Firstly, we recently celebrated posting our 200th blog article with a post by our president, Tony Lakey. When our blog passed 100 articles last year, we had a party with cake. We will likely be doing that again once we reach 250 articles in the fall!
Our 100th Blog Article Celebration cake. We asked the decorator to put a baby on it, and he obliged.
Early this morning, we also passed another benchmark: 150,000 views on our blog! We’re currently sitting around 150,250 views, for a straight average of about 730 views per article, and a total of about 750 comments since we started the blog in April of 2011. Wow! Not bad for a student group 🙂
I think blogging is one of the best ways to 1) stay informed about current events, 2) get practice writing and 3) get your name out there, especially if you are interested in taking a leadership role in a student group, or doing your own talks. I highly recommend getting into blogging if you are passionate about secularism and have an interest in writing or speaking, whether you’re in-the-closet about your atheism or not. If you would like to submit a guest post to this blog, we are always willing to consider new writers, whether it’s a one-time thing or more than that! We have several recurring guest writers currently, some of them Christians, also.
I’m very proud of all of our writers, and I hope that all of our readers have enjoyed the ride! Let’s keep it up for another 200! We will probably celebrate our 250th article with a party in the fall semester as well.
I have something else for you today: The Christian Science Monitor has put up a 32-question quiz about religion from the Pew Forum. They say that atheists score an average of 20.9 correct answers, with Jews averaging 20.5, and Mormons 20.3. Protestants got 16 correct answers on average, while Catholics got 14.7 questions right.
I got 31 out of 32 (missed the one about the First Great Awakening) – how did you do? Let us know in the comments below, and share this/tweet this! We are curious about the engagement and knowledge of you guys!
Until next time!
Dave Muscato is the 2012 Writing Intern for the Secular Student Alliance in Columbus, Ohio. He is also Vice President of MU SASHA. He is a vegetarian, LGBTQ ally, and human- & animal-welfare activist. A junior at Mizzou studying economics & anthropology and minoring in philosophy & Latin, Dave posts updates to the SASHA blog every Monday, Thursday, and Saturday and twice monthly for the Humanist Community at Harvard. His website ishttp://www.DaveMuscato.com.
Danielle Muscato is a civil rights activist, writer, and public speaker. She has appeared on or been quoted in Rolling Stone, People, Time, The New York Times, SPIN, Entertainment Weekly, Billboard Magazine, and on MTV News, VH1, NPR, MSNBC, ABC, "The Real Story" with Gretchen Carlson, The O'Reilly Factor, Huffington Post Live, Huffington Post, The Wall Street Journal, The Raw Story, CNN, CBS, and Howard Stern
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