Should I Keep Blogging? And Lurkers, Unlurk!
My blog just topped over 100,000 views since its inception. I have never maintained a single url long enough in my 8 year blogging career to ever break this threshold. If I had kept the same url for all 8 years I’m sure I would have probably had at least over 500,000 views along time ago.
That said, I have a question for anyone who is still reading me these days; which is few and far between, I must say! Do you think I should keep blogging or not? I have had one interlocutor who has challenged me over the last couple of years (not for some months now though) with my blogging; he believed the the material I was trying to cover and bring up for discussion is too deep for genuine theological discourse—given the space limitations and expectations that the blog medium provides. In fact he kind of has gotten on my case about it; although nowadays it seems he is simply ignoring me (he has bigger and better things on the horizon apparently). Anyway, his protestations not withstanding, what do you all think; should I abandon blogging?—if you hadn’t noticed I have slowed down quite a bit in the past few months because of my work schedule. My hits have dropped pretty dramatically over the last few months (for some reason), and from what I’ve noticed theo/biblioblogging has all but dried up and died!
The primary reason I blog though—just for full disclosure—is pretty selfish. It really helps me to learn and maintain what I am reading and researching at whatever given moment; in ways that if I didn’t sit down, slow down, and write down and out my thoughts, I would not retain and process the information I am covering in my readings in the same way that blogging forces me to do (so I write to learn, pace Calvin). Anyway, I am really just curious what you all think; do you think I should keep blogging?
Also, this post is an chance for any of you lurkers to un-lurk and just say hi; I like to know who is reading my blog, and it would be nice if you would just say hi this one time at least.
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