It feels quite amazing that I have been posting to this blog for ten whole years. When I put up the first post in 2011, I had no idea whether this would be an initiative that lasted only weeks or months or whether it would have a longer ongoing life. Evidently it was to be the latter and it feels a huge privilege to be able to look back and see that my writings have found their way into well over 100 countries. Amazing!
That, and other surprises brought about by publishing on the blog, had, in fact, started much earlier with occasional attempts to interest publishers. However, it became increasingly evident that such ‘niche’ material was unlikely to find a publisher: poetry, science and faith in combination could never be a publisher’s dream!
Then early in 2011 a friend told me of a friend of his who had started blogging about her narrowboat. The blog had attracted significant interest. I figured that if a narrowboat blog could draw in unknown readers, so could poetry/ science/ faith. ‘The Cross and Cosmos’ blogsite was born. And it did indeed attract interest: slowly at first, 3000 views in the first year, building to 75,000 in five years and on to the present 280,000+ with interest shown from more than 120 countries. Way beyond any of my expectations.
Let me give you a flavour of some of the contents:
If you enjoy this re-imagining of scripture, you might also like to look at Psalm 24 v C21 on this blog.