausted. In the last three weeks, the three-person publicity team for the Progressive Values Conference has been emailing as many of our progressive blogger colleagues as we could reach, reducing the admissions fees, offering free wireless and shoulder-rubbing opportunities with the senators and journalists, begging the community of lefty religious bloggers to help spread the word. Result? two responses (Philocrates and Bene Diction, thank you sincerely, you are awesome) (actually, to be fair, we got *three* responses, if you count StreetProphets).
Frankly, discouraging. Seems sometimes as if the more bloggers there are, the harder it is to get consensus about any one action, and the harder it is to spread the word around any given community.
I was complaining to Meg, my economist friend in LA, about this, when she called last week.
"Sounds like the problem you're trying to solve -- of unifying a disunified Religious Left -- is the very problem that's holding back your registration numbers."