On Blogging

Everyone knows now that ‘blog’ is a recent coinage (1999) and comes from the more exact ‘web log’; dropping the ‘we’ and cutting it down to a quick single syllable, thus taking on a character of its own. ‘Blog’ sounds less techie than ‘web log’ and less Navy or Star Trek than ‘log’. (For a more detailed history of blogging, please check out Wikipedia’s article on the subject.)

 

 

There are thousands upon thousands of blogs on the web, with a host of newbies starting up each day. Reasons for starting a blog range from real and pseudo journalistic aspirations to keeping friends and family updated. If you are interested, you can find plenty of good blogs on theology, language, or most any other topic.

 

I began blogging because it is quick and easy. A post takes me between 5 and 20 minutes, thus making it possible to post four times a week. A static website takes a minimum of 30 minutes to update, and it is much more boring.

 

Finding topics to write about is the only real chore, and it is important to keep it interesting. Here, I write updates about our family and work; and the occasional random thought. I try to post pictures two or three times a week. When all else fails, one can even post about posting.

 

 

Now, lest this post be entirely worthless (a waste of 13 minutes so far), here is a great quote by A.C. Dixon, taken from an excellent book that I am reading: John Piper’s, “Brothers, We are Not Professionals.”

“When we depend upon organizations, we get what organizations can give. When we depend upon education, we get what education can give. When we depend upon man, we get what man can give. But when we depend upon prayer, we get what God can give.”

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