March 10, 2008

The Phoenix Has Risen

Not long ago The Crazy Christian Blog bit the dust. The author as you knew him, Ryan Green gave up the site and deleted both it's Blogger and MySpace version. The pressure, the work, and his personal life took over and he couldn't run the blog anymore. Several years ago Ryan was diagnosed with bipolar disorder. He had it under control and his treatment was working fine. But his personal life took over and after he split with his partner he stopped taking his medications and quit his job. He decided he needed to focus solely on his education. After all this, he couldn't take it anymore and he deleted the blog. The last time I spoke with him was last weekend. He told me he was getting things settled at his new place with his sister. He seems to be doing well and getting his life back on track. He told me that he had fun with The Crazy Christian Blog but that it didn't really interest him anymore.

That's where I come in. My name is Phoenix (okay no, that's not my real name but that's what you will know me by). I worked with Ryan and was a pretty good friend of his. I supported his blog and what he did. I was more than disappointed to find one day that the blog no longer existed. After he deleted the blog he told me that if I wanted it, I could have it. However... at the time I was not so interested considering that he had just up and deleted it without warning.

But as you can see after weeks of consideration I've decided to revive The Crazy Christian Blog and plan to keep it up. Personally, I'm very different than Ryan. Professionally, I'm very similar. I followed his blog for the majority of it's existence and I know generally how he ran it. Ryan has also given me a lot of the documents he had left over to help reconstruct it. I will try to do my best to keep the same atmosphere and hope that readers and supporters of the blog new and old will embrace this resurrection. Blogger readers can see that the blogger site is very similar to Ryan's design. MySpace readers will see something. I am still doing a lot changes and trying to get everything up and running so please bear with me. Hopefully together this Phoenix will not only rise from the ashes, but will fly.