Saturday, 28 July 2007

Why I am experimenting with a personal blog

I have had an academic / professional blog now for almost four years, the NT Gateway Weblog. Because the vast majority of my readers are those with an interest in academic New Testament studies, I have always avoided posting on subjects not related to the subject of the blog. On occasions, though, I feel the inclination to write about other things. There are friends and family who could not care less about the academic blog but who are more interested in what I have to say about other things. Likewise, there are readers of the academic blog who could not care less about what I have to say about other things.

Viola has run a fantastic blog called The Americanization of Emily for some time now, and I have occasionally posted there as a guest. Writing there gave me a taste for blogging away from the NT Gateway blog, and it is something I think I will enjoy continuing. Recently she has been posting much less frequently, and I don't want my own guest posts to become the only thing to be seen there. Also that blog has its own special theme, our Americanization as a family, and I may want to write about other things myself.

So I am opening up my own blog, and I am grateful to you for visiting.


Jim said...

I'm thrilled, as I think my own remarks make clear.


Stephen C. Carlson said...

Good show. Looking forward to seeing it develop.

Anonymous said...

I've read your NT Gateway regularly for a couple of years now. Glad you're widening the scope and looking forward to visiting.

Matt Page said...

Good idea Mark - I look forward to reading it.


Loren Rosson III said...

Good show, Mark. I'll be tuning in for the Doctor Who commentary.