(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.