I am happy to report that our little blog has been featured on fellow Buddhist blog American Buddhist Perspective hosted by Patheos, a blog service devoted to religion. ABP is written by Justin Whitaker, a native of Montana who is “currently working on a Ph.D. in Buddhist Ethics at Goldsmiths-University of London.”
Justin ladles both praise and criticism for our short lists of posts, all of which is worth reading and considering. One critique however, can be quickly addressed:
One of the things I noticed that was unfortunate is the anonymity of the people creating each post. It would be nice if each person gave, if not their name, then at least some background, for example: “authored by “Tim,” a 27 year old Ohio native, world traveler, and former business student who is now a Tibetan practitioner (of 4 years) and studying chaplaincy at U West.”
Sorry to say, Justin, this template is kinda weird. The name of the author of each post is not displayed on the main page, but if you click on the post title itself, the author’s name is displayed on the sub-page. I am looking for a fix. Also, some classmates were hesitant to put themselves out there right off the bat, so their anonymity is being protected. However, future posts will feature either the name or chosen internet handle of the post author in the body of the text. In the meantime, if you scroll to the bottom of the blog, you can see a list of authors. If you mouse over their gravatar image, you can view their profile. A quick click on any of them will display the blog posts they’ve authored. A list of author bios is being added to the About This Blog page, but only on a voluntary basis.
So thanks for reading, thanks for sharing, thanks for keeping us sharp, and please come back again.
Post by: Monica Sanford.