Monday, June 02, 2014

Since You Asked

Our trustworthy and well-beloved Digital Tibetan Buddhist Altar is, as you have undoubtedly gathered, moribund. Still, there are over 2,000 different articles herein, and thousands of illustrations. One simply uses the search box at right, to search for specifics; or, one browses here and there according to whim.

There is also, as we now announce a new, miniscule, Facebook page, where you are more likely to find us these days. 

This blog began eight years ago, as an exercise in personal, digital journaling. It then, quite unintentionally, morphed into digital journalism. We became the "biggest Buddhist blog," with an average daily readership of 1,400,000 unique views. 

Now, that river is a trickle: almost dry. 

While the river was running, we tried to do everyone a bit of good. The mere favorable mention of a book, for example, would cause Amazon to sell out of that book within an hour. If we jumped on a story, other media would follow us. The mention of an event would invariably increase attendance at said event. When we rang the gong of public debate, public debate came forth. We helped make First Amendment case law. We made people angry, we made people happy, we made people question, and we made people think.

We made a difference.

Speaking personally, since early 2012, I have been transitioning from Blogger to Facebook. The latter forum is, I believe, better suited to the immediacy I had envisioned for Digital Tibetan Buddhist Altar as a journalistic exercise. I deliberately made no attempt to link between the two, beyond experimentally linking blog posts to the Facebook page, which is where you can find us from now on. I like Facebook because it is easy to use, and it allows the reader to become directly involved. With a blog, feedback is never all that simple to manage.

So, then.

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1 reader comments:

snakespeak said...

I greatly appreciated the effort that went into creating and maintaining this site. The content and interaction benefitted my practice and enriched my experience. It was truly an exercise in the tradition of the bodhisattva.