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Boring Blogging

October 21st, 2007
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I monitor a lot of blog sites. Thanks to "Google Reader" you can scan new topics and see what’s buzzing about the Blogophere. On the Lutheran blogosphere I will, routinely, bump into a blog post about blogging. Actually, it’s usually a kind of self-indulgent sort of twaddle that truly strikes me as the most boring of all blog posts: the blogging about blogging post. I just read another one recently.

Advice to Lutheran bloggers: blog about what you know best. Don’t bore us with blog posts about why you blog, or how you blog, or when you blog, or how you don’t really care about what others say about your blog but then proceed to explain in several paragraphs of passive-aggression how you are, boo-hoo, misunderstood and under appreciated, or try to convince us of how "you are controversial" and "oh, this is going to make somebody upset."

A friend recently said it best. People are not reading our Lutheran pastors’ blogs to get our opinions about much other than Lutheranism. So…let’s keep that in mind fellow Lutheran bloggers.

Now, tell me, is there anything as boring as reading a post about
posting? I think not. Case in point? Read this
post again. See what I mean? Yawn!

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  1. Jen
    October 21st, 2007 at 22:15 | #1

    This is just a post about posts about blogging. I found it mildly entertaining. Remind me to not invite you to read my Livejournal. LOL!

  2. Ted
    October 21st, 2007 at 22:36 | #2

    Agreed – c.f. specks, planks.

  3. October 21st, 2007 at 23:35 | #3

    Nice use of a posting style that criticizes a posting style by indulging in that very same posting style.
    How recursively ironic…
    Btw, does the criticism apply to all Lutheran bloggers, or just to Pastor bloggers? Editing/a review process could’ve smoothed that out, but then it wouldn’t have carried the same ironic heft, eh?

  4. October 22nd, 2007 at 06:27 | #4

    I couldn’t agree more. But I am sure you remember the numerous posts that you posted here about blogging, about anonymity and blog policies?

  5. October 22nd, 2007 at 07:13 | #5

    Or, to turn this into a positive:
    Have you encountered a Lutheran post about blogging that you didn’t find boring?

  6. Anon
    October 22nd, 2007 at 08:20 | #6

    “People are not reading our Lutheran pastors’ blogs to get our opinions about much other than Lutheranism”
    Thanks for this. I agree, and it’s what I am looking for – information.

  7. wcwirla
    October 22nd, 2007 at 09:26 | #7

    It also bugs me when commentators comment on other people’s comments instead of the original post.
    Or paste those stupid animated smileys in an otherwise serious Theological discussion among serious Theologians.
    Or introduce irrelevencies. Go Red Sox!!!
    Or use someone else’s blog to promote their own.

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