Monday, June 09, 2008
Before you criticize a man, walk a mile in his shoes. That way, when you do criticize him, you'll be a mile away and have his shoes.
My blogging has been a little bit up and down recently. It is probably a reflection of the busy season we have recently begun. In the winter months I have much more time to think about the composition of my pieces.
A few self observations on my blogging.
My grammar, language and tone has deteriorated - I need to not be so sloppy. My rants on occasion are a little too caustic I will still rant but will watch how I rant.
My audience has grown and I have allowed that to affect me, so for simplicity and to take the pressure off, I have removed all my stat counters. From now on I won't know how many people are reading or where they are reading my blog from.
I cannot be deep all the time, I will not take myself too seriously, but I will try not to be too flippant.
Why do I blog?
I blog to express my opinion. I blog as a kind of journal. I blog to provide information about what we do here. I blog because I know there are people out there who pray for us, my blog fuels their prayers. I blog because I enjoy it. I blog because I am opinionated and it occasionally feeds my ego. I blog because it is therapeutic, some things are better out than in. I blog because I enjoy other peoples blogs and hope they might enjoy mine. I blog because I like the comments and the dialogue that posts generate.
So I will continue blogging, I have heard what some of you have said, I appreciate your candidness and honesty, although I don't always appreciate the tone of a small minority. I am never a fan of scathing anonymous comments even if you don't have a blogger account it's easy enough to put your name to your comment and own what you say.
Thanks for reading.