The Washington Post does a short article on religious blogs which includes mention of St. Blogs and especially the first member of St. Blogs (she also coined the term) Kathy Shaidle of Relapsed Catholic. They under reported the size of the St. Blogs parish by about 300 hundred since they said there were only about 100 lay people along with priests, canon lawyers, choir directors. [Link via Legislating Gremlins]
One thing I thought odd in the article was this statement.
Because the overwhelming majority of people who have the time and equipment necessary to blog are white middle-aged, well-educated and affluent, there is a conservative tinge to the blogosphere, said Lynn Schofied , a new-media scholar at the University of Colorado whose research focuses on the internet.
The only equipment necessary to blog is any device with an internet connection and the will to opine. I know Quenta Nârwenion blogs from the computer at a public library. My impression of the blogospere is not that it skews middle-aged but that the vast majority if bloggers are in their 20s or 30s. I also wonder how many bloggers in St. Blogs would see themselves as affluent, though I would say most are well-educated (not necessarily via educational institutions.) But maybe I should not complain to much (being a white, middle-age, high school educated, middle-class blogger) is that often you do not find the words well-educated and conservative in the same paragraph in the WaPo.