Why Bloggers Are Calling It Quits!

The future of blogs, bloggers, and the entire blogosphere is unknown, but changes are inevitable. The newness is surely gone. Blogs on every subject have proliferated ad nauseam. For every post that is enjoyable there is its evil twin a click away. People, with so many options, are more selective.

Then there are cycles. Trends reverse and people may enjoy getting information from other sources. Who knows, books might make a comeback!

Bloggers grow weary too. There are the posts that burn inside until they must come out while there are others that come because it’s time for another post before the blog falls off the radar. This problem is not, of course, unique to bloggers; every type of writer faces it over the years.

Couple the natural tendencies of writers with the swirling changes of our day and, again, the future of blogs are not easily predicted.

Enter a blogpost written by Tim Challies that I want to re-blog here to give us food for thought. I hope you find it as fascinating as I did.

Why Bloggers Are Calling It Quits –Click to read it.

BTW, I still like blogging so I will continue to clutter the blogosphere!


And The Winner Is…

Pastor Jerry Thrower

Congratulations Pastor Thrower. You won a free copy of “Healing Your Church Hurts” by Stephen Mansfield” from the publisher. Please send me your mailing address.I assigned each entrant a number (plus assigning any extra entries a person doing one of the things that qualified a separate number) and used an online random number generator to select the winner.

A big thanks to all who participated.

Since the review for the book “Healing Your Church Hurts”, I have written reviews for 2 volumes from different publishers that some of you might find interesting:

“The Jesus We Missed” http://reaganreview.blogspot.com/2012/02/jesus-we-missed-by-reardon-book-review.html

and “How To Read The Bible Through The Jesus Lens” http://reaganreview.blogspot.com/2012/02/jesus-we-missed-by-reardon-book-review.html

It’s worked out that I will be reviewing a few titles for Kregel and possibly Baker. These publishers publish some of the better Bible study books out there. These, with the others I’m working with, should provide me some great books I will in turn be able to tell you about in the days ahead. I still have some other blogs that I mentioned earlier that I will be putting on too. I intend to provide some more blogs from guest bloggers too.

Again, thank you for your support.

Drawing For A Free Book

Please enter a drawing for a free copy of “Healing Your Church Hurt” by Stephen Mansfield recently reviewed on the blog here: http://reaganreview.blogspot.com/2012/02/healing-your-church-hurt-book-review.html The publishers, Barna an imprint of Tyndale Publishers, have provided me a free certificate that I will mail  to you which you can redeem for the free book.You can enter by simply responding with a comment to this blog post saying “Enter me” or letting me know privately by email. You will be given additional chances in the drawing by stating that you 1) Told someone who might like books or other pastors about this blog (Honor system –I don’t have to know who you told), 2) Like “The Reagan Review” on Facebook, or 3) become a follower of the blog if you have a google email account or just follow by email if you don’t. You can let me know about #2 or #3 even if you have already been following for a while.

Please respond by 12 Noon, Thursday, March 1, 2012. I will notify the winner to get your mailing address at that time.

Best Wishes,