What Would You Have?

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This year, for the first time since its inception in 2012, this blog will show decreased readership. Even with a strong finish, we’ll finish below both 2020 and 2019. I blame it on Big Tech playing with the search engines to suppress traffic to Christian blogs. Heck, I blame some of it on the bossa nova.

Now I’m not going to take a poll, scientific or otherwise, but I do want to know what you, the readers, think. Are there features, or certain kinds of posts, that you would like to see more of? Less of? Would you like more or less of the following–

News   Politics   Education News   Bible Study   Posts by Other Christian Bloggers   Animal Videos   Satire    Humorous Pieces    Hymns    Memory Lane  Book Updates (progress reports)   Nature

Please feel free to make your own suggestions. At the end of the year I should probably have to re-evaluate this enterprise, maybe make some changes. Just don’t expect me to bring in rap music videos or CNN clips.

I still believe a lot of us Christian bloggers got ill-used this year by Big Tech. Rather than out-and-out ban us–which they’d have trouble justifying, if Congress ever called them on the carpet for it–they find it just as useful to shove us to the bottom of the search process. If that truly is the case, then no changes we can make will do us any good.

Shout-out to Christian bloggers! We can help each other by posting one another’s posts (pardon the awkward but clear language). If you’d like me to display some of your posts, please let me know!

12 comments on “What Would You Have?

  1. I agree with thewhiterabbit — everything here is good, including the dynamics of the variety of topics and moods. It’s also a comfortable place to be.

    Sorry I’m not writing much. I’m sicker than I thought, and I haven’t been able to get a medical appointment until Friday morning — and even that’s just at a CVS Minute Clinic. I appreciate all your prayers.

    1. We have to pray for you, Phoebe. Let’s pray you get much better before it’s time for your Minute Clinic.

      In a British comedy episode from the 1990s, the doctor had a chess move timer so he could get rid of each patient in 15 minutes regardless of how much time the patient actually needed.

      From what I’ve heard lately, we’re catching up to that.

    2. We’ve gone past that. These days, 15 minutes would be an improvement. And even then, the doctor looks at the computer screen more than at the patient.

  2. Phoebe, I feel very concerned and pray and will keep praying. I hear the same thing from my son, who says the “doc” stays focused on the screen almost entirely. (for the whole 15 minutes)
    Dear Abba, please let Phoebe know that you love her, are focused on her, and you have the answers to all her needs and power to overcome ANY problem in her person. I ask that you touch her with your tender hand of pure love, in Yeshua’s holy name, amen.

  3. Amen, yes, let us pray for Phoebe.

    “Heck, I blame some of it on the bossa nova.”

    Thanks brother Lee for reminding me of that song, I haven’t heard it in years. Now, I will have that tune playing in my mind all day with no way to remove it, for I can hear Eydie Gormé singing it…
    Blame it on the bossa nova, with its magic spell
    Blame it on the bossa nova, that he did so well
    It was just one little dance, causing a big romance
    Blame it on the bossa nova, the dance of love…
    Was it the moon, no no, the bossa nova…
    The stars above, no no, the bossa nova – from memory

    I wouldn’t complain real much about clinics, doctors, and hospitals in the USA, even now, with all that is going on. In a lot of cases, here in the Philippines, it is probably much worse with what we have to contend with, which things are now a “normal” part of operating procedures with the covid insanity lockdown protocol you need to go through to even walk through the door of a hospital. It was somewhat “insane” before, but now… I have had a few “hair raising” and, “You have got to be kidding” events happen to me and those around me recently concerning doctors and hospitals and treatment.

    It just occurred to me…I haven’t made a comment about the post, just a few comments about the comments…

    Well, the site seems fine to me the way it is. I will ponder that for a while…and if I have any thoughts, I will let you know. I will say one thing, what I really like about this site…the one who started it, Lee Duigon, will interact with you, respond to your comments, and in so doing, you really do get to know, at least in part, the one who writes the posts, and really know, he does read every comment. Thanks Lee.

    1. You’re welcome, Mike. We’re not just a blog; we’re a community. (Oy, that sounded like a truly half-assed political slogan…)

  4. Speaking of communities, I want to thank you all for your prayers. My symptoms seem to be easing quite a bit this morning. I was able to drink my orange juice without feeling as though boulders were colliding in my throat, and the chest pains seem to have gone away completely. I’m even able to walk from room to room without feeling as though I’m wading through mud. If things keep improving this morning, I may even cancel my Minute Clinic appointment for tomorrow. As the saying goes, you can’t keep a good woman down — or me, either. 🙂 But I’m still going to try to get some more rest today.

    So again, thank you all and thanks be to God.

    1. Maybe you’d better keep that appointment anyway, just in case–which is me offering you advice that I probably wouldn’t follow myself.

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