Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Four Years a Blogger!

It was four years ago, Friday February 24, 2006,  that I created this blog and posted the first essays.  I started out small, not really knowing where this would go.  At some point, I read a post by Scot McKnight of Jesus Creed, back before he went with Beliefnet, which suggested that if you wanted to be a writer, you had to  devote time and energy.  That included, being a blogger, and so, that's what I've done.  I've tried to post something every day.   I posted a piece in November of 2006 that acknowledged Scot's advice.  I don't have his following, but over time the following has grown.
That first day I published three times.  Here is the very first posting, a posting that gave a sense of what I thought I was undertaking at the time.  

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Journey is an apt description of faith. When we think of the biblical story, of Abraham and Jacob, Moses and Jesus all were people on journeys. Faith is not so much a destination as it is a pathway. But we don't go alone. I take comfort in the promise of the Psalmist,

"Even though I walk through the darkest valley,
I fear no evil;
for you are with me;
your rod and your staff--
they comfort me."
Psalm 23:4

May we journey together along this path set before us. There will be danger and adventure, but it will never be boring.

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Oh, and the other two posts -- one had to do with Charles Darwin, Faith, and Evolution Sunday.  I recently republished it here.  Oh, and the other was the original picture for the site.  As I go back and look, things have changed a lot over the past 4 years.

Feeling a bit sheepish at this point, I do invite you to join in the anniversary "celebration."

6 comments:

Pastor Bob Cornwall said...

I was going to post date it, so it's up a day early. I'm so sorry for jumping the gun!

Anonymous said...

There you go, now you can take your anniversary off. David Mc

Pastor Bob Cornwall said...

I've got to work!

Steve said...

Congratulations, Bob. You continue to put out first rate material that benefits a wide readership. I have been a reader from the beginning and feel like I've missed something valuable if a day goes by and I haven't gotten to Ponderings. I hope you don't grow weary in well-doing; we need your trenchant analysis and wide-ranging curiosity. Thanks for four great years!

Anonymous said...

trenchant. My word for the day! I agree Bob, even when you're wrong!

You certainly have quality AND quantity Bob! How long has the nakedpastor been breathing down your neck?

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Thank for sharing- David Mc

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Michael Westmoreland-White said...

I began Levellers in '05, but blogged only once a month or so (with almost no audience) until 2006 when I started taking it seriously. So, we really began about the same time. I discovered your blog on the blogroll of Faith and Theology (Ben Myers' blog) and have been a devoted reader ever since.

Now, finished with Levellers, I'm trying a more focused approach with Pilgrim Pathways. You'll still be a strong conversation partner.