I noted a while ago that Jenee Woodard sends traffic this direction to my New Edition post. It occurred to me that I hadn’t taken a look recently to see what has generated most traffic to this blog over the past decade or so. The old favourites are Plural of Impetus (for obvious reasons) and Genotext and Phenotext (reflecting the opacity of the distinction in the writings that originated the terms). Rough Injustice was my description and criticism of the first step toward dissolving what was once the General Theological Seminary, when the GTS8 (Deirdre Good, David Hurd, Amy Bentley Lamborn, Joshua Davis, Mitties McDonald DeChamplain, Andrew Irving, Andrew Kadel, and Patrick Malloy) were fired on the tissue thin pretext that they had implicitly resigned.
But the blog the is more than twenty years old, and in the past ten years I’ve had steady traffic coming in for posts that transcribe other texts: Guido Sarducci on UFOs from an early episode of Saturday Night Live, Weren’t No Kin on the lyrics of the popular R&B/Gospel/pre-proto-rap song ‘Tell Me Why You Like Roosevelt’, and more recently Some Things Are Important on the lyrics of the Toots Hibbert (and the Maytals) song ‘Pomp and Pride’ and the song ‘Draw Your Brakes’ by Scottie.
And scattered posts about my own vocational tale of woe and intrigue, my arguments about hermeneutics, miscellaneous sermons, the various digital editions of texts I’ve transcribed (now all to be found in my directory in the Internet Archive — I’m especially proud to have transcribed Louis Ginzberg’s Legends of the Jews into four volumes with in-text footnotes), fountain pens, some of my memorial posts, and a couple of April Fools posts of which I’m inappropriately proud (Franciscans Sue Starbucks and Not That Happy).
It’s still tough to remind myself to blog every day (as we see), especially now that I have accounts on Mastodon and BlueSky as well as Facebook and Twitter accounts I haven’t yet given up on. But it’s worth keep the ol’ site going.