I’m proud to announce that today marks Daylight Atheism’s six-month anniversary – it’s hard to believe I’ve been writing for this site so long – and I couldn’t be happier with the way things are going so far. This blog has experienced steady growth in readership every month it’s been in existence, and is now averaging around a thousand hits per day. I’d like to offer my deepest gratitude to you, the readers, whose presence and feedback has made Daylight Atheism what it is. I couldn’t have done it without you!
I believe this site’s statistics show, beyond a reasonable doubt, that there is a large pool of people in society who are interested in atheism and related issues and who are seeking a perspective that is not provided by traditional media, and I’m happy for the chance to provide that perspective. In the time I’ve been writing for this site, I’ve appreciated the chance to interact with all my readers, regardless of their backgrounds, and to present my viewpoint and enrich my thinking by being exposed to their opinions in turn. And, rest assured, I don’t intend to give this up any time soon. In fact, I have a huge backlog of potential topics which I intend to visit in due time, probably enough to keep me occupied for years. I’m sincerely appreciative to all who have indulged my humble writings thus far, and I promise that should you choose to stay around, I’ll do my best to make it worth your while. There is much ground left to be covered. Onward and upward!
But the primary reason I’m writing this post is to ask you, the readers, for your help. Starting soon, I intend to inaugurate another new feature for the site that I’ve planned since the beginning: a “greatest hits” section that contains the best posts ever presented on Daylight Atheism. What I’m requesting help with is in determining which posts should make the cut. Do you have any particular favorite essays on this site? Are there any that you would like to see featured in such a showcase? If so, speak now! I’ll consider any and all suggestions.
I should emphasize that I’m not necessarily seeking the most popular or the most heavily-viewed posts (that would be the Loose Marbles series, as well as the various carnivals I’ve hosted, by a considerable margin). Rather, I’m seeking the posts that, in my readers’ eyes, were the best-written and that best exemplify what this site is all about. I’d prefer at least one or two from each category, in order to give new readers a broad overview of the site and help them get a better idea of the kinds of topics it discusses. I intend to include a few idiosyncratic favorites of my own, but I’m open to suggestions as well. Does anyone have any to offer?