Friday, July 18, 2008

A Blog Name/Blogging Meme

1. So how did you come up with your blogging name? And/or the name of your blog? Philosophy Over Coffee is something I always list on "interest/hobbies" sections for internet username profiles. It made it on my ministerial profile, too. I figured that it'd work as a blog title, too. Plus I like the vibe that it gives, like I'm just talking/typing in a coffeeshop, shooting the bull.

2. Are there any code names or secret identities in your blog? Any stories there? I just have Coffeewife, Coffeeson, the CoffeeInLaws, Coffeeparents, etc. They're pretty straightforward. Every once in a while I refer to one of my alma maters as Small Town Varsity Blues High School...because if you didn't play sports, you didn't matter.

3. What are some blog titles that you just love? For their cleverness, drama, or sheer, crazy fun?
A Church for Starving Artists - because it really does feel sometimes like artists are starving in the church
Michigan Against the World - because it's certainly felt like that lately

4. What three blogs are you devoted to? Other than the RevGalBlogPals of course!
A Church for Starving Artists - a mainline pastor reflecting on how to bring postmodern/missional themes to the Frozen Chosen. A woman after my own heart.
Letters From Kamp Krusty - a hilarious blog, usually critiquing the way we "do church"
Internet Monk - a very thoughtful commentary on church, theology, life, and baseball. At one point, I wanted this blog to be like iMonk's. But I can't devote that much time to this.

5. Who introduced you to the world of blogging and why? No one in particular. Through various online forums, I found Chuck Currie (whom I more or less knew in seminary). His was the first blog I started reading. I clicked on a few of the other blog links on his site, and eventually decided that I wanted to do this myself.

Bonus question: Have you ever met any of your blogging friends? Where are some of the places you've met these fun folks? I meet up with Jeff Greathouse every month or so with the local Emergent cohort...we actually live close enough that we could do lunch or coffee at either of the thriving metropolises in which we live. Last summer I met Kirk and Jeff at General Synod. I won't count the bloggers that I knew before they started blogging.