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Sunday, August 7, 2005

Welcome back, Philocrites!

I received a note today saying that Philocrites has returned from his blogging sabbatical. And not a moment too soon: I was contemplating transforming this site into a retailer of imported prescription drugs from Canada, an epicenter of spam, and headquarters of the great UU pyramid scheme. (Bring a friend to church, keep 15% of their pledge.) Alas, so much for dashed hopes and failed dreams.

However, I did want to blog poetic about what I learned about blogging from these past couple weeks of being a guest writer.

Lesson #1: Philocrites must be obsessed. To turn out the volume and quality of material that he does on the range of interests that he has is something special. And it is harder than it looks. I was lucky to write three posts a week.

Lesson #2: Spam removal makes for great procrastination.

Lesson #3: It feels really good to get comments... even from readers who take you to task. (They're still readers!)

Lesson #4: The "Bill McKibben" piece was something new for mentioning members of my congregation (and then emailing them and telling them I had posted my thoughts on-line.) I am intrigued by the thought of a (well-moderated) blog within a congregation but visible to outsiders that discusses theology and ethics.

Thanks Philocrites for the opportunity to crash out on your cyber-sofa!!! (I've been invited to hang around for a little longer.)

Copyright © 2005 by Thom Belote | Posted 7 August 2005 at 6:47 PM

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Roger Kuhrt:

August 7, 2005 10:45 PM | Permalink for this comment

Thom: If you create a Blog that is "well moderated" Congregational Blog make sure you are not the moderator--it is like being a voluntary scapegoat! I suspect that "moderation" in only an inside job on the part of the contributor. Be well. Have enjoyed your presence here.

Cheerfully, Roger Kuhrt


August 9, 2005 12:59 PM | Permalink for this comment

I was just in Canada doing a little bit of investigation on the availability of OTC drugs that are prescription-only in the States.
I scored zero.

Also, it seems that their much-vaunted health care system, ah, how do you say... sucks. This according to a random sampling of Quebecois.

But speaking of Spam, I have to wonder why I've suddenly got an in-box full of penis-enlargement adverts?


August 9, 2005 02:16 PM | Permalink for this comment

I think you answered your own question, PeaceBang. All the good stuff is being diverted to the American market due to the absence of effective price controls.

Mexican Pharmacies:

October 27, 2005 11:50 PM | Permalink for this comment

I know what you mean. It's getting to be too much.

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