To celebrate the Jesus Blog’s 100,000th page view, I thought I’d reflect on my five-month career as a blogger.
10) Blogging about Jesus is what Jesus would do (well, at least the Johannine Jesus).
9) Auto-correct wants to render the name “Crossley” cross-eyed.
8) The page view to comment ratio is absurd. The average post here gets over 4000 views and about three comments. It’s sort of like visiting a monastery wherein all of the monks have taken a vow of silence… but they keep looking at you with their unreadable, monkish eyeballs.
7) You get more flies with honey than with vinegar… and even more with a dead carcass.
6) “Blogging” still isn’t recognized as a legit scrabble play.
5) Some are trolls because they were born that way; others were made that way by men; and others have renounced common courtesy because of the kingdom of heaven.
4) Chris Keith’s first name is “Chris” and not “Keith” – I was almost sure it was Keith… wait, is it?
3) Ten years ago, N.T. Wrong tore Mark Goodacre limb from limb and scattered his remains throughout cyberspace. These tiny bits of Mark exist in the hearts of all biblio-bloggers. Those who disavow Q and love Doctor Who are the special few who can find mysterious union with each other beyond the evil dominion of the demiurge.
2) Being holier-than-thou gets a bad rap; it’s so much better than the alternative.
And the most important thing I learned about blogging from blogging:
1) What Jim West does really isn’t as difficult as he makes it look.