Well, we have known for a long time that we haven't lived up to the blog ideal. In a lot of ways we've fallen short, and needed extra help. And maybe during the hectic weeks of spring and summer we haven't fulfilled our weblogious duties, and our blogging percentage wasn't even close to 100 last month.
But in a slap in the face that is probably pretty stale, we have been labeled "less-active." And we all know that is just a euphemism for yesterday's cruel term, "inactive." Which conjures up images each of us sitting around on couches, watching TV, reading books, spending time with loved ones, enjoying nature, or working to earn a living instead of diligently drafting posts for a thankless blog.
And who is casting this stone? Who else but our elder brother, Times & Seasons. Of course, they've had it easy from the start. They've got philosophers and attorneys, published authors economists, feminists and literati. They've never felt how it is be just a couple of jerks who happened to serve missions in Rome, plus a few friends that have been sucked in. They have always been the most talented; had the coolest friends with Ken Jennings responding to 12 Answers, Phil Barlow, Kathlene Flake, and Armand Mauss answering 12ish Questions, the Bushmans guest-blogging; and been a lot smarter, while about the coolest thing ever to happen to us is when JD accosted Harold Bloom on the sidewalk in New Haven (which, incidentally, totally ruled!). (I know any true compositionist would abhor my doing this, but totally off-topic, JD also somewhat accosted Jan Shipps at the Worlds of Joseph Smith Conference, and told her that he was her "groupie." Good one!)
Sure, we can do better--but is labelling us as somehow inferior the way to encourage us to blog up to our potential?