Everyone is blogging now. Yep, even me (blame mfranti. she made me do it). And now members of the LDS church have been specifically encouraged to blog (and use other 'new media') to get pro-LDS voices out there into the national conversation. Every member a commentator. Obviously, a lot of members didn't need the specific invitation to do that... but now, because of this invitation there will probably be even more.
This little blog of mine where I work out my issues and concerns and disaffections with the church was probaly not what Elder Ballard had in mind. (Though perhaps it is what Silverrain had in mind when she encouraged self-censorship when discussing The Church.)
Additionally, I can't help but wonder if the repetitive smackdown Chandelle has felt that has caused her to bid farewell to fMh is not due to well-meaning members, in the spirit of Elder Ballard's words, taking on all those 'critics.' Missionary moments on the world wide web.
The inevitable evolution of technology... I'm not saying it should be another way, I am really not saying anything at all here, just making random connections with what other people have said.