Wednesday, January 31, 2007

The Unexpected Spiritual Benefits of Blogging


(Somewhat tongue-in-cheek, of course.)

  • You get to practice patience as you spend way too much time... a. trying to size a picture through the Blogger program, b. waiting to see if the post will publish, c. tweaking with one sentence so that it makes sense, d. all of the above
  • Faith in the everyday: seek, and ye shall find something to write about.
  • Great opportunity to jam to excellent Christian music while you write, like, say, Ashley Cleveland. Um, or Gregorian Chant. (OK, that was a shameless plug. She's so phenomenal.)
  • You get multiple opportunities to resist the temptation of looking at your SiteMeter stats. And when you do look, it's often an exercise in humility. A win-win!
  • You get to practice non-violent conflict resolution when you wade into the occasionally turbulent waters of the comment boxes.
  • You get to contemplate the beauty of nature as you look out the window in search of...a point....
  • St. Jude has a more-than-passing familiarity with the Christian blogosphere. I'm jus' sayin'.
  • Finally, always remember: we live in the blogosphere, but not of the blogosphere.

On the other hand, if you want a visual warning of the pitfalls of blogging, look here.

Hope you're still enjoying the "Better Than Porn and Pancakes" contest, which runs until Friday. I know I enjoy typing the absurdity of that title.

1 comment:

Ray from MN said...

You get multiple opportunities to resist the temptation of looking at your SiteMeter stats. And when you do look, it's often an exercise in humility. A win-win!

'Nuff Said!