It’s rare that I can not post once in a month and get the kind of traffic for that month that I’m currently getting. Apparently a certain movie came to DVD this week and my multiple criticisms of that certain movie started getting a lot of attention again.
As for my absence, it’s because I have been working day and night on getting my new personal website, DanielFincke.com ready for prime time. It’s almost there but there are some obvious things that still need polishing. As long time readers know, 2014 is my first year out of academia striking out on my own, trying to earn a living completely through my private online interactive philosophy classes, my philosophical advice services, and my blogging. So far my blog’s been getting me all my students and clients. I’m going to start advertising now with professional guidance and I need a website that can sell me and my services to people who aren’t already familiar with my writing and so haven’t developed confidence in my credibility the way my current students who discovered me through the blog over time were able to.
So that website has been an all day every day labor this month. When it’s done, I will have more time again for this website.
And I owe many thanks to Dave Smith and Dolon Hickmon for their Herculean efforts doing the parts I’m incompetent to do myself. So, go buy Dolon’s novel 13:24: A Story of Faith and Obsession. It is a fictional murder mystery that exposes real life religious practices of child discipline that are abusive. George Waye wrote a rave review about it for Camels With Hammers earlier in the summer.
Early next week I’ll talk more about the specifics of the new classes that I’m starting up in September. You can already go to my permanent classes page here on Camels With Hammers and read the course descriptions, see the schedule, and now self-register yourself to reserve your spot.
And finally to the point of this post—this Sunday (August 10, 2014) I’m going to be on Atheists Talk being interviewed by Mike Haubrich, primarily about my classes. Mike sat in on a session of my Philosophy for Atheists class last week in preparation and I’m really looking forward to talking to him again.
The show is produced by the Minnesota Atheists. If you live in Minnesota you can listen to the show live on AM 950 KTNF on Sunday at 9 a.m. Central. Even if you don’t live in Minnesota, you can listen live by streaming it online live. During the show you can call in to the studio at 952-946-6205, or send an e-mail to email@example.com if there’s something you would like addressed. After the show you can find it on iTunes.
For more of my podcast and radio appearances, check out my regularly updated audiovisual page where I link to all of them.