Please stop by and check out the new post-Mormon community blog Main Street Plaza!!!
I'm really pleased that Hellmut and some others from the FLAK site have made the effort to organize this. I feel like the post-Mormon blogging community has grown and matured to the point of needing a central, general-interest group blog. (It seems like only last year it was a cute little bitty baby blog network... *sniff*)
Now I know there are already a bunch of sites that have related niches, but to me they all seem somewhat more specialized:
The Cultural Hall: How and why to continue to practice Mormonism and believe parts of it even if you don't buy the whole enchilada.
Equality Time: Hard-hitting criticism of church policies and doctrines with the idea of changing the institution for the better.
The Mormon Curtain: Criticism of the LDS church (its history, doctrine, and practices) with the object of exploring the many ways it is bad.
FAIR: Debate between believers and non-believers over doctrinal and historical issues.
Sunstone Blog: erudite discussion of Mormon beliefs and culture. (I had to look up "erudite" to make sure I was using it correctly, but there's something about Sunstone that made me think of that word...)
Carnival of the Veil: A bi-weekly carnival highlighting interesting recent articles in post-Mormon blogspace.
Mind on Fire: "A frontier land where critical believers can explore doubt and compassionate atheists can experiment with spirituality."
Letters from a Broad: All about me. Me, me, and more me.
And many others. Just check out my sidebar -- it's longer than the text part of my blog these days!!!
I think Main Street Plaza has the potential to cover all of these topics and more, but in a more general way. But to be a successful community blog it will need participation from the community!!!
So here's what you can do:
Bloggers, please add this to your blogroll, and dig through your archives for a good discussion post that didn't get enough attention when you first ran it, but might be re-run as a guest post on MSP. Everybody, think of submitting a guest post. Something as simple as a discussion question or a link to an LDS-interest article or cartoon is welcome as well as a complete article about your own experiences, insights, research, and art work. Or if you're interested in being a regular contributor/writer/permablogger (the organization is still in its early stages), please contact Main Street Plaza.
Here's the contact address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Hope to see you there!!! :D