Wednesday, February 17, 2010

I Wish Someone Would Start a Blog About....


If you've read this blog, you know that one of the things I'm trying to do is to encourage other people to start blogging, Baha'is especially. I've had some conversations about blogs that people wish someone would start and it occurred to me to do an informal survey of the topics you might be most interested in reading about. Hopefully a would-be blogger will get inspired to take on one of these topics.

So here goes. How would you complete the sentence, "I wish someone would start a blog about __________"?

While I've already started a blog, I might take on one or more of the suggested topics myself.

13 comments:

  1. Anonymous11:03 AM

    The community and life in various countries. Imagine a kind of tour guide to the Baha'is in Bolivia or South Africa - the things in their history they are proud of, the buildings and cities they have had major conferences in, profiles of artists and writers, cultural triumphs and challenges.... One of the aspects affecting the Baha'is in Iran is a perception among it citizens that the Baha'is are nothing more than an obscure tiny questionable minority in their back yard. It is also true that Baha'is from around the world might know more about what's going on in Iran than in their own country. If there was more of a presence of the -one-by-one- community of nations and what the Baha'is are doing then there would be less of a reason citizens in Iran would think of us as they do and we would be more aware of the heritage being handed down to each of us in our own lands. As important as that community is most Baha'is are not Persian or in Iran. Language is something of a barrier as some of the other large communities are spanish speakers or other languages but perhaps it would help a cross between tourism and pioneering to want to visit these lands to see what Baha'is are doing.

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  2. Anonymous this is a great idea. Some of this information is provided on some websites of National Baha'i communities, but what you're describing sounds like it could be a nice complement to such sites.

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  3. I wish someone would start a blog about translating this Revelation into living and constructive action.

    I wish someone would start a blog about being a single adult and how to navigate the waters to marriage in this culture.

    I wish someone would start a blog about their teaching experiences and learnings.

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  4. Teachings and reflections on sexuality and relationships, with reference to Baha'i writings and social science, for Baha'i teachers and parents to use in their work with youth.

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  5. Music: whether the Writings put to music, Baha'i-Inspired, or great popular songs with Baha'i Themes. It could be a mix of analytical/review/promotional/just for fun

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  6. I wish someone would start a blog about how work done in the spirit of service is worship. But on a very practical, day-to-day, level.

    I wish someone would start a blog about starting a blog!

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  7. Anonymous9:18 AM

    How about a blog for reflections (worth 70 years of pious worship!) about the things we are carrying over into this new Dispensation that would be better left behind?

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  8. Bahai principle and career development

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  9. Thanks to everyone who has shared their thoughts so far. Would-be bloggers out there are you hearing this?

    Let's keep the ideas coming!

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  10. I'd like to see a blog on the Baha'i Faith and environmental protection. I'd especially like to hear from people who have worked through the climate change course of study:
    http://www.bahai.us/climate-change-course
    http://www.bcca.org/ief/climate/ssdcc0.html

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  11. I'd like to see a blog about how to get inventions made. The Writings are so rich and inspire some super awesome product design ideas in people who may not be industrial designers or pro inventors so someone could start a blog of practical advice.

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  12. I'd LOVE to start a blog! I miss writing - it's fallen to the wayside in my life the past year or two. I'd be writing as a new Baha'i, seeing the world though freshly-opened baby eyes. I just have no idea how to start up a blog. Can you point me in the right direction, Phillipe?

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  13. For the benefit of Freedom or others who are wondering how to start a blog, you can visit www.blogthefaith.com to learn how to do that.

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