In my readings the past couple of weeks I have come across several posts dealing with the subject of blogging. These kinds of posts usually take on one or more of these three flavors:
- “Most bloggers shouldn’t be blogging, because they don’t have anything worthwhile to say, or they say it badly, and it is my duty to run off all of you wanna-be’s.”
- “I’m sick of blogging, and I want you to be sick of blogging too.”
- “Blogging is tough. You need a thick skin. Good luck, and blessings.”
For the most part, the examples below concentrate on the third type of post:
On June 15 Tony Reinke, of The Shepherd’s Scrapbook posted TSS Bday and Tips for Christian Bloggers. in which he gives a brief state-of-the-blog address, followed by a list of 12 tips for, as the title implies, Christian bloggers. The tips portion of this post is a helpful, semi-serious bit of advice to blogging and bloggers.
Then there is this from Ben Cole back on June 25th: Rules For Blogging…, most of which is funny, though some of the rules hit a bit too close to home. You have to understand Cole’s sense of humor – I’m not sure many do – in order to appreciate this post.
Most recently, June 29th, from Frank Turk, blogging from the Founders’ 25th anniversary conference, here’s a Founders Conference, Addendum, in which Frank comments on a forum on blogging led by Pastor Tom Ascol. Anyone who has read the Centuri0n knows that he too can tell it like it is to the abrasion of some. I found this post, however, to be mildly subdued and quite reflective. There was a ton of bloggers at this event, and I was hoping for more of them to comment on this little forum. As of yet, no dice. Stay posted.
By the by, I haven’t comment on the 25th anniversary Founders Conference. I’m still pouting. Only thirty miles away and I wasn’t able to go. I have to work for a living. Pastor Rod didn’t get to go either. I know he wanted to be there, but he was busy helping out with VBS.