[blawg, blog]
a Web site containing the writer’s or group of writers’ own experiences, observations, opinion, etc., and often having images and links to other Web sites.
verb (used without object)
to maintain or add new entries to a blog.
1995-2000; shortening of Weblog
an online diary; a personal chronological log of thoughts published on a Web page.
Typically updated daily, blogs often reflect the personality of the author.
Now you know. Now I know. I have never blogged before, so I’m jumping in blindfolded. My new website has a blog page, and I need to put something on it. Well, it’s not really empty. Just stuff I wrote for someone else’s blog. So here I am solo—pretending I know what I’m doing. Pretending that anyone cares what I think. Pretending that it matters.
I do have a mentor in this business. Her name is Beth Matheson, and she and her husband Mike minister through JAARS to missionary kids who are often confused, suffering from uprootedness, and even broken. Beth has a real gift for blogging. Not only does she have something to say, but she says it elegantly. And I am always left feeling warmed and uplifted.
I am not Beth, however. I will probably never be elegant, but I do have “experiences, observations, opinions, etc.” that I can share. Forget the “daily” part, though. That ain’t gonna happen. But please stop by once in a while to see what my cement-mixer brain has come up with. Most entries will be short. They will be varied.
And they will matter—at least to God. He is always my primary audience.
And please check out Beth’s blog: