American South Totally Dominates New Testament Biblioblogging

We recently analyzed the locations at which bibliobloggers taught and studied. The study revealed that more than a quarter of bibliobloggers were from the American South. But when we examine New Testament bibliobloggers, the results are even more startling. The American South totally dominates New Testament Biblioblogging. A staggering 2 out of 5 worldwide New Testament bibliobloggers are based down South. On a U.S. basis, 2 out of 3 American New Testament bibliobloggers are from the South.

We encourage comments as to how this may impact on the nature of New Testament biblioblogging overall.

New Testament Bibliobloggers

New Testament Bibliobloggers

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11 Responses to “American South Totally Dominates New Testament Biblioblogging”

  1. Brandon W said

    April 22, 2009 at 8:39 pmThis is incredibly interesting. I guess there’s a lot going on here in the South! :-)

  2. Brian Small said

    April 22, 2009 at 10:13 pmYour statistics are somewhat misleading since you only consider where people are currently living and not where they originally came from. I am not originally from the south, but from New York, for example.

  3. Biblioblogtop50 said

    April 22, 2009 at 10:48 pm“Misleading”? We explicitly described the statistics as analyzing “the locations at which bibliobloggers taught and studied.” That explained precisely what we meant by bibliobloggers being “from” the American South.

    One might “misunderstand” that, but that’s different from being “misled,” isn’t it?

  4. Danielandtonya said

    April 23, 2009 at 1:31 amSo what happened to the South Africa piece of the pie?

  5. Polycarp said

    April 23, 2009 at 6:24 amKind sirs, if you would direct me to which section you included the great State of West Virginia, in the heart of Appalachia (am I the only Appalachian biblioblogger?). Yes, dear friends, we do have computers.

    Otherwise, I find it interesting that the American South is so represented, considering the less than ‘E’nvangelical voices which I read.

  6. Biblioblogtop50 said

    April 23, 2009 at 8:33 pmWest Virginia is South. You disagree? Pronounce “cooking oil” for me (a phonetic response might be required).

  7. Danielandtonya said

    April 25, 2009 at 3:14 pmIn Texas its, /cu-kin oy-yul/

    In South Africa, /cooh-king ul/

  8. Polycarp said

    April 25, 2009 at 4:24 pmI have spent the better part of two days trying to pronounce it – I reckon it’s /cu-kin oll/

  9. Biblioblogtop50 said

    April 25, 2009 at 4:32 pmPolycarp – that’s South.

    Daniel and Tonya – For Texas, you’re using a lot of unnecessary syllables in oil, compared to up West Virginia way.

  10. Danielandtonya said

    April 26, 2009 at 3:53 pmWe also unnecessarily say edumacation.

  11. Mark said

    June 12, 2009 at 7:33 amMaybe we should call it bubbablogging.


The World of Bibliobloggers – Where Are We From?

More than a quarter of all bibliobloggers are from the American South. Biblioblogging is as Dixie as country music.

We have analyzed where bibliobloggers are teaching and studying, from the information gathered on The Complete List of Biblioblogs. Any surprises?

The World of Bibliobloggers

The World of Bibliobloggers

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8 Responses to “The World of Bibliobloggers – Where Are We From?”

  1. Danielandtonya said

    April 22, 2009 at 4:13 pmIs this where we are from? Or currently blogging from?

  2. April 22, 2009 at 4:45 pmSo long as I didn’t get classified as a southerner just because I’m at Baylor, all is well! I’m a South Dakotan through and through (of which I guess the unifying caricaturing characteristic is pronouncing the state name with a super long “o”).

  3. Mkstevens said

    April 22, 2009 at 7:25 pmI am surprised that Australia makes up 5%!

  4. Jim said

    April 22, 2009 at 7:29 pmcome now john, i’m from california but ive lived long enough in the south that i’m virtually a native now. don’t be ashamed.

  5. Biblioblogtop50 said

    April 22, 2009 at 8:06 pmWe were surprised to find that Australians were literate.

  6. Mkstevens said

    April 22, 2009 at 8:17 pmThat’s a bit rich coming from the deep south! ;-)

  7. April 23, 2009 at 7:11 amJim:

    When you post your total depravity stories, and 9 out of 10 of them are in Texas, I feel a bit ashamed.

    I’ve never thought about it . . . maybe South Dakota makes me a southerner? It’s certainly far better than those Yankee North Dakotans. Bleh!

  8. Jim said

    April 23, 2009 at 2:31 pmHa John!