Instead of blogging, I have been thinking about blogging for a synod lunch time presentation.
To that end I noticed Eammon’s last comment on an earlier post, Blogging Awards. Now, when I asked for favorite posts, I really didn’t mean my own. But since he listed lots, I went to see what they were — and they weren’t at all what I’d have expected.
In my mind, a good blog post is one that leads to interesting conversation. But most of the posts he chose were hardly commented on at all. Moreover, several of them were pretty desperate posts — something tossed up quickly when I thought ‘oh help, I haven’t done anything for days’. A couple of them were even leaning so far towards negativity that I remember thinking ‘should I really post this?’
All very humbling really. But a useful reminder that the life of a blog goes beyond what we can see. ‘Love the Lurkers’ suddenly rings true. (and by the way, if you are one such, do say hello. I know there are readers from places I’ve never been. I’d love to know who you are.)
Eamonn didn’t add links in his comment, so I list his chosen posts here.