I’ve thought about blogging for a while now; I’ve struggled with the idea of why I’d do something like that, wondered if I’m arrogant to think that anyone would care what I have to think, and ultimately put my reservations aside and decided to go for it. Since I have spent a lot of time trying to decide if I would blog, I figured I should share my thoughts going into it.
What I’m Not Doing
I’m leery of people who are in ministry and blogging with a motive to make a name for themselves. Unless it’s purely for the purpose of helping a company increase it’s web presence, it seems silly for someone to try to become a famous internet personality. Perhaps having a personal domain and blogging may make this blog seem like some sort of self-promotional tool, but I’m hoping that my blog will be something other than building a list of subscribers or getting people to click on ads (I have other places for that). I’m really perfectly content with the way things are and want to write more.
What I’m Doing
What I want this blog to be about is a place for me to think out loud. I like to write and this can be a way I can write about ministry, life, technology, and anything else that inspires me. I like to browse the web and share what I find. I like to share what’s going on in my ministry and I like to write about things that I care about. So this is my place that I can do that and hopefully in time it can also become a place where I can converse with others about these things.
In addition to starting my own blog, I’m also hoping to find ways to contribute to other blogging communities whether it be posting comments or even doing guest posts at places like the 8Bit network.