Showing posts with label blog carnival. Show all posts
Showing posts with label blog carnival. Show all posts

Friday, January 17, 2014

Faith and Philosophy Blog Carnival, January 2014, Final Edition

Suellyn Rahming Smith presents Kick Fear In The Rear in 2014! posted at Life As I Know It!.

Sorry this is late but I have really been slacking when it comes to blog work lately.  Due to a lack of entries and a lack of interest this is the final edition of the Faith and Philosophy Blog Carnival.  I have had a good time, and seen some interesting blogs.  However, all good things come to an end and this is it for my foray into the Blog Carnival hosting world.  I may some day get involved in another blog carnival, but that's not even on the horizon yet.

Sunday, December 8, 2013

Faith and Philosophy Blog Carnival, December 2013, 11th Edition

Joshua Tilghman presents Life and Death in the Tongue posted at The Spirit of the Scripture.

Only one (again, and late) submission for the blog carnival this month.

Though I completely disagree with the actual veracity of this particular entry and what I consider hyper-spiritualization of a biblical message, it does technically fit the topic of relating philosophical content with faith.

As this carnival has really died over the year that I've been doing it, I think I might confirm what I've been considering for a few months.  The next month's edition will be the last edition that I host.  If any of you are interested in taking over hosting, feel free to contact me.  I have often felt alone in my views and this carnival has done nothing to change that.  Even though I have found many like-minded individuals' blogs (see my links page, I'll be adding more and more links there as I find them) I haven't connected any of them with this carnival.  Thank you all for reading I hope you continue to follow my own blog even with the discontinuation of this carnival.

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Faith and Philosophy Blog Carnival, November 2013, 10th Edition

Anna M @Don't Forget the Avocados presents Variations on Normal, and How to Control the World posted at Don't Forget the Avocados.

There has only been one entry so far this month that has fit the topic of faith and philosophy or philosophy of religion.  I look forward to more entries throughout the month.

Friday, October 11, 2013

Faith and Philosophy Blog Carnival, October 2013, 9th Edition

Sorry for the delay in posting, but we've had bad weather here and I've been busy with schoolwork and there haven't really been very many entries this month.

Mark David Henderson presents Do Christians and Atheists View Reason differently? | The Soul of Atlas posted at The Soul of Atlas.

Shahzad Rupani presents Story Of Tunnel Theory posted at Once Upon a Life.

These are all the submissions that "made the cut" this month so far.  I have started being more selective in what submissions are shared in the carnival.  ONLY entries that are about the relationship between faith and reason or philosophy are included.  Entries that are only about faith or only about philosophy are not included.  I will admit that even a tenuous link will be considered a connection between the two and will (most likely) be shared.  Thank you to all the submissions and I hope there will be many more to come.

Saturday, September 7, 2013

Faith and Philosophy Blog Carnival, September 2013, 8th Edition

Joshua Tilghman presents The Deeper Mystery of the Virgin Birth posted at The Spirit of the Scripture.

So far, this is the only entry that has fit the carnival topics of faith and philosophy.  Thank you all for your submissions so far if more submissions come in that fit the topic, I'll add them to the carnival.

Sunday, August 5, 2012

Forum Following and Blog Growth

I recently joined a forum on philosophy as part of a small effort to improve my blogging.  I've not completely given up on my attempt to keep my blogging topics varied but as I'm obviously spending more time on the topic of philosophy I might as well embrace it (at least some).  Well, never mind as I'm writing this I'm looking for a language learning forum also.  Turns out, it's a lot harder to find a forum on language learning than it was for philosophy!  The first few sites I tried were either blocked, suspicious or full.  I did end up finding UniLang.  Hopefully it's active, I used to be an avid forum follower/writer, back in college.

Recently, I've taken to reading and writing blog entries.  I follow several blogs, mostly on runningrunning barefoot, barefootedness in general, an NPR blog, the resurgence blog, and of course my buddy Will's blog.  This isn't a comprehensive list either, so, obviously I'm a big fan of blog reading!  I use Google reader as my blog reading tool, it's cool because it allows you to keep them all in the same place (trust me I don't visit every one of those pages every day), and you can organize them into folders (sometimes, it's a little glitchy on that part).  All in all I spend about thirty minutes a day reading various blogs and news pages.  One of the pointers I read about improving my blog is to read more and write less, I take it that pointer means that bloggers should concentrate on quality NOT quantity.  I totally understand that, though I'm just proud that I've been able to maintain a regular schedule (sort of).

My next step in this blogging experience is a blog carnival.  I know, new term to me too!  I guess it's a sort of round-table blogging experience where people with similar type blogs all submit entries for each other to read and comment on.  In all my blog entries the only thing that gets me down is the lack of comments on my entries.  I commonly make requests for responses but most often I don't get any...  So, all you out there in the blogosphere (yeah, that's you, if you're reading this) please feel free to comment.

---Update, 13 May 2013---

I follow the stats for my blog and I've noticed this particular entry is my most popular entry and I'd like to put in an update to improve this entry.  First off, all the things I've done to improve my blog have worked, at least I think so.  I concentrate on staying (somewhat) on topic, and I feel that my NOT focusing on timelines allows me to produce better work.  I haven't been all that active on the philosophy forum or the linguistics forum but I have been seeking out various sources of information on that front.  I do regularly frequent the forums on and I still read several different blogs.  Unfortunately, Google Reader is going away soon and I'm still looking for a replacement, so far I've been using a Mac program Reeder, though it relies on Google Reader so it might stop working when the site stops working.  I've been running a series, which helps keep me on topic and it keeps me somewhat on task and studying the same series of lectures.  One of the most rewarding things I've done through my blog is the blog carnival I host.  I use to advertise my carnival and it seems to be doing well.

I still find it ironic that the most viewed entry on my site requests comments and I still don't have any.

Working on my macro photography