Monday, December 04, 2006

A Change is Coming

I have decided to cut down on the time spent on this blog substantively. From now on I will only post if I feel I have something that I want to post here, I will not try to come up with a semi-daily post in order to... well, why do we do that?

That's the point, and this is my first reason, I recognized that a big motivation for me to post as much as I have has been to accumulate traffic, maybe in order to compare myself to other theology-bloggers and so on. Since I feel this tendency in our society, to measure and compare - to compete - is a very major part of what is wrong in the world, I feel I need to for myself abstain for activities that feeds this tendency in my life.

A second reason is that I started this blog for the specific purpose of working out what I have called "Ideas for a Theology of Decline". I have finished that and now I don't really have a motivation to keep it up beyond what I mentioned above.

A third reason is that I am thinking about a starting work on a project that I may want to publish at some point, in Swedish, and I want to use the time I have recently used on this blog on that. I might post some translations at some point if I like feedback on something, but the majority of it will take place of the Internet.

I will not completely discontinue God in a Shrinking Universe, though, so don't cancel those bookmarks yet. I have a post on Tillich's theology of art and Rock music brewing, and some (well a lot actually) of thoughts that have been sparked by reading Robert Fisk's majestic book on the Middle-East. And some other stuff. But this will in the future appear like once a week instead of once a day.

So now you know.


Anonymous said...

Well said Patrik. I completely agree (although I've gotten used to having a really small viewing audience--hahaha). Still, I do appreciate your posts.

Anonymous said...

I have enjoyed your daily posts, but look forward to your transition. I like what you have to say about the competitive nature of "traffic numbers," and find it difficult to not think that way myself.


Anonymous said...

I agree with you about accumulating traffic as a motivation. I am relatively new to blogging and I found out it delightful and sometime intoxicating when you're post are being commented on and your site being linked by the other bloggers. Nevertheless, I enjoyed being a part of the theology-bloggers community and some of them have become friends (in a blogger-fashioned way). Reading theology blogs has been a good learning experience for me. I still look forward to reading your posts, however seldom they might be.

Anonymous said...

That sounds like you have your priorities straight. Look forward to reading as often as you care to post.

Take care & God bless

Ben Myers said...

Well, I'll certainly look forward to hearing more from you -- regardless of whether it's once a day or once a week!

J.Skjou said...

i'll continue to stop by; you have good posts that make progress possible for all of us :)