He’s always been a calm voice of reason and criticism and his reflection on how he’s changed over the past decade is worth a read. This part definitely resonated with me:
It did not take me long to discover that there was an audience for this sort of thing. Even though I spent at least the first year writing primarily for myself, it was encouraging to see that I’d made the right decision by opting for a blog instead of a journal. This led to a gradual shift in how I used the blog. Over the years, it slowly became less about having a place for me to vent and more aimed at providing something of value to others. As I learned a few things about atheism and blogging, I sought to share them with others. The idea of giving something back became more appealing as I finally started to think I might have learned some things worth giving back.
If you’re not reading him, you should be. And if you’re new to blogging, the resources he’s created to help you get started are incredibly helpful.
A huge tip of the hat to him on this milestone!