I ran across a website with some tips on blogging/writing the other day- www.jonacuff.com He is the blogger of “Stuff Christians Like”, a very funny parody/satire of modern Christianity. His tips were interesting, and I’ve been thinking about them and how to implement them into this blog. One thought in particular was that there is an unwritten contract between the blogger and reader.
To take it a little further (and paraphrased a bit) he mentions that in randomly blogging about whatever on whichever days, the blogger breaks the contract that the reader understands, which is “this is what I expect from your blog”. If that’s the case, then I’m in for some major lawsuits! I’ve been in a state of wondering lately about exactly what my blog should be. I’ve noticed that I have my own little style of devotionals, quirky and weird sometimes, but still applicable for Scripture guiding our lives. I am going to call them “Dave-otionals”. Not to bring any focus towards myself, mind you. I just think the name works. If you can come up with a better one, I welcome your suggestions! The next idea I have is the whole running/diabetes/dieting thing. I am seeing in my life that I am becoming passionate about fighting this thing for real. I really do need some help with a name for that one, though.
I guess, then, here’s the official (but not legally binding in a court of law) contract for my blog: I will post an aforementioned “Dave-otional” each week. I will post an entry into the not-yet-named running/diabetes/dieting category each week as well. If, by some chance, there is a random thing that just has to be shared it will be done… most likely by Twitter or Facebook, but it could be blogged. Maybe.
So there it is. Did you read the fine print? Made sure that you knew what you were getting into? I did… I think. Better get cracking on the next post soon!