March Blog News

blog news

It’s the time of month when I share what is new on The Way Forward and I remind readers of the various ways they can access this blog, contact me, or make a ten thousand dollar donation to my This Atheist Wants to Drive a BMW Fund.

No Blog Posts Until Late Monday

I am taking a writing break until Monday evening. I need a bit of a mental health break.

Health News

Nothing much to report here.  The change in drugs and dosages for my pain management regimen I mentioned a couple of months ago has been a big help. I also am able to sleep for 3-4 hours before I have to take more medicine. I am having an increasing problem with my legs but I am going to wait to see if this is just a passing problem before I say anything to my doctor.  I have lost some mobility of late but this may just be a temporary problem.

Angry Atheist Interview

I recently did an interview for The Angry Atheist podcast. If you have not listened to it yet, you can access it here.  Some of you have contacted me about the possibility of me doing a regular podcast. This does interest me, and I am “praying” about it. :evil:

Dear Evangelical Page

I added a page for my Dear Evangelical letter.

Ways to Read The Way Forward

There are many ways you can read The Way Forward.

RSS Feed for Posts

RSS Feed for Comments

Via Email. There is a form in the blog sidebar for subscribing via Email.

Facebook

Twitter

Google+

Tumblr

Comment RSS Feed

A handful of readers are using the RSS comment feed to get ALL the comments on The Way Forward. Currently, there is an unresolved problem with the feed not updating properly. I have been in contact with Feedblitz tech support and they acknowledged the problem is with their WordPress plugin, but so far the problem has not been resolved. I think there are only five people using the Comment RSS feed, so fortunately this does not affect many of you.

WordPress All Comments Notification

A handful of readers, via wordpress.com,  are receiving notification of ALL comments on The Way Forward. There is a persistent bug on wordpress.com’s end that is causing people to intermittently  receive a comment notification attached to the wrong post. I apologize for this. WordPress support engineers are working to resolve this problem. So far, they have been unable to track the problem down. It seems that new comments are getting attached to old posts that no longer exist. I suspect this is due to duplicate post numbers in the database on wordpress.com’s end. There is nothing for me to fix on my end.

With both the RSS comment feed problem and the wordpress.com problem, I could roll back The Way Forward to using its native RSS feeds and comments. The problem is readers would lose some functionality like subscribe to individual posts and subscribe to comments, and I know a lot of you use this function, so I have decided to “live” with the current problems in the hope that they will eventually be fixed.

Mobile Devices

For the month of March, 42% of The Way Forward  readers are accessed the site via a mobile device. This is up 4% from February. The vast majority of the mobile traffic comes from Apple and Android devices. I use WP Touch Pro (paid version) for mobile devices. If you have a mobile device and you are NOT seeing the mobile theme when you access this site, please let me know. If there is anything you would like to see added or taken away from the mobile theme, please let me know.

How to Contact Me

The best way to contact me is through the contact form. You can also contact me via FacebookTwitter,Google+, telepathy, and shouting real loud.

I will respond to you as soon as possible, but due to my health there may be a delay. Right now, I am a week or so behind on answering email.

Guest Posts

I am always looking for people to write a guest post. Do you have something you would like to write about? Please let me know and I will gladly publish your guest post on The Way Forward.

You don’t have to be an atheist to write a guest post. Maybe you disagree with me on something and you want to set me straight. Write away… I am especially interested in publishing your deconversion story. If you need to, you can write anonymously.

Please use the contact form to send me your guest post.

Donations

Each month, a handful of people make a donation to the Bruce Gerencser Relief Fund. I appreciate each donation, regardless of the size. I view the donations as an act of kindness to me by my friends.

When I started blogging six years ago, I decided I did not want to have advertising on my blog. I don’t blog to make money. I blog because I need to write. Donations are always appreciated, but they will never determine whether I blog. In other words, you can’t buy me! :)

The donation form is on the sidebar if you would like to make a donation.

As always, thank you for reading The Way Forward. Your kindness and support mean a lot to me, and I know my life is richer because of it.

Until next month…

Bruce

Comments (5)

  1. mikespeir

    “Mental health?” I’ve heard good things about that. You’ll have to let us know what it’s like.

    Reply
    1. exrelayman

      +1

      Reply
  2. Heather

    Enjoy your break!!!

    Reply
  3. carmen

    Bruce,

    I’m hoping your weekend includes wine, Polly, and wicked debauchery!

    Reply
  4. kittybrat

    Glad you are taking time to breathe, Bruce~

    Reply

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