Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Blogging Lessons

I've been blogging for 6 months now. I've enjoyed this experience even though blogging 4-5 times a week can be challenging. Here are some things I've learned.

(1) My initial delusions of grandeur have been humbled. Agents haven't beaten down my door to offer me six figure book deals. Google hasn't offered me a huge contract to blog for them. My readers number in the teens rather than in the thousands. However, learning humility is a good thing.

(2) I was initially worried that I'd run out of things to blog about. This hasn't been the case, even though some days I have more to say than others.

(3) What has amazed me is the great diversity of connections I've made with others in the spirituality field. I've exchanged comments with Buddhists, Hindus, Agnostics, Evangelical Christians, Progressive Christians, Shamanists and Non-religious persons. I've learned that many persons are seeking a deeper spiritual connection and have a great variety of ways of seeking it.

(4) Blogging almost daily has forced me to dig deeper into my own soul and life experience. As I've dug I have found greater clarity in understanding and describing a spiritual life.

As I've found with teaching, the teacher is really a fellow learner. I am grateful for all the lessons I've learned through this experience, and am looking forward to a future in the blogosphere.


  1. I admire your efforts, Bob. I find the hardest part about blogging is being consistent (I am never very consistent with anything!). You have certainly done that. I think you just have to blog for the fun of it, and not expect much. If you enjoy it that will be reflected in what you write and people will start reading...I know I'll keep reading you!

  2. Robert:

    Keep on blogging; I enjoy your insights and observations! And, there's always some daily food for thought in your writing


  3. Bryan and Harry,

    Thanks for your encouraging comments!