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He protests against my blogging?

Posted by on May 27, 2011 in blog links | 10 comments

He protests against my blogging?

Well, it seems that I may have stepped over the line.

I’m not the only one, but I am one of the bloggers called out – by name.

And, who called me out? None other than my PhD mentor Dave Black.

I suppose I’m in trouble and should do something to bury the hatchet. What do you think I should do? Here’s his protest (from his blog on Friday, May 27, 2011 at 5:20 p.m.):

Once more I protest (as usual in vain) against the kind of blogging that is being done by the likes of Alan Knox, Eric Carpenter, Aussie John, Arthur Sido and a host of others of their ilk. They know all too well that they will never make the “Top 50” of any list out there and that their Alexa ratings are abysmal. To make matters worse, they update their blogs so frequently, how can they ever hope to generate a loyal following? They are forever publishing original material that makes their readers think, really think. Don’t they realize that the evangelical subculture to which they belong demands conformity above all else? Honestly, these guys need to do something to make their blogs more palatable.

(As you see, I am feeling fine and enjoying the blogosphere immensely this afternoon.)

I just don’t know. Perhaps it’s a lost cause. (Perhaps he’s a master at sarcasm?)


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  1. 5-27-2011

    What’s an Alexa rating?

  2. 5-27-2011

    Do you really think he is protesting? I think he is simply sharing, in a sarcastic manner, the mindset of those in the “evangelical subset”; as he refers to them. JMHO.

  3. 5-27-2011


    I’m not sure who Alexa is, but apparently she doesn’t like us.


    Yes, he’s being sarcastic. Dave Black is one my biggest supporters and encouragers.


  4. 5-27-2011

    I’m from Ney York and I know sarcasm when I see it.

  5. 5-27-2011

    He’s right. You write entirely too much well reasoned material that makes me think. Sometimes my head hurts. 🙂

  6. 5-27-2011

    I second the headaches. But they are the best kind! 🙂

  7. 5-27-2011

    These guys will always be in my top 50!! 🙂

  8. 5-28-2011


    🙂 The sarcasm has a double edge in my case:)

    It’s so good to have a brother who will champion the underdog during these days! Stone the crows! I would never have realized I was one if Dave hadn’t mentioned it!

    Now I know!

  9. 5-29-2011

    Sorry for the headaches everyone… well, no really. But, I’m simply returning the favor, because you all give me headaches with your comments too! 🙂


  10. 5-31-2011

    I’ve really enjoyed reading your blog, Alan. I’m trying to get motivated to start mine up again.