The August Experiment

I’ve often read how people love the “prolific” blogs. I don’t know why, but I find this intriguing. Many people like blogs of people who post a whole lot. So I’m thinking of trying it. I’m not looking for stats or accolades or awards. I don’t like awards and I never mention when I make the top XX or whatever. So that’s not what I’m after. I just want to see what it’s like and see what happens.

I’ve always been extremely focused on Scripture and things relevant to God and Christianity. I will be a little looser (that’s how you spell looser and not loser, all you bad spellers) in that regard. I won’t be a tabloid biblioblog–entertaining people with other people’s total depravity. I won’t write about my cats because that’s kind of pathetic, as much as I love them. I won’t write about what I ate for breakfast or the underwear I bought.

I don’t have the courage or the creativity to bring up too much controversial stuff like TC does. I don’t read enough variety of books to review as much as Nick does (or play enough games, or watch enough movies). I don’t have the secret news sources that Joel has and I’m not a Dr. But I think I can come up with some stuff.

I’m probably trying to be somebody I’m not, but I just want to see what it’s like for a month. What do you think? I may run out of prolificness before the end of the month but I might give it a try.

16 Responses to “The August Experiment”


  1. 1 Nick Norelli

    It’s worth a shot. And the key to prolificity (is that a real word?) is blogging about the underwear you bought!

  2. 2 Scripture Zealot

    Hmmm. Well I can’t argue with you on that.

    Prolificity is a word if prolificness is.
    Jeff

  3. 3 Jim

    look here young fella. the secret of blogging is to blog when you want about what you want as frequently or as infrequently as you want. don’t fret about anything else. to thine own self be true.

  4. 4 Josh Mann

    In my case, I have intentionally created a personal space for issues off the topic of my main blog, but I frequent other “biblioblogs” which do not. I think we all are after influence (which can be a very good thing). I qualify this here. Enjoy your experiment!

  5. 5 Joel

    Was that spelling remarc made to yours truely?

    Seriously, good luck and have fine, but I concur with Nick. Sometimes, you might have to blog about the mundane.

    And you might have to be a bit controversial.

    I’ll be reading, on your blog site, every post. You might not want the hits, but I would sure love to see conservatives become the dominant force at the TOP 50.

  6. 6 Peter M. Lopez

    I’m looking forward to it. I do what I can when I can. I might publish three posts in one day, and then one the whole next week. I tried to be consistent once upon a time, but it was too stressful. Good luck.

  7. 7 Bitsy Griffin

    Give it a shot! You may think of more topics the more you write – just because you are writing.

    You don’t really have to tell us about your BVDs though to make this work 😉

  8. 8 Scripture Zealot

    Dr Jim said:
    look here young fella. the secret of blogging is to blog when you want about what you want as frequently or as infrequently as you want. don’t fret about anything else. to thine own self be true.

    The Dr has spoken. Thanks for stopping by and thanks for the advice.

    Josh said:
    In my case, I have intentionally created a personal space for issues off the topic of my main blog, but I frequent other “biblioblogs” which do not. I think we all are after influence (which can be a very good thing). I qualify this here. Enjoy your experiment!

    I have another blog too linked from the sidebar but this would be more than that. Your link to the integrity post is great (Eph 4:29). That was very good for me to read before embarking on the experiment.

    Joel said:
    Was that spelling remarc made to yours truely?

    Seriously, good luck and have fine, but I concur with Nick. Sometimes, you might have to blog about the mundane.

    And you might have to be a bit controversial.

    I’ll be reading, on your blog site, every post. You might not want the hits, but I would sure love to see conservatives become the dominant force at the TOP 50.

    I have noticed a spelling error or two. I’ll probably slip in some more controversial stuff but I get stressed about really being in the middle of it.

    Thanks for the encouragement Peter and Bitsy.

    Jeff

  9. 9 Joel (Polycarp)

    Jeff, blogging for me is an exercise, nothing more. I get to talk to a wide range of people, daily, because of blogging – and I have increased my own faith and the understanding of others more so for it.

    I love my wife and children, but they start screaming when I bring up theology – so I put finger to keyboard and peck away, and find that I am much more relaxed for doing so.

    Plus, I really want to take down Dr. West, even if it’s for just one month.

  10. 10 Scripture Zealot

    Also for me, blogging is really the only way I talk much about theology other than a little in small group study and some with a friend.
    Jeff

  11. 11 tc robinson

    Jeff, it’s worth a try as Nick and others have pointed out.

    But the bottom line is that you have to be you.

    As for me, I’m controversial by nature. 😀

  12. 12 Jordan Wilson

    Please don’t sell out like Jim West did just for the stats. He’s so far off topic his blog is no longer relevant …

  13. 13 Scripture Zealot

    Please don’t sell out like Jim West did just for the stats. He’s so far off topic his blog is no longer relevant …

    I won’t “sell out”.

    As far as Jim West goes I wouldn’t presume that. Just because someone has high stats doesn’t mean they’re necessarily going for them. I have my opinions about what I call tabloid bibliobloging (which I’ve kept to myself, sorry) but again I don’t presume anything. I think he’s on our team anyway and he’s on topic now and then.
    Jeff

  14. 14 Joel (Polycarp)

    Jordan, why do you feel the need to seek out those who enjoy Dr. West and blast him? And how is he a ‘sell-out?’

    Personally, I find that I enjoy different blogging styles, such as Dr. West’s who broadens my day a bit, every once in a while.

  15. 15 Jordan Wilson

    Well I just checked his blog and 8 of the 9 posts had nothing to do with theology or religious studies. As his ranking got higher, his posts on biblical matters have gone down. So I view him as selling out to his true roots, just to get traffic to his website. Not that there’s anything necessarily wrong with that, but I’d like to see the Biblioblog Top 50 rankings go to those who write on true biblical issues, and not National Enquirer type of stories.

  16. 16 Scripture Zealot

    Jordan I agree with you on what type of content I like to read in a biblio or Bible blog. All I can do is choose the content I put up on my own blog.
    Jeff

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