I started blogging four years ago
today this past Friday, 4 September. Given what the past year has been like, it’s annoyingly appropriate that my blogiversary post is late. :b
This last year has been a particularly slow one; I’ve blogged less than ever, only 34 posts this year down from 78 the year before. This has been partly for reasons discussed in my last post, and partly because I haven’t figured out how to prioritize my blogging in the absence of semester constraints and in the presence of so much going on in the world and the church that’s worth blogging about.
I do have a handful of pieces in various stages of completion, and a couple dozen more “oh I should blog about that” starters, so I’m hopeful I can get back into the swing of things this year. However, if anyone has any favorite topics or things you’ve been wishing I would blog about, do let me know – maybe that will help me prioritize.
Only one of this year’s top 10 posts was written this year; it ranked 6th (excluding the Home and About pages), and it has the most comments of any post on my blog:
The rest of the top ten are all strong performers from previous years. The top three are clearly student-driven: yay, students! I hope you found something helpful (and remembered to cite it correctly 😉 )
And maybe the fourth as well — I suspect there’s not much on the internet about a hermeneutic of generosity:
Posts 5, 8, and 10 are all mimetic theology posts:
and to some extent, post 7 as well:
Finally, post 9 has reflections on several of Paul’s letters, from my independent study on Paul:
Looking over this year’s posts, I think the two strongest were both Catholic-specific, but reflecting on the church at very different levels: one from the pews, the other from the college of bishops.
Reflecting on the (Altar) Rail: Catholic communicants and the changes of Vatican II – this is the sixth-most commented post on my blog, and was in fact prompted by a conversation on Twitter – so do read the comments.
Synod 2014: Ecclesiology, Authority, Trust, and Fear as an Occasion of Sin – Ecclesiological reflections in response to one paragraph from Pope Francis’ opening remarks to last year’s synod.
If you missed them the first time, please do check them out now.
Thank you, readers & commentariat, for your company, your conversation, and your patience with my slower posting pace this year; and thanks for celebrating with me today! Have some cake! and enjoy the party music, which I’ve never heard before but it had the perfect title. 😀