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Thursday, December 08, 2005

Relative Blogging

In my last three posts I tried a different approach in light of the comments from my previous post on blogging. Instead of forming and stating an argument for my opinion I put forth the thoughts and the questions that normally are the inspiration for my posts. By doing this I hoped to achieve the goal of “being real with people about my own thoughts and life”. I’m not sure if I failed in that but I have observed that these post were taken more personally than those I’ve done previously. I’m thinking that’s good and bad so I’m back to ask your help once more. I’m asking for an honest critiqe and I’m even prepared for some harsh words given in love. I’m very concerned with the potential in this tool and really intent on using it to the glory of God.

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Blogger forgiven said...

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12/08/2005 12:56:00 PM  
Blogger forgiven said...

Posting your opinion or the truth as you know it is Great . People getting mad at others because they do not agree is wrong. I and most write from the love that they have for the Father. You can't do wrong if you write about Him. You are doing Great.

12/08/2005 12:58:00 PM  
Blogger Dyspraxic Fundamentalist said...

Thats a good idea.

God Bless

12/08/2005 01:33:00 PM  
Blogger jeff said...

If my writing consisted of the things that are the inspirations of my posts, my blog would consist of a few burps and some gurgly sounds...

12/08/2005 04:35:00 PM  
Blogger Jayne said...

Let's say that your last three posts brought three new people to your blog that have been lost and looking for direction.

Let's say they took the time to read the posts, reflect on them and said a prayer to Jesus.

Let's say that when they are scared and worried about something they think back to that post they read and once again, say a prayer to Jesus.

And let's say that those three people tell someone else and they tell someone else and they tell someone and all those people say a prayer to Jesus.

Challenging posts are like the parables that Jesus taught. They may us think, pray, and lost sheep come home!

Peace to you, KC

12/08/2005 08:13:00 PM  
Blogger Ron said...

Brother,

I know how you feel! Yet, you must do as the Lord directs. We enjoy your writing, and pray that you continue to allow God to use you to encourage, challenge and bless others!

12/08/2005 08:45:00 PM  
Blogger Pia said...

i'd like to echo what jcstormy said. i know God used your blog to speak to me. if I heard that tiny voice, i'm sure there are others who will too. just keep on doing what you do now. you are a blessing to a lot of us.

12/09/2005 01:22:00 AM  
Blogger Kristi said...

I think you should do a mixture of both. That way, like others said, some posts will get people to thinking, and if they read on, other posts will point them to the absolute truth of the Word. That way, they are not just searching and wanting to talk to God, but they can know how to come to God.

12/09/2005 07:50:00 AM  
Blogger Dee O'Neil Andrews said...

Look, Kc - You're doing a great job here on your blog. If you are seeking His guidance, as I know you must be and are, then He will lead you and direct you in all you do and say and write.

I am very prayerful over my blog. Here's how it went for me.

Before the middle of February, I'd heard of blogs, but had never sought one, read one, nor did I know how to access any of them.

Then I started reading a well known, well read blog by a minister out in Abilene, Texas (where my sister and family are members) named Mike Cope and got into blogging because I wanted to comment.

I set up my blog very carefully and intentionally to serve some positive purposes I thought through for good, for God, although I felt I really had no idea at all what I was doing. But, I prayed over it (still do) a lot and asked for guidance, as I always do, in everything I would write and in all I said and did through this medium.

I didn't have very many readers at first or any idea what direction the blog would go, but God has taken care of all of that and has worked it all out by working on me and through me to share my experiences in life, good and bad, although definitely NOT in a "diary" or "let it all hang out" kind of journal (and I really don't like those at all).

I carefully consider, draft, edit and once in a great while delete the entries I post on the blog. I don't take this medium lightly or the influences it can have for good or ill (even evil), as I know is the same for you.

You are (obviously) carefully and prayerfully moving forward here, step by step (which is how our walk is) to be God's vessel, or "clay pot" as one of my blogging friend says of himself on his blog, so it will all work out.

The ways you are considering to communicate, I think, are very good ones - in particular, what you say in this latest post. Your thoughts in reflection remind me very much of my own about how I view my own blog.

You're doing great! Don't doubt yourself too much, although we ALL do that, don't we? Doubts aren't all bad, either, but should be carefully contained.

And believe me, you don't need to be (and shouldn't be) "asking for" harsh words given in love from critics! I don't think those two things go together at all, nor should they - harsh words and love in the same context or sentence.

You may get some critical comments once in a while, but not many and you'll know what to do when you get them. (I got some just last week that were very critical, presumptious and unjust that I, myself, could have lived with - I responded by comment, actually - but the comments could have, actually WOULD have, caused great spiritual harm to come to some people very close to me, especially my husband, so I deleted both comments, with mine in between, after seeking advice and counsel from a dear fellow Christian I trust.)

I rarely do that, but harsh words spoken unjustly, even when said by someone as being given in Christian "love," have no place in my blog and I will not allow them if and when others will be terribly adversely affected.

So - that's my take on it and two cents worth! Probably more than you were asking for here and/or wanted to know about my doings and goings on. Just some things to think about. And you will.

While you're thinking (and writing) - Cheers!

12/10/2005 12:36:00 PM  
Blogger Joe said...

In my humble, but correct, opinion, you should write what God impresses you to write, whether it is serious, funny, popular or not.

You are doing fine, I think.

12/10/2005 08:11:00 PM  
Blogger dorsey said...

I agree with Joe. Post what's on your heart. Let the Holy Spirit worry about persuading people.

12/10/2005 09:42:00 PM  
Blogger Rose~ said...

Why not do a little of both?

12/11/2005 08:02:00 PM  
Blogger curious servant said...

I'll be watching!

12/11/2005 10:47:00 PM  
Blogger Kitty Cheng said...

I had a skim through you past posts, and enjoyed them... I think it's a good idea to write a bit of both.

12/12/2005 04:51:00 AM  
Blogger Kc said...

Everyone thanks so much. Your thoughts, encouragement and insights have been a tremendous help. I've made several observations and I'll post soon on my findings. You've all been a great blessing to me. ;-)

12/12/2005 06:02:00 AM  
Blogger Kris said...

My opinion:
Just be yourself Kc. If yourself is the Christ in you when you write then sobeit. If yourself is your humanity when you write then sobeit brother.


Love you man.

12/12/2005 11:21:00 AM  
Blogger audrey` said...

yes Casey =D

you're doing an excellent job through your blog. well done :)

Jesus loves you

12/12/2005 06:41:00 PM  
Blogger Kc said...

Kris, your words weigh heavy here. Many thanks. I love you too brother.

Audrey, welcome! I'm so thankful for your comments and that sweet disposition I see you spreading around the blogsphere. May God bless that encouraging spirit in you to be so infectious! ;-)

12/12/2005 11:29:00 PM  

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