Last week Truth Is a Woman did what only 33% of blogs do — made it past the 6 month mark! Of course the real test is 1 year, so come readers and commenters and help Truth live! (at least for a year or so…)
Here’s a round-up of what we at TIW consider to be some of the more interesting posts or minor milestones had along the way…
First are two posts from our first month. “Because I Love Her” Is a Rational, Reasonable, and Logical Response is a look at the importance of emotion when making decisions. It is the first of many times the topic has come up around here, and it shows Truth’s commitment to climbing out of its logical shell… oh so like a woman! (please disregard the mildly chauvinistic overtones of that parenthetical comment).
A week later, the post Avampirism touched its bloggy toe into the definition of atheism and whether such a worldview should be considered faith.
The next milestone came in the form of a web-survey hosted by TIW. The survey probed how folks wear their religious labels and it was linked to by a number of bloggers. The results were linked to by several more. Although picking through the results can be bit tedious, they remain interesting: Our Labels versus Our Beliefs.
It was about this time our commenters became somewhat more active and we hosted The Best of Truth: The Very First “BoT” Award. The winner was Miriam — who has yet to be unseated because TIW editors have been too disorganized/disagreeable to pick the winner of the next round. Congratulations Miriam, you rule as a result of quarreling and dissension — just like so many South American dictators.
TIW was then featured in Evolution Blog’s Carnival of Evolution for this snazzy diagram illustrating the sluggish pace of evolution. That was nice for us since EB is a highly-frequented blog and Jason Rosenhouse is a pretty cool dude.
It was about this time that a Brain Skarpowsky and Roger Norling joined the editorial staff. Brain’s characteristic wit and charm is clearly seen in this probing assessment of a recent Supreme Court case: The Fuck You Elmo.
Roger, on the other hand, helps bring an international flavor to Truth. Around election time his post How Conservatives Are Liberals showed just how out of step American politics is with the rest of the world (or at least with the rest of the highly-enlightened and secular Scandinavian world).
And who could forget TIW’s election extravaganza! We not only live-blogged the entire day, It’s Election Day/Afternoon/Night, we also hosted a live chat from 5:00 til close. Of course the best stuff occurred in the chatroom leaving no trace behind in the post… but if you were there, it was memorable…
Since the election a few posts have managed to pique reader’s interest more than others, The “Vileness” of “Imagine No Religion”, inspired a healthy debate about the motivations of Atheist organizsations’ new get-out-the-message tactics.
And lastly, a pair of posts have have wound us down into some moderately philosophical depths. Knowing without Thinking revisits the importance of emotion and intuition when it comes to making decisions, and Do Unwritten Songs Exist? tries to tackle the age-old debate about the existence of anything that is not physical.
So that’s it! It’s been an interesting and fruitful 6-months here at TIW. We’ve posted 175 times and received over 1000 comments on them… so far. We’ve been averaging about 4000 hits per month, and that ain’t bad (for such a young blog).
Thanks for your eyeballs, your brains, and your clicks!