Saturday, April 01, 2006

Disorientation in Blogsphere

I am disoriented.

Well, a few hours of hunting around the blogsphere (now, there is a grammatical question, is it blogsphere or the blogsphere?) will do that to you. I've flipped around, skimmed, puzzled over and even, occasionally, read from Christian blogs from all over the theological spectrum. Now, I know, a guy can get the theological bends from all this reading, which probably means that it is a good thing that I don't indulge in this kind of surfing very often.

Yet, all this surfing has led me to a couple conclusions.

First, I really don't know what I'm doing with this blog. Mind you, this is not uncommon out here, but my inner prefectionist is getting impatient. Of course, whether that is anything to worry about, I'm not sure. As I tell my students, perfect is the enemy of the good. I'm not pefect, but, hopefully, I'm writing something useful here and, hopefully, I'll get better at doing it as I continue.

Second, you can waste a whole lot of time in blogsphere. Given the stack of Latin marking sitting next to me as I write this, that is not a minor consideration. There is almost an infinite number of writers out there and it is almost impossible to know just where a blog fits in. After this session, I have a few ideas of blogs that I want to follow. I'm sure I'll post some of these as links as I sift and think. Still, I really need to keep some balance.

And with that thought in mind, I'll sign off.



angli_fan said...

Assuming that was not a rhetorical question, I believe the generally accepted term is "blogosphere". :)



Jim said...


The blog universe is sort of in the state of English spelling circa 1776 when spelling was a matter of taste. Jefferson wrote that one of our devinely granted rights was the "perfuit" of happiness. I have even heard, Blogcube!


Phil S. said...

I wondered if I might have been thinking of Vogsphere from Douglas Adams, Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy when I wrote blogsphere. Or perhaps I ran into at some point. I don't know.