My local paper in the Chicagoland south suburbs, the Daily Southtown, did an article on bloggers in our area. Among those blogs mentioned are one that “features pieces about knitting,” one that “details the cooking exploits of… [a] stay-at-home father of two,” and this other one…:
Hemant Mehta, a 23-year-old Sandburg High School graduate known as the “eBay atheist,” wrote a blog (and a book) about spending a year of Sundays in churches after selling his soul on eBay. The visits ended, but he continues the conversation at friendlyatheist.com.
While Mehta attracted national attention for his quirky stunt, most blogs are mundane ramblings with narrow, boring subjects and tiny audiences.
The bulk of bloggers never expect to attract more than a few hundred viewers.
Truth be told, I’m 24 and I didn’t exactly go to church every Sunday for a year.
But I’m grateful I was written about in opposition to boring, mundane blogs And that my name was used in the same phrase as the word “quirky.”
Speaking of blog viewers, the readership on this site keeps growing, too! Thanks to all of you who continue the conversation in the comments, send me private emails, or just read the posts in secrecy. It’s a blast being able to do this.
[tags]atheist, atheism, Daily Southtown, Hemant Mehta, eBay atheist, Carl Sandburg High School[/tags]