Change in Blog Name
Alright, Nick is making fun of me (Ten ways to make your blog more popular #7) for the fact that I didn’t pick someone’s name for my blog. Apparently I was just crying wolf when I offered to give a book away. So even though I don’t have to, out of the kindness and goodness of my ever-enlarging heart, I chose one of the blog names that he suggested. So he has earned himself a copy of A Popular Survey of the Old Testamentby Norman Geisler.
Perhaps I’ll change my blog title again soon, especially since my web address has no relation to the blog name. Plus I’m keeping the old banner for now just ’cause I’m lazy. That makes it easy for me to just pop in a new name from time to time.
Nick also thinks I should post more frequently (#4), but then I would be violating principle #9 by not being myself. 😛 As for #2, ‘Buddy up to Jim West and Chris Tilling,’ I guess haven’t done very well buddying up with Chris Tilling or Jim West. I guess I do challenge Jim on his blog from time to time, but I never expect much to come of that. All in all, the whole Jim West warning label idea was a dud. Those who got the joke didn’t follow, and plenty of people didn’t get that it was a joke.
I’m a little disillusioned with blogging right now. My purpose for blogging is to make some friends that I can talk theology with. Otherwise I just go nuts, and meanwhile I drive everyone around me nuts because they don’t much care about theology. I’m not particularly interested in increasing my blog’s popularity, but I read these kinds of lists and think to myself, “I can do that.” Pretty soon I am devoting my energy to becoming popular but blogging becomes burdensome. I find myself asking what’s the point. Then I just burn out and say screw it. It’s pretty similar to the reason that I hate Church Growth books — they totally burn me out on church by getting me to shift my focus from church being about God to church being about drawing in people. I don’t really want to devote my life to drawing in people.
I imagine I’m not alone in this. Do others feel like they can become a slave to their blogs? I am interesting in finding out what keeps you going in your blogging, and also what burns you out.