In case you wondered where

In case you wondered where I got the term “Blogosphere”, here is the link.
Silver stars to those who guessed it IS a variation on ecosphere.
The alternative I have seen “out there” among the blogs is Blogistan, using a political metaphor.
-istan is a arab suffix meaning “land of”. Afghanistan is the land of the Afghans. Pakistan is the land of the Paks (no, really!). Proponents of a Kurdish state have called the theoretical plan “Kurdistan”. Oftentimes, India was referred to, by the Mughals, as “Hindustan”.
Thus Blogistan is the Land of the Blogs.
See? If it wasn’t for me, where else would you get this relatively useless information?