Some blogs to follow
If you're stopping by more frequently now and are enjoying this thing called blogging, I'm just going to say "I told you so." Let me offer you a few more enjoyable blogs to follow by people that I know:
For some of you ladies, two of my college friends blog regularly at:
They are both great writers, Christ-followers, and very, very funny. I rarely stalk read their blogs without laughing or reading an entry to Carolyn out loud.
Some friends in our church blog at:
Confessions of My Wandering Heart (Lauren)
Carp Dime (Aaron)
My Own Yellow Wallpaper (Meghan Hubbard)
Other folks I follow, stalk and enjoy:
If you don't see your blog listed here, let me know. There are lots of others in my Feedly, but I didn't include those who haven't blogged in the past 30 days. If you're going to be part of rescuing web content from banality, then you must contribute.
I appreciated what Michael wrote In a recent comment:
"..the constant connectivity and over-convenience of [social media] leads to a deluge of posts without any significant value. Communication has largely been traded for “likes,” “shares,” “+1â€²s,” “retweets,” “favorites,” and the occasional comment reply."
Blogging may seem daunting, but it's like any other discipline. You gotta start somewhere. Challenge yourself to write for 5 minutes. Enlist a few friends to interact with your posts with honest objectivity. Then as you grow in confidence, go public.
It's important to find blogs that you enjoy. You'll find yourself developing a digital community of much more depth and substance than anything you experience on social media (of course, there are exceptions).