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I’ve been busy…

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How was your week, dear friends? My new blogging schedule has been keeping me busy! I’m really enjoying being more organised about when I blog and what I blog about. It’s funny, I thought that as I blogged more often I might run out of ideas, but on the contrary, by God’s grace (and through your comments and interactions) I’ve got plenty of content ideas to keep the posts flowing in the coming weeks.


The week in review

For my Monday Music post I shared a beautiful Christian video meditation on a well-known passage from the book of Philippians. The response was amazing, but of course all credit goes to Jonathan Ogden who created the video. You can watch it here.

On Wednesday I shared a Q&A with my friend and fellow blogger David Robertson. David shared about perennialism (his chosen spiritual path), and also about the sate of Christianity and religion in general in China, where he lives. You can read the interview here.

In my Thursday Theology post we got stuck into the various different types of determinism, which is the idea that what we experience is the result purely of cause-and-effect chains from the past. I offered a critique of this idea. You can read the article here.

This week’s Friday Philosophy post looked at the ancient Greek philosopher Xenophanes and his rebellion against polytheism in favour of monotheism. He believed that religion should be more about rational thinking than simply subscribing to traditionally held beliefs. You can read the post here.

On Saturday I shared my new song! It’s a riff-driven rocky number with lyrics about the immense power we are giving to robots and artificial intelligence in the digital age. You can listen to the song, entitled ‘Machines Taking Over the World’, here.

Please note that this was an unusually busy week on the blog! I normally post three times a week. I try to make sure I post only once a day at the most, as I never want my followers to feel bombarded. If you have any feedback, I’m always open to making changes to the schedule, so let me know!


Some Random Thoughts to Round Off the Week

  • This week I reached the 1000 follower milestone! Woohoo! Thank you so much 😁
  • I created a new Twitter header, which I’m quite chuffed with. If we’re not already connected on Twitter, you can find me here.
  • I’ve arranged to interview a Church of England curate about the state of the church (amongst other things) so I’ll be bringing you that Q&A soon.
  • The heating in my flat is now fully functional, for which I feel tremendously blessed. The ‘cold snap’ is over, and Spring is on the way!

Please know that every Sunday afternoon I have some quality prayer time, and I always lift up my blog followers to the Lord, asking for His blessing and favour over your lives in the coming week. If you ever have a specific prayer request, you’re welcome to contact me. Have a wonderful week and thank you for following! ❀️

17 comments

  1. Well done with the new song – creative and enlightening must lead to much satisfaction!
    I admire your choice for structure within your blogging week …. I fear I would panic if I did not feel free to β€˜share a thought’ as it entered my scatty brain. Yet I suspect I would soon adjust and rely, instead, on keeping good notes about ideas.
    For now though I shall enjoy your organisation… πŸ‘ŒπŸΌ

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    1. Hi Viola! I understand what you’re saying. I suppose for more personal blogs, when you’re writing about your life, it can be good to share things as they arise in your mind. Much of my content requires research and work ‘behind the scenes’ so in that scenario having a schedule makes a lot of sense. I think the balance will be different for different bloggers, and there are a lot of factors to consider.

      I’m grateful for your comment and wish you a truly wonderful week!

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  2. Excellent! 1000 followers is something that surely encourages a blogger to keep pressing forward to the mark of their calling.

    If I may, I would like your thoughts about how a blogger should deal with an extended, potential absence from their blog. In July, I have a scheduled two week trip to Indonesia and I don’t want those who read my blog to think I have abandoned them.

    Should I try to create 10 days worth of extra posts (I am on a Monday to Friday schedule) and post them daily during my journey? Should I create a post informing my followers that I will not be posting during the trip? Should I just upload pictures of the trip and use them as my daily post?

    Any suggestions from you or any of the others here will be deeply appreciated.

    Kind regards in Christ,
    Brother Dave

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    1. Greetings, Dave!

      Good question! I think that scheduling a few posts is a good idea if you’re going away. But yes, definitely let your followers know that you won’t be able to respond to comments until you’re back. Just be totally transparent and then no one will be mad at you πŸ™‚ You could even say in the scheduled posts “This is a scheduled post as I’m on vacation, you are welcome to comment and I will respond when I return” or something to that effect.

      That’s my advice from my limited experience of such situations!

      God bless!

      Steven

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  3. I just read Aliss Cresswell’s book A Diary Of Miracles II after hearing Sid Roth interview her on It’s Supernatural! Are you anywhere near her coffee shop and her book store in Chester, UK? Sounds amazing! She and her husband head up MorningStar Europe. I only publish my blog once a week on Fridays unless I find someone else’s blog I want to share; I want people to have enough time to check out what I have to say. I’m surprised no one viewed my post yet: War, War, War-Will It Ever End?

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    1. Sounds good! I’ve not heard of Aliss Cresswell before. Chester is in the north of England and I’m down south in London, so about a 5 hour drive away, I would guess. If you add tags and categories to your posts you will probably find you get more traffic πŸ™‚

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