How To Be A Cool Biblioblogger

  1. The title of your blog should be in Greek or Hebrew. Preferably Greek. Then most people can’t read it and you feel superior.
  2. Call people out. If you disagree with something someone said on another blog, make a post of your own and write about all the things you disagree with. This gives you the upper hand and makes you feel superior.
  3. Call scholars by their casual first names. Even if you know them, this is cool.
  4. Talk about how awful sinners are. Then you can be glad you aren’t like them.
  5. Switch themes often. This is the opposite of brand awareness. It gives you something to do when you need to waste time and keeps your readers on their toes because they forget who’s blog they’re reading until they look at the title again.
  6. Write very short posts. Most people have the attention span of a gnat. This make things easier for you and doesn’t burden your readers with anything substantial.

Antelope Sticking Tongue Out

Photo © Jeff at Scripture Zealot

15 Responses to “How To Be A Cool Biblioblogger”


  1. 1 Joel

    That’s me! (so now we have leave to long comments?)

  2. 2 Bryan L

    That was pretty funny. My favorite was #3. I love how people call James D.G. Dunn “Jimmy” and “Charlie” for either C.K. Barrett or C.F.D. Moule. Classic. : )

    Bryan L

  3. 3 Daniel O. McClellan

    Regarding #3, my first instinct is to use “Dr. So-and-so,” but I don’t think I’ve ever seen someone do that on a blog, and I’m still learning the ropes, so I just go with the flow. Is there a Biblioblogger Handbook of Style anywhere?

  4. 4 TC Robinson

    #2 in a word is New Leaven Blog. 😀

  5. 5 Scripture Zealot

    Joel, which one? You write some longer substantial posts (a good thing) but you don’t have to write long comments. You also change themes often so you’re cool.

    Bryan, nobody can be accused of name dropping when they call you Bryan.

    TC, the controversial one. Braver than me for sure.
    Jeff

  6. 6 Scripture Zealot

    Daniel, I have the handbook but I don’t loan it out very often. Seriously, you’ll learn the ropes just by reading for a while. We’re all still learning them. I have to be careful with humor so as not to accidentally offend people. I also have to be careful not to talk about things I don’t know much about as if I do. Otherwise I’ll look real dumb. Everybody has their own things to be careful of.

    I’ve been told to just be yourself. I would add Eph 4:29 onto that.
    Jeff

  7. 7 brian

    well I guess I fit number one – though many still haven’t figured it out, so far as I can tell.

  8. 8 Scripture Zealot

    brain, you haven’t figured out what the Greek means? (smiley here)

  9. 9 Kevin Sam

    Jeff, I laughed with a smirk in agreement with all your six points. I don’t do any of these things but maybe I should start.

  10. 10 Scripture Zealot

    Kevin I don’t do any either except for maybe #6. I may be a little over compensating there because I’ve read some posts lately about how people (themselves) don’t read long posts. SO I don’t want to write posts that people won’t read. Plus like I said it’s easier. We can be uncool though.
    Jeff

  11. 11 Robert Jimenez

    Jeff, I am certainly number 5 – I get tired of looking at my blog so I change the look of it, hopefully not to often, but more often than others.

  12. 12 Scripture Zealot

    I’m so picky I can’t just choose a theme as use it as is. I need/want to customize it just how I like it which takes time I probably shouldn’t spend. So since I like mine I just keep it until it looks really old and outdated.

    BTW it’s nice to have you back.
    Jeff

  13. 13 Bitsy Griffin

    I meant to comment on this the day it came out, but alas time went by and I forgot.

    I laughed when I read it, wondered what in the world Jack of All Trades would look like in Greek, and noted that I do change my theme periodically for the same reason as Robert. I just get tired of it. Sometimes after I’ve used it for a bit, there is something I don’t like about it. They don’t all do pingbacks right.

    Daniel, I think I generally say Dr. so-n-so.

  14. 14 Gary Simmons

    Wow, wonderful post! Although I don’t put my title in Greek, I do use Greek for several things on facebook (including the occasional status). I always give reference afterward, though.

    And to introduce myself to this community with something amusing:

    Ἰακὼβ ὁ παντοτεχνίτης = “Jack of all trades.” Admittedly, I coined it, but my “LXXicon” helped me find τεχνίτης.

  15. 15 Scripture Zealot

    Thanks Gary. I don’t know enough yet to come up with things like that but maybe next year.
    Jeff

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