Is blogging every 164 days acceptable?
Bless me, readers, for I have sinned. It has been 164 days since my last blog entry.
I used to blog all the time. Really, it’s true. Back in 2004, I was a regular blogger – I’d post 4 or 5 times a week. Over the years, it’s slowed. And stopped. And started. And stopped again. And today, it looks like it may start again. Like most people, I blogged to make connections with other interesting people. Social media has changed over the past years, and things like Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, etc. have really replaced that function in many ways. But this morning, I decided it might be time to start blogging every once in awhile. Here’s how it all started…
I was driving home yesterday afternoon, and I was thinking about a shift I’ve made in how I write my sermons. I thought to myself, “You know what – that would make a good series of tweets. 5 or 6 short tweets laying out what I’ve shifted. I have a lot of pastor friends on Twitter, so it could create some cool conversation.” (My on-again, off-again love/hate relationship with Twitter is a whole other story…) As I was thinking how I’d divide up what I wanted to say, it hit me. There’s another word for a short series of tweets: it’s called blogging.
Rather than try to force the thoughts into 140-character soundbites, I decided to just write them all down. Here. On my blog. (I know this isn’t exactly rocket science I’m dropping on you, but it was a lightbulb moment for me, alright?)
So, I’ll probably be more active here in the days to come. I’m not trying to build a platform or gain a huge audience – just want to have an outlet to share stuff I’m doing and thinking about. Whatever I think is interesting is fair game. I may post 4 times next week, and then not again for another 9 days. My only rule: I’ll only post when I think I have something to say. No scheduled posting, no “it’s been three days, I really should put something up.” So it should work out better that way, at least in my mind.
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