Blogging With Nothing to Say

That’s right, if you’ve navigated here looking for content, I might suggest this site, or this one. Or if you’re given to lists of things, try this one. I’ll bet you’ve never seen lists like those.

On the one hand it feels like faith and spirituality have been in the forefront of my mind recently, as though my awareness is heightened and my expectation for something, somewhere, is growing. On the other hand, I am not thinking about it – that is, I have no new thoughts on the matter. Or many thoughts at all. I am not pondering the nature of God, I am not reassessing my value system or deconstructing my cultural mores. Mostly I am just being, just inhabiting the strange space that is my life in Cincinnati, with its many wonderful components and its several frustrating aspects, but which for once has lately been uncontested by outside stressors – pending or recent births, moves, job changes, church hops, or financial crises. Well, ok, I can’t entirely rule the last one out, but it’s not stressing me at the time of this writing.

I suppose it’s my nature in this void of sorts to look for other things to stress over – parenting, my performance at my job, my inadequacies as a husband, father or friend. But in reality nothing is wrong with life right now. In this welcome lack of inner turmoil I have found myself instead looking at my forward boundaries in the arenas of friendship, spirituality and even finances, and musing on ways to advance them. Actually this most often becomes a general mushed up feeling of desire rather than any actual plans, since I can usually convince myself fairly quickly that I don’t know what I’m doing.

This blog often reads like a journal more than a series of essays on topics, something I think a good blog in part should be. If you don’t know me and you have read this far, send me an email and we can have coffee next time I’m in your neighborhood. I have occasionally toyed with the idea of writing more formal posts in a systematic way – music reviews or apologetical topics, for example. Apologetics is a strange and uniquely Christianese word, by the way – it makes it sound like we have to say we’re sorry to the rest of the world for the things we believe. In any case, as with all worthy ventures in life, making the time for more systematic posting is the hardest part. Most of my posts are fired off in between renders at the office or compiled over a period of several days as I find time to steal for them. (Now that’s apologetics. Or just bad excuses.)

And if you’ve forgotten what the subject of this particular post is, well then I told you so.

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  1. November 13, 2008 at 2:36 pm

    Hi, My name is Johnny. I have been self-appointed to review WordPress posts for spelling and grammatical content. Please read the following sentence and correct it if there is a problem.

    “Most of my posts are fired off in between renders at the office or compiled over a period of several days as I find time to steal for them.”

  2. November 13, 2008 at 2:38 pm

    Does that mean you want to have coffee?

  3. November 13, 2008 at 6:23 pm

    seems to me you wanna have some coffee!!

  4. November 13, 2008 at 6:51 pm

    Mmmm…coffee…oh well.

  5. Benjamin
    November 14, 2008 at 1:19 am

    Wow – a blog reader with nothing to do, reading a blog posting with nothing to say. So what does that make my comments? Jonathan, the very next time you are passing through Paris, stop by and we will have some REAL coffee. 🙂

  6. November 14, 2008 at 7:58 am

    Oooo…Paris je t’aime

  7. November 14, 2008 at 9:22 am

    Nice Blogging Tips, my blog http://idonbiu.blogspot.com related to your blog, about blogging. Can we link exchange ?

  8. November 14, 2008 at 9:34 am

    Tricky there Donbiu/Mang…most of your blog is in Balinese. I don’t know that it would do you much good for me to link from here. Thanks for stopping by though!

  9. November 14, 2008 at 11:07 pm

    “And if you’ve forgotten what the subject of this particular post is, well then I told you so.”

    On the contrary, I am trying to read and understand you because I like your style of presentation

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