I Have Returned

By EbonmuseGreetings, all. I'm back safely from Spain - actually, I was back yesterday, but pretty much went right to bed when I got home to sleep off the jet lag and recover from general sleep deprivation. (You see, we were in Barcelona on Saturday night, which was when the home team won an important soccer match. The people were very enthusiastic in their public displays of approval, resulting in neither my wife nor I getting much sleep the night before our flight...)In any case, I'm … [Read more...]

Meet Your Guest Admins

As I mentioned earlier this month, today is my first anniversary, and to celebrate, my wife and I are taking a vacation abroad. (We'll be going to Spain, where hopefully I'll be able to avoid the vicious hordes of elderly Catholics.) We'll be away from this coming Friday until Memorial Day weekend, and I'll probably have limited internet access. But never fear, Daylight Atheism won't go dark while I'm gone. I've found some guest editors to keep an eye on the site, approve comments, and write new … [Read more...]

Call for Guest Admins

As regular readers might remember, I got married last May. Well, I'm fast approaching my first anniversary (holy cow, it's been almost a year already?!), and MissCherryPi and I are planning to go on a trip to Spain later this month, the week of May 22, to celebrate.Since I'll likely have very limited internet access and less time for writing while I'm away, I'd like to find a few capable individuals who can write guest posts, approve comments, and generally keep Daylight Atheism lively in my … [Read more...]

Poll and Open Thread: Social Media

A while back, I put a social media widget from AddThis on the site (the "Bookmark/Share This" link at the bottom of each post). I've been checking its analytics and found that it hardly gets any use at all, so I think it's about time to terminate that experiment.However, I haven't decided what to replace it with, and I'm wondering if you all have any opinions. What social media sites do you use? Which ones have the largest atheist communities generally? I've had some success with StumbleUpon, … [Read more...]

Daylight Atheism: Anniversary #5

As of today, I've officially been doing this blogging thing for five years. Hard to believe, isn't it?An anniversary seems like a good time to reflect on statistics, so here are some numbers. Since February 2006, Daylight Atheism has had 1,265 posts, 42,573 comments, and 7.8 million total views, representing about 1.2 million unique visitors. So far this year, I'm averaging over 11,000 total hits and over 3,000 unique visitors per day, which is well above the historical norm. As of today, the … [Read more...]

New Translation on Ebon Musings

Several of the major essays on Ebon Musings have been translated into French and Spanish by much-appreciated volunteers, but I'm really pleased to announce this new one: a Greek translation of "A Ghost in the Machine", contributed by EvanT of On the Way to Ithaca. Thanks, Evan, for your dedication and hard work!Evan also informs me that he's translating Thomas Paine's The Age of Reason into Greek; you can see the results of that effort here. We have reason to believe that this is the first … [Read more...]

Blogroll Update

As you all may know, I try to make my blogroll a list of sites that I personally know, like and recommend, not just the equivalent of a telephone directory. Usually, I don't even consider adding new sites until they're at least a couple of months old, because I like to get a feel for the author's voice and see if their beliefs resonate with mine. But I have to make an exception just this once, because the author of this new site happens to be the person I'm married to, and I'm pretty sure our … [Read more...]

Please Hold for Technical Difficulties

Daylight Atheism was down most of today due to technical problems with my host. Sorry about that. All should be back to working order now. Since I couldn't log on to the site during the day, I wasn't able to put up a new post. The one I had written for today will be up tomorrow.In the meantime, I'm wondering if any technically savvy readers could help me untangle a mystery. In the first three days of December, I've gotten a huge amount of traffic - about one-third of what I normally get in an … [Read more...]

Meet Your Guest Admins

As I mentioned in an earlier post, I'm getting married tomorrow and will be away on my honeymoon for the following two weeks. I have a few posts written which I'll schedule for publication, and I may check in from time to time, but it's likely I'll be absent most days.However, Daylight Atheism won't be left to languish. I'm happy to introduce four regular commenters who've graciously agreed to step up as guest administrators while I'm gone. They'll monitor the site, approve comments, and maybe … [Read more...]

Find Me on Facebook

So, if this is the sort of thing that interests you, I've created a page for Daylight Atheism on Facebook. If you'd like to sign up as a fan, do so with my blessing, and help spread the word!At the moment, the page contains nothing but the RSS feed for this site. That may change, if I can think of any worthwhile information about me or about the site to put there. Suggestions welcomed. … [Read more...]