The Ancient Hebrew Poetry blog has posted a ‘map of the world of Bible bloggers‘. It is remarkable just how many there are. It is also remarkable to consider how posts by scholars, students, clergy and others are instantly available to readers from every corner of the globe. I must admit I was pretty happy when I saw my blog had been visited by someone in Azerbaijan!
On the other hand, when one considers the million visitors the Pharyngula blog gets in a month, I wonder how many people interested in understanding the Bible in a deeper and more scholarly way are making use of the phenomenal amount of reliable information and discussion that is currently available. But they very fact that a blog – any blog – can get that many visitors in a month (including repeat visitors, obviously) suggests that academic blogging is indeed a worthwhile way to spend one’s time.