Monday, February 06, 2006
The Voxtropolis Experiment
The entry point is here: Voxtropolis Cafe.
My Blog is here: Long Haul Christian.
There are all kinds of people there. It'll be interesting to see how it develops.
I'm unsure of my long-term participation there. The "Long Haul Christian" idea is one I've been thinking about for a couple of years--How does God turn ordinary people into people who will follow Jesus for the rest of their lives?--but the name "longhaul.blogspot.com" was taken. It was a natural follow-on to "Last Exit." I may not be a permanent fit with Voxtropolis, though, and the whole thing may fold. Blogger has a demonstrated commitment to keeping things going, and I think there's benefit in just having the one Blog for everything.
There are a lot of church people on Voxtropolis, and as church people do, they talk a lot about "should." As soon as that word shows up, life goes out the window. I don't believe in "should."
I'm guessing that few people there are first time bloggers. Some have relocated their blogs. Some are simply mirroring content. Others Post a different set of content there. Then there are people like me who mirror most of the content on my *real* blog, and post a few things just to my vox blog. I do, however, agree that I think there's a benefit in just having one Blog for everything and am trying to reconsile that thought with having two places I'm publishing content.