2014 blog metrics in review

Happy New Year! My (minimal) celebration plans are done, the last of my year-end charitable giving is out and I’m musing on resolutions (to not have any). Back in April, I established some goals for the blog and now that the year’s ended, I thought I’d report back. So before the end 2015, I want… Continue reading 2014 blog metrics in review

Speaking anonymously for public engagement

Unitarian Universalist minister and blogger Ken Collier blogs about civil disobedience and anonymity. A recent two-part series (first, second) by an anonymous seminarian, posted by Unitarian Universalist minister and blogger Tom Schade, overlaps this and he’s just posted a defence of his publishing anonymous posts as I’m putting this post together (Sunday night). I’ll respond… Continue reading Speaking anonymously for public engagement

Resuming blogging etc.

It has been an eventful month or so, with many challenges and opportunities. None, other than Daisy’s injury, is worth mentioning in public, but together they’ve left me exhausted and occasionally discouraged. None all that exceptional, but as a group… whew. Daisy, I’m glad to say, is almost healed. Vitamin E on the scar tissue,… Continue reading Resuming blogging etc.

Upcoming blogging in October 2014

Given Daisy the Dog’s recovery and other must-dos, I think the blogging for the rest of the month (and early November?) will be light, and restricted to: Thoughts in progress about Universalist polity, particularly as it applies today. Historical documents which later blogging will reference. Perhaps some liturgical tidbits I’ll use myself and would want… Continue reading Upcoming blogging in October 2014

The purpose of blogging? ministry? churches?

I’ve enjoyed blogging less lately. Looking back, the every-day blogging schedule was too demanding. The main reason I would write some days was the certain knowledge that, once the daily chain broke, my readership would decline. Indeed, I now get about half the readers I got when I’d post once a day or more. And… Continue reading The purpose of blogging? ministry? churches?

Summer break; no blogging for a week

I’ll be away from the blog — but surely thinking of grand things to write — for the whole week. Talk among yourselves and I’ll return on August 17 or 18. Stay cool!

Why I only write about Christianity in the UUA

It’s a bit of an overstretch — after all, I have an interest in Stanton Coit and denominational data generally — but I only write substantively about Christianity in the UUA. I write about worship in Christian terms. I write about mission in Christian terms. I write about connections among Unitarian Universalist Christians, and in… Continue reading Why I only write about Christianity in the UUA

The most-read blog posts (and the lesson it tells)

My recent “This blog post is not about Starr King” post is the most read (or at least, clicked) item I’ve ever written here — at least that I have records for, to some point in 2013. (Earlier records lost.) Below are the top twenty blog posts, as opposed to people who land on the… Continue reading The most-read blog posts (and the lesson it tells)

Blog improvements planned

Blog improvements in the hopper. Hope to have them done by General Assembly. A good way for readers to subscribe to new posts by email. By request. A new, non-generic header image. A new body text that supports Esperanto. (So you don’t see question marks in anta?en or ali?ilo.) A way — widget, workflow? —… Continue reading Blog improvements planned