Over the past two years or so, this blog has somehow gone from being a general place for me to spout thoughts to being a series of posts about God and life with Him. Which is…kind of awesome, mostly because it happened without my making a conscious decision about it.
However, today I find myself wanting to write about something a little bit different. Specifically, funnily enough, blogging.
It goes against my writer, artist, creative-type grain to embrace technology. This is admittedly a little bit stupid, since technology has made all sorts of creative processes so much easier. I am slowly but surely starting to switch over, more because I literally no longer have space for hundreds of books and journals, due to my enormous collection of books and journals (which now fill up my room at home, my room in Cape Town, as well as nearly all the shelves in the lounge of my flat).
Anyway, that’s not really the point. The point is…I have discovered that I really like reading blogs. With social networks and it being all too easy to transfer your entire life to the internet, technology has managed to alienate us from each other. However, one of the good things it has done to connect us is the blog world.
God made all these people. All the people in the world. And yeah, you can say you’re going to travel around and meet as many as you can, but let’s be honest: it’s not so practical. But with this blog thing…you can see little bits and pieces of people’s lives, little snippets of who they are or pretend to be or aspire to be, and it’s really kind of fascinating. And it’s also made me appreciate even more how amazing God is, to make all these different people…every one unique, with unique dreams and flaws and thoughts. It’s kind of amazing, actually.
So…if you have time, and if you feel like it, make some tea and go to the Freshly Pressed page or type in a topic you think is interesting. The “Life” topic makes for some interesting reading. Don’t waste your life on it or anything, just…check it out.