Sorry! (A Temporary Blog Malfunction)

If you’ve been checking this blog recently, then you may have seen something strange: Old blog entries suddenly reappearing as if they were brand new, with no explanation.

I can explain what’s happening, but only in part…

When the Looking Closer blog and its vast archives became part of the Patheos network in 2012, something went awry with many posts in the archives. Over the last several months, I’ve spent several hours every week sifting through over a thousand posts, examining and repairing them before restoring them. I still have a long way to go before that work is done. (That’s why dozens and dozens of my reviews are currently offline.)

Recently, during some of my efforts to restore old posts, some of those posts have appeared right at the top of my blog, as if they were brand new posts. Readers who saw them must have scratched their heads, since the content was obviously ancient. When that has happened, I’ve taken them down as soon as I’ve discovered them.

So, this is just a note to clear up any confusion. Today, a post about a review of Cyndere’s Midnight went up that was originally posted several years ago. I’m not sure why that happened, but I’ve put it back where it belongs now.

Hopefully it won’t happen again.

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About Jeffrey Overstreet

Jeffrey Overstreet has two passions: writing fiction, and celebrating art — music, cinema, photography, literature — through writing and teaching. He is the author of a “memoir of dangerous moviegoing” — Through a Screen Darkly. And his four-novel fantasy series, The Auralia Thread, which begins with Auralia's Colors, was published by Random House. He speaks at universities and conferences around the world about understanding art through eyes of faith. He is earning his MFA in Creative Writing at Seattle Pacific University, where he has worked for 11 years as an editor, writer, and communications project manager. His work has been recognized in The New Yorker, TIME, The Seattle Times, IMAGE, Ravi Zacharias International — and Christianity Today, where he served as a film journalist for more than a decade. He recently began a weekly column called "Listening Closer" for Christ and Pop Culture.