BlogRodent turns one: top 10 posts, plus top ten lessons. - Rich Tatum
Yowie, it's been a busy couple of months. Since I went on vacation in early June my life has been very full. I've had a lot of video editing to do, and I've been taking work home to do it on my laptop—since it seems so hard to get anything accomplished at the office. (Is it ironic when your boss agrees that the worst place to do work is at the office?) Meanwhile, I've been wringing my hands over my blog. I've been too ... absorbed in everything else to dredge up the energy to post anything substantive, but over the past couple weeks I've made sure to moderate the comments and track the stats. So, BlogRodent hasn't really fallen off my radar. It's just that I've fallen off the face of the earth. In fact, I'm waiting for video to finish rendering right now ... so with a few minutes on my hands, I thought I'd post a retrospective. I think milestones are important. I'd been waiting for the one-year anniversary of BlogRodent so I could celebrate it with an anniversary post. Naturally, because I am time-insensitive—my employers would say I'm time-comatose—so June 20 passed without a mention. What happened on this blog on that day one year ago? My first "Hello World" post, nervously titled, "This is easy," and a throw-away mention of the Adult CE class I was teaching at the time, "Do Heaven and Hell exist?" Frankly, there's nothing to recommend either post for your reading pleasure. But lot has happened since then and I hope I've made some improvement. Let's talk about what's been good, bad, and what I've learned as a newbie Pentecostal blogger.