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Tuesday, June 16, 2009

The End of Blogging

Don't freak out! In the words of the great Indigo Montoya, "It doesn't mean what you think it means." Besides, if I was going to stop blogging, I would have done so last time on my 100th post; making it a bye centennial.

The end in my title is the one defined at dictionary.com (#7) as the object for which anything exists; purpose. Titling it the purpose of blogging doesn't lend itself readily to my flair for the dramatic.

As I have been nearing 100 post mark, I have often wondered what is the purpose or end of blogging. Specifically what is the end of my blogging? The Westminster Shorter Catechism states that the chief end of man is to glorify God and enjoy Him forever. Now the chief end of my blogging does not have to be to glorify God. However since my chief end of being is such, I would probably not want to pour much energy into a task that did not.

Blogging is something that I really enjoy doing. My blog really is an extension of myself. My blog like myself is a work in progress, but it is not something meant to define me. Blogging is not who I am. The title of my blog is Home School Dad not Blog Writing Dad.

There have been times when blogging has gotten the best of me. There was the NaBloPoMo debacle to begin with. You may have noticed that I no longer use playlist.com on my blog. I was trying to change music each week, which got a little cumbersome for me. cutting down to once a month or so, was so freeing that I decided to stop it altogether for a time.

Being way into numbers and patterns and having the love language of giving gifts I decided that I would host a give-a-way every 25 posts. I still want to continue the practice of give-a-ways, I just don't want to be so dogmatic about when I do them. So, I am switching from every 25 to semi-whenever. The next one is going to be relatively soon.

I like posting in Blog events like Works for me Wednesday, and Three Things Thursday. I think I do some of my best work in these venues. But that doesn't mean I have to participate in them on a weekly basis. The past few weeks have been super busy in my families life and as a result I cut down on my posts. This is one of the main reasons why I have not tried to launch s meme of my own. Believe me I have several ideas for them. But the bottom line is that I know that would take more time and energy than what I am willing to put into this blog.

The majority of my posts have not had much of a spiritual flavor to them. This will stay about the same. I do have a few planned in the near future that will have more of a spiritual emphasis to them. I hope everyone will enjoy the one coming in the next week or so entitled "How Heaven is a lot like going to the bathroom." Maybe there's a reason why my blogs don't have more of a spiritual flavor to them!

So there it ism my state of the blog address. Blogging as an extension of my self, not as an end in itself works for me. To see what works for other (perhaps less philosophical) bloggers out there, go to Works For Me Wednesday at We Are That Family.

Next Time: Give-a-ways galore (I told you it would be soon!)


  1. I think it a great exercise to reflect often on our purpose for doing something because it is so easy to get off track over time!

  2. LMFAO You know what? My son has that same shirt! *points at header photo*

  3. :) glad to know your feet are firmly planted dave, and that your are more consumed with the work of being a dad...
    Rather than your Rear being firmly planted and your fingers being consumed with being a blogger...
    frankly its what makes the blog so great!

  4. I agree, you have to keep it in perspective of your priorities and values--it doesn't have to be the center.

  5. Nice post, commie. A good way to teach "multiple meanings" to the kids..."the end" etc. :)

  6. I'm glad we won't lose your wit. Or your puns. :o)

    It's nice to know that the end of blogging is...inconceivable!

  7. I found it took me quite a while to figure out how to approach blogging in a balanced way -- to enjoy it without becoming obsessed (or letting it take TOO much time and energy), to give myself permission to join carnivals/memes without pressuring myself to do them every single time. I still need to re-evaluate every so often, just like you're doing in this post, and make sure blogging is still "working for me."

  8. Blogging what you want when you want is the best way to blog.


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