How Shall We Then Blog?

My wife’s blog MumJones is not even a week old but already she has has over a thousand hits and comments from people far back in her life, giving credit to her lifelong journey of gift-giving and teaching by example. Her blog has a long tail (and her hair has lots of wooly dreaded tails). Her blog is enriching her present with her past.


Since i got up so early this morning, i wrote some thoughts down on blogging . . .

how shall we then blog?

with smile we publish glad tidings daily

with giggle we reveal our mundane humanity

with sigh we mirror the tragedies of broken people

with shout we send healing words through a keyboard

with bitten lip we offer more cheek to those who despise us

with double-take we acknowledge the publisher on the screen

with mumbling we paint mysteries with strange palette

with softened voice we offer answer from ourselves

with whisper we speak beyond ourselves

with twinkle we welcome past friends

to reawaken childhood dreams

to refresh our memories

to restart our journeys

to rejoin our stories

to be blogged

and blog




Andrew Jones launched his first internet space in 1997 and has been teaching on related issues for the past 20 years. He travels all the time but lives between Wellington, San Francisco and a hobbit home in Prague.


  • sheena says:

    i really enjoy popping in here. i always read something that makes me smile and/or laugh. this bit of prose did it for me today. thanks for that.

  • colin john harris says:

    pray for me coz I want discipline, I’m just not sure how much?!
    I think regular blogging as opposed to irregular is a good thing am just not sure how well I will manage it!

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