Macaroni and cheese is for many, a quintessential American comfort food. It’s fast (dump into water and stir in the fake-o cheese), it’s colorful (how much food coloring is in that foil packet?), its unoffensive (as a kid, I really liked the stuff), and it’s just down home.
My Mom used to make macaroni and cheese from scratch, a much healthier version than the stuff sold in cardboard boxes in the supermarket. Looking back, I think it was much better tasting, too.
This first in a series of occasional blog posts (Blogaronis) is designed to be sort of like homemade macaroni and cheese—no grand ideas, just the down-home comfort of straight-forward discussion and interaction and practical details.
So in this Blogaroni, I’d like to pose a logistical question to you, my readers. I’d value your responses.
Here’s the question:
What format makes it easiest for you to read my posts?
Let’s face it: In the process of thinking bigger than our little lives, sometimes my posts get pretty big, too. That requires time—time to read, time to digest, and sometimes time to comment.
I’m contemplating putting the posts into MP3 format (“audiblogs”) so that a man can download and listen on his way to work, a woman can play as she changes diapers, kids can turn it up so Mom can hear over their war whoops in the other room, etc. Would that be useful?
Also, being a non-techie myself, I’m just learning about the RSS feed (on the right hand side of this blog). Is this the best means for most of you to stay up-to-date on new posts? If you’d rather have new posts arrive in your e-mail inbox, I’ve also just incorporated an e-mail subscription link (also on the right hand side of the blog).
I’m just learning how this thing works—and want to make it accessible to you in the easiest format.
Thanks for your comments, too. Feel free to write directly on the blog. (I know it’s a funny thing to write something out where everyone can see, but it’s a part of the conversation that helps us all think big thoughts about God.) However you write, I’m grateful for the feedback and value the chance to grow together in Christ.
Thanks for talking “down home,”
PS—With accessibility in mind, I’ve just upgraded the book tab on seeingtheinvisible.com by adding an MP3 option for the Prologue and Chapter 1 of Seeing the Invisible—God from Ground Level. The studio was my garage office and the sound equipment was a gaming headset, but I think that these MP3s do the job for now. Let me know what you think.
© 2011 by Robert G. Robbins