The Spirituality of Not Blogging


Si Johnston (photographed here in Orkney) has a great post on "The Perils of Blogging" in which he adds a good balance to my Greenbelt Seminar post "The Spirituality of Blogging"

Si says bloggers can lack:
1. activity

2. reality

3. touch

4. depth

5. nurture

[read about them]

At my seminar, I also talked about the spirituality of not blogging which include disciplines such as refusing to jump into the internet before prayerful mediation, and the "BLOG FAST" in which we take 3 days off to nail our blog to the cross and purge our addition to readership, hits and traffic.

But then you cant experience the spiritual joys of not blogging unless you blog in the first place.

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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.


  • Excellent reminders (if somewhat of a generalization). Thanks for the links.

  • brian says:

    great thoughts. I love blogging–but a good blog-fast is always needed. Keeping balance in the blog-world is a must. I get addicted to things easily, it seems, I always have to purge my zeal every once in a while to keep my heart focused.

  • Definitely. I just got involved in a very busy project involved with Katrina relief and I find it draws me away from blogging and not just in terms of time. And yet, here i am! 🙂

  • theopraxis says:

    Blog Fast

    I’m going to take a week off from the blog. Actually, I’ve basically already started, but I wanted to put a quick note up to let everyone know I’ll be back next week. Andrew Jones mentioned a few days ago…

  • Larry C says:

    Some people are not blogging for fear of career repercussions. Employers may not like it, and that includes both present and future employers. If spiritual can be combined with practical, that’s my blogging contribution.

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