I have this experience with blogs:
I try to find one that sticks to a central theme, someone who’s figured out their reason to blog rather than just publishing their every thought. A purpose for being that draws you in and makes you want to keep reading. They’re delicate, my expectations. I don’t want too over-the-top, but I also can’t muster interest in much high-brow or obtuse stuff that just misses the point and doesn’t deliver the goods in the first few lines.
I’m a blog snob.
I want real, honest, bare bones, guts and stuff. That’s what a blog is for.
So, okay. I forgot the treat at work. I feel terrible about it, even though I know you’ll get it tomorrow. I pounded the steering wheel and suppressed a few choice swears when I realized during my commute home tonight, if it makes you feel better.
But as I was sitting on the overpass, I realized my mistake. I also realized how much I care about making this a solid reading experience for you. I don’t want to betray your trust and I know your time is precious—as precious as mine. None of us have time to search through a million different links to find the good blogs. It’s frustrating enough how many classic books I still have to read, let alone the “frivolous” meanderings of contemporaries.
But tonight, rather than reading me, take some time to visit the blogs on the left column. These people are different too. Kelli Standish, Jeanne Damoff, Mary DeMuth, J. Mark Bertrand, Katy Raymond, Pat Loomis–these are people expressing the fire. They are real, honest, unapologetic workers of the kingdom. Passionate. Unsafe. They’re the real treat. And they go unnoticed. “Oh, they’re only the links.” No way. They’re there because they “get it.” Go check it out for yourself.
And then come back tomorrow when we’ll have Jim Pannell, publisher and founder of Brook Street press who will tell you a litttle about what he’s doing to offer an alternative to CBA.
Happy surfing, everyone.