A reporter from one of my very favorite national news sources asked me how many new LDS blogs sprouted up after Elder Ballard’s recent talk about using the Internet to better reach out to the world. Based on what I’ve seen and the email I’ve received, I’m guessing about 40-50 blogs that are still functioning, though there may be hundreds of hard-to-find embryonic blogs that are still hidden behind the organ pipes of the Bloggernacle. Do you have better data or a better guess?
What percentage of the new LDS blogs would you said are aimed at defending or promoting the Church directly? I’m guessing that about 70% of the “Ballard blogs” can be labeled as “missionary oriented/defensive/apologetic,” while others might be less direct “let your light shine” kind of blogs. That percentage should be much higher than occurs in the Bloggernacle in general (the community of LDS-themed blogs). Any good source of stats?