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:
Hi Ellie! I’m looking forward to seeing what your cement brain produces, although I’ll say that cement brain has always been a great encouragement to me. 🙂 I think of you every time I drive by; hope we get a chance to connect soon!…
Thanks, Susannah! You stop by any time. Would love to see you
Congratulations, Ellie, on stepping out into the wide, wild world of blogging.
I try not to think of blogging as anything other than writing a note to a friend, sharing an anecdote, or telling someone what I’ve learned recently. Saying “I have a blog” puts too much pressure on me to produce something grander than I am, more often than I’m able.
I think you have the hang of it already. 🙂
Thanks, Clarice. Good advice! It seems daunting, but I’ll get the hang of it. : )
Welcome to the blogoshere, Eleanor! You’ll do great.
Congrats on starting a blog! I entered the blogosphere kicking and screaming five years ago. Now I like it.
Hi Ellie! What fun it has been to read your blog as well as getting to know your family. What an incredible family it is! Wow, I am so impressed. I will look forward to checking in to your blog occasionally. We love you so much!