Bloggernacle Back Bench: User-built communities

Published: Tuesday, Feb. 26 2013 5:00 a.m. MST

Now let’s see what other users contributed to the Bloggernacle:

Power pick: Just over 10 days ago, the bloggers behind Real Intent decided to take on a tough subject: mental illness. Titling their series “Peculiar Minds” they hoped to share “stories, resources and information to assist those who suffer and those who suffer with them.” Blogger jendoop explains the series’ impetus: “When I started the adventure of bringing together this series, my excitement was tempered by the enormity of our undertaking and the knowledge that while what we are doing is immensely beneficial, it is a subject that most conversations veer away from uncomfortably.” So find personal stories, researched posts, guest posts (more user-generated content, in fact) from bloggers such as Reese Dixon and Robison Wells, and much more. And as they explain, “There are burdens carried, by too many, which many of us could help to lift, if we knew better how to help.”

Techie tip: Julie MacDonald of LeeLou blogs asks: “Ready to change that blog background now that Valentine’s Day is officially over? We have eight brand spanking new designs that you can install in seconds. There are two new blog headers to choose from as well. Remember, we have tutorials that walk you through the installation process so no excuses folks. It couldn’t be any easier.” So click in to find these “8 new Free Blog Backgrounds” and see if you want freshen up your blog today!

Emily Warburton Jensen loves searching through the LDS blog world for developments and testimonies that best capture the ever-evolving LDS online experience. Email: ejensen@desnews.com

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