I started blogging ten years ago this week. For the first couple of years, I was a blogger for Christian Post. But that wasn’t sustainable for two reasons:
First, Christian Post is conservative-evangelical-fundamentalist and I was a bit of a firebrand who was constantly seeking to challenge (inflame?) fundamentalists with my brand of righteously indignant prophetic fury. So yeah, that didn’t go well… (Fortunately, I’ve mellowed somewhat in the last decade. And so, ironically enough, I was invited last year to write articles for CP. Of course, I get paid nothing for my efforts, which (sadly enough) is not a cut from my usual income for writing online.)
Second, I grew sick and tired of click-bait crowding the margins of my incisive articles.
And so, in 2011 I launched my website and blog. While none of those original articles are still available online, fortunately, I reposted several of them at my website. Here is a link to my first article “Atheism in Dallas,” from March 2009.
This is the 2878th article posted at Randalrauser.com. Add to that the 200+ articles I wrote for Christian Post and that adds up to … a lot of articles, thousands upon thousands of hours of time, and thousands of dollars in expense (it turns out that running a website is expensive).
You might think that after ten years I would have some profound insights to share. But no, not this morning. However, be sure to check back for my 2879th article, for in blogging there’s always tomorrow.