Today I showed up at Biola for GodBlogCon 2006.
And today I learned a whole lot about what real God-glorifying blogging is.
But I didn't learn it at the conference, because I only stayed long enough to pick up my name tag and eat dinner before heading back to home and church for Bible study.
I learned it just now, at home, from -- of all places -- a blog post by Ted (who is still famous) about how a snow storm kept him from attending the first day of the conference.
Years ago I remember Pastor Hann paraphrasing Proverbs 3:6 as "in all your ways make Him known, and He will make your paths straight." Since then I've spent a lot of time thinking about what "all my ways" are, and how to acknowledge or make Him known in those ways.
It so happens that a lot of ways that God makes Himself known to us are part of the little details of everyday life, not just big huge landmarky things.
Blogs are a handy venue for pointing those things out. A blog shouldn't be the only "way" these things are pointed out in my life, but it's definitely one way.
And if that's what I accomplish through this blogging thing, then it's worth it.
(P.S. - In case it sounds strange to you to be going to a "blog conference" to meet with "bloggers" and talk seriously about "blogging" -- it is. My mom is enjoying laughing at the whole idea. The silliest-feeling part of all [so far] was being in a food line at a cafeteria very seriously discussing whether Blogspot is a better host than Wordpress. Am I an official geek yet?)