…why I’m not likely to ever fit into the blogging world. I realized that I could never give into the endorsement thing because I do NOT buy national brands. So unless Aldi wants to start endorsing me, I’m not likely to be posting any “This post is paid for by…” blogs any time soon. That is, however, not what this post is about.
There is something noticeably lacking from the blogging world. Noticeably, that is, if you’re looking for it. This is the part of the show where I drop the bomb (or perhaps not, who knows) that I’m an atheist. I haven’t believed in a god for over a decade, and I’m not likely to start believing again any time soon. That’s just the way it is; I try not to make a huge fuss about it; it doesn’t run the DK show or anything.
Don’t get me wrong; there are atheist blogs. But they are all atheism, all the time. Which I find to be a total snooze-fest. However, I have yet to find a single crafter/sewer/cooker/atheist blog. Maybe I could be the first, but I doubt it. Every blog I read seems to have these giant “about my life with Christ” pages, and it’s starting to turn me off. Not because I think less of Christians, but because it makes me feel so freaking alone.
I read today a blogger saying that she knows part of her readership disagrees with her faith, so I’m obviously not the only atheist who enjoys cooking and sewing and crafting. The rest just aren’t talking about it. People hate atheists, so it doesn’t surprise me that people wouldn’t want to talk about it. You have a much better chance of keeping your readers if you talk about your walk with God than you do talking about being irreligious. It’s all about marketing. And I am obviously not at all interested in good press.
But I had to go out on this little limb and get it off my chest. It’s part of who I am, but it’s not all of who I am. It feels stupid to feel alone when reading blogs, but I never could quite put my finger on why I was getting so bored whenever I read my RSS feed. Why I’d culled a good chunk of the people I followed a few months ago. Then I did a google search for atheist crafter blogs and atheist food blogs. Nada. And it made me a little sad.
So I put out a request. If you know of a good blog that doesn’t talk about god EVER, has great recipes, great crafting tutorials… Let me know.