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BlogSwap: How Blogging Has Impacted My Life

07/03/04 | by [mail] | Categories: miscellaneous

Blogswap is something started by Tim Challies and I think it will be fun. Basically a bunch of people send in posts, and then they're sent back out for someone else to post on their blog. It's a way to meet new people, and attract new readers. So enjoy this post by Tim Irvin. If you want to read the post I wrote, click here.

When I was younger I dreamed of writing a book. As I got older I thought of writing a fictional series based on the life of a rural pastor. Time and procrastination placed these dreams on hold and blogging has satisfied the itch.

In the movie "A River Runs Through It", a Presbyterian pastor home schools his two sons. One of the boys is told to write a story. He brings it to his father who says, "...that's good, now make it shorter." He edits the story and brings it back to his father who says, "...that's good, now make it shorter." The third time he returns to his father and he says, "...that's good", then he throws it in the trash.

That's the way I approach blogging. I want my posts to be short and to the point. I want those who visit my blog to be able to read what I have to say in the least amount of time and I hope to say something in a sentence or two that will make them want to drop by again. It's been challenging. There have been a few occasions when I felt like I accomplished this goal and it was very satisfying.

I've not had a large number of visitors to my blog but the handful of regulars have become an integral part of my blogging experience. I admire the work that they've put into their own blogs and I've benefited from their knowledge.

For me blogging has made the World Wide Web more than just an encyclopedia of facts (or FAQ). Blogging injects personality and experience into the mix. I enjoy my daily reads and it excites me to discover that I might have something worthwhile to say as well.

Tim Irvin
aka: Jabbok


TheIrvins.com is oriented towards a Biblical Worldview from a Reformed Baptist Perspective.

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