Rachel of cre8d design is putting together a “digital quilt” of the blogging community. This is my submission.
I began blogging not knowing what blogging was. I think I first stumbled across Jordon Cooper’s, and wondered, “What is this? A bulletin board where only one person can post? What’s the point of that?” I figured there had to be more to it, and that I wouldn’t understand unless I tried it myself.
So imagine my surprise when, expecting it to be a solo venture, I found myself in a conversation. It’s like a warped version of the worldwide web, full of links between pages — except that instead of having hard-coded links managed by the computer, it is you, the reader, who is the linking agent. The blogosphere is like an ongoing party, a room full of knots of conversation which may spill over to people who happen to be nearby at the time. It is up to you to wander and make serendipitous connections.
And those knots of conversation that interest me the most spill over into my real life. They give me food for thought. They affect what we do in our home group. They are discussed over mealtime with my children.
But most of all, they encourage me that in my ongoing quest to follow Jesus, I am not an alien freak, some Bizarro-Christian from Bizarro Planet. Or maybe I am. But I’m not the only one.