I know I’ve just gotten settled here at FreeThought Blogs, but another website, Patheos, has made me an offer to move my blog there and I’ve decided to take it. It’s a good business decision for me, which is important what with graduate school and being pregnant with my second child, and it may allow me further opportunities to continue growing my readership. The move will occur sometime next week, and I’ll let you all know when it happens.
Just to give some background, Patheos is a site devoted to all manner of discussion of religion and nonreligious paths, and, in addition to information about a large number of religious traditions and columns on the religious and political issues of the day, it offers different “portals,” including Catholic, Mormon, Pagan, and Atheist, each containing resources and blogs. I will be joining The Friendly Atheist and several other atheist bloggers in the Atheist portal. There will be no moderation of my content, and I will be free to handle my comments section without interference. Don’t worry, I have had plenty of backs and forths with the Patheos people about all this.
My experience here at FreeThought Blogs has been nothing but positive. I want to thank the other bloggers for being so welcoming, my readers for being so faithful, and my commenters old and new for their many insights and lively discussions in my comments threads. I’ve enjoyed being part of a blogging community, and I wish FreeThought Blogs the best as it continues to grow. I have been honored to be here. Patheos wasn’t in the cards when I first moved to FreeThought Blogs, and I didn’t foresee this opportunity opening up.
I truly hope all of my readers will follow me as I make this change. I have a lot of exciting new ideas for my blog, including both things to blog about and ways to highlight more of my readers’ experiences as well. I’d like to compile a sort of database for people making journeys similar to mine, and also a resource for those wanting to learn more about the effects of movements like Christian Patriarchy and Quiverfull. This is, of course, in addition to my regular blogging.
Thanks for understanding!