Emily W. Jensen: Bloggernacle Back Bench: Introducing the Mormons

Published: Tuesday, June 21 2011 5:00 a.m. MDT

Power pick: Speaking of Mormon.org, they were just awarded one of the top 10 prizes for 2010 by the Interactive Media Awards. How exciting is that? This is out of 4,000 entries! Ron Wilson, Mormon.org product director, describes their reaction: "Everyone on the Mormon.org team was pleased with the recognition from Interactive Media Awards. It's very rewarding to have a website that you put your heart into get recognized as the best in its category and be recognized as on of the 10 best for the year by IMA. A main reason Mormon.org is such a great site is because of the dedication and amazing talent of its team members comprised of (LDS) Church employees and Bonneville Communications staff. With that being said, Mormon.org would not be much of a website without participation from church members. Every time a church member creates a profile and shares their thoughts and testimonies it makes the site better. We encourage all church members to create their profile at mormon.org/create." I echo that last bit. And to everyone at Mormon.org, congratulations!

Techie tip: This is a delightful feature of the new Create.lds.org: downloadable desktop or laptop wallpaper! Here’s how it works. LDS members upload photos, and so far there are beautiful nature scenes, sweet children pictures, as well as gorgeous temple vistas, and then you go and pick your favorite, as well as your preferred size, right click it and choose “Set as Desktop Background.” Easy. Or click to "Get Involved" and upload your own photos to share with church members all over the world. Wow, I just love the power of online collaboration!

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Emily W. Jensen updates “Today in the Bloggernacle” on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, presenting the best of what we've seen from the world of LDS-oriented blog sites. Her extended “Bloggernacle Back Bench” appears on MormonTimes.com on Tuesdays.

Email: ejensen@desnews.com

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