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Hey regular readers! It’s time for us to have a talk, so please sit down.
First of all I just want to thank you all for being regular readers of my humble blog, and I especially want to thank the regular commenters, like Mary and Richard, and those who send in stories, like ECM and Wes, and those who link to me, like Binks and Brian. I also want how much I love and appreciate each one of you, and I would love to hear more about the challenges you are facing in your day-to-day lives and how you think I could help you more.
I’ve been thinking about how I could serve you all better. I wanted to directly solicit suggestions about what you like most about the blog, what you like least, and what you would like to see changed.
Here are some of the areas you might want to comment on:
- topic selection for blog posts
- frequency of posts by me
- frequency of guest posts
- length of posts
- which blog that I like to do you like the best
- who is your favorite commenter
- what kind of comments do you like most
- what kind of comments do you like least
- what do you look at first when you arrive
- how do you read the blog (mobile, RSS reader)
- would you like help starting your own blog
- have you ever considered writing a guest post
- what would you like to know more about me personally
- would you like to see more graphics and videos
- how do you feel about the the threaded comments
- would you like me to get rid of the ads that sometimes appear
- do you like this blog theme
- do you want anything added or removed from the blog roll
- do you want anything added or removed from the RSS news feeds in the middle column
- do you like the two counters (feedjit and whosamungus)
- do you have an apologetics event that you need me to post about
- problems with post formatting
- problems with comment formatting
- problems with layout and color scheme
- problems with fonts and quoting
- problems with printing and navigation
- anything else you can think of
You can either post a comment in this post, or e-mail me directly.
If you are a regular reader (e.g. – the Calgary reader who uses a Mac and Safari, the Los Angeles reader who uses Win XP and Firefox, the Santa Fe reader who uses IE8 on Windows Vista, etc.), then I would be so pleased if you could send me an e-mail and introduce yourself. I would love to know who my regular readers are and all the feedjit thing tells me is city, country, browser and operating system.
You can also contact me or be my Facebook friend. Details here. I’m going to be attending the November apologetics conference in Atlanta, so you should try to meet me there, if you want to meet me. I know lots of you are excited about connecting with me on a personal level. I have sometimes sallied forth to meet some of my regular readers in other cities and countries, so if you want me to do that, let me know. I can also be reached using Yahoo chat (my e-mail address), Facebook chat (Wintery Knight), and on Skype (but I have to know you first!).
By the way, if you want to help with the blog by writing a guest post, then please go ahead and do that. We can talk about the topic of your guest post first before you start working on it. I would really appreciate it if you e-mailed your family, friends and co-workers about the blog if you like it. But be careful about e-mailing it to atheists and liberals at work, because I don’t want you to get in trouble with my more controversial posts.
If you want to share my posts on Facebook, Twitter, Digg, Reddit, and StumbleUpon, that would also be wonderful. And thanks to those who already do share my posts on Twitter and Facebook, especially.
If you’re wondering how to get an image for commenting to appear next to your comments, go here.
Please make sure to add your BLOG URL to the URL field when you comment. It gets you an automatic trackback to your blog, plus you will be linked in the Recent Comments list, as well.
If you want access to the blog statistics, you can e-mail me and I will add you as a contributor so you can see some of the internals of the blog, and even write your own posts.