Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Have Blog, Will Post

Yesterday, I came upon a blog which I thoroughly enjoyed. It's the blog of a Christian man, rather young, married and the father of two little children. The reason I'm mentioning this is because this fellow's blog was a real inspiration to me, not in the way that you would probably first think. You see, I have a pretty full plate these days and blogging always seems to need to take a back seat. I somehow just don't get to it, and a big reason is the time it takes me to do a post. Why is that? It's because I normally feel that I need to write something somewhat substantial, such as an article about a certain topic. So, waiting for the time to do a post ends up being none done at all.

Now, what was it that I liked so much about this guy's posts yesterday? First of all, most of them were short. He posts almost every day, giving little tidbits of info on a wide variety of topics, including religious news and thoughts, political items, family updates and even some humor. If you're wondering what was there about that which affected me so much, it's because it started me to thinking about my own blogging experience, or lack thereof, lately. I really don't have the time with all the pressing needs; I'm not a fast writer; but I'm not wanting to give up blogging. I thought about how this busy young man still has time to regularly keep up his place on the internet, and I really think it's because I doubt if he spends more than ten minutes tops to make a post. That is really appealing! I don't know how much time he spends finding material to use, but I 'd be surprised if it's much.

I've decided to be a copycat! He doesn't know me from Adam, so he won't mind. The way he does his blog is a perfect solution for me to keep up mine, so I'm going to give it a try. So if you notice a change around here you'll know why. Keeping it up on a daily basis is a bit much, but certainly I hope to do better. And I hope also to go back to my original intent with my devotional blog, Scraps of Glory, by doing just short pieces of inspirational writings from time to time. A couple of my blog friends already have a similar approach to the young man I visited and I like making quick stops over at those places too.

Thanks for listening. I sure have been struggling over this issue of late and feel a lot better about it now. I still love all you wonderful friends I've made here on the web and have no intentions of letting you guys go. Be over when I can and thanks for always understanding that it may not be as often as it could be if life weren't so busy! And keep making all those God-inspiring posts that so many of you bless my soul with. I need to read them when I steal the time. They help keep me sane in this journey through a sin cursed world.


Cathy said...

You are just so good at writing, Maxine. I think you are a perfectionist about it, like I am with my music. I am not great at writing, so I don't do much of it, even though I know that's what blogs are supposed to be about. We understand that you are very busy. I'm glad you got some good ideas to help you.
Love and Hugs,

Brenda said...

I know how you feel. I've never had the time to do it daily and since we moved to CO I'm lucky to get one in monthly. But I still do enjoy going around visiting, and I'm glad you'll still be around too!
Look forward to the 'new' blog.
God bless

Susan Skitt said...

Thanks Maxine, just make sure to include a longer one from time to time, you have so much to offer people with what God has been teaching you!

Much love,

Maxine said...

Thanks guys. Will when I can, Susan!

sparrow's song said...

If you were to give up blogging, you would be sorely missed. Never under-estimate your impact on hearts just by being there to reach out. Write when and what you're inspired. Quality not quantity.

Linda said...

It sounds like a wonderful solution to me Maxine. Actually, I think it would work for most of us. In addition to not having the time to write long posts, I don't always have time to read long posts. And I feel bad if I just skim them - so I sometimes don't get to read posts at all.
I like this idea - it's sort of like facebook!

Debra said...

Hi Maxine! Thanks for dropping by my blog and leaving such a sweet note. I have often admired bloggers who could be brief but at the same time have such effective messages.

I tend to be a little too wordy at times, LOL. I have come to realize that blogging every day is not something I can personally do. So, I've accepted the fact that when I have something to say, I will write and when I don't I will just enjoy reading and visiting other blogs.

I will look forward to reading your post,as the Lord leads you to write.

Blessings dear friend!

Neesie said...

Good idea.

Beverly said...

Sounds like a great idea!

Barbara said...

Maxine, I can identify with you about blogging. I haven't blogged much at all for several months. I've even let my web site and newsletter go by the wayside for awhile. I go to my Mother's nearly every day to help take care of her/make sure she takes her meds, etc. I think that's more important than writing on my blog. But I wish I could get back to it somehow, even if only short articles.

Linda said...

Congratulations on your 400th post Maxine (I don't have a clue right now how many I've written). I love what you have done with your blog. I'm working toward something like that too. I must get balance!!