Young Atheist Collaborative Blog

(Also posted in Young Atheist group)

Hey there everyone!

So I’ve had an idea for a while. It’s been brewing and bubbling around in my head for a couple of weeks, and I wanted to see what you lot think about it.

There is a blog I quite enjoy called fbomb.org. It’s run by a teenage feminist called Julie, has been around for a couple of years now and has become well known in feminist circuits. The basic premise of fbomb is that it is a place for teenage feminists to come together and collaborate. Julie submits a lot to the site and writes blog posts most days, but there are also a lot of other regular contributors who may contribute once a week or just whenever they have the time. Any young feminist who wants to voice his or her opinion can send Julie a submission and she will read over it and usually post it on the site. It’s a really great, regularly updated site that those of us who read and contribute appreciate so much. It’s well loved by a lot of people and every post gets at least a couple of comments and often really interesting discussions are sparked.

So, I was thinking, why not do the same sort of thing for teenage/young atheists? I know a couple of people who have considered starting their own blog on numerous occasions but have never got around to it, or feel they don’t have the time or potential audience base to set something up. Lots of people here have great ideas to contribute but it can feel that the voice of young people gets lost sometimes and it’s hard to find somewhere to congregate where it’s just us. Starting up a blog by your self can feel a bit daunting and it can be difficult to get the internet traffic coming your way, but blogs like fbomb combat this by banding together and supporting each others’ work. I feel this sort of model could be a useful addition to the young atheist community.

What do you guys think? Is this something you would be interesting in contributing to? Add a comment or send me a message with your thoughts – let me know if you would be interested in reading this hypothetical blog, contributing occasionally or regularly, or if you would like to take a more active role in getting this project off the ground. Or just ask if you have any questions! :)

Laura

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Comment by Jennie Devlin on July 30, 2011 at 2:01am
it also doesn't seem like there is a ton of traffic on the nexus for young people, i think another site just for blogging purposes could be found more easily and accessed more frequently by the youngin's :D
Comment by Jennie Devlin on July 30, 2011 at 1:59am
I definitely think this is an awesome idea, i'm not too young myself anymore but i fully support it and i know when my kids get older I hope to see many many most sites directed to their age group like this :)

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