A decade of The Millennial Star

10 years ago a group of Mormon bloggers founded The Millennial Star, a Mormon blog dedicated to building up and sustaining the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. It is surprising to many that we are still around.

A few thoughts:

–Finding a name for a new blog is always an adventure. I can now reveal that one of the names that was considered is “Laban’s Neck.”
–Most of the early founders of the blog no longer write here, but those of us who remain love them and welcome them.
–The blog went through some tough times in its second year, but I am happy to report that readership is higher than ever and that 2014 was a banner year for The Millenial Star. We are at record levels in terms of readership, number of posts and number of comments.

All is all, it is likely we will continue to be around for a while longer. Happy 2015 everyone!

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About Geoff B.

Geoff B graduated from Stanford University (class of 1985) and worked in journalism for several years until about 1992, when he took up his second career in telecommunications sales. He has held many callings in the Church, but his favorite calling is father and husband. Geoff is active in martial arts and loves hiking and skiing. Geoff has five children and lives in Colorado.

18 thoughts on “A decade of The Millennial Star

  1. Ooooh, Laban’s Neck. Glad that one didn’t make the cut.

    Glad to part of the team here. I love this blog! I love our group!

  2. While the balance of Bloggernacle posts appear to be given over to rants from miserable malcontents and dissidents, this forum happily seems to have strayed little and seldom. Thanks and congrats!

  3. “I can now reveal that one of the names that was considered is “Laban’s Neck.””

    Well, now I’m disappointed.

  4. I’m sure we can all forgive a little gallows humor while sitting at the table brainstorming. Ten years is pretty amazing. I’m sure it has taken some sacrifice.

  5. Congratulations on ten years! I’ve appreciated the content and tone here; where I’ve found other sites only to lose interest over time, this site has remained a daily stop.

  6. I have enjoyed reading and participating for the years it has existed. My contributions might slow down with a busy life, but this place is still kicking. Mostly I think it is because the blog isn’t afraid to bring in bloggernacle “strays” and let them get comfortable. Thanks M* team.

  7. As a random weed that had been floating un-noticed on the wind, I’m so glad to have landed at M* and taken root.

    On random days when this here weed gets a bit feisty, you might wonder where the ejection seat is, but I’m glad no one has yet tried overly hard to eradicate me.

  8. I severely cut-back my blog reading a while ago, and there are now only three that I check routinely – this is one.


    (The others are Junior Ganymede and John C Wright’s scifiwright.com)

  9. It is gratifying to be a part of this team. I’ve developed some great friendships with people I’ve yet to meet. It is awesome belonging to a site that supports the Brethren, and can discuss/ask the hard questions in a faithful way.
    I hope we continue to grow and provide a safe place for those seeking to learn, ponder, and grow their testimonies of the gospel of Christ.

  10. It’s been great to have new bloggers here on M* and to create a place for some great commenters. I appreciate all of you.

  11. I, also, appreciate this online oasis. I’m grateful for all I’ve read here, and getting to contribute a bit.

    And, just to be clear, “Laban’s Neck” is still up for grabs, yes? 🙂

  12. A tip-o’-the-hat to Geoff B and others who have kept M* going and on track all these years. Moderation is the hard part when you have open comments. GB and the other mods have admirably been both diplomatic and firmhanded in appropriate ways. [salute!]

  13. And as I’ve been sayin for a while… “smote off his head” was an idiom for any mortal head wound, not necessarily a decapitation at the neck.

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