I was beginning to fear this would be just such a morning, but fortunately I had one more stop to make, the scary-smart Joe Carter's The Evangelical Outpost. I laughed at this, both from amusement and from giddy relief that I now had something to blog about.
I suspect that most people who read my blog regularly find my posts to be wildly inconsistent, finding every third or fourth (or perhaps ninth or tenth) as being above-average and worthy of attention. I don’t think this is an unreasonable expectation. After all, a baseball player who has a batting average of .400 -- 4 hits for every 10 times at bat -- is considered to be an exceptional hitter. Similarly, a blogger who writes daily and has 4 quality posts out of every 10 entries could also be considered to be doing rather well. Of course, I’m nowhere near blogging .400. But I do think I manage to stay above the blogging equivalent of the Mendoza Line.
I'm not even going to think about my blogging average, but I'd like to tell modest Joe he's doing a lot better than he imagines. You're the Sammy Sosa of blogland, Joe; I've seen you hit a whole lot of dingers over there. Keep it up.