Friday, August 6, 2010

Time to Reevaluate This Blog

magnoliaWith readership in decline, some co-authors not posting at all in the last year, and me struggling with the cost-benefit ratio of writing posts here vs. allocating my time elsewhere, it is probably time to reevaluate this blog and what we want from it. I'm not quite ready to scrap it, but it may be time to make some changes.

I started Mississippi Atheists with the hope of providing resources and support to atheists in our state. Since I already had another blog that was taking up considerable time, I soon decided that the best way to do this one would be as a team blog. I absolutely loved the idea of having co-authors across Mississippi who could share their experiences so that the blog really would become a voice of atheism across the state.

A little more than a year ago, I wrote about our successes and failures. I pointed out that we had made it easier for people to find information about atheism in Mississippi and that I was very happy with that accomplishment. I also noted that the vision of a blog written by atheists across Mississippi had not really panned out. In the end, I asked the question of whether we should keep trying to recruit co-authors or take the blog in a different direction. I must admit that we've done neither, and it shows.

I do not have any answers yet. I need time to think things through. I invite you to consider this thread open and share any ideas you may have.

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