Well, I’ve been blogging for a year now and after 238 posts I’ve come to a few conclusions about blogging, mine in particular. For one, I would continue blogging even if I had no readers whatsoever. I blog to keep my thoughts on those things I should. If I don’t have anything to blog about I’m not thinking about the right things. Though I would like more readers I don’t do this for fame. Notoriety is not my thing. Developing a few ‘net friendships to discuss the things of God is more my line of country. So, I’ll continue even if the few of you who read this regularly should stop – this is for my own benefit as well as, I hope, yours.
As for blogging itself, I read other blogs to learn and spark my own thinking. Long posts I just don’t have time for. I forget what they say the limit is but if it’s more than 4-5 paragraphs I won’t read it and that seems to be about the blogging standard. I really don’t want to read magazine length articles no matter how well thought out or written. I like blogs that are updated often, at least once a week if not more so I do the same. My philosophy is that the whole blog is as important as the individual article. Thus, it is rare that I don’t add a photo to each post and I rarely re-use a photo, I try to find something new each time. I try to keep it pithy and interesting both visually and in content.
So that’s it really. A year gone by and another year to start. For those of you that I’ve been getting to know, I look forward to reading more of your posts and knowing you even better, sharpening our skills together.
Iron sharpens iron, and one man sharpens another. Prov. 27:17 ESV