A lot of xangans, religious and secular post a whole lot of blogs about religion – positive, critical and everything in between. But I hear story after story of blogs being heavily edited before being featured on revelife (sometimes they delete everything but a single sentence). Or blogs being voted to the top and then deleted from the list, as two of mine have been. Twice I’ve gotten “we’d like to feature your blog” messages from revelife, followed by them not featuring them. They just start the process to get the blog off of the top of the list.
You might think my posts were profane or offensive. One was submitted by John, the founder of xanga.
It’s good enough for the guy who runs the website, but not good enough for revelife? Now nay-sayers might say John could be some kind of degenerate closet homo atheist perv or something. If you think so, the blog he submitted for featuring is here.
It’s a clinical and cultural explanation of the original meaning of cursing and swearing in the bible. And no, I don’t give out any “free samples”. No questionable words or explicit language is used in the blog.
I was proud of that blog, and pretty jazzed when I thought it was going to be featured.
Shouldn’t there be an alternative to revelife? Why should they have a monopoly on religious postings if all they do is try to ideologically purify their site?
If I posted a blog on the bible to be featured on xanga or any of the “ish” sites, it probably wouldn’t be because “we’ve got revelife for that”, and if I posted a blog about the bible or religion that someone found interesting enough to submit to be featured, they would submit it to revelife, which would just nuke it.
So don’t we need an alternative?
Feel free to submit this to be featured anywhere but revelife.