It may be a little late to celebrate, but this seems like a milestone worth noting: I have been blogging now for over seven years! (I actually rounded the corner on January 3rd, to be precise.) But I thought I’d mention it since I’m giving blog one another more careful attention. You may have noticed:
- The domain name has changed to www.blogoneanother.com
- The look has changed, especially the banner image.
- After seven years, I have changed my tagline to something new. What do you think?
But even more than those cosmetic changes, I have been working on making my posts more focused. In my 2009 Blogging Retrospective, I asked, “What would you like me to write about?” Samia responded,
I really enjoy reading what you have to say about evangelism, and the church. I guess your posts on spirituality in general are the most interesting to me.
That was like a beautiful slap in the face, reminding me of what I really want to do here: I want blog one another to be a place where you can reexamine Jesus, especially in light of our changing culture. If you are willing to question the standards, customs and institutions of a different era, you may find yourself face-to-face with something unexpected… something fresh, yet also ancient.
And when I say something, I really mean someone.
If you are up for it, I hope you will join me on this ride. Let’s see where it goes; let’s see where he leads.
If that speaks to you or intrigues you, I’d like to ask you to do a few things to keep the conversation rolling:
- Keep chiming in on the comments, not just to me but to each other.
- Several of you still point your RSS newsreaders to http://jonreid.blogs.com/oneanother. Please point them instead to:
- If you do not subscribe, you have a couple different options, including email delivery.
- Know others who should be part of this conversation? Whether through email, Facebook, Twitter, or — gasp! — actual conversation, just point them to
Expect more changes in the weeks to come — hopefully good ones! Although I’ve been blogging for over seven years, I feel like I’m learning all over again. The changes you see are thanks to a great e-book called 31 Days to Build a Better Blog and the helpful people I’ve encountered as we go through the program together. If you’re a blogger, I encourage you to give this e-book a try; click to learn more.