We went with some friends of ours to Central Park yesterday to enjoy the beautiful weather and eat some snacks. It was a very casual and fun thing to do. On the way back, as we were talking, I learned that one of our friends had a blog. Naturally, I checked it out.

In looking at this friend’s blog I also gave a cursory glance to the blogroll and in a very short time figured out that a bunch of young married couples in our ward had blogs and were linking to each other. While each blogroll has some unique links (to non-ward friends and family), it was still interesting to see a core group of LDS bloggers connected to each other based on the fact that they were friends who live in the same ward. I also couldn’t help but notice that they are not linked into any of the LDS blogs that are traditionally referred to as the Bloggernacle - rather, consciously or not, they have established their own independent LDS blogging community.

While this LDS blogging community is not formally sponsored in any way by the ward – I think it provides a beginning glimpse into what a ward blogging community might look like. I can’t help but wonder how many other similar groups might be out there.

Here are links to some of their blogs:

http://inkdropjs.blogspot.com/

http://danandcaitlin.blogspot.com/

http://eyreblog.blogspot.com/

http://thejacksonthree-nyc.blogspot.com/

http://brysonandjenrichards.blogspot.com/

http://manhattanmackays.blogspot.com/

http://thedownendiaries.blogspot.com/

Note (for non-LDS readers): what is a ward?: “In The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, a ward is the larger of two types of local congregations (the smaller being a branch). A ward is presided over by a bishop, the equivalent of a pastor in other religions.” The above definition came from a wikipedia entry on “ward”.