Bloggernacle Back Bench: Even more brand new blogs

Published: Tuesday, April 17 2012 5:00 a.m. MDT

A clip featuring the "Really Want to Know" blog about Mormonism by Rob Ghio.

http://reallywanttoknow.wordpress.com/

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I find this happens pretty much every time, I highlight a bunch of amazing new blogs and the next week have even more that people send in. So without further ado, here are three more brand new blogs from enterprising testimony-sharers:

Really know: So do you Really Want to Know about Mormonism? That’s the premise of this blog, which strives to provide “Honest Answers From a Mormon About His Faith.” Interestingly, I got this recommendation from a reader of the blog who promoted it as “Rob Ghio has a unique ability of disarming with humor and then arming with truth (facts)…. Those of us who are familiar with his talents have been pressuring him for some time to start a blog and address 'hot' LDS topics with his unique style of writing. Rob finally gave in and appears to be having a ball. Every time he posts a new one, I drop what I'm doing to read it.When you get to his site, click on a topic — any topic — and you'll see what I mean. They are all 1,000 words or less and the best I've seen out there on correcting misinformation about our faith.” And it is great stuff. The real substance is in his testimony-filled explanations. Click in to read more!

Blog testimony: It takes a lot of guts to put your testimony out in blog form. As Troy Parker writes, “I hesitated launching my own blog. Frankly, who gives a rip about my life, opinions, beliefs and happenings (besides my family of course)? Well I’ve decided to jump on the band 'blogging' wagon. There are many reasons but ultimately, I do it for me and my family. In case you can’t tell — and you happen upon this blog — I am a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormon). This blog is extremely skewed to that part of my life. I’m not trying to make a statement, or draw lines in the sand, or even convert anyone. The church is simply an enormous part of my life and very important to me. You can’t tease out my faith and reveal my secular side standing alone. Inevitably, everything (even football) leads back to the church, the Atonement of Jesus Christ and the Plan of Salvation. I make no apology. This is who I am.” So explore how one blogger combines the secular parts of life with the spiritual.

Scripture feasting: “Hi, my name is Elliott — I wanted to tell you about my blog — www.feastuponthescriptures.blogspot.com. I post daily thoughts about my daily scripture study. I started a twitter account just to post links to it each day — @feastscriptures.” Cool. I checked it out and it is as he says, a daily blog with fascinating musings on the scriptures. Use it to help in your reading or cite it as a source (unofficial, of course) for added insight.

Now let me direct you to a few other amazing posts from this last week in the Bloggernacle:

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