As an aid to find out what’s happening in the Scientology blogosphere, have a look at dissem.org – a list of Scientology-related blogs that I’m keeping up with. It’s by no means a complete list, but it’s got the majority of the good ones. In terms of ways to use it:
- Just browse: The site picks up new articles within seconds of when they’re published. So, just hitting the home page of the site, you’re guaranteed to find the freshest Scientology-related news from around the world.
- Use the Search Box! The site automatically imports the tags & categories of each blog post, as well as any text provided in the feed. So, just try searching for “parenting” or “St. Louis” or “volunteer ministers” and the site will give you recent posts on each of those subjects.
- Use the feeds: If you have your own Scientology-related blog or website, you can easily put a list of recent Scientology-related posts on your site by grabbing the RSS feed. Feeds are also available for any search term or tag as well. So, let’s say you have a blog on Volunteer Minister activity in your area. Just go to the Volunteer Ministers category on the sites.dissem.org site, and then just add /feed to the address, like this. That will give you an RSS feed you can use to plug into a widget on your WordPress / Drupal / Joomla site to give you an always-fresh list of posts about Volunteer Minister activity.
- Comment! A great way to help each of these sites is to comment on posts that interest you. Clicking on the “Write Comment” link on any of the posts will take you to the comments field for that website. Handy.