One of the sessions I'm leading this weekend at the blog con (schedule here) is the breakout session on the J-blogosphere. I'm assuming it won't be difficult to get people talking, but figured it would be wise to come up with some questions in advance.
Here's what I've got: a handful of discussion-starters that I hope will spark interesting conversations. What would you add to this list? What interests you about the J-blogosphere? (And if you won't be there on Saturday, do tell: how would you answer these questions?)
Discussion Questions for the J-Blogosphere Breakout:
How would you describe or define the J-blogosphere?
What are the essential or quintessential Judaism blogs?
Who do you read, whose work do you love? (And which blogs do you avoid?)
What defines a J-blog? (This is like "what defines Jewish literature...")
If you wanted to introduce a Jew who is not a blogger to the J-blogosphere, what would you show them?
If you wanted to introduce a blogger who's not Jewish, ditto? (Subtext: would you show a different face of the J-blogosphere to a "member of the tribe" than to an outsider?)
Do you read/comment on J-blogs that espouse opinions very unlike yours? (Why or why not?)